Roasted Asparagus Wrapped with Serrano Ham (Jamón Serrano)

by Erica Dinho on November 20, 2009

Asapargus WrappedThis is one of my favorite recipes when I want an appetizer that’s simple and quick to make, looks nice and tastes delicious. Roasted asparagus with Serrano ham is a wonderful appetizer idea for the holidays. Although I love Serrano ham for this recipe, if you don’t find it, just use prosciutto. Your guests are going to love you!

You can buy Serrano ham online at La Tienda



  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 thin slices Serrano ham


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400° F.
  2. Place the asparagus on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast the asparagus for about 12 minutes or until tender. Let them cool.
  4. Wrap each asparagus with ½ slice of Serrano ham. Transfer to a Platter and serve.
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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Simply Life November 20, 2009 at 10:47 AM

Yum! I’ve only had this a few times in my life but love the combo of flavors!


2 Claudia Medeiros November 20, 2009 at 11:24 AM

It’s all what I need now ! I love asparagus with ham :D Fantastic, Erica !

Have a beautiful day :)


3 Chef E November 20, 2009 at 11:32 AM

They look very nice, and if I could I would pick them right off the page and have a few with my tea right now! You would be proud, I made the egg dish I saw on here, came out nice and I did it again, but with a different recipe of my own…love your site…


4 monicajane November 20, 2009 at 1:56 PM

yum…looks like prosciutto? is it similar…love both the ham and the asparagus


5 nora@ffr November 20, 2009 at 2:01 PM

vat a great idea!! love it!!


6 danielle November 20, 2009 at 3:09 PM

you gotta love the simple stuff…especially around the holidays. looks delish


7 Erica November 20, 2009 at 3:20 PM

Thank you guys!


8 theUngourmet November 20, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Asparagus is one of most favorite veggies! This is such a terrific way to serve it. It looks beautiful too!


9 zerrin November 20, 2009 at 8:48 PM

I don’t cook asparagus so often as it’s not so common in Turkey. It’s great to learn this new and easy recipe. They look like a great appetizer.


10 rebecca subbiah November 20, 2009 at 9:52 PM

great recipe as ever don’t give up on the baking i keep trying as well lol


11 Kim November 20, 2009 at 9:56 PM

This is one serious snack, appetizers or side dish! I love serrano ham and asparagus! I know this would be very delicious!


12 shannon November 20, 2009 at 11:03 PM

MMM! We made this a few times this summer, but used regular bacon (wrapped around 2-3 spears depending on their size). Over a campfire or BBQ added a wonderful smokiness! I have never heard of serrano ham before, I will have to keep my eyes open for it.


13 DebinHawaii November 21, 2009 at 4:59 AM

This is one of my favorite appetizers ever–so simple but always so good.


14 Nat November 21, 2009 at 8:27 AM

Oh I just love these !…So simple yet VERY delicious !


15 Barbara November 21, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Great idea! Saw Giada make something similar, but with proscuitto.


16 Gloria November 21, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Erica, this look amazing. I love asparagus, look so tasty with ham.!



17 Erica November 21, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Thank you all for visiting!


18 Ivy November 22, 2009 at 1:13 AM

Wow, this sounds delicious. Although Greece produces the best asparagus, it all goes for export so we rarely get some in our markets. I would love to try this if I do get some.


19 Sophie November 22, 2009 at 4:39 AM

I so love these as appetizers or as a light lunch!


20 Angela November 22, 2009 at 9:44 AM

I love this! So simple and tasty. I’m inspired to put in another order at La Tienda!


21 Oysterculture November 28, 2009 at 10:54 PM

Oh yum, nice and simple which is best – really brings the flavors out of the ingredients. This looks so good


22 Casey September 11, 2010 at 11:31 PM

This is a good recipe, thank you! I recommend using jamon iberico rather than standard ham to make it even better. I get my Spanish ham from


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