Burrata may simply be the world’s finest cheese. A daring declare, I do know, however there’s one thing further scrumptious and splendid about this creamy, decadent cheese. To give it all of the like it deserves, I wished to dedicate some area to a few of my favourite burrata recipes. And whereas I like a burrata appetizer or a traditional cheeseboard, there are such a lot of sudden methods to include it into meals.
For those that like it as a lot as I do, you could be stunned to be taught that there are unsuitable methods to make use of burrata. In my intensive recipe searches, I got here throughout a salmon and burrata sandwich (no, thanks) and method too many recipes that mixed burrata and eggs. But past these missteps, it’s practically not possible to mess up this creamy, pleasant cheese from the gods.
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What is burrata?
It starts out as fresh mozzarella that gets stuffed with curd and topped off with fresh cream. The whole yummy thing is then sealed up into a ball that’s ready to ooze its deliciousness all over whatever dish you serve it up in. I’m partial to a peach burrata salad or even a burrata pasta, but I’m itching to try each and every single one of the scrumptious recipes listed below.
Scroll on for 20 incredibly delicious burrata recipes!
Why We Love It: I’d be remiss if I didn’t kick off my list of the best burrata recipes with this rich and delicious pasta. All the sweet and creamy summer flavors you know and love in a single dish. It simply can’t be topped.
Hero Ingredient: Full disclosure: I’m prepared to name burrata the hero ingredient in all of these recipes. But because that would take away the fun, I’ll branch out. Here, the bucatini is key. It’s essentially a thicker spaghetti that’s hollow in the center—in other words, the perfect vehicle for this silky, delicious sauce.
Why We Love It: If you’re looking for burrata recipes that can hold their own at an elegant dinner party, this should be at the top of your list. It couldn’t be simpler or more stunning! This spin on the traditional galette is all the more streamlined thanks to the use of store-bought pie dough for the crust. It’s rustic but gorgeous, as all the best things in life seem to be.
Hero Ingredient: Fresh, in-season heirloom tomatoes are the standout, juicy beauties in this stunner of a main dish. By salting them first and letting them sit before proceeding with the recipe, you’re highlighting their irresistible sweetness. Nature’s candy, indeed.
Why We Love It: This just isn’t (I repeat, not) your run-of-the-mill, commonplace pizza. The contrasting, however cohesive colours and flavors of the peaches, blue cheese, and basil lend a stunning remaining consequence. You received’t be capable of return to supply when you’ve tried this totally scrumptious and decadent recipe. It’s summer time on a ‘za!
Hero Ingredient: If you’re not on board but with the entire fruit-in-savory-dishes wave, it’s time to broaden your palate. The finest approach to begin? This pizza, which makes essentially the most of peaches’ summery sweetness.
Why We Love It: Mix up your Sunday pasta dinner with this light and refreshing take on traditional Sunday spaghetti. Few things are as compatible as tomatoes, burrata, and basil—you can’t go wrong with this fresh take.
Hero Ingredient: As the tomatoes cook down, pouring in just a splash of balsamic gives them a slightly smoky, sweet complexity that deepens the flavor of this entire dish.
Why We Love It: The juxtaposition of those heat, braised tomatoes with the creamy coolness of a burrata makes for a scrumptious appetizer for any meal. Save it to impress your family members at your subsequent gathering or deal with your self to a very tasty and particular deal with. You deserve it!
Hero Ingredient: A loaf of crusty bread is the right automobile for scooping up these heavenly tomatoes and sopping up all their scrumptious juices.
Burrata with Pesto & Figs
Why We Love It: Burrata recipes vary—some lean savory, others are sweet, and then there are those that use a few too many ingredients than I have patience for. That’s why I’m including this four-ingredient appetizer in my summer gathering rotation. Because of its few ingredients and minimal prep time, you’ll be able to whip it up with absolute ease. And when it hits the table, I guarantee your guests will let out an audible sigh of admiration. The combo of burrata, pesto, figs, and ciabatta (OK, and a sprinkling of salt) just does something to you.
Hero Ingredient: If you’ve had summer-ripened fresh figs before, then you’re familiar with this truth: There’s nothing more heavenly.
Why We Love It: We love toasts of every kind, so you know we can’t pass up the opportunity to whip up a burrata toast with some seriously delicious homemade pesto. The crunch of the walnuts, bite from the pomegranate, and smooth burrata texture all combine effortlessly for an exciting and flavorful experience.
Hero Ingredient: Pomegranate seeds bring a pop of color and a punch of flavor that’s fruity, vibrant, crunchy, and just a little bit sweet.
Why We Love It: Throw collectively this gentle and refreshing salad subsequent time you’re making an attempt to resolve what to make for a scrumptious weekend lunch. It’s just a little peppery, just a little crunchy, just a little tart, and very delish.
Hero Ingredient: I like arugula’s bitter, peppery chunk. Consider utilizing it as the bottom for all of your summer time salads and even topping your pizzas with it for an additional pop of inexperienced. Start there, and belief me, you’ll provide you with loads of excuses so as to add it to… every part.
