Roasted Burrata with Tomatoes and Garlic

So last year, when we were traveling to Lafayette and Baton Rouge and New Orleans every few weeks for my son’s scoliosis…I don’t even know what to call it. Drama? Diagnosis? Treatment? Anyway. When we were doing that, we would always make a point of going to stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, places we don’t have in our little town. We always came home with a variety of cheeses (hence all the charcuterie boards of 2021) and always came home with burrata. Burrata is a mild, unripe mozzarella cheese. There are two parts to it–the firmer shell, and the liquidy insides. And one of my favorite things is to roast burrata with tomatoes and garlic and then serve it with crusty bread. You could also stir it all together and serve it with pasta.

Ingredients for Roasted Burrata with Tomatoes and Garlic

You’ll need 8 ounces burrata, baby tomatoes, cloves of whole garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, flaky salt, and freshly ground pepper.

burrata, garlic, olive oil, and baby tomatoes

You can also add some minced fresh Italian herbs like parsley, basil, oregano, and you’ll need some crusty bread for serving.

How to make roasted burrata with tomatoes and garlic

Preheat oven to 425. Place tomatoes and garlic in an 8×8″ baking dish or a pie plate. You’ll want to peel the garlic, but leave it mostly whole (I smash mine with a meat cleaver and then take the peels off.)

peeled garlic for roasted burrata

Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Nest the burrata into the tomatoes, then drizzle and a little more olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

burrata, tomatoes, and garlic before roasting

Roast for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown and the tomatoes are bursting.

roasted burrata with tomatoes and garlic

Remove from oven and allow to stand for 5-10 minutes. Garnish with fresh minced Italian herbs if desired. roasted burrata with tomatoes and garlic Mash the tomatoes slightly and then serve with slices of toasted bread.

roasted burrata with tomatoes and garlic

 

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roasted burrata with tomatoes and garlic

Roasted Burrata with Tomatoes and Garlic


Description

Burrata is a mild close cousin to mozzarella, and roasting it with tomatoes and garlic is a perfect appetizer or light dinner to share around a table!


Ingredients

8 ounces burrata
12 ounces baby tomatoes
68 cloves whole garlic, peeled
About 34 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
flaky salt and freshly ground pepper
Minced fresh Italian herbs (parsley, basil, oregano, etc.; optional)
Crusty bread for serving


Instructions

Preheat oven to 425. Place burrata in an 8×8″ baking dish, then surround with tomatoes and garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Roast for 25 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown and the tomatoes are bursting. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 3-5 minutes. Garnish with fresh minced Italian herbs if desired. then serve with slices of toasted bread.


1 comment

  1. Excellent recipe! I made it exactly how it was written. We had some leftovers of it so I cooked some pasta and mixed it in.

    I do think next time I would cut my cherry tomatoes in half and add just one more Burrata ball. You can’t go wrong with more cheese!
    Such a easy and delicious recipe !

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