15 Recipe Ideas with Fresh Mozzarella

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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.

Recipes ideas with Fresh Mozzarella

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

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.

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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.

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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.

Peach Flatbread

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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9 Burrito Sauce Ideas

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Burritos are wraps filled with rice, vegetables, meat, and savory sauces for a filling family dinner.

You can fill burritos with creamy, spicy, or sweet sauces.

You can make avocado crema, cilantro lime sauce, chipotle lime crema, sriracha cream sauce and more to fill your burritos with.

Avocado Cream Sauce

Avocado cream sauce is a sauce made out of avocados that is blended with yogurt and herbs to make a tangy, citrusy sauce for burritos.

Avocado cream sauce is made with thick plain yogurt which gives the crema a thick base.

The yogurt mixed with avocado makes the sauce creamy and full bodied. It has a strong lime flavor to the avocado crema that finishes the sauce off well.

Avocado cream sauce is made by combining plain yogurt, avocado, cilantro leaves, minced garlic, fresh lime juice, olive oil, and a little salt in a food processor. To keep the sauce full and thick, the mixture is only “pulsed” in the food processor until it combines.

Avocado cream sauce goes well over shrimp burritos.

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Chipotle Lime Crema

Chipotle lime crema is a spicy, creamy sauce for burritos.

Chipotle lime cream is made by combining sour cream, chipotles in adobo sauce, fresh lime juice, lime zest, honey and salt and blending them together. You can thin out the sauce with a bit of water if desired.

Chipotle lime crema goes well with shrimp burritos.

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Cilantro Lime Sauce

Cilantro lime sauce is a yogurt based sauce with a refreshing citrus taste.

Yogurt, fresh lime juice, lime zest, cilantro leaves, olive oil, salt and pepper is placed in a food processor and blended until smooth.

Cilantro lime sauce goes well with chicken burritos, or cauliflower burritos.

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Sriracha Cream Sauce

Sriracha cream sauce is a spicy and sweet burrito sauce.

Sriracha and honey is added to a sour cream or Greek yogurt base.

Sriracha cream sauce is best used for Korean BBQ burritos.

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Jalapeno Ranch

Jalapeno ranch is a spicy, tangy sauce for burritos.

Jalapeno sauce is made by adding Greek yogurt, diced jalapenos, olive oil, cilantro leaves, lemon juice, garlic, onion powder, salt and dill to a blender, and processing until it’s smooth sauce.

Jalapeno ranch sauce works well for cauliflower burritos or shrimp burritos.

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Cilantro Lime Ranch

Cilantro lime ranch is a creamy sauce with a hint of garlic.

Cilantro lime ranch can be made using a sour cream base or a plain yogurt base.

Garlic powder and onion powder are added to the base of the sauce to create the tangy ranch flavoring.

Fresh lime juice, cilantro leaves, diced pickled jalapenos and brine, and salt are added the base of the sauce and mixed together until smooth.

Cilantro lime ranch goes well with chicken burritos.

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Salsa Verde

Salsa verde is a spicy green salsa for burritos.

Salsa verde is made with roasted tomatillos. Tomatillos are green tomatoes that come in a paper husk which needs to be removed prior to roasting them.

Roasting tomatillos neutralizes the acidity of the tomatoes, making it a savory base as a salsa.

After the tomatillos are cooked, they are placed in a food processor with finely chopped onions, serrano pepper, fresh lime juice, cilantro and cumin.

Once the salsa has been “pulsed” until the tomatoes are broken up, it’s ready to serve.

Salsa verde is a tangy, spicy salsa you can use on vegan burritos, or chicken burritos.

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Tomato Salsa

Tomato salsa is a juicy, chunky salsa that has a little bite to it.

Salsa adds a ton of flavor to burritos.

Tomato salsa is made by adding whole canned tomatoes, and a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel tomatoes work well) as the base of the salsa.

Finely chopped jalapeno with the seeds removed are added to the salsa, as well as some diced onions.

A few herbs like garlic and cumin are added, and then the salsa can be “pulsed” only in a food processor. Don’t overmix the salsa until it becomes a mush.

Pulse the salsa 7-10 times to get it just perfectly chunky.

