Burrata isn't just cheese. It's a fresh, creamy delicacy that elevates mozzarella to a whole new level. A semi-soft Italian cheese, fresh mozzarella made from cow's milk or water buffalo milk makes up the outer curd while the inside is filled with stringy curd and fresh cream. It's the buttery flavor and creamy texture that truly makes it a special type of cheese.
Beyond its glorious flavor, burrata is an extremely versatile cheese when it comes to semi-soft cheeses which is why we absolutely love it. Add it to pasta dishes, try it on a pizza with some prosciutto crudo, or pair it with some figs for dessert. There are so many ways to enjoy burrata cheese. So much so that we decided to share our favorites. Try one for yourself and you'll see how sinfully good burrata cheese can be.
1. GRILLED EGGPLANT PARMESAN WITH ROASTED TOMATOES, BURRATA, AND GARLIC HERB BREADCRUMBS
Heat up the grill because by the time you finish reading this recipe you're going to want it nice and hot. It takes what you know about eggplant parmesan and deconstructs it into an irresistibly elegant dinner. Simply roast some cherry tomatoes, grill slices of eggplant, prepare flavorful garlic herb breadcrumbs, then assemble it all with fresh chunks of burrata on top.
2. TOMATO, BASIL, AND BURRATA SPAGHETTI
We love parmesan on pasta as much as the next person, but why stick to only that when you can have creamy chunks of burrata instead? This recipe takes the simple flavors of tomato and basil spaghetti tossed in olive oil, and amplifies it with burrata. All prepared in one pot, this is an easy meal to throw a curve-ball into the rotation.
3. MARGARITA PIZZA DIP
Whether it's game day and you want a break from the typical bean dip or are having guests over for pizza night and want to throw a surprise into the mix, this is the recipe meant to please a crowd. It's like the best pizza Margherita you've had traded mozzarella for the rich flavor of burrata and the crust for crostinis instead.
4. CRISPY SMASHED POTATOES WITH BURRATA
New to burrata? Start of with this. It's creamy, it's savory, and it only requires a handful of ingredients. Plus, you get all the carbs and cheese you can handle in one savory skillet.
5. CRISPY POTATOES WITH BURRATA, TOMATO, AND PESTO
Forget what you know about potato salad. Make it the burrata way with this recipe. On top a bed of arugula, load on fresh tomatoes, crispy potatoes, cannellini beans, olives, creamy burrata cheese, and a spoonful of fresh basil pesto. We won't blame you if you have a hard time sharing this one.
6. SNAP PEA AND BURRATA
Trying to eat more veggies? Top them on burrata cheese. You won't have any problem indulging.
7. LINGUINE WITH BURRATA, KALE, AND PUMPKIN SEEDS
This pasta dish takes on a new level of savory and comforting. Al dente linguine is coated in a homemade pumpkin seed and kale pesto, then topped off with chunks of fresh burrata, pumpkin seeds, fresh herbs, and breadcrumbs. The hardest part about this meal is what wine to pair with it.
8. BURRATA PIZZA PIE
The best thing to pair with something salty is something creamy. We introduce to you your new favorite pizza toppings, prosciutto and burrata. Throw in some fresh basil and you've got a party.
9. FARRO TABBOULEH WITH BURRATA AND HUMMUS
We could easily turn hummus, cheese, and pita into a meal. This recipe takes that concept and goes beyond my wildest imagination. Nutty farro tabbouleh made with cherry tomatoes, asparagus, blueberries, persian cucumbers, a trio of fresh herbs, pistachios, and sunflower seeds are loaded on top of hummus with a mound of burrata. Grab the pita, it's time to dip in.
10. PEACH PANZANELLA SALAD WITH BURRATA AND BACON
Even salad haters will rejoice at the sight of this. Red lettuce is loaded with chunks of crusty bread, thin peach slices, crispy bacon, and a heaping of fresh burrata all drizzled with a golden balsamic vinaigrette.
11. TUSCAN SUMMER STONE FRUIT, TOMATO, AND PANZANELLA BURRATA SALAD
It's not always about a filling meal. Sometimes, it's about a flavorful experience. That's precisely what this is. Sweet peaches, ripe tomatoes, pitted cherries, chunks of ciabatta bread, pine nuts, and creamy burrata all come together to make the fruit and cheese board that dreams are made of.
12. BURRATA WITH FRESH FIGS AND CRISPY BREAD
For some, this would be an appetizer. For us this is dessert. If you love cheese as much as I we do, trade in those scoops of ice cream for a scoop of burrata and fresh figs drizzled in a homemade balsamic glaze.