Roasted Tomatoes and Burrata

I love a good caprese salad. The sweetness of the tomatoes, luscious mozzarella and the aromatics of fresh basil.. you just can’t quite beat it. Unless you roast the tomatoes and use burrata. This leveled up appetizer will have you never eating standard caprese again. Roasted tomatoes and burrata is an extra sweet appetizer that’s sure to impress your guests. And it only takes minutes and very little effort to make.

Mozzarella vs Burrata

Mozzarella is made from stretched curd and so is the casing of burrata. The difference between burrata and mozzarella is that burrata is filled with stracciatella. Stracciatella are shreds of fresh mozzarella in sweet cream. If you can’t find burrata in the store, mozzarella is a fine substitute for this recipe.

Baking Your Tomatoes and Garlic

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. To oven safe dishes, add your grape tomatoes, peeled garlic cloves, basil, olive oil and salt. Toss the ingredients, coating them with olive oil. Bake for about 20-30 minutes. Roast them long enough so the garlic and tomatoes are tender.

Adding the Burrata

Place the burrata balls in the center of your roasted tomato mixture. Top with more fresh basil and balsamic reduction. Serve your roasted tomatoes and burrata as an appetizer with crackers or bread. Give my crostini recipe a try!

Roasted Tomatoes and Burrata

A delicious and easy appetizer that’s sure to impress your guests.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 People
Calories 200 kcal


  • 1 oven safe dish I used 2 small oven safe dishes
  • 1 Spoon
  • 1 serving knife


  • 1 Pint grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Head garlic pealed
  • 1 Balls burrata
  • 4 Tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • balsamic reduction optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    To an oven safe dish, add your tomatoes, peeled garlic, chopped basil. Dizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Give it a toss so the tomatoes and garlic are covered with olive oil.
    Bake for about 20 minutes. Add burrata and garnish with more fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic reduction.
Keyword basil, burrata, olive oil, roasted tomatoes

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