40+ Easy Recipes with Mozzarella Cheese

Mozzarella has become one of the most popular cheeses in the world. Whether it’s served as a main or side dish, as a pizza topping or salad ingredient, mozzarella recipes are sure to please. Here’s a look at some of the most delicious mozzarella recipe ideas to try out!

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From salads to sandwiches and pizza to fritters, the possibilities of what to make with mozzarella cheese are endless.

So next time you’re in the mood for some cheesy goodness, try one of these delicious mozzarella recipes.

The BEST Recipes Using Mozzarella Cheese

Fresh Mozzarella Recipes

The ultimate way to use up summer zucchini: mozzarella stuffed zucchini fritters, with a deliciously gooey cheesy melted mozzarella centre.
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This bruschetta with mozzarella is the most perfect appetizer to serve for any occasion! It is light, fresh, easy to make, quick, and always a crowd-pleaser!
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This Chicken Pizza is made with cooked chicken (can use rotisserie chicken!), roasted garlic and mozzarella cheese. Make on grill or in oven!
Get the RECIPE from Foxes Love Lemons
Panzanella salad recipe – garden tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions & basil are combined with toasty bread and fresh mozzarella cheese, then tossed in the best homemade dressing.
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Covered in classic marinara and bubbly, creamy fresh mozzarella cheese, our chicken Parmesan recipe is simply the best.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
Antipasto Mozzarella Sandwich with Lemony Basil Pesto: This sandwich makes for the perfect fancied up weekday lunch. It would also be great to pack up and take on a spring picnic!
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Baked portobello mushroom pizzas use large mushroom caps instead of crust for a quick dinner! Top with mozzarella, tomato, and basil.
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This Prosciutto Melon Salad with Mozzarella and Arugula is a fresh Italian salad recipe filled with cantaloupe, ham, and cheese. Perfect for a party!
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This easy blackberry grilled cheese puts a gourmet twist on a classic sandwich! With goat cheese, mozzarella, blackberries, and basil.
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Pizza Margherita Grilled Cheese is an easy, and flavorful sandwich prepared using delicious Italian bread, mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce and fresh basil.
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Have dinner on the table in just 30 minutes with this easy baked pesto mozzarella chicken. Low-carb, gluten-free, and made with simple ingredients.
Get the RECIPE from The Forked Spoon
Eggplant parmesan stacked on plate and topped with basil leaves.
Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan is the vegetarian version of a classic Italian dish. Crispy breaded eggplant is quickly cooked in the air fryer before being topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella. It’s crispy, cheesy, and delicious over pasta or rice!
Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

Pasta Mozzarella Recipes

Tortellini lasagna in skillet with serving spoon.
This 20-Minute Cheesy Tortellini Lasagna with Sausage & Kale makes it easy to have a delicious and nutritious Italian dinner on the table in a hurry, even on a weeknight. Plus, it cooks in one skillet!
Cheesy Tortellini Lasagna
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Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta – a super easy pasta dish with the most delicious, creamy sun-dried tomato sauce loaded with mozzarella & parmesan cheese. This vegetarian dinner will be on your dinner table in 20 minutes! 
Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta
Easy cheesy gnocchi al forno is layered with savory Italian sausage and a cheesy mixture of ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella and burrata cheese.
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Easy, meaty, cheesy, this classic lasagna recipe is what everyone’s dinnertime dreams are made of.
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This Tortellini Caprese Salad is an easy + fresh dinnertime recipe and side for the summer! Perfect for bbqs, picnics, parties and cookouts.
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Two manicotti in white bowl topped with parsley.
This 3-cheese stuffed manicotti recipe is made extra easy by using no boil lasagna noodles instead of pasta tubes. That means no need for a piping bag to fill them, and they come together so quickly. They’ll be ready to bake in just 10 minutes! 
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This zesty Italian pasta salad is made with fresh vegetables, mozzarella pearls, and salami, and is topped with a delicious homemade Italian salad dressing.
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This lemon chicken stuffed shells recipe is easy, cheesy, and delicious. Three different kinds of cheeses and flavorful lemon chicken are baked to melty perfection. This recipe makes an awesome comfort food dinner!
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This One Pot Lasagna Soup tastes just like lasagna without all the work. This beef & noodle tomato soup is served topped with a creamy ricotta cheese mixture that melts deliciously into it. 
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Cheesy Baked Gnocchi with Pumpkin & Kale. Made with gruyere, mozzarella and parmesan, this dish is a cheese lovers dream. And the addition of seasonal pumpkin & kale makes it perfect for the Fall.
Cheesy Baked Gnocchi with Pumpkin

Recipes with Fresh Mozzarella Balls

Caprese Tortellini Skewers with Balsamic Glaze are an easy no-bake appetizer. Caprese skewers with tortellini make the best party appetizers.
Get the RECIPE from Happy Honey Kitchen
Juicy tomatoes at their summertime peak and milky, tender fresh mozzarella come together in this classic Caprese salad recipe and, friends, it is a beautiful, beautiful thing.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
Quick and simple Pesto Marinated Mozzarella Balls are a great salad topper or easy snack. Serve up with Antipasto platters or melt on toast.
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Marinated Mozzarella Melon Skewers…the fun, colorful, delicious, and pretty summer appetizer that we’re all looking for right now!
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Bruschetta-style tomato mozzarella toast makes the perfect breakfast or lunch! Made with fresh, sweet tomatoes and baby mozzarella balls!
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More Mozzarella Recipes to Try!

