Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread

This Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread makes for a great heavy appetizer or light lunch.  It tastes even better served with a glass of wine and good company!

This Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread makes for a great heavy appetizer or light lunch.  It tastes even better served with a glass of wine and good company!Well, thanks to this recipe, I can now confirm that the smoke alarms in our house are in working order.  Last week, I decided I was in the mood for flatbread.  I wanted to put a different spin on it, so I decided to top that flatbread with crispy prosciutto.  I’ve used crispy prosciutto in a pasta recipe before, and it was amazing!  It was about time to make a flatbread recipe using crispy prosciutto.  (On a side note, if you like bacon and you’ve never had crispy prosciutto, then put prosciutto on the shopping list for this week.  Crispy prosciutto is like a fancy version of bacon!)

This Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread makes for a great heavy appetizer or light lunch.  It tastes even better served with a glass of wine and good company!In order to crisp up the prosciutto, you simply cook it in a dry skillet for several minutes.  However, that’s where the mistake came in.  I forgot to turn the stovetop vent on.  Whenever I cook bacon, I always turn the vent on.  But for some reason, I just forgot to turn the vent on when I put that prosciutto in the skillet.  Sure enough, about 5 minutes later, it sounded like our house was under attack.

Our house has a hard-wired alarm system, and that means when one smoke alarm goes off, every smoke alarm goes off.  It was so loud in our house!  (On a side note, that’s great in the event it was a real fire.  But it wasn’t a real fire this time – just me forgetting to turn the stove vent on.)  The dogs were freaked out.  Robbie was standing there with a really scared look on his face.  I was running out the back door with the skillet (to get it out of the house).  Needless to say, it was a bit of a commotion.

This Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread makes for a great heavy appetizer or light lunch.  It tastes even better served with a glass of wine and good company!Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread

Don’t make the same mistake I did – just remember to turn on the stovetop vent when you’re crisping up that prosciutto!  Loud noises aside, this Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread is one heck of a delicious recipe!  The flatbreads get baked until crispy and then topped with a bit of mozzarella, garlic, onions and of course the crispy prosciutto.  This recipe comes together in just a few minutes, too – assuming you don’t have to reset the fire alarms in your house.

This Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread makes for a great heavy appetizer or light lunch.  It tastes even better served with a glass of wine and good company!This Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread would be great as a heavy appetizer.  During the holiday season, we often just make appetizers for dinner and open a bottle of wine.  Sometimes we invite friends over.  Sometimes we just go down to the basement and watch Netflix.  No matter how you do it, this Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread is a tasty way to mix things up a bit!

This Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread makes for a great heavy appetizer or light lunch.  It tastes even better served with a glass of wine and good company!Did you make this Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread at home?  Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog) – I’d love to see your version!

This Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread makes for a great heavy appetizer or light lunch.  It tastes even better served with a glass of wine and good company!

Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread

This Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread makes for a great heavy appetizer or light lunch.  It tastes even better served with a glass of wine and good company!
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 548kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. prosciutto thinly sliced
  • 2 pieces lavash or flatbread
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup arugula
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onions
  • shaved Parmesan

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place sliced prosciutto in a dry skillet and cook over medium-high heat until crispy; set aside.
  • Brush tops of both pieces of lavash bread with olive oil. Sprinkle pepper and red pepper flakes evenly on top of lavash.
  • Bake for 5-6 minutes, or until lavash just begins to turn crispy.
  • Remove lavash from oven and flip over. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and garlic evenly on top. Return lavash to oven and continue baking for 5-6 more minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  • Remove lavash from oven and top with crispy prosciutto, arugula, red onions and shaved Parmesan.
  • Cut into pieces and serve warm or at room temperature.

This Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread makes for a great heavy appetizer or light lunch.  It tastes even better served with a glass of wine and good company!

Looking for more flatbread recipes?  Check out these other ideas, too:

These Thai Chicken Flatbreads are a fun and colorful appetizer or main course!  They get topped with a tasty peanut sauce for extra flavor.Thai Chicken Flatbreads

From the smoked salmon to the chipotle cream cheese, this Smoked Salmon Flatbread packs a serious punch in the flavor department!  Serve it for brunch, lunch or even a light dinner.Smoked Salmon Flatbread

These Grilled Vegetable Flatbreads are a delicious (and easy) summer recipe.  Feel free to use whatever veggies are in the garden or on sale!Grilled Vegetable Flatbreads

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20 Comments

  1. Will be making this soon can i use mushrooms and vegan cheeses i never had prosciutto flatbread before will make your recipes soon for me perfect for my after office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

    1. Hey Ramya! It would certainly change the flavor profile to use mushrooms here…but I do think it would still be delicious. That’s the nice thing about flatbreads – you can go in so much different directions! I would recommend cooking the mushrooms for a bit longer to ensure that most of the liquid evaporates before putting them on flatbreads, though. Enjoy!

  2. 5 stars
    *Laughing* I can just see you running out of the house with a smoking pan. Did you save the prosciutto?
    It looks totally yummy and a fun dish to make for a holiday lunch with a glass or two of wine…

    1. Oh man, you pretty much nailed it – there I was running out of the house with a smoking pan while all the chaos swirled about. But I did save the prosciutto! 🙂 And I hear ya on the glass or two of wine…tis the holidays after all! Oh, and maybe a glass of Pappy 10!

    1. Haha – the vent fan is pretty important as I learned. 🙂 But, yes, this flatbread does make a great appetizer-for-dinner. I love doing that during the holidays! Cheers, Kathy!

  3. 5 stars
    My hubby loves prosciutto so he’d definitely love these flatbreads! Love how crisp it is! Yum, perfect for holiday entertaining!

  4. 5 stars
    You know how I feel about flatbreads, cheese, and prosciutto (separately and together), right? So this right up my alley – easy yet packed with tons of flavours and textures. I 100% approve. But most importantly, Daisy 100% approves haha.

    1. You’re totally right, Ben – each of these elements is delicious by itself. But when you combine them into one recipe? Oh man – so good! I wish you luck in fighting Daisy for your appetizer, though. Haha!

  5. 5 stars
    Setting off the fire alarm with broiled bread is my specialty! So I completely relate… 😉

    Love this flavorful flatbread for holiday snacking, David!

  6. Your smoke alarms sound like mine. Can’t sear steaks without setting them off.

    Anyway these looks yummy, a perfect way to start a nice holiday meal with friends or family. Or even a quiet evening by the fire, glass of wine in hand…

    1. Oh man, those alarms. Nothing sends the house into a frenzy like the smoke alarms going off! At least we know they work, though. 🙂

      Also, a quiet evening by the fire with a glass of wine in hand sounds pretty fantastic. I think I need to make that happen! Cheers, Frank!

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