Marinated Mozzarella Recipe
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Marinated Mozzarella Recipe

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I always come home with an empty container when I bring this dish to a partym and I've used the recipe for years. It can be made ahead to free up time later. I serve it with pretty party picks for a festive, holiday look. —Peggy Cairo, Kenosha, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 203 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine first seven ingredients; add cheese cubes. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Marinated Mozzarella in Simple & Delicious November/December 2007, p36

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JANENOV46 User ID: 3295323 260764
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2017

"Five stars for yumminess, ease, and do ahead. These taste wonderful and I stole ebramkamp's idea with using kalamata olives. Pretty to serve too."

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 253290
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2016

"I made these for my husband and mother in law. I used fresh mozzarella and added some chopped kalamata olives because she loves them and I had some in the pantry. They both enjoyed them but she really loved them. She requested the recipe and was delighted it was so easy."

JackieM1963 User ID: 4804628 241112
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"I made this over the Christmas holidays and everybody loved it. I used bottled sundried tomato bruschetta in place of the sundried tomatoes and I doubled it. It worked perfectly and was much easier than having to chop up the sundried tomatoes. Next time I think I will try it with fresh mozzarella. Great recipe!!"

ElisabethM User ID: 8198936 238448
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"These were just OK -- perhaps they needed to marinate over night to be more flavorful."

I_Fortuna User ID: 8342880 237660
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

"This is much better if using fresh mozzarella. Otherwise, I would lower the oil and lower the garlic as some people don't like itl. This makes it better for all in my opinion. : )"

[email protected] User ID: 6993142 227701
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

"Great appetizer for a party without being the same old plain, cut up cubes of cheese, which has gotten a bit boring in my book. This recipe has the contemporary flavors that are welcome at gatherings and easy to assemble!"

ibmjb1959 User ID: 8003080 158083
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"A friend made these for our taste test to serve at an event. My eyes lit up as soon as I spotted the cheese! They are very yummy!"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 154681
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

"I made this for a party over the weekend and it was an instant hit! I would suggest tasting your cheese, if you're using fresh cheese that doesn't have much salt in it I would add a little. Definitely go by your taste-buds though."

martinna User ID: 2142710 98987
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Served this as a Christmas appetizer at our family party, and it was a hit. Looked festive with the red sun dried tomatoes and green herbs. Ended up with an empty dish! Made about 2 hrs in advance and kept refrigerated until time to serve."

Xena7751 User ID: 5742608 98930
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

"This is very good. I added a little salt but otherwise, didn't change a thing."

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