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Keto Air Fried Prosciutto Mozzarella Sticks

March 2, 2020
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Air Fried Keto Mozzarella Stick Recipe

Looking for the perfect keto snack? Prosciutto mozzarella sticks are a delicious appetizer with only a few ingredients. Make these low carb mozzarella sticks are air fried and the perfect quick dish.

Do you love Prosciutto as much as I do? Heres some more keto recipes using Prosciutto: Keto Stuffed Chicken Parmesan, Keto Stuffed Chicken Parmesan, Keto Italian Hoagie Coleslaw 

Keto Mozzarella Sticks in the Air Fryer

These Prosciutto mozzarella sticks are a fantastic keto friendly appetizer. It doesn’t get much easier than 2 ingredients.

Though I make these mozzarella sticks in the Air Fryer you can always make these in a toaster or convection oven.

I would use the broil setting on low or set to bake at 450 degrees for about 10 minutes. I have an Air Fryer oven but this recipe also works great with a basket style air fryer.

prosciutto mozzarella sticks with balsamic

What kind of prosciutto should I make mozzarella sticks with?

The best prosciutto to use for this recipe is the pre packaged prosciutto that is separated individually by wax or plastic sheets. It makes it a lot easier to remove each slice without tearing.

Another tip is to make sure to keep the prosciutto cold. Don’t take the prosciutto out of the fridge until you’re ready to wrap the mozzarella sticks. 

When buying prosciutto there are two main types: prosciutto crudo (raw, dry cured ham) and prosciutto cotto (cooked ham) 

Prosciutto Crudo is packed in salt for up to two months before it is washed to remove the salt and hung to dry for 12-18 months

Prosciutto Cotto is seasoned with salt and then steam cooked at a low temperature around 158 degrees F. For about 18 hours which gives the ham it’s pink color.

Both types of prosciutto come from the same part of the animal. I prefer to use the dry cured crudo because it crisps up better when cooking but either variety will work as long as they are sliced thin.

How to add flavor to your Prosciutto Mozzarella Sticks

These prosciutto mozzarella sticks are delicious on their own but if you want to serve them with some Rao’s marinara for dipping that’s a great option. Drizzle a dash of Balsamic vinegar to add a slight kick of vinegar to cut the richness. 

I served the mozzarella sticks over a bed of arugula as a garnish but also as a side salad. I drizzled a little olive oil and sea salt over.

The hot prosciutto also slightly wilted the arugula as well as giving the greens a little extra flavor. In the summer when I have fresh herbs I would definitely add a leave of basil with the mozzarella before rolling the prosciutto.

Can I use any other types of cheese?

I’ve only used mozzarella string cheese but any other types of semi soft cheese would work in this recipe. If you have a block of mozzarella cheese you can cut 3-4 inch sticks about a half inch in diameter.

Freeze the cheese for a few hours so that the prosciutto has time to crisp up while the cheese slowly thaws then melts. Don’t worry if the cheese begins to melt out a bit.

What these prosciutto mozzarella sticks lack in looks they make up in the flavor department.

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Prosciutto Mozzarella Sticks

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: Carnivore, keto, Low carb, Mozzarella Sticks, Proscuitto
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 441kcal
Author: Culinary Lion


Optional Ingredients


  • Place mozzarella string cheese in frezzer for at least 2 hours until completely frozen
  • Remove frozen Mozzarella from packaging and layout 2 slices of prosciutto overlaping and place mozzarella in the center. Fold in the 2 sides and press tightly to seal then roll up gently but firm.
    how to make prosciutto mozzarella sticks
  • place prosciutto wrapped mozzarella sticks in air fryer at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes until prosciutto is crisp and mozzarella is just barely beginning to melt out.
  • Serve immediately with Marinara and drizzle with Blasamic if desired


Nutritional Info is for Mozzarella and Proscuitto only. Add Marinara and Balsamic separately if desired.


Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 95mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition Facts
Prosciutto Mozzarella Sticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 318mg14%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 79IU2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 comments on “Keto Air Fried Prosciutto Mozzarella Sticks”

  1. Looks AMAZING! Would I do anything different if I replace the prosciutto with raw bacon? Change the temperature? Cook longer in the air fryer??

    1. Bacon is tough because you need to get it crispy before the mozzarella melts. use the thinnest bacon possible and try to make sure you seal the cheese by overlapping the bacon as you wrap. Spray the bacon with cooking spray to speed things up. that's my best advice.

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