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Who doesn’t love pillowy, creamy, fresh mozzarella cheese? In this collection you’ll find 15 terrific fresh mozzarella recipes that are easy to whip up, perfect for any occasion, and absolutely delicious.
Everyone needs some fresh mozzarella in their life! : )
Traditionally, mozzarella was only made from the rich buffalo’s milk, and for the purist, that’s the only mozzarella. These days, however, mozzarella is generally made from cow’s milk and it’s available at pretty much any grocery store.
There are two main categories of mozzarella cheese: fresh mozzarella packed in water and low-moisture Mozzarella, commonly known as the “regular Mozzarella” and often sold in pre-shredded bags, string cheese or whole blocks.
In this collection you’ll find only recipes that use fresh mozzarella.
The pillowy, bright white cheese, typically produced in the shape of ball and packed in liquid to retain its high moisture content, it’s super versatile and goes so well with just about anything.
Creamy and deliciously fresh, it’s great tossed in salads, stuffed into sandwiches, stirred into pasta, melted on pizzas.
It’s also economical, convenient and takes simple dishes to a whole new level.
Fresh mozzarella is absolutely a must for Italian cuisine and its uses are endless, including baked dishes.
No matter we are after the melty, gooey goodness, Italians always prefer fresh mozzarella over the low-moisture counterpart. : ).
Here you’ll find only mouth-watering fresh mozzarella recipes sure to delight! : )
Fresh Mozzarella Recipes
Fresh, melted and deliciously creamy, these fresh mozzarella recipes are sure to please everybody!
The combination of crispy crust and melty-cheese-savory glory make this mozzarella pizza simple yet AMAZING!
Fried Mozzarella in Carrozza
If you love delicious gooey mozzarella cheese in every byte, this fried mozzarella sandwich crisp on the outside and melted on the inside is the perfect treat for you!
This scrumptious Italian sandwich stuffed with fresh mozzarella, basil and tomatoes is simple and totally delicious.
Marinated Mozzarella Balls
This easy appetiser is one of my favorite mozzarella recipes! Garlic, extra virgin olive oil, herbs, pepper adds tons of flavor to the baby mozzarella balls. So delicious!
Caprese Salad Skewers
If you look for crowd pleaser appetizers, these Caprese salad skewers are perfect for sharing and easy to assamble.
Italian rice balls (Arancini)
Deliciously crispy and golden outside, soft and creamy inside with a core of molten mozzarella, these Italian rice balls or “arancini di riso” are sure to please a crowd!
Bruschetta with Mozzarella
You’ll love this quick bruschetta with mozzarella that’s crispy, juicy and full of fresh flavor. It comes together in no time and it's definitely one of the best Italian appetizers!
Spinach Avocado Salad with mozzarella
This wonderful spinach avocado salad with fresh creamy mozzarella is tossed with bright lemon vinaigrette ans makes a light side dish perfect all year round. It’s ready in 10 minutes and easy to customize with your favorite add-ins!
This classic pizza combination from my olive recipe collection combines juicy succulent olives with fresh molten mozzarella. It's so tasty, delicious and sure to please any pizza lover!
Heirloom Caprese Salad
Ripe summer tomatoes and burrata or fresh mozzarella in water are key ingredients for the best Caprese salad.
Easy Baked Penne
This easy, breezy baked penne pasta is cooked in tomato sauce and packed with melted mozzarella. It's a delicious and filling dish that is economical, perfect for a family, and definitely a crowd-pleaser.
Marinated Tomato Salad with mozzarella
In this easy, simple recipe the juicy tomatoes and the soft mozzarella pack a ton of delicious fresh flavor.
This warm caprese risotto with roasted tomatoes and creamy fresh mozzarella is absolutely scrumptious!
Tomato and mozzarella lasagne
Rich, comforting, and amazingly good, this Italian pasta dish will soon become one of your favourite mozzarella recipes!
Caprese Pasta Salad
This quick pasta salad has been one of my favorites mozzarella recipes for ages: easy, quick and delicious.
Italian Chickpea Salad
This flavorful salad with fresh baby mozzarella makes a light yet delightful lunch, but it’s hearty enough for a dinner side dish.
Tomato Mozzarella Salad
Juicy tomatoes, buttery soft mozzarella, and sweet red onions are tossed in a homemade dressing and ready to serve!
No-Knead Caprese Pizza (1 bowl recipe!)
This Caprese pizza from my collection of pizza topping recipes combines amazing fresh flavors from tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and basil. It's a dream for any pizza lover!
Three Cheese Baked Gnocchi
You’re in for a treat with this tender gnocchi blanketed in a creamy tomato sauce and bites of melty mozzarella, mascarpone and parmesan cheese. Soooo good!
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15+ Delicious Fresh Mozzarella Recipes
- 6 cherry tomatoes, ripe and at room temperature (optional)
- 1 (5oz) whole-milk mozzarella ball in water, at room temp.
- 4 to 6 slices ciabatta bread or sourdough (1.5 cm thick)*
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- fine salt or Maldon flaky sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
- 12 fresh basil leaves, shredded
- Cut the tomatoes into quarters, the mozzarella into small slices, and your ciabatta bread on the diagonal into slices no thicker than 1.5 cm/ 3/5"
- In a small bowl, mix together the tomatoes, ½ Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of salt, and some shredded basil or oregano. Set aside for 5 minutes.
- Place the bread on a baking sheet and toast until crispy and lightly charred if possible. You can use the oven, the broil, the BBQ, a grilled skillet and even a toaster if it's easier for you.
- Rub the bread with garlic and top with mozzarella and the tomato mixture. Try to arrange the ingredients nicely.
- Sprinkle with salt, freshly ground pepper, and finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and shredded basil. Bruschetta with mozzarella is ready!
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