Proscuitto & Mozzarella Pizza Skewers

Okay guys. If you follow me on any social media site than you know that pizza is my love. LOVE. I’m guessing that many of you share in this obsession, errr, I mean sentiment.

I may crave a steak, or lasagna, or orange chicken, but my heart always comes back to it’s first love – pizza. I literally have  tote bag that says “I like pizza as more than a friend” that I proudly carry around everywhere with me. And I’m trying to talk Dylan into a pizza tour through Italy next year (as well as Thailand when I haven’t even mentioned to him yet….I love traveling. Sigh).

Oddly enough, as much as I love eating healthy and coming up with healthy alternatives for dishes, I have this “don’t fix it if it’s not broken” mentality about pizza. I’ve tried cauliflower crust it’s all fine and well, but at the end of the day, it’s not pizza. Not real pizza, anyway.

I just feel that if I’m going to eat pizza, then I’m going to eat pizza. No healthy alternatives, just pizza as it was meant to be.

Lately I’ve been invited to a lot of potlucks/get togethers, and it’s funny because as much as I love to cook, I always feel like I’m struggling to contribute to them. I hate just going to the store and getting something pre-made (unless it’s a veggie tray – yum!), but it’s just that life gets so busy that next thing I know the event is here and I have zero cooked.

Now I know that I need to plan better. Let’s be honest, if I can maintain this food blog of mine while working full time than I can plan to bring a dish for a potluck. But I decided I needed to have an arsenal of quick and fun appetizers that I can bring.

Cue these proscuitto pizza skewers. Proscuitto is an amazing Italian-cured dry ham, and let me tell you that for me, the Italians have the market cornered on cooking. It’s no surprise that this ham is just amazing.

I paired with this some Tillamook sharp cheddar and fresh mozzarella for a quick and easy snack. I’m a little partial to Tillamook; last may I visited my good friends out in Portland and we went on a trip to the coast. We actually toured the Tillamook factory and it was AMAZING. Fresh cheese and ice cream – yes please!

Here I am as the farmer and my friend Alex is the cow, hehe:

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And the FRESH ice cream:

Tillamook

Needless to say, when I saw my local grocery store was selling Tillamook I jumped all over it.

The fresh mozzarella was a no-brainer since mozz is the typical cheese that is put on pizza. Add a little fresh veggies if you’re so inclined (and maybe upgrade from toothpicks to wooden skewers) and you have yourself a great little bite-sized appetizer that is fun, easy-to-eat, and healthy!

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Serves 1 Skewer

Proscuitto & Mozzarella Pizza Skewers

10 minPrep Time

3 minCook Time

13 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 24 toothpicks
  • 3 oz. proscuitto (approximately 24 pieces, quartered)
  • 3 oz. mozzarella cheese, cubed into 48 pieces
  • 4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, cubed into 24 pieces
  • 1 c. marinara sauce, heated
  • OPTIONAL: Veggies! Add any of your favorite veggies for more flavor and variety.

Instructions

  1. On each skewer put a cube of mozzarella, a fold of proscuitto, a cube of sharp cheddar, and repeat again.
  2. In a small sauce pan heat the marinara for 2-3 minutes or until warm.
  3. Place marinara in a bowl and serve with pizza skewer. Enjoy!
Recipe Type: Appetizers
6.6.15
http://creativelifeexplored.com/proscuitto-mozzarella-pizza-skewers/

Cheers!
Heather

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