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25 Bocconcini Cheese Recipes I Can’t Resist

If you’re anything like me, you can’t resist bocconcini cheese.

This post is all about finding delicious recipes that use bocconcini cheese as the star ingredient.

From hot and melty paninis to creamy pasta dishes, you’re sure to find a recipe that you can’t help but love.

Get ready to explore 25 of the best bocconcini cheese recipes out there!

Crispy bocconcini with tomato chilli sauce

Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Bocconcini

Since chicken can sometimes dry out, this Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Bocconcini recipe is a delicious way to get flavorful and juicy chicken.

With the addition of pancetta, garlic and tomatoes, the dish is full of flavor.

Topped with melted bocconcini, this one-pan meal is sure to please.

Here are some tips to make the most out of this recipe:

  • Use bone-in/skin-on chicken breasts, or thighs, legs or drumsticks, as they will be extra juicy.
  • Make sure to season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper before cooking.
  • Use high-quality olive oil for the best flavor.
  • If you don’t have pancetta, bacon can be substituted.
  • For a bit of heat, add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • To keep the dish moist, be sure to add enough tomatoes.
  • If you don’t have bocconcini, mozzarella cut into 3/4-inch pieces can be used as a substitute.
  • For a pop of color and flavor, top with chopped basil before serving.

Marinated Mozzarella Balls

I highly recommend trying out this Marinated Mozzarella Balls recipe!

It’s an easy appetizer that comes together quickly and is full of flavor.

The combination of chili, lemon, and fresh herbs makes this dish irresistible!

Plus, the cherry bocconcini adds a smooth and milky texture.

Here are some tips to make the most out of this recipe: use garlic-flavored olive oil for an extra punch of flavor, add some freshly ground black pepper for a spicy kick, and add some freshly chopped parsley for a pop of color.

Bocconcini Stuffed Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Who can say no to a delicious and decadent-looking meal that is also healthy?

Bocconcini Stuffed Meatballs in Tomato Sauce is a great way to impress your family and friends with a nutritious meal.

The combination of lean ground beef, vegetables, herbs, and spices make this a flavorful and healthy meal.

Plus, the mini bocconcinis inside the meatballs add a creamy texture that is sure to please.

  • To make the most out of this recipe, I suggest using coarsely ground oats instead of breadcrumbs, as it gives a more interesting texture and adds extra nutrition.
  • Additionally, adding kalamata olives adds a lovely salty flavor and helps balance out the sweetness of the tomatoes.
  • Finally, don’t skimp on the herbs and spices – they really bring out the flavor in this dish!

Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad

It’s always nice to have a flavorful dish that is easy to make and doesn’t take too much time.

This Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad is just that – it’s a light but filling main dish salad that’s packed with flavor.

Marinated grilled chicken, bocconcini, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, and parmesan cheese come together to give you a delicious meal that’s sure to be a hit.

Here are some tips to help you make the most of this recipe:

  • Use good balsamic vinegar for the dressing to get the best flavor.
  • To save time, cook the bacon in advance and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to assemble the salad.
  • For extra flavor, sprinkle some fresh basil over the salad before serving.
  • If you’re short on time, try using pre-cooked grilled chicken instead of marinating it yourself.

Mozzarella Bocconcini, Pesto and Sun Blushed Tomatoes

Just look at this amazing combination of fresh ingredients – mozzarella bocconcini, fragrant basil pesto, and sun-blushed tomatoes – and you’ll know you’re in for a treat.

This delightful recipe is perfect for a light lunch, an appetizer, or an antipasto.

Serve it with crackers or chargrilled crostini and you won’t be disappointed!

Here are some tips and tricks to make the most out of this recipe:

  • Use fresh, high-quality ingredients for the best flavor.
  • Toast the pine nuts before adding them to the pesto for extra crunch.
  • For a creamier pesto, add a tablespoon of olive oil before blending.
  • Add some freshly cracked black pepper for a zesty kick.
  • Grate some Parmigiano reggiano or pecorino romano cheese over the top of the dish for extra flavor.

Watermelon Cucumber Bocconcini Salad

Great for summer days and potlucks, this Watermelon Cucumber Bocconcini Salad is bursting with flavor and incredibly easy to make.

