Prosciutto is the Italian word for ham, and usually describes an uncooked, dry-cured ham. It’s a fatty cut of meat and often sliced thinly – providing a sweet meaty flavor with a pleasant hint of saltiness.
Despite being traditionally uncooked and dry-cured, prosciutto can also be cooked to form a crispy, bacon-like meat. This is becoming increasingly more popular, especially in muffin trays to form crispy prosciutto cups.
With this in mind, we’ve scoured the internet and compiled a comprehensive list of 14 of the best crispy prosciutto cups recipes that we could find. Read below to find out more!
The first recipe on our list is this delicious appetizer from ‘allrecipes’. Made with prosciutto, garlic, ricotta cheese and spinach, the recipe is packed full of flavor and can be put together in under 30 minutes.
What’s more, there’s flexibility in the construction of these cups, so you can adjust the measurements to suit your individual preferences. Just keep in mind that these cups are best served warm, not hot.
Whether you’re welcoming friends over for a cocktail party or preparing a meal for the in-laws, this simple three-ingredient recipe is the perfect appetizer.
All you need is three ounces of thinly sliced prosciutto ham, one finely diced ripe pear, and one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.
This next recipe is a quick and easy dish perfectly suited for feeding a crowd at brunch. The recipe includes luscious, cheesy eggs baked inside crispy prosciutto baskets for a delicious brunch main.
If you want your prosciutto to come out super crispy, be sure to grease the pan.
For something fun and appealing on the eye, these prosciutto and cheese cups are difficult to beat. The cups are made from Prosciutto di Parma and filled with flavorsome goat cheese.
As stated by ‘Parma Crown’ – creator of the recipe – the recipe provides an “easy and convenient way to create perfectly-sized prosciutto and cheese appetizers that hold a winning combination of flavor and elegance.”
If you’re looking for a fancy but easy crispy prosciutto cup recipe, look no further than this offering from ‘The Crumby Kitchen’. Made with pear and mascarpone, the recipe is simple to prepare and delicious-tasting.
The best thing about these prosciutto cups is the fact that they’re sweet and savory at the same time – the sweetness of the pear combining with the velvety mascarpone. This flavor combination is encased in a crunchy prosciutto cup, so there’s plenty of excellent texture too.
To make the recipe even tastier, add basil and balsamic for some earthy goodness and a little tang.
These easy-to-make prosciutto cups are filled with some of the best summer flavors. All you need to transform prosciutto into crisp and delicious vessels for this vibrant summer salad snack is a mini muffin pan.
Inside the cups are sweet, ripe melon and peaches, juicy cucumber, and rich mozzarella cheese – all of which is tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette to create the perfect flavor balance to the pork cup that encases it.
If you want to go that little bit further, you can even top the recipe off with fresh basil and toasted pecans.
Whether you decide to serve them as a canape or as part of your next roast dinner, these prosciutto cups will take your stuffing to the next level. Packed full of flavor and crispy on the outside, this recipe is mouth-watering and can serve up to eight people.
The bone marrow in the list of ingredients is optional, but does add a significant amount of flavor. You can find marrow bones at a good price in butchers and some supermarkets.
Antipasto platters are a popular choice at parties, made with salami and prosciutto. In this ‘Antipasto Cups’ recipe, all the flavor of an entire antipasto platter is crammed into one bite-sized serving.
So, if you’re trying to limit your portion sizes but still want delicious-tasting food – this snack is an ideal choice.
Another simple and effective recipe for all you brunch-lovers, this dish from ‘kitchn’ is as comforting as it gets. Using a practical muffin tin, crispy prosciutto forms the base for each cup, with a nest of Parmesan hash browns inside.
This is then all crowned with a whole cooked egg that can be as set or runny as you like. It’s the perfect way to combine eggs, bacon, and potatoes all in one recipe.
Cute and simple, these cheesy Herb Stuffed Prosciutto Cups are packed with flavorful cream cheese and are a fun appetizer for all occasions. They’re a popular choice among children as they go well with lots of party food such as pizza, fries, and garlic bread.
What’s more, if you make a handful of extras, they’re super easy to freeze and then pop in the microwave to heat whenever you fancy a couple of snacks.
This recipe from ‘The Girl Who Ate Everything’ is a keto-friendly, low-carb breakfast dish that’s ideal for making ahead and on-the-go.
After baking, the prosciutto turns into a crispy and delicious thin bacon, while the egg mixture – which also contains browned sausage, onion and cheese – provides a rich and comforting filling.
These cups are perfect for a party and can be constructed in as little as 20 minutes. You can also make this recipe (both the cups and filling) ahead of time, so there’s no need to rush on the morning of the party.
In terms of the recipe’s taste, the creamy cheese and herb filling combines superbly with the salty prosciutto to create a fantastic fusion of flavors and textures.
This recipe is simple, effective and perfect for a weekend breakfast. With a crispy prosciutto outer shell and a tasty interior of cheesy eggs, what more could you want to kick off your weekend?
The final recipe on our list, and by certainly no means the least, is this intriguing dish from the ‘Topa Mountain Winery’.
Created in just 10 minutes, the recipe combines melon with fresh basil, a dash of olive oil, and some seasoning – all enclosed in crispy prosciutto cups. The dish is best served with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar over the top.
As the provider of the recipe is a winery, they recommend enjoying the dish with either a flute of NV Sespe Creek Sparkling Brut or a glass of Rose.