Fresh mozzarella is a luscious and rich addition to pasta. Fresh mozzarella has a creamy and soft texture, which adds a mild, cheese flavoring to finished pasta.
Most pasta’s have fresh mozzarella pieces added at the end of the cooking process.
It’ll stay in a large piece, instead of melting in.
You can also use fresh mozzarella to stuff into ravioli along with ricotta cheese.
Pistachio Pesto Pasta
Pistachio pesto pasta is a nutty flavored pasta that is finished off with fresh mozzarella.
Pistachio pesto is made by adding fresh mint, oregano, basil leaves to a food processor along with pistachio nuts.
Minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt are added and blended together until the pesto is smooth and oily.
Pistachio pesto is added to cooked pasta and zucchini slices. Zucchini can be cooked along with pasta in the last couple of minutes in the cooking time.
Garnish pasta with pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese, pistachio nuts, and fresh basil leaves.
Creamy Tomato Pasta
Creamy tomato pasta is made by cooking onions in butter and minced garlic in pot on medium heat.
Tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and red pepper flakes are added to the pot to create the base of the creamy tomato sauce.
Heavy cream is added for the rich sauce flavoring, along with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and basil leaves.
When the cheese has melted into the sauce, it’s ready to serve.
Garnish with pieces of fresh mozzarella, and a couple of basil leaves.
Spaghetti Margarita Pasta
Spaghetti margarita pasta is a tomato pasta with a creamy fresh mozzarella cheese finish.
The tomato sauce is made by cooking butter with minced garlic and olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat.
Halved grape tomatoes are added to the saucepan with a bit of sugar to sweeten the acidic tomatoes.
Fresh basil leaves are added to finish off the sauce, and then it’s tossed with cooked spaghetti.
Shaved Parmesan cheese, and pieces of fresh mozzarella are added and mixed into the hot pasta, which will let them melt and add a creamy, rich flavoring.
Chicken Parmesan is a savory pasta made with fresh mozzarella cheese that’s baked in the oven.
Chicken is tenderized and soaked in egg. Chicken is covered in a mixture of bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.
Chicken is baked in the oven, and then a little bit of tomato sauce is poured overtop. A slice of fresh mozzarella is placed on top of the chicken and baked until the cheese begins bubbling.
Serve chicken Parmesan over spaghetti coated in tomato sauce.
Mozzarella Basil Gnocchi
Mozzarella basil gnocchi is a quick and easy weeknight dinner you can make!
Gnocchi is cooked with olive oil and minced garlic.
Tomato sauce and red pepper flakes are added to the pan for a bit of spicy tomato sauce.
Fresh basil leaves are stirred in to add a little bit of peppery finish to the sauce.
Finish off by adding slices of fresh mozzarella to the top of the pasta. You can add a lid on top of the pan to melt the cheese.
You can serve your fresh mozzarella pasta with garlic bread, or Caesar salad if desired.
Lemon and Mozzarella Ravioli
Lemon and mozzarella ravioli is a citrusy and creamy, rich pasta.
Fresh mozzarella is placed in a food processor with ricotta cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
Spoon cheese mixture onto a fresh pasta sheet, and fold and press the edges of the ravioli.
Boil ravioli until the pasta is cooked through.
Fresh mozzarella ravioli is served with brown butter and sage sauce.
Garnish with Parmesan cheese shavings.