An In-Depth List Of The 10 Best Burrata Cheese Recipes Today Top Reviews

An In-Depth List Of The 10 Best Burrata Cheese Recipes

Burrata Cheese

When planning the perfect blend of ingredients, it’s important to think about texture and flavor. These two elements will add a wow factor to any dish you are preparing. To achieve a delicious blend of texture and flavor, you should consider using burrata cheese in your next savory or sweet recipe. This creamy and soft cheese is full of flavor, and has just the right texture to be paired with pasta, fruit, pizza or bread. Burrata cheese is a delicious alternative to mozzarella and if you haven’t tried it, you should.

We have gone through our favorite recipes to provide you with a list of the best burrata cheese dishes. We know you will love these as much as we do.

 

Product FAQ


1. What Is Burrata

Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made from either cow's milk, or sometimes buffalo milk. It is a semi-soft cheese with a mozzarella outer layer and a center made from fresh cream. The consistency of this cheese has been compared to that of butter, and the flavor is just as delicious.

 

When you slice open this cheese, the mozzarella layer reveals a soft, creamy core that adds the perfect element to our favorite dishes.

 

2. Where Should Burrata Be Used?

This versatile cheese can be used with any recipe longing for a creamy and buttery, soft cheese. You can add it to savory dishes with tomatoes and basil, or your favorite sweet dish of figs, mandarines or nectarines. Don’t forget about your favorite pizza, too. This cheese can be used on any gourmet pizza or pasta dish.

 

3. How Is Burrata Made?

This cheese is made from artisans who combine mozzarella and fresh cream from cows milk or buffalo milk. The outer mozzarella shell is made from torn and woven mozzarella, while the soft, creamy core is made from fresh cream. This cheese is special in that it taste best when it's fresh. There is no need to age the cheese to increase its flavor or texture.

 

4. Where Can You Buy Burrata?

Check your local grocery store or deli for the cheese. It might be included in the fine cheese section or near the mozzarella cheese, depending on your local store. If you have a gourmet grocery or deli in your area, that might be a good place to check. This cheese is worth the hunt.

 

How We Reviewed

In an effort to provide the best dishes, we researched different styles and methods of using burrata and reviewed many recipes to come up with what we think are the best. We spent a lot of time looking at recipes to determine if the texture and flavor of burratawas able to shine. We wanted the smooth and creamy, cheese, with its mild buttery flavor, to be the star of the dish.

 

What We Reviewed

  • Tomato, Basil, and Buratta Spaghetti
  • Burrata Cheese, Arugula, Mandarin, and Mint Crostinistini
  • Margarita Pizza DIP
  • Burrata Cheese with Grilled Nectarines
  • Crispy smashed potatoes with Burrata
  • Burrata with Fresh Figs and Crispy Bread
  • Snap Pea with Burrata
  • Linguine with Burrata, Kale and Pumpkin Seeds
  • Burrata Cheese with Fresh Pesto Drizzle Appetizer
  • Burrata Pizza Pie

Tomato, Basil, and Burrata Spaghetti

Tomato, Basil, and Burrata Spaghetti

Ingredients & Instruction


This is such a simple recipe that any skill level can take it on; yet it is filled with favor and sure to please anyone who loves pasta and fresh ingredients.

In just one pot, combine fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, pasta and olive oil. Make sure the pasta is done, and then toss with olive oil and top with large spoonfuls of burrata cheese.

Pros 

  • Easy and for all skill levels
  • Made in one simple pot
  • Captures the creaminess of the cheese

 Cons

  • Simple pasta dish doesn’t contain a protein
  • May not provide all the flavors of a more intricate dish
  • Must use the freshest ingredients to get the most flavor

Burrata Cheese, Arugula, Mandarin, and Mint Crostinis Tini

Burrata Cheese, Arugula, Mandarin, and Mint Crostinis Tini

Ingredients & Instruction


This cheese is so versatile that is can be paired perfectly with mandarin oranges. This dish elevates the crostinistini and makes the perfect appetizer for your next party.

Slice and toast your bread. Next, use fresh arugula to top the toast and then simply lay a slice of burrata cheese on top of the arugula. Peel mandarins and lay one slice of mandarin on top of the cheese, then sprinkle with your favorite crushed nuts, such as pecans. If you like, before you serve to your guest, drizzle the crostinistini with olive oil and sprinkle with mint.

Pros 

  • No prep work required
  • Unique flavors burst together in these small bites
  • Simple construction make this appetizer easy to prepare

 Cons

  • Best served right away, so don’t let this sit for too long
  • Serve with plenty of napkins as it can be a bit messy
  • Like other recipes, it's best when used with fresh ingredients

Margarita Pizza Dip

Margarita Pizza Dip

Ingredients & Instruction


This cheesy dip should definitely make its way into your rotation whether it be for a party or just simply a substitute for pizza. This delicious, hot, savory dip is a must try.

Slice fresh tomatoes and sprinkle with olive oil and parmesan cheese. Bake in the oven until the tomatoes are caramelized. Place cream cheese, mozzarella cheese and basil into a baking dish. Top with salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano. Bake until the cheese it melted. Next, place caramelized tomatoes and burrata cheese on top of your melted cheese and bake for another ten minutes, until all the cheese is melted. Serve hot with crusty bread.

Pros 

  • Flavor of melted cheese is delightful
  • Will please all your guest because who doesn’t love a hot dip
  • Easy to assemble

 Cons

  • Tomatoes are best when in season and ripe
  • This recipe is heavy on cheese
  • Best served warm, don’t let it sit for too long

Burrata Cheese with Grilled Nectarines

Burrata Cheese with Grilled Nectarines

Ingredients & Instruction


This is a simple recipe but looks and tastes much more sophisticated than it really is.

