Burrata is the perfect cheese for summer. The creamy middle makes burrata richer than mozzarella, but somehow burrata still manages to taste light and refreshing on a hot summer day.
You can't go wrong simply serving burrata with fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden, but don't stop there. Whether it's for a main course or appetizer, serve burrata all summer long with these favorite burrata recipes.
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Skillet Burrata Lasagna
Ditch those labor intensive lasagna recipes for this faster, easier method of cooking lasagna on the stove top in a cast iron skillet. The only cheese used in this easy lasagna is a fresh and creamy topping of burrata, making the lasagna lighter than most but no less satisfying
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Skillet Burrata Pizza with Arugula Lemon Pesto
Who knew that a cast iron skillet was the perfect way to cook pizza? This bright and zesty pizza is my new favorite. After tasting lemon arugula pesto and burrata together on a pizza, I may never go back to red sauce and mozzarella again.
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Burrata with Basil Spinach Pesto
Although basil spinach pesto could be used on pizza too, it's plenty delicious just smeared on a slice of baguette with burrata cheese. The spinach is added to brighten the color and make the pesto super healthy; it really doesn't affect the flavor.
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Burrata pairs perfectly with nectarines, especially when they've been grilled for a smoky-sweet flavor. Juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs, and crisp lettuce add texture and summery flavor. A pesto dressing finishes off this picture-perfect burrata salad.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Burrata with Crispy Prosciutto
If you like bacon, you'll love crispy prosciutto. The salty, meaty flavor and thin, crispy texture is a mouthwatering topping for burrata. Serve burrata and crispy prosciutto as an appetizer, or as a side for or in a salad or as the first layer in a really delicious sandwich.
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Burrata with Green Olive Tapenade
Green olive tapenade adds some zip to the mild, milky flavor of burrata. Add a selection of cured meats to the platter and you've got the perfect summer appetizer to serve with a chilled bottle of rose wine.