Cheese sticks wrapped in Proscuitto have become one of my favorite easy keto snacks to make and enjoy.
As simple as it is, it’s delicious and savory.
All you need is two ingredients: string mozzarella cheese and prosciutto.
It’s hardly any cooking involved, but if you are short on time or want some convenience, you can even buy them pre-made.
These are far better than deep-fried low-carb mozzarella sticks.
There is no bread crumbs or air fryer involved. In fact, you don’t even need any cooking tools!
Traditional mozzarella sticks are loaded with carbs from wheat flour and other ingredients.
Not to mention the time it takes to make those golden brown cheese sticks.
Though their melty gooey cheese can be irresistible, it’s not a recipe you can whip up in a couple of minutes.
That’s why this mozzarella cheese sticks with prosciutto come in.
It makes a perfect appetizer on a game day and is gluten-free. Plate them on a tray with some marinara sauce and ranch dressing for fancy finger food.
Not to mention, they pair so well with red wines, thanks to prosciutto’s meaty saltiness.
Above all, the best thing about this string cheese keto appetizer is that it’s almost carb-free. Each serving contains 1 grams net carb, hardly any carb there to break your ketosis.
It’s perfect for satisfying macros on a keto diet.
While you can add more to these carb free mozzarella sticks, at the core, you only need two ingredients.
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You can also add black olives or if you are craving something sour and tangy, you can add pickle slices.
Sun-dried tomatoes infused in virgin olive oil also add a tad of acidity which balances the rich flavors of the mozzarella.
To add a slight twist, you can also do this with a block of parmesan cheese with golden Italian ham.
With regards to the mozzarella cheese, stick with full-fat cheese and skip low-fat.
If you are looking for a keto snack that goes with keto cocktails or keto wines, these are the best.
If you are prepping this for a big game day crowd, double or triple your batch.
You can always save leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerators. Serve them with a party fork to jazz up your tray!
- 4 sticks mozzarella sticks
- 4 oz prosciutto (about 8 thin slices)
- Wrap each mozzarella cheese stick with a slice of prosciutto.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 1030mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g