Prosciutto-Wrapped Breadsticks

Total Time:
45 min
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20 min

2 dozen

  • 1 (11-ounce) container refrigerated breadstick dough (recommended: Pillsbury)
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 24 paper-thin slices prosciutto

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a heavy large baking sheet with a silpat (nonstick baking mat) or parchment paper. Tear the dough along the perforations into strips. Using a pizza cutter or a large sharp knife, cut each dough strip in half lengthwise to form thin strips. Working with 1 dough strip at a time, roll each dough strip in the Parmesan cheese and twist. Transfer the dough strips to the prepared baking sheets.

Bake until the breadsticks are golden brown and crisp, about 20 minutes. Cool the breadsticks completely on the baking sheet.

Before serving, wrap 1 slice of prosciutto around each cooled breadstick. Arrange the prosciutto-wrapped breadsticks on a platter.

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    These were really good. I ADORE prosciutto and these were so simple and delicious! You should eat them right away though because they dont stay good for too long. Make them!
    I love most of Giada's recipes but this was not a good one. I was tentative about using refrigerator dough but did to save time. They did not get cripsy even when very brown on outside. They became very tough after sitting just 30min. Still had over half the tray left over after the party. Very disappointing.
    I made this recipe as an appetiser for a party of 20 people. I picked it because it was simple to make. However, I did have a hard time wrapping the proscuitto around the breadsticks. I personally did not think that they were that great and since I had about half of them left over I guess the crowd did not like them that much either. Also, 24 thin slices of proscuitto in my deli costs about $17, that combined with the cost of the other ingredients makes this a pricy appetizer - for me anyway.
    I made these for Easter and everyone just loved them. I had to print out 6 copies.
    I goofed and bought pancetta instead of prosciutto. So I rolled the dough in parm cheese and wrapped it with pancetta. I baked it for the time instructed on the roll.

    It ended up great! My husband ate a ton of these and he's already asking for more!
    This dish is simple to make and always a crowd pleasure because of the simple combination of prosciutto and breadsticks. It's a no fuss dish.
    We just made these for friends as a side to dinner and despite a very delicious main course (also courtesy of Giada), no one could stop talking about these. Delicious!
    These are very tasty and so easy to make! I would highly recommend them and will make them over and over again!
    oh my gosh - how something so simple tastes so good. I made these as appetizers for Christmas dinner and they flew off the plate. Simply scrumptious! (and oh so easy , too)
    For a vegetarian version, substitute a thin slice of Worthington's Wham or Healthy's Veggie Salami; either works perfectly.
    I was so glad to see this recipe again so that I could print it out(not that you need to read directions to make it)and add it to my recipe box to remind me to make this delicious snack, appetizer. I did not cut the bread sticks in half. As Giada says put the prosciutto around the bread sticks just before serving, and buy really really good prosciutto. Everyone loved them.
    In a pinch for time? Buy prepackaged breadsticks, spread with softened unsalted butter, sprinkle with a little grated parmesan cheese, if desired, and wrap with a thin slice of prosciutto. You can make ahead, wrapped well in plastic wrap and refrigerated until serving time.
    This is THE SIMPLEST recipe anyone can follow! Food is yummy too!
    Semi-homemade with packaged dough, this recipe really impressed my Italian parents, aunts, uncles, friends and rest of family! I make it every holiday and serve it with a platter of olives and bocconcini. Have fun letting the kids help too!
    This recipe was extremely easy and very tasty. I made it for a party and some of the ladies liked it--some didn't. If you don't care for prosciutto, then you will not like this.
    The breadsticks came out o.k. but once you add the prociutto to it if they are not eaten RIGHT AWAY they get soggy. But regardless the recipe is not appetizing even if eaten RIGHT AWAY.
    Adds a nice touch to your meal.
    this and the other recipes on the holiday diner look so good i saw the episode and thought to my self i have tomake this for my family !!!!!!!!!
    it looks pretty good, but nothing to jump up and down over. chese and prosciutto is a nice touch though and the fact that the bread is ready mixed is a big help
    this recipe is great!
    We made these as one of the appetizers for our Christmas Party. I made the breadsticks in the morning, added the prosicutto in the afternoon and they were still fine by the evening. They went very quickly. Simple and easy I would definitely do this again.
    The breadsticks are chewy and tasty, for safety's sake you should make sure they are in the oven a bit less than the 20 minute recommended time to get them golden brown, but not burnt. The more Parmesan and other cheeses the better!
    Very easy, and enjoyed by all.
    The breadsticks are a simple twist that everyone is sure to enjoy. We ate them right up! Only bad thing was getting the proscuitto to stay wrapped around the stick. Otherwise, real good.
    These breadsticks are a must have with the holiday salad. Recently, I served this combination for a Sunday evening meal during a blizzard!

    Love Giada!!!
    Great idea but I did something a little different...I added ground oregano and ground thyme to my parmesean cheese...made the breadstick a little tastier. The breadsticks are bit dry so I used puff pastry the second time and it was much better. Make sure your prosciutto is sliced very thin with more "meat" than fat and it'll work better when you wrap it around the breadstick...can be tricky but tastes really good if you do it right. I made this for Christmas and it was gone quickly.
    Quick and easy. Served it at Christmas and everyone loved them.
    The Parmesan breadsticks were good, but the presentation was sloppy and the flavors didn't work together well. It was impossible to keep the proscuitto wrapped tightly around the breadstick and hard to cover most of the stick with one piece.
    We made this with some marinara sauce for our family party, it was a big hit, and I think it was a nice difference from all the sweets everyone always brings. I would definetly make again.
    I made these for holiday buffet and everyone, including kids loved them.
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