There’s so much more to prosciutto than charcuterie! Learn how to use this salty cured meat in a variety of ways in this collection of prosciutto recipes.
Most often the star of a charcuterie board, prosciutto is delectable enough to stand on its own.
However, there are tons of other things you can do with this silky meat.
Naturally, it’s a great component to appetizers, but these recipes aren’t just limited to those.
This round-up covers various recipes that range from starters to main entrees. And, they’re all lip-smackingly delicious.
So, whether you want to serve a fancy starter at your next party or just want a salty and meaty addition to your everyday meals, here are 25 prosciutto recipes just for you.
Pineapple on pizza is a polarizing concept. If you like the flavor combination, though, I’m sure you’ll love these tarts.
These tarts are just like the classic Hawaiian pizza, only elevated to a whole new level.
Buttery and flaky puff pastries are topped with caramelized pineapples and salty prosciutto.
Finished off with a sprinkling of red pepper flakes, these tarts have a lovely flavor balance of sweet, salty, smoky, and spicy.
The flavors are awesome, but the textures from each component create a wonderful combination, as well.
If you’re having some people over, and don’t know what appetizer to serve yet, this is it right here.
These crackers are the perfect way to get any party started. Crunchy round crackers are smeared with seasoned cream cheese and a piece of prosciutto.
Drizzle them with honey and sprinkle with parsley, and voila! It couldn’t be easier, but the flavors and textures are beyond palatable.
I’m telling you, if your goal is to impress, this appetizer is the one to beat.
Scallops may be the highlight of this dish, but the crispy prosciutto bits surely give them more oomph.
This dish is made of succulent scallops smothered with a white wine sauce and loaded prosciutto and garlic.
You’ll love the contrasting flavors and textures that the sweet and tender scallops and salty and crispy prosciutto create.
The garlic, butter, and white wine sauce tie the flavors together in one neat, delicious bow.
Start your day with something tasty, hearty, and energizing. These egg cups are the breakfast of champions!
These cups have strips of crispy prosciutto for their crust. We’re off to a great start.
Next, they’re filled with spinach sauteed in garlic and topped with a sunny-side-up egg each.
Once they bake to perfection, they’ll turn into heavenly muffins perfect for when you have to eat on the go.
The name of this dish alone was enough to make me want to try it.
I didn’t even need to read the brief, as I knew it would be delicious.
And mind-blowingly delicious, it was. Believe me, you’ll want to add this to your repertoire of pasta recipes.
Medium-shelled pasta noodles are coated with a creamy sauce and loaded with mushrooms, prosciutto, and arugula.
Seasoned with smoked paprika and crushed red peppers, this pasta dish has a bit of a kick. Adjust the measurement of the spices as you see fit.
Linguine squar – what? Don’t be intimidated by its foreign-sounding name. This dish is worth the try. It’s so tasty you’ll even want to add it to your weekly rotation.
While the origin of this pasta dish is unclear, the only thing you need to know is how insanely delicious it is.
It’s linguine pasta bursting with prosciutto, eggs, garlic, Parmesan, and prosciutto.
It’s like carbonara but taken up to like, 10 notches higher. How can that not be awesome?
I don’t know why it took me forever to give this fantastic appetizer a try.
Prosciutto and melon are a classic food combination, and I now understand why.
To those unfamiliar, it consists of melon slices each wrapped in a strip of prosciutto.
It might seem strange to some, combining meat and fruit in one dish, but it works like magic.
The sweet and juicy melon plus the salty and silky prosciutto, together, make the most mouthwatering flavor and texture combination!
This is another pasta dish that’s just off-the-charts delicious. Pasta, prosciutto, peas, and Parmesan: what a lovely combination of colors!
Each component brings something awesome to the table.
There’s the starchy and al dente pasta, salty and juicy prosciutto, sweet and plump peas, and salty and buttery parmesan.
With all these amazing flavors together in one, it’s not hard to imagine just how delectable this dish is.
As I said, prosciutto is delicious enough to stand on its own. These crisps prove my point perfectly.
While I do enjoy prosciutto in its raw, silky goodness, I also won’t say no when they’re baked to crispy perfection.
It’s like snacking on a more expensive and flavorful version of bacon!
You can enjoy these crisps on their own, or sprinkle them on salads, soups, and any other dish you can think of.
10. Prosciutto Pizza
Pizza is made even tastier and more addictive with prosciutto!
Adding even more color and flavor are basil and mozzarella, which is sprinkled twice: first on top of the sauce, then on top of the prosciutto.
This way, the prosciutto is completely encased in ooey-gooey cheese. Brilliant idea, am I right?
In case you’re worried, this recipe won’t require you to make pizza dough from scratch.
As long as you use good-quality toppings, it’ll be amazing even if you use a store-bought crust.
Ciabatta slices are topped with goat cheese, caramelized onions, and prosciutto slices. My mouth couldn’t help but water just by typing that!
Each component is already fantastic on its own.
First, you’ve got the bread slices that are toasted to perfection. Crispy and crunchy, they’ll make for wonderful vessels to carry all the toppings.
Next up, the goat cheese. You’ll love how its creaminess and tartness beautifully balance each other out.
The caramelized onions and spinach are also like no other.
The onions themselves are already sweet, but the balsamic glaze gives them an even sweeter, more aromatic flavor.
