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Mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto with basil sauce

Baked sweet ground sausage and creamy mozzarella wrapped in delicate slices of prosciutto.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer ideas, mozzarella wrapped posciutto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 rolls
Calories 513kcal
Author Barbara Bianchi

Ingredients

  • 10 slices prosciutto I used two 4 ounce packages Applegate brand; it's gluten free
  • 8 ounces mozzarella I used Organic Valley
  • 4 1/2 ounces sweet Italian sausage I used Premio
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups basil leaves lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • Begin with uncooked sweet Italian ground sausage. Choose either the sausage meat or sweet mild sausages slipping the sausage out of its casing.
    Either way you will brown the meat in a pan with a little water. Crumble up the sausage with a spatula while it sautés.
  • Cut mozzarella into 5 pieces.
  • For each mozzarella bundle, begin with 2 slices of prosciutto slightly overlapping each other and top with cooked sweet ground sausage, then with mozzarella. Then roll the prosciutto around.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place each bundle on the baking sheet, sprinkle with a little pepper and bake for 8-10 minutes or until mozzarella softens.
  • Meanwhile, blend fresh basil and garlic in your food processor until finely chopped. Then with the motor running, gradually add oil and process until smooth. Season with salt.
  • To serve, spoon sauce onto each plate and top with a mozzarella bundle.

Nutrition

Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.8g