Tag: mozzarella

Italian Meatball Burgers with Grilled Tomatoes

Ingredients: 1 1/3 lb lean ground beef 1/3 lb ground pork 1/3 lb ground veal 1 egg 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs 1 tablespoon minced basil 1 tablespoon minced Italian parsley 1 tablespoon minced oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram 1/4 teaspoon […]

Olives + Mozz

Ingredients: 1 cup Castelvetrano olives 3/4 lb mozzarella balls 2 tablespoons juice from the olives 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley Directions: Toss all ingredients together. Serve at room temperature. My thoughts: This is a super easy yet tasty appetizer for NYE or whenever. Castelvetrano olives (under […]

Grilled Garlic Bread

Ingredients: 1 loaf good quality Italian bread 5 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, minced 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, grated black pepper shredded fresh mozzarella (optional) Directions: Prep your grill. Cut the bread into 1/2 inch thick rounds. In […]

Pearl Mozzarella, Tomato & Fennel Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 12 oz cherry tomatoes, halved 8 oz pearl mozzarella*, drained 1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 2 cups cooked, small pasta for the dressing: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic, […]

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Ingredients: 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken cut into bite sized pieces pizza dough (with or without the garlic/pepper) 1 red onion, thinly sliced 8 oz smoked Gouda, shredded 3 oz mozzarella, shredded for the barbecue sauce: 1 large shallot 12 ounces tomato paste 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup Worcestershire […]

Homemade Mozzarella Sticks with Herbed Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: For the mozzarella sticks: 9 oz package low moisture mozzarella sticks* 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups matzo meal or bread crumbs 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano 1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley 1 1/2 tablespoons dried basil 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon ground fennel salt […]

Eggplant & Fennel Calzones

Ingredients: prepared pizza dough 2 Italian eggplants, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds 1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced 1/2 cup ricotta 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 3 tablespoons Parmesan 1 tablespoon minced basil 1 tablespoon minced oregano salt freshly ground black pepper warm tomato dipping sauce Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line […]

An Excellent Eggplant Pasta

Ingredients: 1 3/4 to 2 lb cubed eggplant 28 oz canned crushed tomato 14 oz canned diced tomato 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 large cubanelle pepper, diced 1 red onion, diced 3 tablespoons minced oregano 3 tablespoons minced basil 1 tablespoon olive oil freshly ground black pepper 1 lb pasta […]