Burrata is perhaps the best cheese ever made. Originating from Italy, burrata cheese is a lovely mix of mozzarella and cream.
The outside is a harder shell while the inside is creamy and soft. Recipes with burrata are easy to find and even easier to make.
What to do with burrata? There are so many options, from making salads, pasta, or grilled fruits. Burrata recipes provide a lot of choices to choose from and we suggest you try them all.
These dishes are easy to make so let’s get to it and take a look at our 23 simple burrata recipes.
1. Tomato Burrata Salad
If you’re looking for simple burrata dishes this tomato burrata salad is it.
Some salads can take a lot of time to make, but this salad only takes about 10 minutes. It only requires a bit of slicing and arrangement.
This dish uses two kinds of tomatoes, cherry, and heirloom. The heirloom tomatoes are going to be the star attraction alongside the burrata.
If you’re looking for even more taste, we recommend putting in peaches, arugula, croutons, or adding sea salt.
2. Tomato Burrata Pasta
This pasta is a burst tomato and burrata recipe. It takes a bit of time to make, about 45 minutes, but it really is a simple recipe.
It only takes four steps to make and has a small ingredients list. Most of the list is comprised of toppings.
The tomatoes for this recipe will have to be burst. The tomatoes will be burst in garlic and oil. The tomatoes will be done in a skillet.
This makes it easier for them to burst and keeps them bursting with flavour. If they aren’t bursting, it’s most likely a lack of heat.
3. Burrata Pizza
What do you do with burrata? Make burrata pizza! Using burrata is the closest you can get to an original Italian pizza.
And not only is the cheese great, but the topping choices are endless. And making this pizza is just as simple as making a regular one.
It just tastes better. Our biggest tip for this recipe is to pick your toppings wisely. Too many toppings can easily overwhelm the pizza and lose the authentic taste.
You can pick whatever toppings you’d like but we recommend tomatoes, prosciutto, and arugula.
4. Burrata Tomato Toast
This dish can be eaten at any time of the day, morning, noon, and night.
Don’t think of toast as only a dish for breakfast, because this burrata tomato toast deserves to be recognized as an all-day meal.
This recipe is as easy to make as normal toast. Our best tip for making it is to pick your tomatoes during the summer or as fresh as possible.
They will likely burst in the oven and because of this will let out more flavour than tomatoes that have sat for a long time.
5. Wild Mushroom and Burrata Bruschetta
Wild mushrooms and burrata are a match made for each other. Bruschetta is a classic Italian starter dish.
With burrata added to the mix, it’s sure to taste very authentic. And this recipe is very simple. It will take over an hour to make, but most of that time is letting the garlic mixture sit.
Good wines to pair with this dish are Chardonnay or Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay should be unoaked, while the Pinot Noir should taste a bit earthy.
The Chardonnay will take away some of the rich cheese taste, while the Pinot Noir will add to it.
6. Burrata Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes
Burrata is known to be ripe with flavours and so of course it pairs well with ripe heirloom tomatoes.
This salad calls for a lot more ingredients than other salads, but it still is easy to make. Of course, there’s the burrata, but there are also peaches, cherries, pistachios, and sea salt.
We recommend serving this salad with toasted bread and pairing other Italian dishes with this recipe such as pizza, pasta, and lasagna.
We also highly recommend pairing it with some form of meat. We especially love beef or chicken.
7. Truffle Burrata Toast
This truffle burrata toast is so easy to make it only takes 10 minutes to create and there are only a couple of steps. The burrata will be used a bit differently than most burrata recipes.
In this case, you’ll be scooping out the cream from the inside and spreading it on a toasted baguette.
The secret ingredient to this recipe really isn’t a secret. It’s the truffle oils that are lightly drizzled on top of the toast.
Truffle oil can be earthy, but don’t use too much or it may taste like bad mushrooms or even gasoline.
8. Baked Burrata
Burrata is already good by itself, but baked burrata gives the outside time to shine and makes the insides even creamier.