You’ll love the combination of sweet watermelon, crunchy cucumber, red onion, and creamy bocconcini with a hint of mint and a drizzle of olive oil and red wine vinegar.

Serve this salad as an entree or side dish for your next deck party, picnic, or barbecue!

Here are a few tips to make this salad extra delicious:

  • Make sure to cut the cucumber into bite-sized pieces so that everyone can enjoy it.
  • Use freshly ground black pepper to add a nice kick of flavor.
  • If you’re looking for a more substantial salad, you can add some cooked quinoa or couscous.
  • For added texture and flavor, sprinkle some toasted pinenuts over the top.

Tomato Bocconcini Salad

Simple? Sure, but the flavors of this Tomato Bocconcini Salad are anything but.

Ready in 10 minutes and made with herbs, tomatoes, bocconcini cheese, and a simple herbed dressing, this dish is a great way to bring a delicious and fresh flavor to your table.

To make the most of this recipe, here are some tips:

  • Use high-quality olive oil and balsamic glaze for maximum flavor.
  • Add a pinch of sugar to balance out the acidity of the dressing.
  • If you don’t have fresh basil, you can use dried Italian herbs instead.
  • Make sure to season with fresh ground black pepper for the perfect finish.

Keto Marinated Mozzarella Balls

If you’re trying to stay low carb, this Keto Marinated Mozzarella Balls recipe is an easy and delicious way to do it.

By marinating mozzarella bocconcini balls in olive oil and balsamic blend with oregano and rosemary, you’ll get an amazing flavor that pairs perfectly with most dishes.

To make the most out of this recipe, be sure to mince the garlic, and season with salt, red chili pepper flakes, and oregano to taste.

Additionally, use the best quality balsamic vinegar and olive oil that you can find for the marinade.

Vegan Bocconcini

Yes, even if you’re vegan you can still enjoy the deliciousness of bocconcini!

This vegan version of bocconcini is a fantastic way to get your cheese fix without sacrificing your lifestyle.

This recipe uses cashews, tapioca starch, nutritional yeast, salt, coconut oil, lemon juice and agar to create delicious vegan bocconcini.

It’s perfect for topping pizzas, salads and sandwiches, and can also be used as a cheesy layer in lasagne.

To make the most out of this recipe, here are some tips and tricks:

  • Soak the cashews for at least four hours to get the best texture.
  • Make sure to use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best flavor.
  • If you’d like a more intense flavor, add extra nutritional yeast.
  • To keep the bocconcini together, add a little extra agar.
  • For added texture and crunch, add some chopped nuts to the mix.
  • To make the bocconcini easier to shape, chill the mixture for about an hour before forming into balls.

Quinoa Salad with Bocconcini

Quinoa is known for its nutritious properties, making it a great addition to any meal.

This Quinoa Salad with Bocconcini is an ideal way to enjoy the benefits of quinoa and fresh vegetables.

Toss together cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red and yellow bell peppers, red onion, garlic, oregano, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and extra virgin olive oil.

Then top it all off with some mini bocconcini cheese pieces for a delicious, healthy meal.

Here are some tips to make the most out of this recipe:

  • Soak the quinoa for at least 15 minutes before cooking.
  • For a lighter salad, use fewer tomatoes and more cucumber.
  • Use fresh oregano and garlic for the best flavor.
  • Try adding some fresh herbs like parsley or basil to the salad.
  • To make this vegan-friendly, use vegan cheese instead of bocconcini.
  • Drizzle some extra-virgin olive oil over the salad just before serving.

Bocconcini Cheese Summer Delight Appetizer

Having a summer BBQ?

This Bocconcini Cheese Summer Delight Appetizer is the perfect addition to your menu!

It’s super easy to make and is a delightful appetizer that will leave your guests wanting more.

All you need are mini cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, bocconcini cheese, olive oil, balsamic glaze, salt, pepper and oregano.

Slice the cucumbers and cherry tomatoes, cut the Bocconcini cheese in half then plate them with the vegetables and add the oregano, salt, pepper and balsamic glaze.

