This warm burrata and roasted tomatoes is a deliciously savory appetizer. And with 5 simple ingredients, this dish comes together in just 15 minutes. Enjoy!
Simply Elegant Appetizer
This warm burrata and roasted tomatoes looks oh so elegant, and tastes just as fancy. But don’t you worry your cheese loving hearts, this appetizer comes together with just 5 simple ingredients, and is ready to serve in just 15 minutes. Let’s do this, shall we!?
What is Burrata?
Burrata is an Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer part of the cheese is a solid mozzarella texture, while the inside is creamy and soft. This combination makes it perfect for this warm burrata and roasted tomatoes recipe.
Can’t find burrata? A large ball or log of mozzarella would also work well for this dish even though it won’t give you the same creamy texture in the middle that burrata does.
Cherry Tomatoes vs. Grape Tomatoes
We used cherry tomatoes for this dish, but feel free to use grape tomatoes if you have those on hand. We found the smaller the tomato, the better with this dish since roasted tomatoes are a little difficult to cut. That way you can scoop one whole tomato + some burrata on a cracker for the perfect bite every time.
How to Make Warm Burrata and Roasted Tomatoes
This warm burrata and roasted tomatoes comes together in 4 easy steps, which means you’re truly only 15 minutes away from this deliciously savory appetizer that everyone will love.
Preheat & Prep Tomatoes
Preheat your oven to 400°F.
Add the following to a sheet pan and toss to combine:
- cherry tomatoes
- olive oil (coating the tomatoes in olive oil will help them roast!)
- minced garlic
- fresh thyme
Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the tomatoes are warm and just starting to burst.
Turn off the oven, place the burrata on the sheet pan and place it back into the oven for 1 minute. You don’t want the burrata to melt — just to warm slightly (this truly only takes a minute!).
Serve & Enjoy!
Serve warm with crackers, toasted baguette, or any of the recommendations below.
What to Serve With This Dish
The dipping options are endless for this warm burrata (we’ve been slathering this on everything over here), and some of our favorites include:
- Toasted slices of French bread
- Tortilla chips
- Truly anything your heart desires!
How to Store Warm Burrata
This warm burrata with roasted tomatoes is best made and served immediately. Should you need to prep it ahead of time and serve later, we recommend NOT heating the burrata before storing as the texture can alter when chilling and reheating.
Can You Freeze this Dish?
We do not recommend freezing this warm burrata and roasted tomatoes as the texture of dairy can become undesirable when defrosting and reheating.
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
- 1 ball burrata cheese
- Preheat your oven to 400°F.
- Add the cherry tomatoes, olive oil, minced garlic, and fresh thyme to a sheet pan and toss to combine.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the tomatoes are warm and just starting to burst.
- Turn off the oven, place the burrata on the sheet pan and place it back into the oven for 1 minute. You don’t want the burrata to melt — just to warm lightly.
- Serve warm, with crackers or toasted baguette.
- Store any leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to two days.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1/4 Calories: 149 Sugar: 4 Sodium: 93 Fat: 11 Carbohydrates: 6 Fiber: 2 Protein: 6 Cholesterol: 20
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