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Parma Ham Wrapped Asparagus with Dippy Eggs Recipe

This easter we have a delicious recipe for you to try, crunchy spring asparagus wrapped in Parma ham! This dish makes a nutritious low carb, high protein wonder breakfast that’s a will be your new favourite low calorie family favourite!

Serves: 4


  • 12 medium asparagus stalks
  • 6 slices of Parma ham or thinly sliced ham
  • 8 eggs
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

“The perfect dippy yolk takes 5-6 minutes”


  • Preheat your oven to 200°C/180°C fan/ Gas 6 and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Snap off the woody ends of each asparagus and discard. Wrap asparagus stalks in Parma ham, place on to baking sheet and drizzle with a little olive oil.
  • Roast for 10 minutes or until ham is crispy.
  • While the asparagus is roasting, start cooking your eggs. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and using a slotted spoon, gently lower in the eggs.
  • Simmer for 6 minutes.
  • Once cooked, cut off the tops and place into egg cups. Serve with asparagus soldiers and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Enjoy!

Per serving:

  • Calories: 237
  • Fat: 16g
  • Protein: 21g

Did you know asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K. In addition, asparagus is packed with antioxidants!

Aimee Heeran

Aimee Heeran

Writer and expert

Aimee graduated from the University of Bristol in 2019. It was during her time at University that her love of fitness and nutrition truly began. She’s always loved an active lifestyle from a small child. Aimee frequently enjoys going to the gym, regular hot yoga classes and going for long country walks. She loves trying new activities and in the last 12 months has tried jet skiing, horse riding, and her first 10K race.