Prosciutto and Cheese Breadsticks

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 25 mins
Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 12 Calories: 140 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Whether you're enjoying them as a snack, appetizer, or part of a meal, these prosciutto and cheese breadsticks are just AMAZING! 



  1. Preheat your oven to 400F/200C.

  2. Cut the dough into 1-inch-thick strips. Place the prosciutto and cheese on top, than twist each strip a few times.

  3. In a small bowl mix the egg yolk, milk, salt, and pepper.

  4. Arrange your breadsticks on a lined baking sheet. Brush them with the egg mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  5. Bake at 400F/200C for 15 minutes or until golden. 


  • Opt for a flavorful cheese that melts well. Mozzarella, Parmesan, or a combination of cheeses work well.
  • Fresh or dried herbs like rosemary, thyme, or basil can add extra flavor. You can also season the dough with a sprinkle of garlic powder or crushed red pepper flakes for some heat.
  • Use a sharp knife or a pizza cutter to slice the rolled dough into breadstick-sized pieces. Aim for even-sized cuts to ensure even baking.
  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to prevent the breadsticks from sticking and to make cleanup easier.
  • Leave a bit of space between each breadstick on the baking sheet to allow for even baking. They will expand slightly as they cook.
  • Allow the breadsticks to cool for a few minutes after removing them from the oven before serving. This helps the cheese set slightly and makes them easier to handle.
  • Don't be afraid to get creative with your flavor combinations. You can add ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, olives, or roasted red peppers to the filling for extra taste and texture.
  • Consider serving your prosciutto and cheese breadsticks with various dipping sauces like marinara, pesto, garlic butter, or a balsamic reduction for added flavor.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use pre-made pizza dough for the breadsticks?

Yes, using pre-made pizza dough is a convenient option. Many grocery stores carry fresh or frozen pizza dough that you can use for making breadsticks. Just follow the instructions on the dough packaging for best results.

Can I prepare prosciutto and cheese breadsticks in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the breadsticks in advance up to the point of slicing them into sticks and then refrigerate them. When you're ready to bake, simply remove them from the refrigerator, let them come to room temperature for about 30 minutes, and then bake as directed.

Can I use different types of cheese?

Absolutely! You can experiment with various cheeses to create different flavor profiles. Mozzarella, Parmesan, cheddar, and Gruyère are just a few options. A combination of cheeses can also work well.

Can I make mini breadsticks for appetizers?

Yes, you can make mini prosciutto and cheese breadsticks by rolling smaller portions of dough and adjusting the amount of filling accordingly. This is a great option for serving as appetizers at parties.

What can I serve with prosciutto and cheese breadsticks?

Prosciutto and cheese breadsticks pair well with various dips and sauces, such as marinara sauce, garlic butter, or a creamy cheese dip. Consider offering a selection of dipping options for variety.

Can I use different cured meats instead of prosciutto?

Yes, you can substitute prosciutto with other cured meats like thinly sliced salami, pancetta, or bacon, depending on your taste preferences.

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