Tomato salsa goes well with ground beef, black bean and corn burritos.

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Guacamole

Guacamole is a chunky sauce made with mashed avocados.

Guacamole is made by adding diced tomatoes, tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and a pinch of garlic salt to mashed avocado.

Guacamole goes well with black bean burritos, or chicken burritos.

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Recipes with Hollandaise Sauce and Pasta

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Hollandaise sauce is a rich, creamy sauce with a hint of lemon citrus flavor.

Hollandaise sauce is typically used for drizzling over eggs benedict, but you can also use it as a pasta sauce.

Hollandaise sauce can have basil leaves, chilies, orange, lime, cayenne, or Dijon added to it for an enhanced flavor to serve over pasta dishes.

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Salmon Pasta with Lime Hollandaise Sauce

Salmon pasta with lime hollandaise sauce

Salmon fillets are pan fried with salt, pepper, and a bit of lime juice squirted on top.

To make lime hollandaise sauce, butter is melted over a hot water bath. Butter is placed in a metal bowl over a pot filled with about 1″ of water. The water should be boiling in order for the butter to melt.

In a separate heat proof bowl, egg yolks, lime zest, and lime juice are whisked together.

When the butter has melted, slowly add it to the egg yolk mixture whisking vigorously so the eggs do not begin to cook.

Once the pasta has been cooked and drained, you can drizzle lime hollandaise sauce over your salmon and pasta for a citrus, buttery sauce to enjoy.

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Pasta Salad with Steak and Basil Hollandaise Sauce

Pasta salad with steak and basil hollandaise sauce is a full meal with veggies, steak, and pasta.

Pasta salad is made with pasta, corn, cannellini beans, cherry tomatoes, butter lettuce and onions.

Steak is sautéed with garlic and butter to sear it, and then it’s let to rest while the hollandaise sauce is made.

Hollandaise sauce is made by melting butter over a hot water bath. You can put a metal bowl over a pot filled with about 1″ of water in the bottom. The water should be boiling in order to melt the butter.

In another bowl, place egg yolks, fresh basil leaves, fresh lemon juice and salt and whisk them together.

You can cut the basil leaves into strips, or chop it up finely. Once the butter has melted, slowly add the butter to the egg yolk bowl whisking vigorously so you don’t cook the eggs.

Basil hollandaise sauce has a bit of a kick to it. You can add fresh chilies as well to make it a bit more spicy.

Hollandaise sauce is drizzled over steak and pasta salad for a creamy and rich flavoring.

Shrimp Sausage Pasta With Hollandaise Sauce

Shrimp sausage pasta with hollandaise sauce is a spicy pasta drizzled with a creamy sauce.

Olive oil is heated in a pan, and then slices of chorizo are cooked until they turn brown on each side.

Deglaze the pan with a bit of dry white wine.

Add shrimp, capers, and a bit of caper juice and cook until the shrimp turn pink. Add lemon juice to the pan, and then add cooked pasta to coat in a bit of sauce.

Prepare your hollandaise sauce by melting butter over a hot water bath. You can put a metal bowl over a pot filled with about 1″ of water in the bottom. The water should be boiling in order to melt the butter.

In another bowl, place egg yolks, fresh lemon juice and salt and whisk them together.

Once the butter has melted, slowly add the butter to the egg yolk bowl whisking vigorously so you don’t cook the eggs.

Drizzle hollandaise sauce over shrimp and chorizo pasta and enjoy!

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How to Serve Fresh Mozzarella

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Fresh mozzarella is a creamy, rich cheese you can use to make salads, appetizers, crostini’s, pasta, and pizza.

Fresh mozzarella a staple food to make caprese appetizers using toothpicks or skewers.

You can also make crostini’s or bruschetta using fresh mozzarella cheese.

Not only that, you can add fresh mozzarella to pasta, pizza, and salad recipes for a rich flavoring.

How to Serve Fresh Mozzarella

Appetizers

Fresh mozzarella can be paired with tomatoes, peaches, watermelon, strawberries, and fresh basil leaves to create luscious appetizers that will tantalize your taste buds.

