25 Prosciutto Recipes That Prove It Can Do So Much More Than Charcuterie

Ah, prosciutto, the sweet-and-salty, dry-cured ham that’s the shining star of every charcuterie spread. But the Italian delicacy can do much more than sit on a cheese board and look pretty. Presenting 25 prosciutto recipes that put the deliciously fatty pork product front and center. Think pastas, pizzas, sandwiches and everything in between.

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1. Spicy Pineapple Prosciutto Tarts

Hawaiian pizza may have been the inspiration, but the results are a million times more elegant. And thanks to frozen puff pastry, the tarts are ready to eat in just 30 minutes.

2. Prosciutto Bites

Think of them as fancy reverse pigs in a blanket. They start with bite-sized pieces of store-bought pizza dough, which are wrapped in prosciutto and coated in grated Parm.

3. Prosciutto And Fig Salad Board

We’re in favor of serving all salads on pretty cutting boards, since it keeps all the best parts (read: the toppings) from sinking to the bottom, unlike a bowl.

4. Caramelized Mushroom Pasta With Crispy Prosciutto

Loaded with tons of earthy creminis, garlic cloves, white wine and fresh thyme, this pasta dish is destined for your fall table.

5. Braised Cannellini Beans With Prosciutto And Herbs

After the beans are soaked in water and spices, they’re cooked until tender with garlic, plum tomatoes and fresh herbs. Save a ton of time by using canned beans instead of dried.

6. Crispy Prosciutto-wrapped Cauliflower Bites

You’re only seven ingredients away from tender, salty heaven (and we’re betting at least five of them are in your kitchen right now).

7. Grilled Peach, Prosciutto And Mozzarella Sandwich

Your lunch mates are going to be so jealous of this epic handheld. Feel free to substitute cantaloupe, nectarines, roasted red peppers or sun-dried tomatoes for peaches if you’d like.

8. Double Pea, Prosciutto And Burrata Platter

Elegant enough for your Easter table, this starter dish screams spring. But since the recipe calls for frozen peas, you can whip it up any time of year.

9. Pumpkin Pizza Crust And Arugula Prosciutto

Pumpkin-infused pizza crust > yet another pumpkin pie. It’s the best way to use up that spare can of pumpkin purée in your pantry.

10. Ina Garten’s Tuscan Turkey Roulade

The secret to the queen of chambray’s Thanksgiving main? Stuffing the turkey with salty prosciutto, licorice-like fennel seeds, minced garlic and fresh sage and rosemary. Assemble it ahead so the meat soaks up as much flavor as possible.

11. Italian Deli Pinwheel Sandwiches

Even your picky kids will be psyched to find these cuties in their lunchbox. The stars here are Genoa salami, pepperoni and prosciutto.

12. Cheater’s Prosciutto Hawaiian Pizza

This ’90s sensation was overdue for a makeover. Prosciutto holds down the fort for traditional Canadian bacon, and we swap standard mozz for nutty aged gouda.

13. Brussels Sprout Sliders

Aren’t they the cutest? Serve this bite-sized appetizer stuffed with prosciutto, pearl mozzarella and cherry tomatoes with a side of balsamic glaze for dipping.

14. Caramelized Shallot And Prosciutto Flatbread With Boursin Cheese

Dole out slices as an appetizer or treat yourself to a personal pie—either way, this garlic-and-herb masterpiece is bound to impress.

15. Savory Cheesy Herb Waffles

None of your brunch guests will see this creative meal coming. Think cheddar-chive waffles topped with burrata, prosciutto and fresh produce.

16. Prosciutto-wrapped Cantaloupe

Complete with balsamic glaze. Make this melon-based app the cornerstone of an over-the-top charcuterie board, loaded with nuts, olives, cheese and herbs.

17. Crispy Prosciutto, Asparagus And Brie Toast

A drizzle of vinegar-spiked hot honey takes these toasts to the next level. You can grill the asparagus instead of baking it if you’re all about char marks.

18. Prosciutto-stuffed Figs

This ten-minute, no-cook appetizer couldn’t be simpler to pull off. Slice an “X” in the top of each fig to make filling them a breeze.

19. Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus

A nutritious, flavorful starter that’s ready in less than 30 minutes? Pinch us, we’re dreaming.

20. Prosciutto, Kale And Butternut Squash Pizza

This autumn pizza will be worked into your dinner rotation before you know it. Use store-bought pizza dough if you’re pressed for time or energy.

21. Prosciutto-wrapped Shrimp With Smoked Paprika

Shatteringly crisp prosciutto beats store-bought cocktail sauce by a mile. Might we suggest serving the shrimp with a side of cheesy cauliflower grits?

22. Grilled Prosciutto-wrapped Peaches With Arugula And Goat Cheese

Um, we’re not sure we’ve ever wanted to eat a salad this badly before. Roast and salt your own pepitas (aka pumpkin seeds) for a crunchy finishing touch.

23. Simple Charcuterie Flatbreads

Trade a fancy wooden cheese board for a toasty piece of store-bought naan and you’re in business.

24. Prosciutto, Apple And Sage Butter Chicken With Cider Pan Sauce

We didn’t think there was a better way to consume apple cider than straight out of the jug, but we stand corrected. Serve the chicken with a side of rice pilaf or sweet potatoes.

25. Savory S’mores

OK, these sweet-and-salty sammies are beyond ingenious. Herb and cheese cookies stand in for graham crackers, while prosciutto and Brie take over for chocolate and marshmallow.

For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.

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Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...