My love for burrata runs deep! So obviously, I had to round up 30 of my favorite burrata recipes.
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What is Burrata?
If you’ve never had burrata before, let me introduce you to your new cheese obsession. Similarly to mozzarella, burrata is an Italian cheese made from cow’s milk. The outer layer of the ball is mozzarella, and the inside is filled with delicious soft cream.
How to Serve Burrata?
Burrata is great on everything from salads to pizza to pasta or even straight up with some crostini. It also works well with sweet dishes like Cherry and Peach Panzanella and savory ones like this Tomato Basil Gnocchi. Keep reading for 30 of my favorite ways to serve burrata.
CROSTINI AND APPETIZERS:
Sun Gold Tomato Caprese – This Sun Gold Tomato Caprese with Burrata cheese and toasty breadcrumbs is the easiest summer noshing situation ever!
Stone Fruit Cheese Platter – This Stone Fruit Cheese Platter will be a showstopper at any summer dinner party.
Fried Bread Balls and Cheese – These fried bread balls are inspired by one of the most life-altering appetizers we had in Florence a few years ago. Served with a burrata and basil vinaigrette for dipping, it’s heaven.
Tomato Toast – Creamy burrata, super sweet roasted cherry tomatoes, and basil, all on top of toasty bread, it’s the perfect breakfast, lunch, dinner, or appetizer!
Bruschetta Bar – It’s essentially the best of the best when it comes to tapas style eating. Grilled bread, tons of vegetables, different kinds of sauces, meats, various cheeses…. and voila… your dinner party is done.
Spring Pea Crostini – Layers of toasted bread, pea and mint pesto, burrata cheese, and finely sliced prosciutto. I mean, I can’t even deal with how delicious this is!
Tomato Salad – An updated spin on the classic caprese – but with burrata, a few homemade croutons, and a healthy drizzle of basil vinaigrette.
Roasted Pepper Panzanella – This Roasted Pepper Panzanella is hands down one of the best Panzanellas out there! Meat, cheese, bread, peppers… what more could you want!
Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio – Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio with burrata, fresh herbs, and a sumac dressing is basically summer on a plate.
Cherry and Peach Panzanella – Peaches, cherries, freshly made croutons, burrata cheese, basil, and a lemon Champagne vinaigrette. It’s quite simple, but that’s the beauty of it.
Stone Fruit and Burrata Salad – This Stone Fruit and Burrata Salad is loaded with nectarines, plums, peaches, heirloom tomatoes, and of course, burrata. Then all of that gets drizzled with the most incredible champagne vinaigrette. You’ll be obsessed!
Marinated Tomato and Burrata Salad – Perfectly Marinated Tomatoes with a big old pile of burrata on top make for the perfect summer salad!
Beet & Burrata Salad with Pistachio Vinaigrette – This salad has all the good things. Beets, pistachios, pomegranate seeds, basil, and of course burrata. I’d tell you that you could call it a day but you absolutely have to make the pistachio vinaigrette to go on top. It’s so flavorful and creamy
Garlic Buttered Angel Hair – This quick and easy pasta dish is one of my favorite meals from childhood.
Tomato Basil Gnocchi – Truly the most perfect summer gnocchi recipe with burst tomatoes, burrata cheese, and herbs!
Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups – A spin on one of my favorite dishes of all time from Don Angie’s in NYC. These Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups will rock your world.
Chicken Parmesan Gnocchi Bake – Your fav Chicken Parmesan mixed with Gnocchi in the form of a quick and easy bake!!
Spring Pea Pasta – One of those recipes that you can throw together in a pinch on a weeknight. Trust me – you’ll be putting this on regular rotation for the rest of the season!
Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parmesan Bake – Imagine your fav chicken parm bake, but with spaghetti squash! It’s a spin on one of my favorite quick and easy weeknight meals.
Creamy Tomato Burrata Pasta – Chicken, cheese, pasta, and the best jarred tomato sauce on the planet. Is there anything better than a creamy chicken and cheese pasta recipe?
Penne with Five (or Six) Cheeses – This Penne with Five Cheese situation is 1000% going to change your life. It’s loaded with mozzarella, Pecorino Romano, fontina, goat cheese, AND ricotta cheese. There’s an optional 6th cheese because have you met me? It happens to be none other than our favorite… BURRATA!!
Three Cheese Pizza – It’s loaded with mozzarella, goat cheese and burrata. It’s the trifecta of cheeses on a pizza plus 2 kinds of pizza sauce. BRING IT ON.
Pizza Pie – If there’s ever any doubt about anything in life, pizza is generally the answer. Especially when it’s piled high with burrata cheese and fried basil, I mean, come on!!
Charred Tomato Pesto Pizza – The key to any burrata pizza is adding the cheese at the last minute. You bake the crust until it’s golden and crisp. Then slather it with my addictive basil vinaigrette and THEN, and only then, do you add the burrata. That way the residual heat from the pizza crust just barely warms the cheese! You’re welcome. Consider your burrata game forever changed for the better.
Pepperoni Pizza – This Burrata Pepperoni Pizza is topped with really delish pepperoni, fresh burrata cheese, thinly sliced jalapeños, and a sprinkle of arugula. It’s creamy and spicy and perfect, and I can’t get enough.
Squash Blossom Pizza with Burrata – The next time you see squash blossoms at the farmers market snag them, and make this Squash Blossom Pizza with Burrata and Calabrian Chilis.
Burrata Snap Pea and Asparagus Pizza – This Burrata Snap Pea and Asparagus Pizza is a trio of incredible flavors. One – it’s loaded with a roasted garlic paste. Two – there’s some melted fresh mozzarella and taleggio cheese. And Three – it’s topped with farmers market veggies, including asparagus and snap peas, and then BURRATA!
Crispy Prosciutto, Plum and Burrata Flatbread – The combination of crispy prosciutto, perfectly ripe plums, and creamy burrata on top of a flatbread is truly incredible! The only thing I can think that would make this combo even better is if it took less than 10 minutes to prep and cook – and guess what – that’s exactly what’s happening here!
BLT Flatbread – Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and BURRATA all piled up on a pizza/flatbread situation – it’s my idea of perfection!
Green Pizza – This green pizza has everything from asparagus to garlic scapes to english peas! Then 3 kinds of cheese – fontina, mozzarella and burrata! And it’s finished off with a variety of herbs that make this pizza truly sing!
- 2-3 pints sun gold tomatoes quartered
- 1-2 balls burrata cheese
- fresh baby basil leaves
- Maldon Sea Salt to taste
- freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- olive oil to garnish
- super thinly sliced toasted crostini
For the Toasted Breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- On a platter arrange the balls of burrata torn open with the sun gold tomatoes and top with the additional ingredients. Serve alongside crostini.
For the Breadcrumbs
- Place a large non-stick skillet over medium heat with the olive oil and butter. Add the garlic and panko and sauté for 3-5 minutes until it starts to turn golden brown. Remove from heat and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain any excess oil. Use as needed