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Prosciutto Ricotta Crostini

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This delicious prosciutto ricotta crostini recipe is easy to pull together and perfect for a canapes party or chill appetizer.

Ham and sweet cantaloupe is an irresistible combination, but the addition of the creamy ricotta cheese, drizzle of honey, and little greens take it over the top!

These small bites would be welcomed at any gathering and they're easy to hold and eat in a few bites.

A hand holding a crostini.

Why You Should Make Prosciutto Crostinis

Crostinis are always fun - who doesn't like a little toasted bread with a fun topping? This easy appetizer recipe comes together in a few minutes and serves up to 10 people (2 pieces each).

This one is fantastic because it's the perfect salty-sweet-lightly spicy combo. The salty prosciutto and dollop of ricotta serve as the base. Then you'll mound the crostini with a delicious slice of cantaloupe (or other melon of your choice) and top with a lightly spicy hot honey.

This is one of my favorite appetizers because it's very flavorful and easy for guests to eat. It's the perfect summer appetizer.

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Here's what you'll need to make this tasty appetizer recipe.

Ingredients for a prosciutto crostini.
  • Baguette or other long loaf of bread
  • Prosciutto
  • Cantaloupe
  • Ricotta 
  • Hot honey 
  • Microgreens or herbs (basil, thyme, or oregano)

See the recipe card for quantities.


Prepare your ingredients - slice your baguette into 20 pieces and toast the slices of bread till they are golden brown. You can bake slices of bread on a baking sheet or quickly brown them in a toaster oven. Brush them with a little olive oil if you want them extra crispy.

Slice the cantaloupe so you have 20 pieces.

Tear prosciutto or cut it in half so there are 20 pieces.

Slices of cantaloupe on a cutting board.

Spread half a tablespoon ricotta on each slice of bread. 

Top each piece of bread with a piece of prosciutto and a thin slice of melon. 

Drizzle the hot honey over each crostini and top with micro greens or herbs. 

Ingredients for a crostini on a cutting board.

Place them in a single layer on a large serving tray. Serve immediately. 

Prosciutto and ricotta crostinis on a white background.

More Great Appetizer Recipes

Try some of our other favorite Canapé Recipes.

A large serving platter of prosciutto ricotta crostinis.

Substitutions & Variations

Try some of these easy substitutions for a variety of flavors!

  • Spices - add a crack of black pepper or some flaky sea salt.
  • Fruit - sub the cantaloupe out for a few slices of sweet peaches or nectarines. If it's fall or winter, you can use red grapes.
  • Fresh Herbs - add a few sprigs of thyme, oregano, basil leaves, or pieces of rosemary
  • Preserves - sub the ricotta for fig preserve or strawberry jelly.


You can save the crostini for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. I recommend serving them at room temperature, so remove them from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving.

Tips for Making this Recipe

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Specialty Ingredients - You can make your own hot honey recipe or purchase it online if you can't find it at the grocery store.

Recommended Tools - I have a toaster oven which works really well for batch toasting crostinis. I highly recommend this toaster oven.

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Yield: Makes about 20 pieces

Prosciutto Ricotta Crostini

Prosciutto ricotta crostini with cantaloupe.

This delicious and easy appetizer is a summer favorite! Combine prosciutto, ricotta, and some melon for a perfect crostini.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 baguette, cut into ½ inch slices
  • 5 ounces prosciutto, slices cut in half
  • ¼ of a cantaloupe, cut into small pieces
  • 4 ounces ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons hot honey
  • Microgreens or herbs (basil, thyme, or oregano)


  1. Toast the slices of bread till they are golden brown. 
  2. Spread a half a tablespoon of ricotta on each slice of bread. 
  3. Top each piece of bread with a piece of prosciutto and a sliver of melon. 
  4. Drizzle the hot honey over each crostini and top with micro greens or herbs. 
  5. Serve immediately. 

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 450mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g


Saturday 15th of July 2023

This was so easy and delicious. the flavors meld together beautifully.

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