Pizza Burrata Pasta

Think elevated, grown up baked ziti! This Pizza Burrata Pasta is all of the flavors of a gourmet pizza packed into a delicious pasta dinner! It’s loaded with crispy prosciutto, special marinara, bursting tomatoes, and burrata cheese.

Pizza Burrata Pasta

Insanely delicious Pasta Burrata Recipe

This pasta burrata recipe was inspired by a dip I tried while in Maine. I was so blown away by this dip that I just had to recreate it…and I did with my pizza burrata dip recipe. It’s incredible and the perfect starter anytime you are hosting!

Well, the dip was so good that I just had to make it into an entree, too. And so this pizza burrata pasta was born! It’s essentially a similar recipe as my pizza burrata dip but made into a meal with your favorite pasta.

This pasta burrata is decadent yet easy to make, ultra-creamy, cheesy, garlicky, rich, and SO good! 

Ingredients Needed

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  • Prosciutto: adds saltiness and a delicious crunchy texture.
  • Oil: you can use olive oil or avocado oil. 
  • Garlic: freshly minced garlic is the way to go.
  • Red Pepper Flakes and Sea Salt: you just need a couple of seasonings to heighten the flavor of this pasta. If you don’t like spice, simply leave out the red pepper flakes.
  • Grape Tomatoes: no need to cut them up. Once cooked, the grape tomatoes burst into a delicious sauce.
  • Burrata Cheese: no need to slice into smaller pieces. You just let it melt as-is! I use Maplebrook Farms!
  • Store-Bought Marinara Sauce: use your favorite variety, but make sure it’s great quality! I like Rao’s!
  • Pasta: use whatever pasta shape you prefer. I use Jovial gluten-free!
  • Mozzarella Cheese: use freshly grated mozzarella for the best texture.
  • For Serving: I like to garnish with fresh basil and additional red pepper flakes.

Ahem… What is Burrata?

Burrata is a soft Italian cheese that’s made up of a casing of fresh mozzarella filled with a mixture of fresh cheese curds and cream. 

Burrata comes in an orb-like shape similar to fresh mozzarella, but it’s softer, richer, and creamier!

How to Make Pizza Style Burrata Pasta!!

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  1. Cook prosciutto: Heat oil in a small skillet, add in prosciutto, and cook until crispy. Remove and set aside.
  2. Cook tomatoes: In the same skillet, add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant. Add in tomatoes and cook until they burst open.
  3. Make the sauce: Pour in the marinara sauce and simmer to thicken. 
  4. Cook the pasta: Cook the pasta of your choice according to package directions.
  5. Bake and serve: Transfer the prepped tomato sauce to a 9×13” baking dish, top with the burrata cheese, then bake at 350ºF.

Tips!

  • Keep it simple. While you are absolutely free to add whatever pizza toppings you like to this recipe, I would avoid going overboard. Too many add-ins take away from the incredible richness and flavor of the burrata. 
  • Don’t overcook. Burrata cheese dries out if it’s cooked too long. We want all the creaminess.
  • If you can’t find burrata cheese, you can swap it out for fresh mozzarella.

Serving Suggestions

I love to bulk my meal up and pair this decadent pasta dinner with a side of garlic bread, roasted brussels sprouts, or a simple green salad. 

Looking for something a little bit lighter? Skip the pasta and serve the sauce as pizza burrata dip instead!

Pizza Burrata Pasta

How to Store Your Pizza Pasta!

Once the sauce is baked and the pasta is cooked, this meal is best served right away. 

However, leftovers will last in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. To reheat, microwave or warm on the stove until heated through. I don’t recommend freezing it because the dairy will separate and the texture will be affected.

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Pizza Burrata Pasta

Think elevated, grown up baked ziti! This Pizza Burrata Pasta is all of the flavors of a gourmet pizza packed into a delicious pasta dinner! It’s loaded with crispy prosciutto, special marinara, bursting tomatoes, and burrata cheese.

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 00:05
  • Cook Time: 00:30
  • Total Time: 00:35
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Pasta

Ingredients

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  • 1 2-ounce package prosciutto, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes (1 pint)
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 piece of burrata, 8 ounces
  • 4 cups marinara sauce
  • Bread or crackers, for serving
  • 1 package pasta of choice
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil, for garnish
  • Red pepper flakes, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of avocado oil in a small skillet over medium. Once hot, add prosciutto and cook for 2 minutes, then flip and cook another 2 to 4 minutes until crispy. Set aside. 
  3. In the same skillet once prosciutto is removed, add more oil if needed (1 tablespoon), the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and let them cook until they burst, about 10 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Add marinara into the tomato mixture and simmer to cook sauce down for 10 minutes.
  5. Pour marinara sauce to a 13×9 inch baking dish (or similar size) and place the ball of burrata in the center.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is warmed through and slightly melted.
  7. While baking, cook your pasta based on package instructions and set aside.
  8. Top with crispy prosciutto and pour in pasta and mix to combine.
  9. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve hot. Garnish with fresh basil if desired.

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February 10, 2022

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