Alternate fresh mozzarella and your chosen fruit combination, along with a fresh basil leaf to fill up a toothpick or a skewer. You can make the appetizer ahead of time and place it in the fridge prior to your guests coming over.

When you’re ready to serve them, add a drizzle of balsamic reduction over the appetizers to give them a chef worthy look, and add a hint of sweetness.

How to Serve Fresh Mozzarella

Pizza

Margarita pizza is a classic pizza that is made with pizza sauce and fresh mozzarella. After it’s been baked in the oven, fresh basil leaves are placed on top and it starts to wilt a little right before it’s served.

Fresh mozzarella is usually placed sparingly on pizza, due to it’s rich flavor.

You can also place more fresh mozzarella in the center of the pizza after it’s come out of the oven.

When you’re taking a slice of pizza, you can grab a little more fresh mozzarella from the center, and enjoy it’s creamy, soft texture on top of your pizza slice.

How to Serve Fresh Mozzarella on pizza

Crostini’s

Crostini’s are small pieces of baguette that have been toasted in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil.

You can add pesto, fresh tomatoes, roasted tomatoes, basil leaves, herbs with olive oil, peaches, and fresh mozzarella to create your own enticing appetizers.

Fresh mozzarella will enhance the flavor of the crostini, giving it a body of flavor to enjoy along with its pairings.

How to Serve Fresh Mozzarella on crostini's

Pasta

Fresh mozzarella is added at the end of making pasta, due to it’s soft, delicate makeup.

Fresh mozzarella will melt into the soft, adding a thick, velvety finish to pasta sauce.

You can also add it to ricotta cheese and stuff ravioli pasta with it as a savory filling. Drizzle with a brown butter and sage sauce over the pasta for a rich, buttery sauce to dip your ravioli in.

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Salad

A classic fresh mozzarella salad is a caprese salad.

Typically, a caprese salad is made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, strips of fresh basil leaves, and is drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

You can use fresh mozzarella in pasta salad as well, to add a ton of rich, creamy flavor.

  1. Caprese salad
  2. Strawberry, basil, mozzarella salad
  3. Pesto pasta salad with tomatoes and mozzarella
  4. Peach, tomato caprese salad
  5. Peach and prosciutto salad

9 Types of Alfredo Sauce

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Alfredo sauce is a velvety, buttery sauce for pasta that you can even dip garlic bread in.

Alfredo sauce is made of a combination of using heavy cream and Parmesan cheese which gives it a rich flavor.

You can add roasted red peppers, habanero peppers, pumpkin puree, sundried tomatoes, pesto or mushrooms to add a little spice to alfredo sauce.

Try making one of these delicious, appetizing alfredo sauces for your next fettucine pasta dinner party.

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Spicy

Spicy alfredo sauce has a red pepper base, and it uses a habanero pepper to add a ton of spice to alfredo sauce.

In a food processor, red pepper, fresh tomato, an onion, and a habanero is blended together until they are quite fine pieces. This creates the base flavoring for your alfredo sauce.

Diced onions and minced garlic are cooked in a saucepan to begin making the alfredo sauce.

The pepper blended added to the onions along with heavy cream to create the spicy alfredo sauce.

Thicken the spicy alfredo by adding freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Types of Alfredo Sauce

Pumpkin

Pumpkin alfredo sauce is a creamy, fall flavored alfredo sauce.

Sage leaves are infused into melted butter in a saucepan over medium heat. A little bit of minced garlic creates a buttery, herb flavor as the base of the alfredo sauce.

Heavy cream, pumpkin puree, and nutmeg are added to the saucepan for the rich flavoring of alfredo.

Parmesan and Romano cheese are added at the end to thicken the fall flavored alfredo sauce.

Sundried Tomato

Sundried tomato alfredo sauce is is a rich, tart, tomato flavored alfredo sauce.

Sundried tomatoes are blended with chicken broth to release the flavor of the sundried tomatoes for your alfredo sauce.

Heavy cream is heated in a saucepan, and the blended sundried tomatoes are added to the cream to create the base of the alfredo sauce.

Garlic salt, nutmeg, and pepper are added to add some depth to the sauce flavoring.

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese is added near the end of finishing off the sauce to thicken it.

