Prosciutto-Wrapped Smoked Mozzarella Sticks are a quick, easy, 3-ingredient appetizer that everyone loves!

White rectangular platter filled with Prosciutto-Wrapped Smoked Mozzarella Sticks

One evening when Robert and I were at our mountain home, we had an impromptu cocktail gathering with a few friends. I quickly went to my kitchen in search of something to serve, and pulled out some prosciutto and cheese to put together a simple charcuterie platter. Then I remembered those prosciutto or salami-wrapped cheese sticks they sell in our grocery store and realized I had all the right ingredients to make my own version! What’s more, one of my cheeses was smoked Mozzarella, which is a great match with prosciutto.

Even though everything was coming together well for such short notice, I thought they needed a little something more and glanced around my kitchen for another fun ingredient to add. That’s when the fresh basil caught my eye! Earlier that day, I had made my Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette dressing so I had fresh basil sitting on the kitchen counter. I stuck a basil leaf into the prosciutto rolls and voilà! The resulting flavor combination was exactly what I was looking for. A bit smoky from the cheese, a bit sweet from the basil and a bit salty from the prosciutto.

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Narrow rectangular white platter filled with Prosciutto-Wrapped Smoked Mozzarella Sticks

Prosciutto-Wrapped Smoked Mozzarella Sticks

  • Author: (By Lee Clayton Roper
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 sticks 1x
  • Category: quick and easy appetizers, gluten free, easy entertaining, make ahead


Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks are a quick and easy, 3-ingredient appetizer that can be prepared ahead of time.



8 ounces smoked Mozzarella cheese (brick style)

6 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto

1 small packet (around 3/4 ounce) fresh basil


  1. Cut Mozzarella cheese into 3 to 4-inch long matchstick pieces, around 1/2-inch thick. Set aside.
  2. Lay one piece of prosciutto on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut into a rectangle, and trim fat off the edges.
  3. Place a large basil leaf (or 2 if small) parallel to one short side of the prosciutto, leaving around 1/2-inch border. Place a cheese stick on top of the basil.
  4. Tightly roll prosciutto around cheese and basil.
  5. Repeat with remaining prosciutto, cheese and basil.
  6. Place sticks on a platter and serve!


Make ahead: Can be made up to 2 days ahead, covered and refrigerated.

Lee Clayton Roper


I’m Lee Clayton Roper, and I’m passionate about making cooking and entertaining easy, elegant and fun. Here you’ll find scrumptious recipes, helpful tips and seasonal menus that will spark inspiration in your kitchen!
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