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4-Ingredient Prosciutto Wrapped Green Beans

4-Ingredient Prosciutto Wrapped Green Beans

Hey there! Today’s recipe is one of the simplest, yet tastiest appetizers (or side dish) that comes together in a hurry and only has four ingredients! Two of the ingredients are pantry staples for many people: olive oil and black pepper.

One of the main ingredients is French green beans, also known as haricot verts. They are longer, thinner, and more robust in flavour than American green bean varieties like string beans.

The other main ingredient (and the best part) is prosciutto (Italian for ham). A small bunch of French green beans are wrapped with prosciutto, which is a wonderfully salty dry-cured ham that’s thinly sliced and has a buttery texture.

When baked up, the ham becomes crispy and the green beans are tender-crisp and ready to eat!

Yep, it’s just that easy! I hope you enjoy this recipe for 4-Ingredient Prosciutto Wrapped Green Beans!

How do you make this quick appetizer recipe?

Overhead view of rinsed and trimmed French green beans in large metal mesh strainer.

Give the French green beans a rinse and pat dry. Trim the tough ends if necessary (French green beans often come pre-trimmed from the grocery store).

Ten French green beans wrapped in a single slice of prosciutto on a wooden board.

Wrap 10 green beans (or evenly divide the green beans to make similar sized prosciutto wrapped bundles) with a single slice of prosciutto.

Tip: Look for pre-sliced prosciutto where each slice is interleaf (with a small piece of paper) for easy separation. The thin slices can easily fall apart if not handled gently.

Prosciutto wrapped green beans on a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet in a single layer.

Place each prosciutto wrapped green bean bundle on a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and black pepper.

Baked crispy prosciutto wrapped green bean bundles on a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Bake at 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes until the prosciutto is crispy. Best served immediately.

Here are four more easy appetizers you might be interested in!

A side view of neatly stacked prosciutto wrapped green bean bundles on a white plate.

Overall, this prosciutto wrapped green bean recipe is:

  • Delicious: Savoury and salty flavours from the crispy prosciutto and fresh French green beans.
  • Quick and easy to make: It takes less than 30 minutes to make from start to finish.
  • Made with simple ingredients: Only four ingredients!
  • Wonderful to have as an appetizer or side dish.
Overhead view of prosciutto wrapped green beans piled on a white plate on top of a round wooden board.

Did you make this green bean recipe? If you did, please leave me a rating and comment down below or tag me on any of my social media. I’m @yay_for_food on Instagram. I’d love a picture!

A prosciutto wrapped green bean bundle cut in half on a white plate with more bundles on a plate in the background.
4-Ingredient Prosciutto Wrapped Green Beans

4-Ingredient Prosciutto Wrapped Green Beans

Yield: 9 bundles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Wonderfully tender green beans get a hug from delicious salty prosciutto in this easy four-ingredient appetizer recipe. These simple, savoury bundles go from your refrigerator to your plate in under 30 minutes.


  • 400g French green beans, trimmed, rinsed, and dried (90 green beans)
  • 125g prosciutto (9 slices)
  • 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


    1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Wrap a slice of prosciutto around 10 green beans *(see first note) before placing them spaced apart on the baking sheet in a single layer.
    3. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over each prosciutto wrapped green bean bundle. Then sprinkle black pepper on top of each bundle.
    4. Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the prosciutto is crisp and the green beans are tender-crisp.
    5. Best served immediately *(see second note).


  • *This is an approximate number of green beans. Add a few less or more to evenly distribute the green beans amongst the nine prosciutto slices.
  • **After the prosciutto wrapped green beans are ready, you can optionally add a drizzle of balsamic glaze over them to add a sweet-tangy flavour to the dish.
  • Nutritional information represents one prosciutto wrapped green bean bundle for a total of nine bundles.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 375mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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Rhonda D

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

I made these because I had some leftover prosciutto that needed to be used. I have tried bacon wrapped green bean bundles but I can never get the bacon to be crispy and done enough without overcooking the green beans. Using prosciutto was magic. The crisp saltiness was terrific and this is the easiest way to cook green beans that I’ve ever tried. It’s a winner!

Marie | Yay! for Food

Thursday 14th of December 2023

Thanks Rhonda! I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe!


Saturday 14th of August 2021

We love this recipe. I’ve made it a few times now and it’s always a hit. A fun twist in a regular green bean side, and it looks fancy!

mimi rippee

Sunday 4th of August 2019

Beautiful bundles! At first I thought you'd wrapped each green individually! Whoah.

Marie | Yay! For Food

Monday 5th of August 2019

Thanks Mimi! It takes so little time to make.

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