This dish is incredibly easy to make but tastes as if it belongs in a five-star restaurant.
Our best tip for this recipe is to use fresh ingredients, especially fresh burrata. We also recommended using the freshest oregano.
If that can’t be found, using dried is acceptable. And while sea salt is highly recommended, other salts can be used too.
9. Roasted Tomato, Whipped Burrata, and Basil Oil Soup
This burrata cheese recipe uses not only burrata but pairs it with roasted tomatoes and basil oil to make possibly the greatest soup ever.
The recipe is simple and split into two parts. The soup and the burrata. The soup will use more ingredients, but the burrata will take more time.
We recommend using a little extra basil in this recipe. It tends to lose some of its flavour and colour during straining, so to retain some of that just add more basil.
We also recommend adding a little more salt at the end of the cooking.
10. Burrata with Honey, Hazelnuts, and Thyme
This dish is a very simple one that makes a great starter plate for any fine meal. It takes less than 30 minutes to make and has only three steps.
It does have quite the list of ingredients, but the most important ones are of course burrata, honey, hazelnuts, and thyme. The rest are not only for display but for added flavour.
The secret ingredient is the beetroot. It brings its own unique flavour that plates incredibly well and coordinates with the colour scheme.
This dish is easy and elegant.
11. Beet and Burrata Salad with Fried Bread
Burrata recipe ideas are full of salads, but beet and burrata salad isn’t something you come across every day.
This recipe only requires six ingredients and we can attest that all of them are yummy, especially the fried bread. We recommend using sourdough bread, but other bread will do just fine.
We also recommend using homemade dressing. Of course, not everyone has time for that. Store-bought is fine, but the dressing should be one you really like. It’s a salad after all.
12. Peach, Burrata, and Basil Salad
The best burrata recipe and dinner ideas come in the summertime and this dish is best made in the summer when the ingredients are the freshest, especially the peaches.
This recipe takes 15 minutes to make and makes a great dinner or a side dish.
The secret ingredient for this dish is the peaches, which really isn’t a secret.
You’ll want one or two fresh peaches; the juicier the better. Make sure to cut them up into small enough pieces to eat easily, but not so small that you can’t pick them up. And definitely remove all pieces of the pit.
13. Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Burrata Pasta
Warm burrata recipes usually end up with pasta and that’s perfect. A good pasta has burrata cheese and this pasta has the extra flavours of spinach and sun-dried tomatoes.
And it’s so easy to make because it’s a one-pot recipe.
This dish will take about 30 minutes to make and has a long list of ingredients, but it still remains relatively easy, because it’s pasta.
We recommend using a small pasta such as penne, rigatoni, or bow tie. Any short pasta will do.
14. Golden Sweet Potato Soup
This is a long name for a soup. We know, but this dish is worth it. This dish usually is made in the fall when the temperature drops and the ingredients are more readily available, but we really think this should be an all-year-round dish.
This recipe is split up into two parts, the soup, and the sage pesto. Between the two it will take about 45 minutes to make the whole meal.
The secret ingredients to this recipe are nutmeg and cayenne. They don’t make the dish too spicy but add a harder, tangy flavour to the soup.
15. Burrata with Cherry Tomato Confit
How to use burrata cheese, you ask? We say add some cherry tomatoes and make a confit. While most confit has meat, this one is based on tomatoes and is very healthy for you.
This dish is simple, vegetarian, and takes very little time to make.
The dish relies heavily on cherry tomatoes. It’s best to get the freshest cherry tomatoes you can.
Going to a local food market or fresh grocer is your best bet to find the ripest tomatoes. Ripe cherry tomatoes allow for the acidity to cut through some of the creams.
16. Lemon Butter Pasta with Burrata
These burrata recipes pasta and cheese dishes all have one thing in common. They all taste amazing. But this lemon butter pasta is truly special and very simple.
It will take an hour to make this dish, but most of that time is spent making the lemon butter pasta itself and the cooking it takes to do so.
