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Prosciutto and Pork Pinwheels on a white tray garnished with herbs

Prosciutto and Pork Pinwheels

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Sliced into medallions, these tasty and elegant Prosciutto and Pork Pinwheels disappeared quickly when served to my family!

Butterflied pork tenderloins were filled with prosciutto and Parmesan, rolled, then coated with herbs and garlic before roasting. They’re perfect when having company for dinner!

Prosciutto and Pork Pinwheels on a white tray garnished with herbs.

Prosciutto and Pork Pinwheels

I spied this recipe in the Indy Star food section over the holidays. It was from Chef Tony Hanslits who used to have an Italian restaurant in the trendy village just south of my neighborhood. I had a feeling it would be a hit. Over the holiday break, I served these prosciutto and pork pinwheels to my family. The guys practically inhaled this entree—it was a huge success.

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Butterflying Pork Tenderloins

You can always ask your butcher to butterfly your pork tenderloin, but it’s simple to do at home. All you need is a sharp knife and a cutting board. Place one tenderloin on the cutting board, and holding the knife parallel to the board, make a lengthwise cut through the center of the pork, without cutting all the way through, so you can open it like a book.

Remember, you can always slice it open a little more, but you don’t want to cut all the way through. From there you pound the meat to an even thickness before filling and rolling. Next, layer on the prosciutto and Parm before rolling the tenderloins up into fabulous parcels to be coated with herbs and garlic. I know your family will love it as much as mine did! The slices of pork make a stunning presentation worthy of special occasions, too, so make it again for company!

P.S. These Maple Grilled Pork Tenderloins are another terrific pork recipe!

Prosciutto and Pork Pinwheels | Herb and garlic coated pork rolled around prosciutto and Parmesan for and elegant entree

Prosciutto and Pork Pinwheels

Herb and garlic covered pork tenderloins with a prosciutto filling

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons fresh, minced sage
  • 2 tablespoons fresh, minced rosemary
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • A large pinch of salt
  • A few grates of fresh black pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins, butterflied
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Mix together the sage, rosemary, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Set Aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400º.
  3. Place tenderloins between two layers of plastic and pound each to between 1/4-1/2-inch thickness.
  4. Put 4 slices of prosciutto over each tenderloin, then sprinkle one cup of Parmesan over each, leaving about 1/4-inch edge without cheese.
  5. Roll up the tenderloins and secure with butcher's twine (found at many supermarkets).
  6. Brush the exterior of the tenderloins with olive oil then rub with the herb and garlic coating.
  7. Pour a tablespoon or so of olive oil into a skillet and brown tenderloins, adding more oil as needed.
  8. Place tenderloins in a roasting pan and cook for about 15-20 minutes or till they reach 145-150º interior temperature. Remove from oven, cover loosely with foil and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Recipe adapted from Chef Tony Hanslits, Indianapolis

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 1659mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 28g


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18 comments on “Prosciutto and Pork Pinwheels”

  1. I love stuffed pork and prosciutto pairs perfectly with it!

  2. Yum! The chicken pinwheels look good too! I’m thinking I need some rosemary in my life right about now:@)

  3. I can understand why this was inhaled! It sounds fabulous and for not a lot of effort! The perfect company or family dish!

  4. Strong herb flavors…that’s a brave dish!

  5. Pork tenderloin is my favorite meats when it comes to pork. I love the herbs that you used for this recipe. Sounds delicious.

  6. Now that spring time becames here, I think your recipe it’s very nice to make an apéritif-dinner wiht friends ! Have a nice weekend Liz!

  7. My husband and son would inhale this in no time too! It looks so elegant and I love all the fresh herbs!

  8. Hi Liz, this looks like the perfect dish for entertaining, and it is a beauty. My husband would love this!

  9. You cook like a star chef, Liz. The tenderloin pinwheels look droolworthy.

  10. My two boys (hubby and son) would inhale this too!! I would be there to join them…. I love this combo. 🙂

  11. This is one of my most favored cuts of meat and leftovers would be a thing of the past.

  12. Yum, Thanks for the tips on butterflying.

  13. I love all the herbs with the prosciutto and pork.. now if only this would magically appear in time for dinner ;).

  14. Pretty confident boyfriend would propose marriage if I made this. 🙂 WOW, so much delicious.

  15. Oh my goodness, Liz. You are quite the gourmet…When butterflying is required, I always ask the butcher to do it. Bravo to you for your gorgeous pork prosciutto pinwheels =)

  16. This was such a delicious way to enjoy pork!

  17. This was a huge hit at my house! They loved it! And I can’t wait to make it again!

  18. You had me at prosciutto! I love that this is easy enough for everyday, but it feels fancy enough for special occasions too. And who can turn down prosciutto?!

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