This insanely easy, 4-ingredient recipe is a new favorite appetizer or snack around here! Fried Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce are a savory, Trim Healthy Mama-friendly S treat that’s extremely low-carb (fits with the keto diet), sugar-free, and gluten-free!
They take less than 10 minutes to whip up and are oh-so-delicious!
When I first made them, I brought a plateful down to my husband’s office to get his opinion. He took a bite, closed his eyes to enjoy the moment, and then said, “Wow! Just….wow. Can you leave the plate down here?”
I did, and he brought it back later completely cleaned off.
You don’t need any special ingredients for this; you’ll need:
- prosciutto (you want the slices to be thin enough to be flexible, but thick enough that it doesn’t tear)
- mozzarella cheese (you can use cheese strings or cut your own strips off a block)
- butter (for frying)
- sugar-free marinara sauce (for dipping)
Rao’s Marinara Sauce is a great sugar-free, on-plan option
How To Assemble Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks:
If you don’t already have mozzarella cheese strings, you’ll need to cut your own strips. They should be approximately half the length of your prosciutto.
Lay a cheese strip in the center of each piece of prosciutto. Fold up the prosciutto over each end and roll up the sides like a burrito to encase the cheese completely (this is important, because the cheese will melt right out of any loose ends otherwise.)
Melt a tsp of butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Use tongs to add your prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella sticks to the sizzling butter, and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side, turning once.
Blot off excess oil with a paper towel before serving with a small bowl of warmed up Marinara sauce.
Bliss, I tell you.
Crispy, flavorful coating.
Ooey, gooey, cheesy inside.
Make it. You won’t be sorry.