Fresh asparagus roasted in the oven with gooey melted mozzarella cheese and crispy prosciutto crumbled over the top. This is the perfect Keto side dish to serve at your next special occasion or holiday dinner!
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Roasting asparagus in the oven gives them great flavor! Melted mozzarella cheese makes it a little more of a treat.
Crisping up some thinly sliced prosciutto and crumbling it over the top, takes this Low Carb side dish to a another level! You go from an average veggie side dish, to something really special! If you need a tasty asparagus appetizer, this would be a great option!
This Keto roasted cheesy asparagus with crispy prosciutto crumbled over the top, makes a great side dish to serve at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Resurrection Sunday or any special occasion dinner. Even your non-Keto guests will absolutely love it!
Ingredients For Cheesy Roasted Asparagus
- Fresh asparagus
- Uncured prosciutto
- Mozzarella cheese
- Olive oil
- Garlic Salt
How to Make Roasted Keto Asparagus
Take the washed and trimmed asparagus, and transfer them to another baking sheet and drizzle them with olive oil, garlic salt and pepper. Rub them together, so that all the pieces are coated.
Add both baking sheets to the oven and bake for 12 minutes. Check on the prosciutto and if it has crisped up, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool slightly.
If they haven’t crisped up yet, continue baking and check on them every 3-5 minutes to make sure they don’t burn. Once they’ve cooled, they will crisp up nicely and you can crumble them like bacon.
After the asparagus has baked for 12 minutes, remove them from the oven, add the mozzarella cheese over the tops, leaving the tips and ends exposed. Increase the oven temperature to 450F and bake them for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden.
Transfer the asparagus to a serving platter and add the crispy prosciutto over the top and serve.
Tips for Making Roasted Asparagus
There are a number of ways to prepare asparagus, including steamed, boiled or you can even buy it frozen and cook it in the microwave if you’re really pressed for time. You can also add some Hollandaise Sauce over the top, which tastes absolutely delicious!
Roasting it in the oven, like many other veggies, is a great way to give asparagus great flavor! Adding crumbles of crispy prosciutto over the top, brings it to another level.
If you’ve never crisped prosciutto in the oven before, you must try it! It’s very similar to crispy bacon, but is much more delicate. You can add it over just about any veggie, salad, casserole, dips or even just munch on them!
Alternatively, you could use bacon instead, if you’re not able to find prosciutto. The asparagus will still have great flavor.
Mozzarella is a fairly mild cheese that melts beautifully, which makes it perfect for this recipe! Alternatively, you can use Monterey Jack, Fontina, Gruyere or any other cheese that melts well. I wouldn’t go the cheddar route though.
You could also add grated parmesan, Romano or asiago cheese in addition to the mozzarella, just to give it a little extra flavor.
Is Asparagus Keto?
Most definitely! High in fiber, Vitamin K and folate, this Low Carb vegetable is a great option for a Keto side dish! Asparagus has many health benefits, which you can read about in this article.
How Many Carbs in Asparagus?
One cup of asparagus has 4 net carbs, making it perfectly suitable for a Keto diet!
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Cheesy Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Prosciutto – Keto/Low Carb