If you find that your sauce is too thick, we recommend adding more pasta.
There’s no great way to thin the sauce without adding more liquids such as water or stock, but adding more pasta will certainly do the trick.
17. Lemon Basil Risotto with Burrata
Burrata cheese and lemon go hand in hand together and pair well with the risotto.
This dish is great because not only is it easy, but it’s vegetarian too. This dish is bursting with colour, flavour, and lots of creamy cheese goodness.
You’ll have to use the right amount of herbs for the dish to be just right.
We recommend packing the spinach and herbs in a cup until they are tight and full to be sure that you get the right measurements.
18. Grilled Apricots with Burrata
While a lot of burrata dishes go with lemon or peaches, this grilled apricot recipe is sure to top both of those. However, burrata also goes great with plums and pears too.
This dish only has two steps to follow but will take about 30 minutes to make. This is due to the grilling of the peaches which can take more or less time depending on how many you have.
For the burrata cheese, instead of using balled burrata, you’ll be using shredded.
This will be easier to work with and won’t be as creamy.
19. Burrata Ravioli
The best burrata recipes usually contain pasta and this ravioli dish is no different. Not only does it have burrata, but it also has a fresh tomato sauce, Parmigiano, and basil.
This recipe is easy, but it will take about an hour to make and it makes three servings.
If you’re looking for leftovers, we recommend doubling the recipe.
Parmigiano is the best garnish for this dish. While the burrata shines on its own, it can be overwhelmingly creamy at times.
This hard cheese will cut through some of that and make it even.
20. Burrata with Balsamic Strawberries
These are all simple burrata recipes, but this dish is so incredibly easy. It only takes five minutes and only has five ingredients.
And it’s a very sweet dish that is sure to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.
This recipe uses maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and strawberries. Mixed together they make one sweet combination. This is due to the balsamic vinegar which tastes like a mix of different sweet fruits.
With the cream of the burrata, this dish tastes better than chocolate-covered strawberries.
21. Tomato and Burrata Risotto
There is nothing quite like a good risotto and burrata cheese recipes lend themselves to making a great risotto.
This recipe takes 45 minutes to make but is fairly easy.
Most of the time is spent cooking.
You’ll need some good tools to use while making this dish. To make it even easier, you’ll want a good blender for the vegetable mix.
You’ll also need a strainer for when you’re done blending to make sure there are no seeds or skin left.
22. Arugula with Prosciutto and Burrata
This dish is so easy, it can be done in 15 minutes. It’s a no-cook recipe that requires a bit of stirring, mixing, and style.
This is a great starter dish for any meal but goes very well with Italian dishes.
It can look very elegant and professional depending on how you plate it in your bowl.
The dish requires an egg, arugula, and burrata. You’ll want to get the freshest you can find of these ingredients.
It’s fairly obvious that no one wants a rotten egg, but arugula and burrata can go bad too.
23. Burrata with Balsamic Tomatoes
This dish is great as a side dish, but it also works great as an appetizer. This dish is very simple and only requires a bit of prep and some baking time.
The tomatoes will be tossed into the oils, garlic, and vinegar and then baked until they’re soft. Then the burrata will be melted on the heated tomatoes.
If you’ve found you’ve got burrata leftovers, they can last in the fridge for about three days.
When you take it out to eat again, let the liquids drain out, and add some salt and pepper.
23 Simple Burrata Recipes
- 3 medium ripe nectarines, halved and pitted
- 8 oz burrata cheese
- Cooking spray
- 12 fresh mint leaves
- 2 tbsps honey
- Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon
- Taking a grill pan, heat it on medium-high until warm. Spray the nectarine’s cut sides with cooking spray and place them down on the pan cut side first. Grill the nectarines until they are tender and remove them from the pan.
- Take the burrata and drain the excess liquids. Cut the burrata into six individual slices.
- Place your nectarines on the grilled side up onto a platter. Add the burrata along with the nectarines. Top that with honey and mint. Finally, add a dash of salt.
- Serve and enjoy!