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Pesto

Pesto alfredo sauce is an earthy, vibrant green colored pasta.

Pesto alfredo sauce is made by first making a roux with butter and flour.

Heavy cream and milk are added to make the base of the sauce.

Parmesan cheese and pesto are added at the end to enhance the flavoring of the alfredo sauce, making it taste creamy with a hint of herb taste.

Zucchini

Zucchini alfredo sauce is made by cooking diced zucchini with onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

Once zucchini is cooked through, it’s blended in a food processor with heavy cream. The zucchini releases it’s earthy flavor, and then it’s returned to the saucepan to thicken with Parmesan cheese.

A splash of lemon juice is added at the end to finish off the alfredo sauce.

Mushroom

Mushroom alfredo sauce is a buttery, luscious alfredo sauce.

Mushroom alfredo sauce is made by sautéing mushrooms with olive oil until they tender. The mushrooms are set aside until they are added back in at the end.

To make the alfredo sauce, butter and flour are mixed together in a saucepan to make a roux.

Chicken broth, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder are added to the roux to make the creamy sauce.

Add the mushrooms into the alfredo sauce, and a little spinach if desired.

Spinach adds a pop of color to this rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

Spinach

Spinach alfredo sauce is an earthy flavored alfredo sauce that uses cream cheese instead of heavy cream.

Spinach alfredo sauce is made by cooking butter and minced garlic together to release the aromas of the garlic as the base of the alfredo sauce.

Milk, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese are added to the buttery garlic base to make the creamy alfredo sauce.

Spinach alfredo sauce is seasoned with fresh ground black pepper adding a depth of flavor.

Once the sauce has thickened up, fresh spinach leaves are added to the sauce and left to wilt and release their flavors into the sauce.

Roasted Red Pepper

Roasted red pepper alfredo sauce is extra creamy, because it has both goat cheese and Parmesan cheese in this savory alfredo sauce.

Roasted red pepper alfredo sauce is made with a base of olive oil, minced garlic and onions together in a frying pan on medium heat.

Heavy cream, Parmesan, and goat cheese are added to the frying pan to create this creamy alfredo sauce.

At the end of the sauce thickening, add roasted red pepper, and blend until it’s a smooth, rich alfredo sauce.

Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.

Types of Alfredo Sauce

Cajun

Cajun alfredo sauce is a spicy alfredo sauce you can make and add your favorite Italian sausage, chicken, or shrimp to it for flavorful pasta dinner.

Cajun alfredo sauce is made by creating your own Cajun seasoning, including smoked madrona salt, pink Himalayan salt, Italian seasoning, garlic, and cayenne.

Cajun alfredo sauce has a base of butter and whipping cream that is simmered in a saucepan over medium heat.

The freshly made Cajun seasoning is added to infuse the spicy flavoring into the alfredo sauce.

Parmesan cheese is added to thicken up the sauce, and then it’s ready to serve this rich, spicy alfredo sauce.

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7 Savory Scones without Cheese

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Savory scones are the perfect addition to an afternoon tea, or as a side for a soup or chili.

Savory scones without cheese can be made with sundried tomatoes, bacon, or fresh herbs to give them their vibrant flavor.

Classic English Style Scones

Classic scones are buttery and flakey. They are usually served with clotted cream and jam for a creamy and fruity treat for afternoon tea.

Classic scones are buttery and flakey scones. You can eat them with a little bit more butter spread onto them if desired.

Savory Scones without Cheese

Sundried Tomato Herb Scones

Sundried tomato herb scones are made using a combination of fresh herbs like basil, chives, oregano, and rosemary.

You can use all of them, or just one if you’re going for a specific flavoring for your savory scones.

Sundried tomato herb scones go well with soups, or pasta as a side dish.

Everything Bagel Scones

Everything bagel scones taste just like an everything bagel! They look just as intriguing as well.

Everything bagel scones are made by adding chives, minced garlic, pepper, and onion powder to scone dough.

The scones are shaped and placed on a baking sheet, and then they are brushed with a bit of heavy cream on the top.

The everything bagel spice mixture is sprinkled onto the heavy cream of the scone, and then baked in the oven.

