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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 (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 12g protein .

Reviews for Marinated Mozzarella

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ebramkamp 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 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 238448
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

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

I_Fortuna 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. : )"

MY REVIEW 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 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 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 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 98930
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

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

MichMajor 171644
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."

jkbrady 154680
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!"

FlyGalQT 170090
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 !"

olliecrafoord 154679
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

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

ALMormon 173232
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!"

Appy_Girl 173231
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2009

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

valanddansmith 78916
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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