Burrata might just be the world’s best cheese. A bold claim, I know, but there’s something extra delicious and luxurious about this creamy, decadent cheese. To give it all the love it deserves, I wanted to dedicate some space to some of my favorite burrata recipes. And while I adore a burrata appetizer or a classic cheeseboard, there are so many unexpected ways to incorporate it into meals.

For those who love it as much as I do, you might be surprised to learn that there are wrong ways to use burrata. In my extensive recipe searches, I came across a salmon and burrata sandwich (no, thank you) and way too many recipes that combined burrata and eggs. But beyond those missteps, it’s nearly impossible to mess up this creamy, delightful 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!

Burrata Pasta with Tomato Basil Sauce From A Couple Cooks

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.

Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Galette

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.

Peach & Burrata Pizza With Honey Balsamic from Half Baked Harvest

Why We Love It: This is not (I repeat, not) your run-of-the-mill, standard pizza. The contrasting, but cohesive colors and flavors of the peaches, blue cheese, and basil lend a gorgeous final result. You won’t be able to go back to delivery once you’ve tried this absolutely delicious and decadent recipe. It’s summer on a ‘za!

Hero Ingredient: If you’re not on board yet with the whole fruit-in-savory-dishes wave, it’s time to expand your palate. The best way to start? This pizza, which makes the most of peaches’ summery sweetness.

Summer Spaghetti With Tomatoes, Burrata, & Basil

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.

Braised Tomatoes With Burrata from The Modern Proper

Why We Love It: The juxtaposition of these warm, braised tomatoes with the creamy coolness of a burrata makes for a delicious appetizer for any meal. Save it to impress your loved ones at your next gathering or treat yourself to a truly tasty and special treat. You deserve it!

Hero Ingredient: A loaf of crusty bread is the perfect vehicle for scooping up these heavenly tomatoes and sopping up all their delicious 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.

Burrata Toast With Caramelized Walnuts & Mint-Pomegranate Pesto

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.

Snap Pea Salad With Burrata from Bon Appétit 

Why We Love It: Throw together this light and refreshing salad next time you’re trying to decide what to make for a delicious weekend lunch. It’s a little peppery, a little crunchy, a little tart, and extremely delish.

Hero Ingredient: I love arugula’s bitter, peppery bite. Consider using it as the base for all your summer salads and even topping your pizzas with it for an extra pop of green. Start there, and trust me, you’ll come up with plenty of excuses to add it to… everything.

Green Sauce Pasta

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 important to add a little indulgence factor. The grated parmesan was her delicious answer.

Caprese Salad Platter from Foodie Crush

Why We Love It: Can’t go wrong with a deconstructed platter, especially when it contains multiple cheese sources that include burrata. It’s a feast for the senses.

Hero Ingredient: There’s a lot going on in this salad/platter hybrid. And while it contains both burrata and marinated mozzarella balls, I have to say: When it comes to flavor, the latter wins out.

Burrata, Fig, & Arugula Salad

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.

Spring Pea Pasta With Burrata from What’s Gaby Cooking

Why We Love It: Looking for another fresh, veggie-heavy pasta recipe? Then look no further than this pea-filled dish. It’ll satisfy that wild burrata craving while also being a filling, comforting meal that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Hero Ingredient: Nothing delivers fresh flavor like mint. I love that it’s a little lemony and gives a bit of brightness to this pasta, too.

Grilled Beets With Burrata & Poppyseed Vinaigrette from Bon Appétit

Why We Love It: Is there anything better than a beet salad on a hot summer day? If you’re looking for burrata recipes that pair indulgence with nutrient-dense ingredients, this is it. Grilled beets and burrata complement each other beautifully, and the poppyseed vinaigrette is an unexpected addition to this lovely dish.

Hero Ingredient: While I enjoy poppyseeds most in a citrusy-sweet muffin or quick bread, this vinaigrette takes a close second. Scratch that—paired with this sweet, earthy trio of beets—the vinaigrette wins out.

Springtime Mushroom & Asparagus White Burrata Cheese Pizza With Balsamic Drizzle from Half Baked Harvest

Why We Love It: This burrata pizza recipe is an absolute dream, I couldn’t have conjured something better if I tried. It’s a hearty, veggie-forward pizza that aims to please. You can’t go wrong with this one.

Hero Ingredient: The feta’s salty-briny flavor pairing makes for a delicious bite, on every bite.

Broccoli Rabe, Burrata, & Prosciutto Crostini from Honestly Yum

Why We Love It: Fancy up your toasts with these delicious crostini. Snack on them as an appetizer or load up a larger piece of your favorite yummy bread and make it a meal.

Hero Ingredient: Broccoli rabe is the broccoli-adjacent veggie you need to start including in all your weekly grocery hauls. It’s a bit more bitter and herby than its shorter-stemmed cousin and is incredibly versatile. Chopped and sautéed with garlic, this recipe makes the most of one of my favorite greens.

Margherita Pizza Dip from Half Baked Harvest

Why We Love It: Sorry, what’s that? A pizza in DIP FORM? You had me at hello. Everything you could want from a classic Margherita pizza in a can’t-stopping-dippin’ dip format. It’s the ultimate recipe hybrid that earns this dish its spot in this best-ever burrata recipes round-up.

Hero Ingredient: *Moment of appreciation for that cheese pull* While there’s plenty of cheese in this recipe that makes it happen, it’s the cream cheese that, well, is responsible for the ooey, gooey, creamy texture.

Burrata Berry Salad Recipe From Reluctant Entertainer

Why We Love It: This beautiful dish draws on the gorgeous flavor profiles of all its ingredients to combine and make an inspiring, satisfying, and fanciful meal. It’s positively heavenly. What’s more, burrata’s magic can be found in the fact that it works beautifully as either a savory or sweet confection. So if you’re a fan of a cheesy dish that leans slightly to the latter, be sure to serve this one up.

Hero Ingredient: With so much to choose from, selecting a hero ingredient for this dish is a tall order. But then you take a bite of the croutons and the crunch just hits.

Peach Panzanella Salad With Burrata and Bacon from Foodie Crush

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.

Artichoke Burrata Pizza With Lemon Basil Pesto from How Sweet Eats

Why We Love It: The smooth flavor of an artichoke combined with the brightness of burrata and tart lemon basil pesto makes for a unique and delectable pizza.

Hero Ingredient: Without fail, I will always sprinkle a healthy amount of red pepper flakes on my pizza. When you’re enjoying something this creamy and decadent, a little spice never hurts.

Fried Burrata Over Romesco Sauce from Spoon Fork Bacon

Why We Love It: This mouthwatering dish is so good, that you might just think you’ve been transported to the Italian countryside. Not the worst scenario. It’s rustic and homey while still feeling (and tasting!) like an elevated eating experience.

Hero Ingredient: When it comes to the best burrata recipes, coating your burrata in a crust of panko breadcrumbs is the ultimate power move. It probably goes without saying, but frying your burrata is too.

This post was originally published on May 2, 2018, and has since been updated.

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    Eva May 2, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Wow! These all look absolutely AMAZING! Can’t wait to give some of these a try!!

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