Overhead close up of tomato risotto on black plate garnished with fresh basil and balsamic glaze.
This creamy risotto caprese features all the flavors of your favorite caprese salad. Fresh tomatoes, basil and melty mozzarella cheese combine with the creamy risotto. Finished off with a balsamic glaze drizzle. 
Caprese Risotto
Overhead shot of zucchini lasagna rolls in skillet.
These Vegetarian Zucchini Lasagna Rolls are low-carb and gluten-free yet still sinfully delicious with loads of melty cheese and plenty of fresh herbs. Made easy using store-bought tomato sauce.
Vegetarian Zucchini Lasagna Rolls
French bread pizza slices on cutting board next to small bowl of herbs and pepperoni.
This French Bread Pizza recipe has layers of flavor-packed toppings baked onto soft French bread. Topped with 3-cheeses, pepperoni & fresh herbs. It's an easy-to-love dinner, game day snack, or savory appetizer.
French Bread Pizza
Overhead shot of zucchini pizza boats with supreme toppings.
Zucchini Pizza Boats come together in just 30-minutes. Fully loaded with sausage, mushrooms, peppers and olives, it’s a lower-carb, lower-calorie way to enjoy pizza and sneak some extra veggies into your diet. 
Zucchini Pizza Boats
Melty mozzarella and parmesan cheeses make this mushroom white wine chicken extra delicious! It’s ready in just over 30 min, so it’s great for weeknights.
Get the RECIPE from Salt and Lavender
These easy homemade gluten-free mozzarella sticks are crispy, cheesy, and delicious! This healthier version features oven-baked and air fryer options.
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Spinach, Sun-dried Tomato and Pesto Quiche is a delicious combination of sweet and tart sun-dried tomatoes and the fresh flavors of basil pesto and spinach.
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This recipe for hasselback caprese chicken is made with tender chicken, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil pesto sauce.
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Cheesy garlic bread is so simple to make with loads of cheese and that soft bread on the inside with the crunchy crust on the outside.
Get the RECIPE from The Recipe Critic
Tomato Mozzarella Caprese Dip is the ultimate EASY party dip for any occasion! This cheesy dip is perfect for any celebration, tailgating, and especially the Super Bowl. Best cheese dip recipe ever!
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Easy to make Breakfast Casserole with shredded potato hash browns, sausage or bacon and mozzarella cheese! With an easy hollandaise sauce!
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This Italian inspired French onion soup version is one of the tastiest. It’s a rich onion soup with fontina and mozzarella, along with red wine, beef broth and more. The flavour of this Italian style onion soup topping is going to be your new favourite.
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Peach caprese tart with heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella and peaches layered on top of buttery puff pastry and finished with basil and balsamic.
Get the RECIPE from Little Ferraro Kitchen
These mozzarella stuffed arancini are the PERFECT use for any leftover risotto. Just form into balls, coat in breadcrumbs and fry until golden and crispy. They’re the ultimate snack and a great zero waste dish.
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Storage Tips

Fresh mozzarella cheese is best consumed within a few days of purchase due to its high moisture content. Processed mozzarella cheese, such as the one used for pizza, can have a longer shelf life of several weeks if stored properly in the refrigerator. Always check the expiration date and follow storage instructions on the packaging.

Can You Freeze It?

Yes, mozzarella cheese can be frozen. However, freezing may alter its texture, causing it to become slightly grainy when thawed. It is best to use frozen mozzarella cheese in cooked dishes rather than consuming it as is.

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40+ BEST Mozzarella Recipes

Mozzarella recipes are sure to please. Here’s a look at 40+ of the most delicious mozzarella recipes from around the world! Try this creamy tomato risotto. Fresh tomatoes, basil and melty mozzarella cheese combine with the creamy risotto. Finished off with a balsamic glaze drizzle. 
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people



  • Bring broth to a simmer over low heat and keep warm with a ladle nearby.
  • Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and a large pinch of salt. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add rice and garlic and cook 5 minutes. Stir in canned tomatoes and sugar.
  • Add the wine and stir until it evaporates. Begin adding the simmering stock, a ladleful at a time. Cook, stirring often, until it is absorbed. Add another ladleful or two of stock and repeat this process until the rice is tender, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cherry tomatoes, basil, mozzarella and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, if desired.
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Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 574mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 15.1mg | Calcium: 280mg | Iron: 3.8mg

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