Fresh mozzarella is a luscious and rich addition to creamy pasta, crostini or caprese appetizers, and flatbreads.
Fresh mozzarella has a creamy and soft texture, which adds a mild cheese flavoring to dishes.
Fresh Mozzarella and Watermelon Skewers
Fresh mozzarella and watermelon skewers have a citrusy honey lime drizzle on them.
Watermelon is made into balls using a melon baller. Onto each skewer, a piece of watermelon, and a piece of fresh mozzarella is alternated until the entire skewer is full.
Fresh lime juice is mixed with lime zest, salt, and honey for the coating on the skewers.
Drizzle the sauce on top of the skewers, and serve immediately.
Pesto flatbread is made by using pesto as the pizza sauce.
Slices of mozzarella cheese and sundried tomatoes are arranged over the flatbread and then it’s baked in the oven.
After the flatbread comes out of the oven, more fresh pesto is spooned onto the flatbread. This gives the flatbread more of a burst of pesto flavor for this savory appetizer.
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.
Strawberry Caprese with Lemon and Basil
Strawberry caprese with lemon and basil is a cheesy and fruity toothpick appetizer.
Cubed mozzarella is marinated with lemon juice, lemon zest, thin strips of fresh basil leaves, olive oil and salt.
Strawberry caprese is made by cutting strawberries in half.
To assemble the appetizer, place a strawberry, a slice of mozzarella cheese, and then repeat again together in a stack.
A toothpick is placed through the stack to create the strawberry caprese appetizer.
Fresh ground pepper is sprinkled on top of the appetizer to finish it off.
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.
Peach Caprese Appetizer
Peach caprese appetizer uses slices of peaches to create a sandwich.
In between the layers of peaches is a slice of mozzarella.
On the top layer of peach, add a single leaf of basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
Place a toothpick through the sandwich so it can easily be eaten without it falling apart.
Pepperoni Caprese Bites
Pepperoni caprese bites are an eye catching appetizer assembled on a toothpick, with a basil vinaigrette dressing.
To assemble the pepperoni appetizer, place a fresh piece of mozzarella, then a folded piece of pepperoni, a fresh basil leaf, and a cherry tomato on a toothpick.
Drizzle basil vinaigrette dressing on top and serve immediately.
Flatbread is a delicious crispy, warm peach appetizer. Flatbread can be cut into small pieces so it’s easily eaten.
Peach flatbread is made by simply brushing olive oil on the edges of the flatbread dough.
Add pizza sauce on the dough, and arrange fresh mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce.
Place folded pieces of prosciutto all over the flatbread. Slice peaches and dry off excess water. You don’t want too much leaking into your flatbread or it won’t crisp up.
Bake the flatbread, and add fresh leaves of basil once it comes out of the oven, along with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
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.
Caprese Pesto Crostini
Caprese pesto crostini’s are made by marinating cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with dried basil leaves and olive oil.
Once you’ve made your crostini’s and they have cooled, fresh pesto is spread on the crostini.
Mozzarella slices and cherry tomatoes are placed on top of the layer of pesto.
Finally, the pesto appetizer is topped with freshly chopped basil leaves, parmesan cheese, and balsamic vinegar.
Simple Mozzarella Bruschetta
Simple mozzarella bruschetta is a tasty appetizer you can serve warm, right out of the oven.
Make your own crostini’s by slicing a baguette, brushing olive oil on to one side of the bread, and then broiling it in the oven for 2 minutes until it’s toasted.
Assemble the bruschetta by putting one slice of tomato, and one slice of mozzarella onto the crostini’s. Add a couple basil leaves to the bruschetta, and then broil in the oven until the cheese has started to melt.
Drizzle balsamic reduction over the bruschetta and enjoy!
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.
Prosciutto Peach Skewer
Prosciutto peach skewer uses fresh peaches wrapped in prosciutto.
Fresh mozzarella is added to the skewer for a creamy, cheesy addition to the juicy peaches.
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and honey to finish off this delicious tangy appetizer.
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.