The scones will come out golden brown, and smell savory and aromatic!

Cranberry and Rosemary Scones

Cranberry and rosemary scones are made with dried cranberries which make them have a little bit of a sweeter finish to them.

Fresh rosemary is added to the scone dough to add an aromatic herb flavor, which compliments the dried cranberries well.

You can serve cranberry and rosemary scones as a side dish with dinner, or as a snack in the afternoon.

Sweet Potato Sage Scones

Sweet potato sage scones are made using mashed up cooked sweet potatoes and fresh sage.

Sweet potatoes have sweet undertones, making these scones extra tasty.

The sage gives a rich, savory flavor to these delicious scones.

You can serve sweet potato sage scones with roast chicken or turkey dinner. They work as a side for dinnertime.

Bacon Jalapeno Scones

Bacon jalapeno scones have a spicy and savory flavoring to them.

The jalapeno is cut into small pieces, so as to not be too overwhelming with spice. The bacon compliments the jalapeno well with its mesmerizing flavor.

Bacon jalapeno scones go well alongside chili, soups, or roasted meats as a side dish.

Parsnip Scones

Parsnip scones have grated parsnips put right into the scone dough. You don’t need much for it to have that earthy flavor.

Parsnip scones go well with hot soup, like tomato soup or potato and leek soup.

You can serve it as a side with butter, or you can dip your scones right into the soup.

14 Types of Pesto

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Pesto is an Italian sauce made to be used on top of pasta, pizza, appetizers, and sandwiches.

Classic basil pesto is made using basil leaves.

You can make a variety of different types of pesto by substituting or replacing part of the basil leaves with a different type of food.

Classic Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto is made using pine nuts, freshly grated parmesan cheese, minced garlic, and olive oil.

You can add in a bit of lemon juice, salt, and pepper to make the pesto exactly to your desired taste.

  • pasta
  • flatbread
  • sandwiches
  • focaccia bread
Types of Pesto

Tuscan Kale Pesto

Tuscan kale pesto is made by substituting basil leaves for Tuscan kale.

It’s an an earthy pesto that would go well on top of poultry or fish for a seasoning sauce.

  • calzone
  • sauce for fish or chicken
  • pizza sauce
  • pasta
Types of Pesto

Spinach Pesto

Spinach pesto easily comes together using spinach leaves instead of basil leaves. Spinach has an enticing, light flavor to it, making it an easy to go to for making pesto.

You can use spinach pesto as a spread for sandwiches, or dipping vegetables into.

  • sauce for fish or chicken
  • pizza sauce
  • pasta
  • eggs
  • risotto
  • dipping sauce for raw vegetables

Thai Basil Pesto

Thai basil pesto has a spicy, peppery flavor to it, so you don’t need much for it to have a big flavor impact in your dish!

  • appetizers
  • sandwiches
  • bruschetta
Types of Pesto

Red Pepper Pesto

Red pepper pesto is a savory pesto you can use as a base for pizza or a spread for sandwiches.

Red pepper pesto is made from canned roasted red peppers. You’ll have to dry them out before using them to make pesto.

To make the red pepper pesto, you’ll be using both basil leaves and red peppers to create this invigorating pesto flavor.

  • pizza sauce
  • bruschetta
  • chicken or steak sauce
  • dipping sauce
  • pasta
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Sundried Tomato Pesto

Sundried tomato pesto has a tomato and spicy flavor to it. Sundried tomato pesto uses both basil leaves and sundried tomatoes to create a delicious pesto that works well on top of pasta.

  • focaccia bread
  • sandwiches
  • crostini’s

Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto

Cilantro jalapeno pesto is an earthy, nutty, spicy pesto. You can remove the seeds of the jalapeno have the spice less overwhelming.

  • tacos
  • baked potato
  • pizza sauce
  • appetizers

Radish Leaf Pesto

Radish leaf pesto uses radish greens, mint, and basil leaves to create this succulent pesto.

  • dipping sauce with pita chips, crackers, or fresh vegetables
  • sauce for chicken or fish
  • pasta

Avocado Pesto

Avocado pesto is a creamy, thick pesto you can use for making pasta, pasta salad, or as a spread for sandwiches

Avocado pesto is made by adding the flesh of an avocado to a base pesto recipe which includes the basil leaves.

