Asparagus Parma Recipe
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Asparagus Parma Recipe

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This full-flavored dish would be excellent alongside lean chicken or fish. Fresh herbs lend a special touch. Jay Goodvin - Austin, TX
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon rubbed sage
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 76 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a small saucepan, bring broth and wine to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until reduced to about 3/4 cup. Stir in the capers, shallot, sage, parsley, garlic, thyme and pepper flakes. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 4-5 minutes longer. Stir in butter until melted.
  2. Place asparagus in a 3-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour sauce over asparagus; top with prosciutto. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle with cheese before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Parma in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p48

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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sewingpianist User ID: 5800540 216044
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"This is fabulous! Absolutely worthy of company!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 157213
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"I do not like asparagus but I do like it prepared this way."

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