Slice nectarines and toss with olive oil and sea salt. Grill nectarines until there are grill marks showing, just a few minutes on each side. Let the nectarines cool and then slice thinly. Place nectarines on room temperature burrata and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Serve with warm French bread or your favorite sourdough bread.

Pros 

  • Simple with just a few ingredients
  • Unique flavors, yet very sophisticated
  • Can be used as a great side dish or appetizer

 Cons

  • Requires use of grill for best results
  • More prep time since you must bring the cheese to room temperature
  • Best when you use a good quality balsamic, so don’t skimp

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Burrata

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Burrata

Ingredients & Instruction


This favorite of ours is loaded with vegetables and has so much flavor. The soft cheese makes this potato salad substitute a show stopper.

Sauté potatoes until they are golden. Spread out arugula leaves on a serving plate and top with warm potatoes and sliced cherry tomatoes. Mix cannelloni beans, basil pesto, and olive oil in a bowl and pour over potatoes. Top with burrata and fresh basil.

Pros 

  • Healthy dish full of beans and fresh vegetables
  • Easy to assemble and gorgeous to look at
  • Surprisingly delicious alternative to your regular potato salad

 Cons

  • Must get potatoes golden brown with a crunch to get the best texture
  • Make sure you eat with a spoon
  • Best eaten the day you make it

Burrata with Fresh Figs and Crispy Bread

Burrata with Fresh Figs and Crispy Bread

Ingredients & Instruction


Rich in flavor, figs are such a treat. Pair with this creamy cheese and you have the best appetizer to impress your guests.

Cut fresh figs into quarters. In a small pan, heat balsamic vinegar until it thickens and is reduced. Place your favorite bread onto a baking sheet and coat with olive oil and toast until slightly crispy on both sides. In a bowl, place cheese, topped with figs, and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Serve with crispy bread.

Pros 

  • Simple and elegant
  • Creamy cheese and sweet dressing pair perfectly with figs
  • Takes just a few minutes to prepare

 Cons

  • Must use fresh figs, which can sometimes be hard to find
  • To get the best flavor, you really must use a good balsamic vinegar
  • Best when served and eaten right away

Snap Pea with Burrata

Snap Pea with Burrata

Ingredients & Instruction


This salad allows you to eat more green vegetables while enjoying all the flavor of this cheese. Who could pass up the chance to add this much flavor and texture to snap peas?

Toss fresh snap peas with olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, basil and chives. Place cheese on a plate and let the creaminess spread around. Top the cheese with peas and garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Pros 

  • So simple, yet delicious
  • Easy to make and requires hardly any skill
  • Delicious by itself or served as a side or appetizer

 Cons

  • Make sure the peas have all the stems and strings removed
  • Peas must have flavor to make this recipe work
  • Since this recipe is so simple, make sure to use high quality ingredients

Linguine with Burrata, Kale and Pumpkin Seeds

Linguine with Burrata, Kale and Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients & Instruction


If you are looking for a main dish to fill you up, then this pasta with burrata will be perfect. It’s savory and filling and has all the amazing flavors you are looking for.

First you will want to create pesto with cooked kale, garlic, toasted pumpkin seeds, cilantro, olive oil and lemon juice. Next, prepare your linguine, and then while the pasta is warm, mix with the pesto. Finally top this savory pasta with cheese, breadcrumbs and pumpkin seeds.

Pros 

  • Filling standalone dish
  • Wonderful flavor of cheese makes this creamy and flavorful
  • Can be made for a whole family

 Cons

  • Seasonal dish
  • Pumpkin seeds may be hard to find
  • Takes a little more skill to perfect this dish

Burrata Cheese with Fresh Pesto Drizzle Appetizer

Burrata Cheese with Fresh Pesto Drizzle Appetizer

Ingredients & Instruction


The star in this recipe is the cheese. It is surrounded by fresh ingredients that highlight the creamy texture.

Spread burrata on a serving dish and drizzle with fresh pesto. To make the pesto, combine basil, parmesan, toasted pine nuts, garlic and olive oil. On top, sprinkle with fresh basil and surround the cheese with fresh, sliced cherry tomatoes. You can serve this with your favorite bread.

Pros 

  • Simple and easy to make
  • No cooking or baking necessary
  • Uses just a few ingredients

 Cons

  • You should really use fresh and in-season tomatoes
  • Make sure you use good bread to make this the best it can be
  • Use good quality and fresh ingredients for your pesto

Burrata Pizza Pie

Burrata Pizza Pie

Ingredients & Instruction


Who doesn’t love a good pizza? If you want to try something a little different, we suggest this delightful pairing of cheese and prosciutto. The creamy, buttery flavor of the cheese with the saltiness of the prosciutto is sure to please your taste buds.

For this recipe, you can make your own pizza dough if you wish. Top with your favorite pizza sauce and bake. When the crust is almost done, spread the cheese over the dough and bake until the cheese begins to melt. Remove and top with prosciutto and basil.

Pros 

  • Flavors make this a crowd pleaser
  • You can make this as easy or as difficult as you like
  • It’s pizza!

 Cons

  • Having a good dough will make this the best
  • Be sure to not overcook the pizza
  • Make sure you use good quality prosciutto

The Verdict

You really can’t go wrong adding this cheese to your recipes. Our favorites include this creamy cheese as a topping, a main ingredient or as a dip. The versatility of this cheese makes it easy to turn any ordinary dish into something elegant and savory.

 

Don’t be afraid to try pairing it with salty flavors or sweet fruit. The mildness of this cheese and the texture can go with either and is sure to enhance both. We particularly like to see this cheese topped on pasta or pizza. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

 

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