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30 Ways to Use Prosciutto

There are so many different ways to use prosciutto—whether it be for a starter, side or main dish. Learn how to cook prosciutto 30 different ways here.

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Penne alla Vodka

This easy and impressive pasta is always on the menu when my husband and I have new friends over for dinner. Years later, they’ve asked me to make this Penne alla Vodka recipe again. —Cara Langer, Overland Park, Kansas

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Here are a few other basic pasta recipes everyone should know how to make.

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus with Raspberry Sauce

Grilling the prosciutto with the asparagus gives this dish a salty crunch that’s perfect for dipping into a sweet glaze. When a delicious appetizer is this easy to prepare, you owe it to yourself to try it! —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Prosciutto Pasta Toss

I love quick, simple dishes, and this pasta with prosciutto and peas is one of my favorites. I prepare a tossed green salad while the pasta cooks and serve up a lovely light supper in minutes! —Laura Murphy-Ogden, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Arugula Pizza

This Arugula Pizza is great served as an appetizer for get-togethers with family or friends. My girlfriends and I love it because it has that sophisticated gourmet touch, and it’s healthy, too! This also serves four as a main course. —Annette Riva, Naperville, Illinois

Pizza lovers, rejoice! We have plenty more pizza recipes that’ll make you say, “That’s a’more!”

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Fried Prosciutto Tortellini

My take on Italian street food, these fried tortellini are crunchy, gooey good. For the sauce, use the best quality tomatoes you can find. —Angela Lemoine, Howell, New Jersey

(Psst! We have an air-fryer version of this recipe, too.)

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Prosciutto and Peas

This peas and prosciutto dish has a delicious, slightly salty flavor. Even the pea haters will like this one! —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts
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Green Chile Prosciutto Appetizers

I created these prosciutto appetizers for my husband who enjoys green chiles. He loves these rolls so much he could eat a whole pan! —Paula McHargue, Richmond, Kentucky
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Fig, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Panini

A taste of this sandwich whisks you to the Italian countryside. It combines sweet honey, dried figs, tangy goat cheese, nutty Asiago and salty prosciutto. We often pack it in our picnic basket for summer or fall outings. —Maria Brennan, Middlebury, Connecticut
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Prosciutto-Pesto Breakfast Strata

I’d never tried prosciutto before this recipe, and it instantly made me a die-hard fan! The layers of flavor in this dish are brilliant, making it well worth the time and a must for your recipe box. —Vicki Anderson, Farmington, Minnesota
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Honeydew & Prosciutto Salad

For parties, I turn melon and prosciutto into an easy salad with a honey mustard dressing. To add zip, stir in fresh basil and mint. —Julie Merriman, Seattle, Washington
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Chicken-Prosciutto Pinwheels in Wine Sauce

We host a large group for holiday meals, and these pinwheels always go over well alongside the regular dishes. I often double this recipe and use two 13×9-in. pans. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Prosciutto & Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits

When my family visits, I love to make my nephew Robbie happy by making any breakfast with pork and cheese. I created this as a twist on the traditional breakfast sandwich. —Kelly Boe, Whiteland, Indiana
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Antipasto Bake

Stuffed with savory meats and cheeses, these hearty antipasto squares would satisfy an entire offensive line! The dish comes together quickly and bakes in under an hour, making it the perfect party bring-along. Introducing the all-stars in this ooey gooey appetizer: salami, Swiss, pepperoni, Colby-Monterey Jack, prosciutto and provolone. A crisp topping finishes it off. —Brea Barclay, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Roasted Asparagus Risotto

This recipe’s wow factor makes it perfect for special occasions. To save time, the asparagus and prosciutto can be roasting while the rice cooks on the stovetop. They’ll be ready to stir into the risotto by the time the rice is done. —Deonna Mazur, Buffalo, New York
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Beef Braciole

