Prosciutto and Ricotta Hors d’oeuvres

small shot of 6 Prosciutto and Ricotta Hors d'oeuvres on a white platter

These Prosciutto and Ricotta Hors d’oeuvres are so quick to prepare plus they are so easy to eat, making them perfect for entertaining as no one wants an hors d’oeuvres that makes a mess! Plus they look elegant and taste amazing!

5 Prosciutto and Ricotta Hors d'oeuvres lined up next to each other on along white plate

Everyone is having a wonderful time, you float around the room, chatting, laughing, drinking a spiced capsicum martini and generally having a great time. It is exactly what you wanted for your birthday. A small party, some amazing food, a few cocktails, and your dearest friends.
Everyone has a full glass; the perfect time to bring out some hors d’oeuvres. You prepared everything earlier so you know that it is just a case of pulling the platters from the fridge.
The prosciutto and ricotta rolls come out first, deep pink prosciutto, salty and soft, wrapped around creamy fresh ricotta spiked with green onion. A delicious little bite, soft with a delicate chew, rich and creamy and oh so delicious.
Arranged on a white platter they look elegant, you know they won’t last long, but that is okay, your foodie friends know that hidden in your fridge there are more platters of delicious morsels.
There are oysters, bell pepper crostini, dill pickle beef skewers, cured salmon, sesame tuna and some mini chocolate tartlets. Plenty of little bites. But for now it is time for these deeply pink and so beautiful prosciutto and ricotta hor d’oeuvres.
A cocktail party with your friends, the best birthday. And as for your age? Well that is just a number!

Close up on the prosciutto rolls, clearly showing the white ricotta filling

Hors d’oeuvres are such a great way to cater a party. Plates of delicious morsels that can be passed around or arranged on a buffet table.

How many Hors d’oeuvres to serve at a party?

This very much depends on whether the Hors d’oeuvres will be a taster before dinner, or are they going to be the main event.

I like to mix it up, sometimes I will serve just platters of Hors d’oeuvres and maybe a larger item like a tart or sliders, other times the Hors d’oeuvres will just start the meal and dinner will follow.

To make sure I always have enough food…because anyone who knows me knows I never want people to leave hungry I have a few rules I follow.

For a cocktail party where the Hors d’oeuvres are the only food:
12-15 Hors d’oeuvre per person

For a party where dinner will be served:
2-4 Hors d’oeuvre per person served half an hour before dinner

For an afternoon party where dinner will be served later in the evening:
6-8 Hors d’oeuvre per person

Small rectangular platter of Hors d'oeuvres on a black table with wine in the background

Enjoy x

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Prosciutto and Ricotta Hors d'oeuvres

These Prosciutto and Ricotta Hors d'oeuvres are so quick to prepare and they are so easy to eat, making them perfect for entertaining as no one wants an hors d'oeuvre that makes a mess! Plus they look elegant and taste amazing!

Course Finger Food
Cuisine Modern Australian
Keyword canapes, hors d'oeuvres, party food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 34 kcal
Author Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts


  • 1 green onion
  • 1 cup fresh soft ricotta
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 12 slices prosciutto


  1. Finely chop the green onion.
  2. Mix the ricotta, chopped green onion, black pepper and onion powder together in a small bowl.
  3. Cut the prosciutto in half crossways.
  4. Place about 2 teaspoons of mixture at the short end of your prosciutto and then roll up like a cigar. the exact amount of filling needed will depend on the size of your prosciutto.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes, or until needed.
Nutrition Facts
Prosciutto and Ricotta Hors d'oeuvres
Amount Per Serving
Calories 34 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 35mg 1%
Potassium 18mg 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Reply

    This could possibly be the best thing ever. Seriously. So decadent and delicious, this is totally my kind of snack. Def making this!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Danielle, they really are so yummy and quick to prepare.
      I hope you love them 😀

    • Liz
    • May 17, 2018

    Wow, what an awesome, low carb appetizer!! Anything with prosciutto is a winner by me. Love this recipe!
    P.S. Hope you made it home safely!!!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Liz, I’m about half way through the trip home, I should walk through my front door in about 13 hours. Currently sat in the lounge at Auckland airport 😀

    • Linda
    • May 17, 2018

    Sounds like the perfect birthday party! Happy Birthday! And what a wonderful appetizer to start the evening. Prosciutto is one of my favorites to serve, usually with melon, so this gives me another option for my next get-together. Love the way you also give ideas for quantities with and without dinner.

    1. Reply

      Oh yes!!! I do love prosciutto wrapped around melon and arugula. YUM…..must make that again soon 😀
      Thank you so much for the lovely comments.

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