Tag: mozzarella

Baked Cauliflower and Shells with Italian Cheeses

Ingredients: 8 oz small shell pasta 1 medium onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning pinch salt 8 oz whole milk ricotta 1/4 cup […]

Ham, Pesto and Italian Cheese Stuffed Bread

Ingredients: 1 large loaf crusty Italian bread 6 slices ham, cut each slice into 8 wedges 8 oz fresh mozzarella, grated 3-4 tablespoons fresh or bottled pesto 1 1/2 teaspoons grated Parmesan olive oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Cut the bread on the diagonal making 1/2 inch thick slices without […]

Mozzarella-Stuffed Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Ingredients: meatballs: 1 lb ground chicken breast 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 1 egg, beaten 2 tablespoons mixed Italian dried herbs (I used this) 1/4 cup grated Parmesan salt freshly ground black pepper 6 mozzarella pearls, halved breadcrumb coating: 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1/4 cup grated Parmesan olive oil 1-quart marinara sauce 1 […]

Backyard Garden Salad with Burrata

Ingredients: 2 zucchini, spiralized into ribbons* 1 “baby” cucumber, spiralized into thin “noodles” 4 red radish, sliced 2 medium tomatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces (I used Black Krim tomatoes from my garden) 2 balls burrata 1 spring onion bulb, cut into half moons Himalayan sea salt (or regular) balsamic vinegar […]

Upcycled Crab, Tomato, Cucumber + Mozz Salad

Ingredients: 1/3-1/2 cup leftover blue crab meat (from 3 large crabs) 10 fresh mozzarella pearls 1/2 pint grape tomatoes 1 cucumber, chopped 2-3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon chopped basil 1 tablespoon fennel fronds sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Toss all ingredients together until thoroughly combined. My […]

Porcini Spinach Lasagna (aka Blizzard Lasagna)

Ingredients: 1 oz dried porcini mushrooms 4 cups boiling water for the sauce: 2 lb sweet Italian sausage (casing removed if necessary) 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 big carrot, diced 2 28-oz canned petite diced tomatoes 1 cup dry white wine 1 cup whole milk salt […]

Italian Summer Salad

Ingredients: 1-pint cherry tomatoes, halved 8 oz container’s worth of drained fresh mozzarella balls “ciliegine” size (1/3 oz each),  halved 1/4 of 1 red onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers 1 sweet marconi pepper, minced* 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil sea […]

Crawfish Stuffed Bread

Ingredients: 1 1/2 stalk celery, diced 1/2 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cubanelle pepper, diced 1 1/2 cup cooked crawfish tails* 1/3 cup mayonnaise 3/4 cup asadero or mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1-2 Italian sandwich loaves Directions: Heat a small amount of canola oil in a […]

Turkey Chivito Wraps

Ingredients: 1 lb roasted turkey breast, sliced 4 thin slices mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup sliced grape tomatoes 4 slices thinly sliced ham 3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 8 slices thick cut bacon, cooked 1/3 cup roughly chopped green olives mayonnaise sea salt freshly ground black pepper 4 wraps (plain or flavored) […]

Crawfish & Andouille Pizza

Ingredients: 1 cup crawfish meat (from about 2 lb steamed, whole crawfish) 20 cocktail-sized andouille sausages, halved lengthwise or left whole 1-1 1/2 cups finely shredded mozzarella cheese 14 sliced, pickled banana peppers 1/2 tablespoon Creole seasoning Holy Trinity Pizza Sauce Creole Spiced Pizza Dough Directions: Prepare the dough according […]