Prosciutto wrapped broccolini is the perfect side for pretty much any dinner! It’s fancy, but incredibly simple to make with only two ingredients. Take 15 minutes to make this delicious side dish for dinner ASAP.
I remember the first time I tried broccolini. I was working at the steakhouse that we had on my college campus. As a server there, we were always allowed to try the new food on the menu to help us? explain it to the students. At the time, I don’t think I was even a fan of broccoli yet- I was an incredibly picky eater growing up. But I remember being like, well this is different, I’ll try it. And I loved it so much more than the regular broccoli I had tried.
The cool thing about broccolini is it feels fancy, but it’s not really all that fancy. Broccolini is actually a cross between regular broccoli and Chinese broccoli. It’s more mild, instead of the sometimes bitter flavor that broccoli has.
But if you want to make broccolini even fancier, you wrap it up in prosciutto. Because the saltiness from prosciutto with the more mild, almost sweet, flavors from the broccolini is to die for.
I won’t lie, I didn’t really know if this recipe would work. I mean, I knew it wouldn’t be?bad. But I wondered if it would be really good or just a fun experiment we’d never make again.
The broccolini paired perfectly with our Cheesy Ranch Parmesan Chicken?and would go well with pasta dishes, too! This recipe also makes a fantastic party appetizer if you’re looking for something slightly fancy but quick to make.
There’s no need to add salt to this recipe because of the saltiness of the prosciutto. If you are super sensitive to salt, you may want to add a bit more olive oil and pepper, to balance everything out.
If you’ve never tired broccolini before, you should try it ASAP, whether for a side dish with dinner or a quick party appetizer! It looks amazing in this Thai Stir Fry from The Gingered Whisk!
- 1 lb broccolini
- 6 oz sliced prosciutto
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Wrap one piece of prosciutto at an angle around the stalk of the broccolini, starting at the top underneath the florets.
- Place onto baking sheet. Repeat with remaining broccolini pieces.
- Drizzle with olive oil and pepper.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes until prosciutto is crisp and broccolini is tender.