Recipe: Sweet Potato Wedges Wrapped in Prosciutto

A tasty blend of sweet and salty

This easy, tasty recipe blends sweet with salty. You wrap prosciutto around sweet potato wedges and bake until crispy. Then, you mix with basil leaves for even more flavor.

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2 Louisiana yams (sweet potatoes), (about 2 pounds)
4 ounces prosciutto, trimmed and sliced in half lengthwise
Fresh basil leaves


  1. Preheat oven 425 degrees. Coat oblong baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into wedges (four per potato). In large nonstick skillet, add water to cover sweet potatoes.
  3. Bring to boil, cook 8-10 minutes or only until potatoes are firm but cooked. Do not overcook as will fall apart. Drain.
  4. Lay basil leaf on potato wedge and wrap with prosciutto. Repeat with all sweet potato wedges. Lay in prepared baking dish.
  5. Drizzle with maple syrup, bake 10 minutes or until prosciutto starts to crisp.

Nutritional information

Each serving contains:

Calories 152  (12 percent calories from fat)
Saturated fat 2g
Fat 1g
Cholesterol 12mg
Sodium 313 mg
Carbohydrates 29g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 11g
Protein 5g

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Dietary Exchanges: 2 starch

Recipe courtesy Holly Clegg, author of Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at any Age

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