Then lastly, there are the slices of thin prosciutto that offer a salty contrast to the sweet onions and creamy cheese.
Together, they make the most delectable flavor and texture combinations.
Asparagus on its own doesn’t exactly sound like an exciting dish. But, throw prosciutto into the picture and I bet it’ll have your attention.
This starter is asparagus spears wrapped in prosciutto and broiled until crispy.
You’ll love how both vegetables and meat offer different levels of crunch.
The saltiness of the prosciutto combined with the vegetal taste of the asparagus also makes a surprisingly great combination.
Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto is great, but pork tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto is 10 times better.
Can you imagine just how wonderfully meaty this dish is?
There’s a layer of honey dijon sauce between the two components, making it ridiculously moist.
Plus, the sweetness and tanginess from the sauce give the savory meat a wonderful balance of flavors.
Best of all, as complicated as this dish sounds, it truly couldn’t be easier to make. The oven does most of the work!
Here’s another melon and prosciutto combination, but this time, we’re throwing in mozzarella and basil to the mix.
It’s like transforming the already phenomenal appetizer into something even more epic.
Threaded together into skewers, it’s amazing how these simple ingredients create such a fancy and tasty treat.
You can probably tell by now that I love wrapping things in prosciutto. It’s such an easy way to give simple ingredients a boost of flavor.
In this next recipe, mozzarella sticks are covered in a thin layer of prosciutto and baked to perfection.
The prosciutto turns nice and crispy, while the mozzarella gets soft and melty.
Get your tastebuds ready for some of the most addictive textural combinations ever!
So far, we’ve wrapped melon, cheese, asparagus, and pork tenderloin with prosciutto. The list doesn’t end there.
This time, why not do shrimp? Seafood and meat together in one: think of it as a unique take on the classic surf and turf.
The two components already bring wonderful flavors to the table, but let’s give them even more pizazz with a delectable honey lemon and herb sauce.
Saying these prosciutto cups are cheesy is an understatement.
Filled with cheddar cheese, cream, and Grana Padano, they’re probably the cheesiest cups you’ll ever have!
Besides the buttloads of cheese, each cup also contains a prosciutto crust and creamy scrambled eggs.
I like to think of them as mini-quiches that you can gobble up on the go. They’re a perfect breakfast idea for busy mornings.
Take carbonara to a whole new level of delectability. All it takes is to add a bit of prosciutto.
While carbonara is one of the easiest pasta dishes there is, it’s also one of the most flavorful.
In fact, next to lasagna, it’s my second favorite!
I just low how a simple combination of egg yolks, pasta water, and parmesan cheese can make such a rich and creamy sauce.
It’s delicious as it is, but the prosciutto and artichoke hearts give it more personality and character.
A charcuterie board is great, but you know what’s even greater? Put all the toppings on a piece of flatbread.
Lightly toasted flatbread is topped with tapenade, prosciutto, burrata, and pistachios, and drizzled with honey for good measure.
This is like pizza for the elite! But it’s so simple anyone can make it.
Is it sweet or is it salty? Better – it’s both.
Here’s yet another fruit and meat combo that’s a certified crowd-pleaser. If you’ve never tried pears and prosciutto together, this is the sign to do it.
Pear slices are topped with blue cheese, prosciutto, and basil.
Finished off with fresh chili and pepper, this appetizer gives you an explosion of flavors!
Sweet, creamy, and salty with just a little bit of heat – it has all the amazing flavors you can ask for in an appetizer.
Dates and prosciutto are a match made in heaven. Sweet and chewy meets salty and crispy!
But it doesn’t end there. Inside each date is a cube of blue cheese that provides a uniquely creamy and salty flavor.
The result is a scrumptious appetizer whose flavors and textures complement each other beautifully.
It may be an appetizer, but I don’t mind eating it all day! These nibbles are just too darn addictive.
This is a quick and easy, no-bake appetizer that’ll get your taste buds ready for lunch or dinner!
Avocado slices are wrapped in prosciutto and drizzled with balsamic glaze.
The avocados make it rich and creamy, while the prosciutto adds a salty contrast.
The balsamic glaze provides a sweetness that ties the flavors together. It couldn’t get any better than this.
Did you know that you can make your own prosciutto at home?
While it does take a few weeks to complete, the effort required is very minimal. More importantly, the result is definitely worth it.
This recipe gives the classic cold cut a bit of a twist, though. Instead of curing ham, you’ll cure duck!
This duck prosciutto is wonderfully soft and chewy. It’s pleasantly salty with mildly earthy flavors from thyme and rosemary.
Again, don’t be intimidated by the long process it takes to complete this recipe. All the work only happens in the beginning.
Then, it’s just a matter of waiting for the meat to cure and dry.
Chicken breast is prone to drying out, but when you wrap it in prosciutto, who cares?
But seriously, this prosciutto-wrapped baked chicken is a certified hit in my household.
The chicken is marinated in a simple brine to liven up its flavors.
Besides being wrapped in prosciutto, it gets additional flavor from this ridiculously tasty sauce made of butter, wine, garlic, sage, and red pepper flakes.
Grilled cheese is already a pretty solid dish on its own. You can’t go wrong with bread and cheese! But you know what will make it even better?
You’ve guessed it – prosciutto.
Wrap that sandwich in this delectable meat and pan-fry it until golden brown.
The result is an overwhelmingly delicious grilled cheese that’s simply one for the books.
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