Making Prosciutto Crisps are quick and easy crunchy snack. You only need 15 minutes, and one ingredient to turn slices of prosciutto into something that will truly elevate your next salad, pasta, sandwich, soup, or snack.
These crispy and savory prosciutto slices couldn't be easier to make in the oven. They're delicious with a salty crunch, and they make a great high-protein snack.
Taking papery thin and fatty prosciutto crudo and baking it in the oven transforms it into a salty, crispy snack. The flavor intensifies as it bakes, and it's a great way to make a lot at once.
These prosciutto chips are perfect to top on a salad, like this arugula spinach salad, or to on pasta dishes like this lemon garlic pasta. It's also delicious included on an Italian antipasto platter, this grinder sandwich, this burrata and prosciutto salad, or this arugula pear salad!
❤️Why we love this recipe
- Quick and easy recipe - You only need a baking sheet, parchment paper, and a cooling rack to make these crispy snacks. They bake for 10-15 minutes in the oven, then, let them cool completely before enjoying!
- No mess - No need to worry about heating up any frying pans, grease flying everywhere, or major shrinkage in the prosciutto. Baking makes everything seamless without mess or any excess oil.
- Easy to make large batches - Another benefit to baking prosciutto in the oven is that you can make a lot at once.
All you need is one ingredient.
- Prosciutto - You can find it at nearly any grocery store. If you can, get prosciutto di parma, which is the best type of all, and has a very intense and rich flavor.
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✨Substitutions & variations
Here are a few suggestions on additional flavors to try.
- Spicy - Add Calabrian chilis, cayenne pepper, or red pepper flakes.
- Herbed - Herbs like basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, or parsley, or a blend of these herbs would make a great addition to the flavor.
- Garlic flavored - If desired, you can add some freshly minced garlic cloves or garlic powder to add some tasty flavor.
- You can also swap prosciutto crudo for prosciutto cotto, which is a cooked version of regular prosciutto and it has a less intense flavor.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Add parchment paper to a baking sheet.
Place prosciutto slices in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. (Image 1)
Bake for 10-15 minutes until crispy, keeping a close eye to ensure they don't burn. (Image 2)
Cool completely on a cooling rack for 10-15 minutes. This will also help the prosciutto become crispier. (Image 3)
Serve and enjoy!
- Keep a close on the prosciutto. Since it's so thin, it can become overcooked or burnt very easily.
- Leave room between the prosciutto slices. Overcrowding the sheet pan won't allow for the prosciutto to get crispy.
- All the prosciutto to cool completely. This will ensure it becomes crispy.
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💭Frequently Asked Questions
Prosciutto is a general term used to describe an Italian ham made from pork leg, that has been salted and left to cure for weeks. Once cured, it's cut into paper-thin slices. It has big flavor! It's often served uncooked, but it is delicious when cooked as well.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in the oven if desired, or enjoy cold.
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Crispy Prosciutto in the Oven
- 4 ounces prosciutto (about 1 package)
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add prosciutto slices to the baking sheet in a single layer, leaving spaces between the slices. Bake for 10-15 minutes until crispy.
- Transfer to a wire cooling rack for an additional 10-15 minutes and allow the prosciutto to become more crispy.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
- Leave space on the baking sheet between the prosciutto slices to ensure they get crispy.
- Allow prosciutto to cool completely for maximum crispiness.
- Watch the prosciutto carefully so that it doesn't burn.