The avocado adds more of a creaminess to the pesto than other varieties.

  • pasta
  • sandwiches
  • dipping sauce with bread

Beat Pesto

Beat pesto uses freshly roasted beats to make the base of the pesto.

Beat pesto has a vibrant pink color, making the dish quite striking and eye catching.

  • wraps
  • pizza sauce
  • sandwiches
  • pasta

Arugula Pesto

Arugula pesto has a pepper flavor to it. Arugula and basil leaves are used to make this spicy flavored pesto.

  • sauce for roasted vegetables
  • dipping sauce for vegetables
  • sandwiches
  • salad dressing
  • pasta or zucchini noodles

Mint Pesto

Mint pesto is an exhilarating flavorful pesto that goes well on top of salads and appetizers.

Mint pesto is made by substituting mint leaves for basil leaves. Mint is a plentiful herb that you can easily grow at home in its own pot. Mint is quite aggressive so you’ll never run out of it!!

  • salad
  • pasta
  • crackers
  • bread
  • vegetables
  • chicken
  • eggs

Parsley Pesto

Parsley pesto has both basil leaves and parsley to make this refreshing, earthy pesto. Parsley has a sharp flavor, which adds a ton of flavor to pesto.

  • pasta
  • sandwiches
  • sauce for chicken or fish

Artichoke Pesto

Artichoke pesto is made using parsley and artichokes as the base of the pesto. It’s a bit spicy, with the added chili pepper.

Artichoke pesto is a thick pesto, you can thin it down with a bit of olive oil if you find the flavor too overpowering.

  • panini’s
  • crostini’s
  • sauce for poultry or fish
  • pasta

4 Vegetable Mousse Flavor Ideas

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Vegetable mousse is a refreshing way to serve vegetables.

You can serve vegetable mousse in a glass with a few different layers.

You can put crayfish, shrimp, or small pieces of the vegetable on top of the mousse to give it a couple layers.

Another option would be to serve vegetable mousse with bread or crackers as a dipping sauce.

Vegetable mousse is quite thick, so you can pipe it on top of crackers for a finger food appetizer.

Cucumber Mousse

Cucumber mousse is a vegetable mousse that can be served on top of crackers and topped with a Cajun spiced shrimp for an eye catching appetizer.

Cucumber mousse is made by blending cucumbers until smooth using a food processor. Cream cheese is added to the food processor, along with sour cream to make it more of a mousse consistency.

Gelatin is bloomed using sugar, and white wine vinegar. The gelatin is added to the food processor and blended again until smooth.

Dill, celery salt, and pepper are used to season the mousse.

The mousse can be piped until a mini muffin tin for the perfect amount of mousse on top of a cracker.

The muffin tin is placed into the fridge until firm, and then you can place it on a cracker. Top with a shrimp and a little dill weed for a tasty appetizer.

Vegetable Mousse Flavor Ideas

Carrot Mousse

Carrot mousse is made by cooking carrots until they are fork tender. The carrots are blended in a food processor along with cream cheese to create the mousse base.

Heavy cream, pepper, and cumin are blended until the carrot and cream cheese base to create this vegetable mousse.

Carrot mousse can be piped into ramekins and topped with a few sesame seeds.

Serve carrot mousse with parmesan chips on the side, or you can use the carrot mousse as a dipping sauce.

Broccoli Mousse

Broccoli mousse is made by boiling the broccoli under fork tender.

The broccoli is cooled to room temperature, and then is blended with olive oil until smooth. You can use broccoli mousse on top of crackers, or as a dipping sauce with pita chips.

Asparagus Mousse

Asparagus mousse is made by blending canned asparagus with mascarpone cheese. The vegetable mousse is seasoned with some salt and pepper, and then is placed in a “verrine” or glass.

You can place a couple crayfish on top for an enticing, textured appetizer.

10 Savory Mousse Ideas

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Savory mousse flavors are made using salt and spicy foods, instead of a sweet base.

Savory mousse can be piped on top of crackers, sliced cucumbers, crostini’s, or fresh bread.