Here are few tips to make the most out of this recipe:

  • Cut the vegetables and cheese into bite-sized pieces or slices for easy eating.
  • You can also experiment with different types of herbs and spices for a more flavorful dish.
  • For a more tangy taste, add a bit of lemon juice to the glaze.
  • Serve the appetizer chilled for a refreshing summer snack.

Marinated Bocconcini Salad

Simple, yet flavorful, Marinated Bocconcini Salad is the perfect addition to any meal.

This 10-minute recipe combines fresh bocconcini mozzarella cheese with the flavors of preserved lemons, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, garlic paste, black pepper, Italian seasoning, extra virgin olive oil, sun-dried tomato oil, and white wine vinegar.

For a unique balance of flavors, marinate the cheese in the mixture for at least an hour before serving.

Here are a few tips and tricks to make this recipe even better:

  • Use fresh herbs like basil and oregano instead of Italian seasoning for an extra boost of flavor.
  • Add in a few tablespoons of chopped olives for a salty, briny taste.
  • Serve the salad with a side of crusty bread for a delicious appetizer.
  • Try adding marinated artichoke hearts for a unique twist.

Tomato Bocconcini Salad with delicious crunchy bits

If you like a little crunch to your salads, this Tomato Bocconcini Salad with delicious crunchy bits is the perfect recipe for you.

The combination of sweet cherry tomatoes, creamy bocconcini, and crunchy almonds and pepita seeds, along with a hint of sweetness from the white balsamic, make this salad a delicious and unique dish.

It’s great with grilled meat, but can also be served with BBQ chicken for a quick and easy dinner.

Here are a few tips to make the most out of this recipe:

  • Be sure to use fresh ingredients for the best flavor
  • Toast the almonds for a crunchier texture
  • Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over the salad for extra flavor and creaminess
  • Add a sprinkle of chives for a pop of flavor and color
  • Let the salad sit for a few minutes before serving to let the flavors meld together

Marinated baby bocconcini with prosciutto

Something magical happens when prosciutto and baby bocconcini come together.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer that’s sure to please a crowd, then this marinated baby bocconcini with prosciutto is the perfect solution.

The combination of salty, savory prosciutto and mild, sweet bocconcini is irresistible.

Plus, the addition of fresh basil, garlic, and chili gives this dish a flavorful kick.

Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of this Recipe:

  • Slice the prosciutto into thin strips for an elegant presentation.
  • Toss the bocconcini in olive oil, salt and minced garlic for added flavor.
  • Add a spicy kick by finely chopping the chili and sprinkling it over the platter.
  • Don’t forget to garnish with fresh basil leaves for a touch of color.
  • Consider serving this dish at room temperature as this will enhance the flavor.

Baked Gnocchi with Sausage

When you’re looking for a hearty and delicious meal, this Baked Gnocchi with Sausage is an excellent choice.

Gnocchi is mixed with Italian sausage, tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, and bocconcini, and all of these ingredients are baked together to create a wonderfully flavorful dish.

To make the most of this recipe, be sure to use mild or hot Italian sausage depending on your preference, and add garlic, red pepper flakes, basil, and Parmesan cheese to really bring out the flavor.

If you don’t have bocconcini, you can use regular mozzarella cut into large cubes for a similar effect.

Here are some tips for success:

  • Use shelf-stable, fresh, or frozen gnocchi. Just make sure to cook it according to the package instructions.
  • Don’t skip out on the sun-dried tomatoes – they really enhance the tomato flavor.
  • When adding the cheese, cut it into large cubes or halves to get the desired puddle effect.
  • Don’t forget the garlic, red pepper flakes, basil, and Parmesan cheese for extra flavor.

Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

Don’t think twice about trying out this delicious and easy Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad!

This classic Italian salad is a summer favorite, combining juicy tomatoes, creamy bocconcini cheese, and fragrant basil.

The combination of olive oil and balsamic reduction adds a subtle sweetness and depth of flavor.

Serve with chicken, avocado, and cucumber for an easy twist on the traditional recipe.

Here are a few tips and tricks to make the most out of this dish:

  • Use the best quality ingredients you can find.
  • Try adding in some fresh herbs like thyme or oregano.
  • Go for a higher-end balsamic reduction to add a richer flavor.
  • Consider adding in a few slices of fresh mozzarella cheese for an even creamier texture.