Why We Love It: Looking for a creative and tasty way to get your daily dose of greens without, you know, eating pounds of salad? I feel you, that’s why I lean heavily on this Green Sauce Pasta to cover the bases. It requires just five ingredients and is so vibrant and verdant that you can’t help but go back for seconds. Two bags of spinach in just one batch? This pasta sauce packs it all in.
Hero Ingredient: This is one of my favorite burrata recipes in the game. And because this pasta leans more on the healthier side of things, recipe creator Suruchi Avasthi thought it vital so as to add just a little indulgence issue. The grated parmesan was her scrumptious reply.
Why We Love It: Can’t go unsuitable with a deconstructed platter, particularly when it accommodates a number of cheese sources that embody burrata. It’s a feast for the senses.
Hero Ingredient: There’s quite a bit occurring on this salad/platter hybrid. And whereas it accommodates each burrata and marinated mozzarella balls, I’ve to say: When it involves taste, the latter wins out.
Why We Love It: Treat yourself to this delightfully summery salad. It’s one of my favorite burrata recipes because it’s easy to make, convenient, quick, and absolutely beautiful. (Not to mention the fact that it tastes like a dream!)
Hero Ingredient: I always appreciate a little sweetness in my vinaigrette. Here, the honey makes it happen.
Why We Love It: Looking for one more contemporary, veggie-heavy pasta recipe? Then look no additional than this pea-filled dish. It’ll fulfill that wild burrata craving whereas additionally being a filling, comforting meal that’s positive to be a crowd-pleaser.
Hero Ingredient: Nothing delivers contemporary taste like mint. I like that it’s just a little lemony and offers a little bit of brightness to this pasta, too.
Why We Love It: Is there something higher than a beet salad on a sizzling summer time day? If you’re in search of burrata recipes that pair indulgence with nutrient-dense elements, that is it. Grilled beets and burrata complement one another superbly, and the poppyseed French dressing is an sudden addition to this beautiful dish.
Hero Ingredient: While I take pleasure in poppyseeds most in a citrusy-sweet muffin or fast bread, this French dressing takes an in depth second. Scratch that—paired with this candy, earthy trio of beets—the French dressing wins out.
Why We Love It: This burrata pizza recipe is an absolute dream, I couldn’t have conjured one thing higher if I attempted. It’s a hearty, veggie-forward pizza that goals to please. You can’t go unsuitable with this one.
Hero Ingredient: The feta’s salty-briny taste pairing makes for a scrumptious chunk, on each chunk.
Why We Love It: Fancy up your toasts with these scrumptious crostini. Snack on them as an appetizer or load up a bigger piece of your favourite yummy bread and make it a meal.
Hero Ingredient: Broccoli rabe is the broccoli-adjacent veggie it’s essential begin together with in all of your weekly grocery hauls. It’s a bit extra bitter and herby than its shorter-stemmed cousin and is extremely versatile. Chopped and sautéed with garlic, this recipe makes essentially the most of one in every of my favourite greens.
Why We Love It: Sorry, what’s that? A pizza in DIP FORM? You had me at good day. Everything you may need from a traditional Margherita pizza in a can’t-stopping-dippin’ dip format. It’s the final word recipe hybrid that earns this dish its spot on this best-ever burrata recipes round-up.
Hero Ingredient: *Moment of appreciation for that cheese pull* While there’s loads of cheese on this recipe that makes it occur, it’s the cream cheese that, properly, is liable for the ooey, gooey, creamy texture.
Why We Love It: This stunning dish attracts on the attractive taste profiles of all its elements to mix and make an inspiring, satisfying, and fanciful meal. It’s positively heavenly. What’s extra, burrata’s magic may be present in the truth that it really works superbly as both a savory or candy confection. So in case you’re a fan of a tacky dish that leans barely to the latter, make sure to serve this one up.
Hero Ingredient: With a lot to select from, deciding on a hero ingredient for this dish is a tall order. But then you definately take a chunk of the croutons and the crunch simply hits.
Why We Love It: The next time you get the itch for a Panzanella, check out this bacon-y, burrata-y option. It’s salty, sweet, creamy, and ultra-satisfying.
Hero Ingredient: The trick is in the golden balsamic vinegar. While the flavor is largely the same as the more commonly-used, darker pick, this one lends a sweet, complex flavor that has a nice little crisp bite thrown in.
Why We Love It: The easy taste of an artichoke mixed with the brightness of burrata and tart lemon basil pesto makes for a novel and delectable pizza.
Hero Ingredient: Without fail, I’ll all the time sprinkle a wholesome quantity of pink pepper flakes on my pizza. When you’re having fun with one thing this creamy and decadent, just a little spice by no means hurts.
Why We Love It: This mouthwatering dish is so good, that you simply may simply assume you’ve been transported to the Italian countryside. Not the worst state of affairs. It’s rustic and homey whereas nonetheless feeling (and tasting!) like an elevated consuming expertise.
Hero Ingredient: When it involves one of the best burrata recipes, coating your burrata in a crust of panko breadcrumbs is the final word energy transfer. It most likely goes with out saying, however frying your burrata is simply too.
This publish was initially printed on May 2, 2018, and has since been up to date.