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Marinated Mozzarella Recipe

Marinated Mozzarella Recipe

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 YIELD:8-10 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


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients; add cheese cubes. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • 2. Transfer to a serving dish; serve with toothpicks. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 203 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 12g protein

Reviews for Marinated Mozzarella

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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!!"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

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

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. : )"

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!"

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!"

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."

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."

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

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

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"This was ok .. basically just herbs and oilve oil .. a little too much on the oily side for me. I may make it again as part of a cracker tray or something as half my family like it but half didn't."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"This is a wonderful change to just plain cheese and crackers! Will absolutely make again and have all ready shared with a friend!"

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"I have made this many times now and it is a requested item when I need to take a dish can be easily tweaked to your own tastes or that of the group...I have added extra chili flakes and extra garlic...and make a double batch it keeps as a great low carb snack !"

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"I made a huge bowl of these and they disappeared within the first 30 minutes of the party. Delish!"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2010

"I' ve made this twice now and everyone raves over it! Instead of adding sun dried tomatoes in the recipe, I served with Sun dried tomato and basil triscuits. Also, I cut the red pepper flake addition down to half a teaspoon (not quite as spicy). Overall, fantastic!"

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2009

"This recipe sounds absolutely wonderful ~ Thanks so much for sharing it with us ~ Janie ~ Taste Of Home Community Recipe Board ~"

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2008

"Wow!! This is easy and so good!! I've made it for two parties so far and everyone just loves it!! I will definitely make it again and again!"

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