My great-aunt used to make the most amazing braciole, but it was a laborious and time-consuming effort. I took her basic recipe and transformed it into a slow cooker version, making it easier for today’s hurried world. My great-aunt always served the flank steak sliced over orzo that had been tossed with olive oil and Romano cheese. Delicioso!—Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri
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Hash Brown Bake with Prosciutto & Leeks

Emperor Nero thought leeks would improve his singing voice. At our house, we believe they add fresh flavor to this easy hash brown bake with prosciutto. —Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware
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Prosciutto Egg Panini

With mustard, maple syrup, prosciutto and eggs, this is a yummy twist on the usual bacon-and-egg sandwich. Your family will agree that this is one breakfast worth waking up for! —Erin Renouf Mylroie, Santa Clara, Utah
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Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas

This elevated pasta with prosciutto and peas will make your guests think you spent all day in the kitchen. It’s the perfect holiday dish without a lot of work. —Amy White, Manchester, Connecticut
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Prosciutto Breadsticks

Pair these breadsticks with your favorite pasta or egg dish. They’re a tasty brunch substitute for bacon and toast. —Maria Regakis, Saugus, Massachusetts
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Roasted Sweet Potato & Prosciutto Salad

I still think there’s no better combo than sweet potatoes with pork, or prosciutto in this case. I’m a retired physician and am glad that sweet potatoes are being given their due as nutritional powerhouses. —Helen Conwell, Portland, Oregon
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Prosciutto Pesto Pizza

I developed this prosciutto pesto pizza for my young grandson who hasn’t acquired a taste for veggies yet. He scarfs it up and doesn’t even notice the edamame. It’s also a hit with my other grandkids and nieces—not to mention all of their parents! —Don Manzagol, Campbell, California
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Open-Faced Prosciutto and Egg Sandwich

We love breakfast at any time of the day in my house. I came up with this healthy egg sandwich as something new for brinner (aka breakfast for dinner), but they’re fabulous no matter when you serve them. —Casey Galloway, Columbia, Missouri
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Brussels Sprouts Saute

Salty, savory and sprinkled with Parmesan, even people who don’t like brussels sprouts love this dish. The onions and garlic add tremendous flavor.—Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
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Sage & Prosciutto Pinwheels

I love, love, love to make appetizers and I especially like this recipe because I can make the rolls ahead, freeze them, and then slice and bake when needed. —Kate Dampier, Quail Valley, California
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Steak & Prosciutto Skewers with Creamy Basil-Tarragon Sauce

These flavorful bites of marinated steak layered with prosciutto can be cooked on the grill or under the broiler, so they’re ideal for holiday parties no matter what climate you live in! The thick sauce is lovely and creamy—use it as a dip, or smear it on a plate and set the skewers over the top. —Elizabeth Nutt, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Pressure-Cooker Gruyere and Prosciutto Strata

Prosciutto, sweet onions and Gruyere combine for a perfect brunch dish that’s extra flavorful for a lighter dish, and the recipe’s just the right size for us.—Patti Lavell, Islamorada, Florida
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Apple ‘n’ Prosciutto Sandwiches

Prepared on an indoor grill, this apple prosciutto sandwich are spread with homemade rosemary pesto. They’re wonderful on a cool day with a bowl of butternut squash soup. —Elizabeth Bennett, Mill Creek, Washington
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Creamy Prosciutto Pasta

I’m always looking for dinners that I can put together quickly. I re-created a favorite pasta dish from an Italian restaurant by using grocery store convenience products. Add crusty bread and a salad for a complete meal. —Christine Ward, Austin, Texas
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Prosciutto-Pepper Pork Chops

Here’s a dish that’s easy, fast and most importantly, delicious. Serve these prosciutto-stuffed pork chops with pasta salad for a satisfying meal. —Donna Prisco, Randolph, New Jersey
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Prosciutto Pinwheels

Fancy-looking and filling, these sensational appetizers are a lot easier to make than they look. With just a few ingredients and our easy directions, it’ll be a snap! —Kaitlyn Benito, Everett, Washington

Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.

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