Roasted Tomato & Bocconcini Salad

A salad is always a great addition to any meal, and this roasted tomato and bocconcini salad is no exception!

This delicious side dish is easy to make, requiring a mere 2 minutes of assembly and then popping it into the oven.

It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

All you need is extra virgin olive oil, garlic, cherry tomatoes, bocconcini balls, basil leaves, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.

  1. Roast the tomatoes in the oven and top with the mozzarella and basil leaves.
  2. Finish it off with some balsamic vinegar and a squeeze of lemon juice for extra flavor.

Here are a few tips to make the most of this recipe:

  • You can add a bit more garlic to the olive oil if desired
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, you can add in some diced onion or red pepper
  • For added texture, you can sprinkle some toasted pine nuts or croutons over the salad
  • For a kick, drizzle some chili oil over the top
  • For a heartier meal, serve the salad over grilled or roasted vegetables
  • If you don’t like bocconcini balls, you can use feta cheese instead!

Tomato Bocconcini Pasta

If you’re a pasta lover, you’ll love this Tomato Bocconcini Pasta!

It’s a delicious, simple meal that’s bursting with flavor, thanks to the combination of rotini pasta, bocconcini, garden fresh cherry tomatoes, arugula, and fresh basil.

This dish is sure to delight your taste buds and satisfy your hunger.

To make the most out of this recipe, be sure to use high-quality ingredients, season the pasta to your liking, and add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil before serving.

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta with Mascarpone

This creamy, cheesy Chicken Pesto Pasta is the perfect weeknight meal!

With rotisserie chicken, pesto sauce, mascarpone, and bocconcini, this dish is full of flavor and will make you feel like you’re eating a restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of your own home.

Plus, with only 25 minutes of preparation time, it’s an easy and quick meal to make.

Here are some tips to make the most out of this recipe:

  • If you don’t have rotisserie chicken, you can use cooked chicken breasts.
  • If you don’t have arugula pesto, you can substitute it with a regular pesto sauce.
  • To make the pasta extra creamy and cheesy, add a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
  • Roast the cherry tomatoes for a few minutes to give them a smoky flavor.
  • Squeeze some lemon juice over the pasta for a bright and zesty finish.


I love Italian food and I think you will too!

Try this Italian Style Chicken Skillet for an amazing dinner that’s easy to make and full of flavor.

Juicy chicken breasts are coated in Italian seasoning and cooked in a savory tomato sauce with fresh basil, oregano, garlic, and mini bocconcini balls.

Serve with some crusty bread and a side of grated parmesan cheese to make this meal truly special.

Here are some tips to make the most out of this recipe:

  • Use the freshest ingredients you can find for optimal taste.
  • Don’t skimp on the olive oil when cooking the chicken—it will help keep the chicken tender and juicy.
  • If you want extra flavor, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the mix.
  • Cook the chicken until it’s just done, don’t overcook it.
  • Don’t forget the bread for dipping—it’s essential for soaking up the delicious sauce!

Orzo salad with bocconcini cheese, pesto and garden veggies

Just because summer is ending doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy all the flavors of summer!

This easy-to-make orzo salad with bocconcini cheese, pesto, and garden veggies is the perfect way to do that.

It’s great for a light lunch or dinner and practically impossible to mess up.

Plus, it’s so versatile – you can add or remove ingredients to make it your own.

Here are a few tips for making the most out of this delicious recipe:

  • For a bit of extra flavor, mix in some freshly chopped basil or parsley.
  • For a bit of crunch, add some toasted pine nuts or slivered almonds.
  • Use a mix of bell peppers for more color and flavor.
  • If you don’t have bocconcini cheese, any type of mozzarella will do.
  • Add some freshly squeezed lemon juice to brighten up the flavors.

Avocado Corn Couscous Salad

When you mix the ingredients for this Avocado Corn Couscous Salad together, you’ll get a delicious and colorful dish that is sure to impress!

The couscous is cooked in a broth or water, then mixed with roasted corn, avocado, mini tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, and mini bocconcini cheese.

