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Sweet & Spicy Prosciutto Wrapped Green Beans

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These low-carb Sweet and Spicy Prosciutto Wrapped Green Beans are a super easy delicious keto side dish that’s easy enough for weeknight dinners but pretty enough for a holiday table!

I just love the combination of the sweet and salty flavor which pairs great with the rich prosciutto. If you’re not a fan of spice you can leave out the cayenne pepper. To make this dish even easier to prepare look for prepackaged fresh green beans that have already been trimmed, this will save you a few minutes of prep.

You can also freeze these bundles and simply reheat a few when needed, they freeze really well and only need a few minutes under your broiler to reheat and crisp back up.

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Serving size 3 parcels

Allergy information for Sweet & Spicy Prosciutto Wrapped Green Beans

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving, 3 parcels)

Net carbs4.3 grams
Protein13.3 grams
Fat12.3 grams
Calories188 kcal
Calories from carbs 9%, protein 29%, fat 62%
Total carbs6.8 gramsFiber2.5 gramsSugars3.2 gramsSaturated fat6.1 gramsSodium259 mg(11% RDA)Magnesium23 mg(6% RDA)Potassium197 mg(10% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 5 servings)

  • 450 g fresh green beans, trimmed (1 lb)
  • 225 g thinly sliced prosciutto (8 oz)
  • 3 tbsp melted unsalted butter, ghee or duck fat (45 ml)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp granulated Swerve or Erythritol (20 g/ 0.7 oz)

Note: Instead of prosciutto you can use bacon or pancetta!


  1. Preheat the oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F (conventional), or 155 °C/ 310 °F (fan assisted). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Take a bundle of green beans (6-8 at a time) and wrap in a piece or two of prosciutto. Repeat until you’ve wrapped all of the green beans, arrange on the baking sheet in a single layer. Sweet & Spicy Prosciutto Wrapped Green Beans
  3. Repeat for all the remaining ingredients. You should be able to get 15 parcels. Sweet & Spicy Prosciutto Wrapped Green Beans
  4. In a small bowl mix together the melted butter, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and Swerve. Sweet & Spicy Prosciutto Wrapped Green Beans
  5. Brush the green beans with the mixture. Sweet & Spicy Prosciutto Wrapped Green Beans
  6. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, and then broil on high for 5 minutes, until the prosciutto is crispy and the green beans are tender. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat under the oven broiler for about 5 minutes. Sweet & Spicy Prosciutto Wrapped Green Beans

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 3 parcels)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Green beans, fresh
3.8 g1.6 g0.2 g28 kcal
Prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham)
0 g11.5 g5.2 g97 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g6.9 g61 kcal
Pepper, cayenne, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Garlic powder, spices
0.2 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Swerve, natural sweetener (Erythritol and chicory inulin based)
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving, 3 parcels
4.3 g13.3 g12.3 g188 kcal

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Lauren Lester

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She is the founder of the creative content agency, Healthful Creative. HC specializes in helping food centered brands share their story through recipe development + food photography.

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Comments (6)

Such a simple recipe and so quick....and so delicious. I can see this becoming a “go to” for me. Yummy. Thank you.

Thank you Diane!

I made these on Thanksgiving (a US Holiday) and really really loved them!! They were delicious and so simple to make!

Thank you Ann, I'm happy you enjoyed!

Yum! This looks so delicious!

Looks tasty!  Gonna make this using bacon and asparagus!