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Marinated Mozzarella Cubes Recipe

Marinated Mozzarella Cubes Recipe

Being from America's Dairyland, I'm always on the lookout for new ways to serve cheese. I received this delicious recipe from a friend a few years ago and am happy to share it with others. —Arline Roggenbuck, Shawano, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 6 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/4 cups olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Bread or crackers


  • 1. In a quart jar with a tight-fitting lid, layer a third of the cheese, peppers, thyme and garlic. Repeat layers twice. In a small bowl, combine the oil, rosemary, Italian seasoning and pepper flakes; mix well. Pour into jar; seal and turn upside down. Refrigerate overnight, turning several times. Serve with bread or crackers. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 121 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2017

"I made this for my knitting group, and everyone loved it!!! I can't believe I was out of red pepper flakes, so I subbed plenty of cracked black pepper, and that worked fine. I served it with crackers, but I think a crust baguette might be better to soak up the olive oil. Definitely a keeper!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"I made this for a party, didn't really go over well. It seems to be missing something."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"Great recipe, looks beautiful in a tupperware, which wasn't quite big enough. Was delicious. Even is good melted over toast."

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"I made it with Gouda cheese .. and dried tomatoes in olive oil cause I didnt have roasted red peppers.. mmmh I recommend this recipe mmmh!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"Great recipe! easy to prepare and very pretty in a nice serving bowl. A couple of test tasters thought it might benefit from a splash of apple cider vinegar. I agree that something was missing, but not sure if that was it. Thanks for the great recipe!"

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"I make this every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas using soft fresh mozzarella and fresh peppers and herbs from my garden. It is a family favorite."

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