The dressing brings it all together with a tangy combination of sweet white wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, grainy Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.

To make the most out of this recipe, here are a few tips and tricks:

  • Be sure to cook the couscous in a broth or water and butter for extra flavor.
  • Roast the corn in a pan with 1 tbsp of butter for a great crunch.
  • Use a sharp knife to chop the avocado, tomatoes, and green onions.
  • Add a bit of olive oil to the dressing to give it more depth of flavor.
  • Try adding other vegetables like cucumbers, bell peppers, or zucchini for a more vibrant salad.

Cantaloupe Bocconcini Salad

This one’s for all the summer lovers out there – Cantaloupe Bocconcini Salad!

Ready in just 5 minutes, this refreshing salad is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

Sweet cantaloupe chunks and mini bocconcini cheese are combined with a simple dressing of white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, basil and mint.

To make the most out of this delicious salad, make sure to select a perfectly ripe cantaloupe.

Additionally, don’t forget to add a generous pinch of salt to the dressing for more flavor.

Zesty Italian Pasta Salad with Salami

Zesty, flavorful, and easy to make, this Bocconcini Salami Pasta Salad is the perfect dish for your next cookout!

This wholesome dish is made with classic Italian flavors, such as salami, bell pepper, tomatoes, red onion, and olives.

But the real secret to this dish lies in the combination of herbs and spices, such as oregano, thyme, dijon, lemon juice, and maple syrup.

The creamy mozzarella balls and the crunchy cucumber slices balance out the flavors and textures of this dish.

Serve it as a hearty main meal or side dish and enjoy the zesty Italian flavors!

Here are some tips and tricks to make the most out of this recipe:

  • Use fresh herbs and olives for a more intense flavor.
  • If you’re serving this dish as a side, add other proteins such as grilled chicken, shrimp, or salmon.
  • If you want to make it a vegetarian dish, add more vegetables such as zucchini or eggplant.
  • To make it a more filling meal, add cooked quinoa or farro.
  • For extra zip, add a few drops of your favorite hot sauce.
  • For a creamier flavor, mix in a spoonful of pesto.

Fried Bocconcini with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Anything fried is always a winner, especially when it comes to the Super Bowl.

This Fried Bocconcini with Spicy Tomato Sauce is an easy-to-prepare, savory appetizer that will be sure to please a crowd.

With just a few ingredients, you can whip up a flavorful dish in no time.

To get the most out of this recipe, be sure to use a deep-frying thermometer to ensure the oil is at the correct temperature before frying and to season the bocconcini with salt and Parmesan before coating them in flour, egg wash, and panko.

25 Ways To Use Bocconcini Cheese

I know it sounds crazy, but bocconcini cheese is an incredibly versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes. This post will provide 25 creative and delicious recipes that feature bocconcini cheese as the star ingredient. From breakfast dishes to main courses to snacks, you'll find something for every occasion. Get ready for a delicious adventure with bocconcini cheese!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Cheese, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 400 kcal


  • Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Bocconcini
  • Marinated Mozzarella Balls
  • Bocconcini Stuffed Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
  • Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad
  • Mozzarella Bocconcini, Pesto and Sun Blushed Tomatoes
  • Watermelon Cucumber Bocconcini Salad
  • Tomato Bocconcini Salad
  • Keto Marinated Mozzarella Balls
  • Vegan Bocconcini
  • Quinoa Salad with Bocconcini
  • Bocconcini Cheese Summer Delight Appetizer
  • Marinated Bocconcini Salad
  • Tomato Bocconcini Salad with delicious crunchy bits
  • Marinated baby bocconcini with prosciutto
  • Baked Gnocchi with Sausage
  • Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad
  • Roasted Tomato & Bocconcini Salad
  • Tomato Bocconcini Pasta
  • Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta with Mascarpone
  • Orzo salad with bocconcini cheese, pesto and garden veggies
  • Avocado Corn Couscous Salad
  • Cantaloupe Bocconcini Salad
  • Zesty Italian Pasta Salad with Salami
  • Fried Bocconcini with Spicy Tomato Sauce


  • Pick your favorite recipe from this list to serve for dinner tonight.
  • Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
  • Enjoy in no time!