Asparagus Bundles

Asparagus Bundles

Crispy asparagus rolled in bacon and topped with Progresso® bread crumbs makes a distinctive side dish ready in 20 minutes.

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cup Progresso® Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
Pinch gray salt
Freshly ground black pepper
tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
teaspoon salt
large bunch (about 1 lb) fresh asparagus, trimmed to even lengths
Unsalted butter for greasing baking dish
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Additional gray salt and freshly ground black pepper
thin slices prosciutto (4 oz)
  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Add parsley, lemon peel and cheese; toss well.
  2. In 3-quart saucepan, heat 4 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt to boiling. Add asparagus. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer about 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  3. Butter shallow baking dish. Toss cooled asparagus with 2 tablespoons olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Divide asparagus into 4 equal bundles. On work surface, arrange 2 slices of the prosciutto so they slightly overlap each other. Top with 1 asparagus bundle and roll up carefully in prosciutto. Place in baking dish. Repeat with remaining prosciutto and asparagus. Flatten tops of bundles slightly; sprinkle with topping.
  4. Bake about 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated and crisp. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings
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Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 1180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 9g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.