Prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella is a cheesy and flavorful appetizer or snack that's super easy to make. It's obviously the ideal snack for game day!
Ever since my husband and I embarked on a low-carb diet, I'm always on the lookout for tasty snacks that are not high in carbs. Having a variety of these is important because it removes the temptation to eat the wrong thing.
Prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella is the perfect low-carb and keto snack. It's delicious and very easy to make. The only "difficult" part is remembering to freeze the cheese the night before. But you have to! Otherwise, the whole thing will turn into a melty mess in your oven. 🤭
The ingredients you'll need
You'll only need two ingredients to make this tasty appetizer! How cool is that? The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
Mozzarella sticks: I once bought by mistake low-fat cheese, decided to use it in this recipe, and regretted it. The regular mozzarella sticks are already part-skim, and there's no reason to go even lower in fat than that.
Prosciutto slices: Prosciutto is one of my favorite lunchmeats. It's super flavorful and a little goes a long way. And I like that the good brands contain just pork and salt. Keep in mind that prosciutto is typically sliced very thinly, so some of the pieces might tear as you remove them from the package. It might be a good idea to get two packages, just in case.
How to make prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella
It's very easy, except that - as mentioned above - a few pieces of prosciutto might tear when you try to remove them from the package. Don't worry about it - the torn pieces are the chef's bonus. 🙂 Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps for making this recipe:
Freeze the cheese. Four hours ahead of time, and ideally the night before, you should unwrap the mozzarella sticks and place them in the freezer on wax paper. This step is important - it prevents the cheese from melting as it bakes.
Wrap the cheese. When ready to bake, start by wrapping the frozen cheese sticks in prosciutto slices, as shown in the video below.
Bake. Bake them very briefly, just until the cheese starts to melt. In my oven, this takes about 5 minutes at 400°F.
How to serve prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella
You can serve it as a tasty appetizer or as a snack. It's obviously perfect for game day! Sometimes I make it for a light lunch or even for dinner and serve it with a simple salad such as this tasty tomato salad or this arugula salad.
What to do with the leftovers?
I never had this issue actually! But I'm guessing that this is not the type of dish you'd want to keep as leftovers.
However, if despite all your best intentions you do end up with some leftovers, stick them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. You could probably enjoy them cold, as I don't think heating them up will work too well - the cheese will melt.
More tasty snacks that you might enjoy
If you're looking for more easy and delicious low-carb snack ideas, a few that I really like are:
- Baked salami chips
- Jalapeno cheese crisps
- Baked avocado fries with chipotle dipping sauce
- Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus
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- 6 part-skim mozzarella sticks
- 6 thin slices prosciutto
- Remove the mozzarella sticks from their wrappers. Place them on a wax-paper-lined platter and freeze for at least four hours and preferably overnight.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Wrap each mozzarella stick in a prosciutto slice, as shown in the video below. As you wrap it around, the edges of the prosciutto will stick to each other so that it’s fairly neatly wrapped. Prosciutto is sliced very thinly, so a few pieces might tear when you try to remove them from the package. Don't worry about it - the torn pieces are the chef's bonus. 🙂 But you might want to get an extra package of prosciutto just in case.
- Place the wrapped mozzarella sticks, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Bake them until the cheese just starts to melt, about 5 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.