You can use the star tip to give the mousse a textured look for an enticing appetizer.

You can also use savory mousse as a dipping sauce and then dip parmesan chips, pita chips, or tortilla chips into the mousse.

Smoked Salmon Mousse

Smoked salmon mousse has a similar flavor to eating smoked salmon and cream cheese together.

The smoked salmon is blended until it becomes a smooth consistency in a food processor.

Cream cheese, fresh lemon juice, dill, and pepper are added and blended until it becomes a mousse texture.

Smoked salmon mouse can be piped onto slices of cucumber, crackers, or crostini’s for a savory mousse appetizer.

Savory Mousse Ideas

Blue Cheese Mousse

Blue cheese mousse is a sharp flavored mousse that can be paired with candied pecans and grapes on top of crackers.

Blue cheese mousse is made by beating together blue cheese and cream cheese.

Whipping cream is whipped until stiff peaks formed, and then is folded into the cheese mixture to create this tart creamy savory mousse.

Avocado Mousse

Avocado mousse is a creamy, filling mousse you can use on top of crostini’s or crackers for a delicious appetizer.

Avocado mousse is made by blending the flesh of a few avocados, diced serrano peppers, spices and whipping cream in a food processor.

Avocado mousse is flavored with garlic, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and sugar, making it the perfect base of a cracker for an appetizer.

Once the mousse has been pulsed together, it’s piped onto a crostini, and then a bit of crumbled feta is sprinkled on top of the mousse to finish it off.

Cucumber Mousse

Cucumber mousse is a vegetable mousse that can be served on top of crackers and topped with a Cajun spiced shrimp for an eye catching appetizer.

Cucumber mousse is made by blending cucumbers until smooth using a food processor. Cream cheese is added to the food processor, along with sour cream to make it more of a mousse consistency.

Gelatin is bloomed using sugar, and white wine vinegar. The gelatin is added to the food processor and blended again until smooth.

Dill, celery salt, and pepper are used to season the mousse.

The mousse can be piped until a mini muffin tin for the perfect amount of mousse on top of a cracker.

The muffin tin is placed into the fridge until firm, and then you can place it on a cracker. Top with a shrimp and a little dill weed for a tasty appetizer.

Carrot Mousse

Carrot mousse is made by cooking carrots until they are fork tender. The carrots are blended in a food processor along with cream cheese to create the mousse base.

Heavy cream, pepper, and cumin are blended until the carrot and cream cheese base to create this vegetable mousse.

Carrot mousse can be piped into ramekins and topped with a few sesame seeds.

Serve carrot mousse with parmesan chips on the side, or you can use the carrot mousse as a dipping sauce.

Parmesan Mousse

Parmesan mousse is a cheesy, and creamy mousse that you can use on top of vegetables or crackers for a memorable appetizer.

Parmesan mousse is made by heating heavy cream until it’s reduced by half of its volume.

Freshly grated parmesan cheese is added to the heavy cream and whisked until smooth. The cream is set aside until it’s room temperature.

The mousse needs to chill to thicken up for about an hour before it’s ready to be piped.

Shrimp Mousse

Shrimp mousse is a unique mousse that you can serve on crackers, or use as a dip for a party.

Shrimp mousse is made by blending shrimp that have been cooked and cooled and toweled dry. When the shrimps are a quite fine, they are finished and you can set them aside.

Cream cheese and whipping cream are beaten together until light and creamy.

The shrimp can be added to the mixture, along with chopped up chives, finely chopped parsley, lemon zest, fresh lemon juice, hot sauce, garlic powder, and salt and black pepper.

Once the mixture has all of the spices mixed in, it can be chilled until it’s firm enough to pipe.

Basil Mousse

Basil mousse is made by heating heavy cream and infusing fresh basil leaves into the cream.

The basil leaves and cream are blended, and then strained to remove any of the leaves from the cream.

More heavy cream is added to the mixture, and then it’s placed into the freezer for 45 minutes.

Just before the cream comes out of the freezer, white chocolate is melted and set aside to be added later.

The cream will come out of the freezer, and whipped until light and fluffy The white chocolate can be folded into the mousse to create a sweet and savory mousse treat.

