Braised Tomatoes with Burrata



Recipe Information

Total Time: 

25 minutes; 20 minutes active



Burrata is a unique style of mozzarella with a creamy liquid center that oozes out when you cut into the round of cheese. This dish pairs grape tomatoes, roasted to bursting in flavorful olive oil, with burrata for a simple and elegant appetizer or snack.


  • 4 balls burrata cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups grape tomatoes
  • 6 cloves garlic, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • Italian bread, sliced and toasted


  1. Place the burrata in a 9-inch-deep pie pan or casserole dish of similar size.
  2. In a large saute pan with a lid, warm the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes, garlic, balsamic vinegar and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and cover tightly. Braise for 20 minutes, until the tomatoes are collapsed and a syrupy liquid surrounds them.
  3. Pour the hot tomato mixture over the cheese. Cover with torn basil and serve immediately with bread.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with thick, crusty ciabatta bread or garlic toasts.

Nutritional Information

410 calories, 31 g. fat, 40 mg. cholesterol, 220 mg. sodium, 12 g. carbohydrate, 2 g. fiber, 23 g. protein