Goat Cheese Mousse

Goat cheese mousse is a tart mousse that you can pipe on top of halved apricots, or inside prosciutto cups.

Goat cheese mousse is made by whipping together goat cheese, powdered sugar, and almond extract.

Whipped cream is beaten until stiff peaks formed, and a third of it is beaten into the goat cheese mixture.

To make the goat cheese mousse light and fluffy, the rest of the whipped cream is folded into the goat cheese.

Chill the mousse until you are ready to pipe the savory mousse.

Chicken Liver Mousse

Chicken liver mousse is made by cooking chicken liver with thyme and butter. The pan is deglazed with brandy and maple syrup to give it a hint of maple flavor.

The chicken livers are pureed until smooth, and the is folded until whipped cream that has formed stiff peaks.

The mousse is chilled until it’s ready to piped. You can serve chicken liver mousse on top of crackers or fresh bread.

What to Serve with a Cheese Ball

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Cheese balls are a creamy, savory appetizer that look unique from its circular shape.

You can serve different types of crackers, pretzels, breads, vegetables and pita chips with your cheese ball for a variety of dipping choices to choose from.

Arrange your crackers, vegetables, etc. around the cheeseball so it can all be on one plate.

It’ll be easy for your guests to pick and choose which accompaniment they want to try your cheese ball with.

Artisan Crackers

Artisan crackers are a crunchy and crisp cracker than is quite thick. You can actually make your own using favorite additions – dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, dried apricots, etc.

If you’re making a cranberry based cheese ball, you could add dried cranberries to your artisan crackers for matching flavors.

Another option is to use complimenting flavors for your cheese ball.

If you’re making a cheddar and herb cheese ball, you can make a rosemary and sea salt artisan cracker.

What to Serve with Cheese Ball

Everything Sourdough Crackers

Everything sourdough crackers are made by sprinkling everything bagel spices and herbs on top of a sourdough cracker.

Everything sourdough crackers are a bit salty with a hint of sourdough flavor, which pairs well with the delicious savory cheese ball.

Pretzels

Pretzels are crispy and thin, and are quite dry when eaten by themselves. Pretzels have a salty outer layer on the outside of them.

Pretzels work well with a cheese ball for a very small sampling of the appetizer.

What to Serve with Cheese Ball

Celery Sticks

Celery sticks are a juicy, stringy vegetable you can use to dip into the cheese ball with.

Celery sticks are a great addition to the crackers to serve with your cheese ball.

Carrot Sticks

Carrot sticks hold up well when you dip them into a cheese ball. Carrot sticks should be cut into thin pieces, not too big so they can take one dip, and then enjoy their appetizer (no double dipping!!).

Pita Chips

Pita chips can be flavored with many different combinations of spices and herbs.

Parmesan herb garlic pita chips are a delicious pairing for a cheese ball.

You can even make a spicy version of pita chips using cayenne pepper and paprika adding a bit of heat to your cheese ball appetizer.

Crostini’s

Crostini’s are made by thinly slicing a baguette.

The baguette slice is brushed with olive oil, and toasted until it has crisped up.

The cheese ball can be spread on top of the crostini for a crunchy and creamy cheese appetizer.

Sourdough Bread

Sourdough bread has a tangy flavor to it. It’s savory bread that goes well with creamy cheese ball as an appetizer.

You can cut the sourdough into smaller pieces, enough for about 2 bites.

Sourdough bread is a nice change for pairing a cheeseball since most people only use crackers to dip into the cheese ball with.

French Bread

French bread is a mild flavored bread with a crusty outer layer.

French bread works well with a cheese ball because the cheese flavors overpower the bread, leaving you with sharp cheddar and herb flavors. Yum!

Water Biscuits

Water biscuits are a crumbly cracker that has a hint of salt flavor.

Water biscuits are a fragile cracker, therefore when you bite into it, it makes a bit of a mess.

Since water biscuits have more of a salty flavor to them, and are quite thin as crackers go, they add a bit of a variety for serving them with a cheese ball than just regular crackers.

Saltines

Saltines are buttery and crispy crackers with a hint of sea salt flavor.

Saltines are a classic cracker you can serve with your cheese ball.