Homemade Marinated Mozzarella

Herby, spicy, and absolutely delicious! This Homemade Marinated Mozzarella is so much better than anything you can buy, uses up all those fresh herbs in your garden, and is packed full of flavor. Fresh mozzarella slices layered with red pepper flakes, basil, thyme, oregano, freshly crushed garlic, and finished off with olive oil. Let it sit overnight (or just for a few hours!) and enjoy the best-ever marinated mozzarella! Serve with alongside charcuterie, as a topping for pizza, or just a snack. SO. GOOD.

marinated mozzarella in a jar with herbs and flowers

About The Recipe

One of my favorite things on the planet is marinated mozzarella. Even as a kid, it was the one thing I would almost always eat. We used to buy it constantly! There was never enough in the house because even friends and family loved it.

But, one day, we couldn’t buy it anymore. So, we shopped around. We tried to find other substitutions, but nothing tasted as good as what we used to buy.

It wasn’t until a few days ago that I had an idea. We have a lot of herbs in the house, I need to use up some mozzarella.. Why not try making the one thing we all used to love?

overheat shot of marinated mozzarella in a glass jar on a marble counter

And, to be totally honest, I was pretty skeptical about if this would work or not. My mom and I had tried making it once before when I was younger, but it just wasn’t as good.

Turns out, layering is the secret to getting the best flavor! Each bite of cheese is garlicky, herby, a little spicy, and just soooo good.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • Mozzarella
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Garlic
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt
  • Olive Oil
mozzarella slices, fresh herbs, salt, red pepper flakes, and olive oil on a marble counter

Instructions

This is so easy, I promise! In a large glass bowl, layer the mozzarella, red pepper flakes, garlic, salt, and herbs. Repeat the layers until no more cheese remains. Pour some olive oil over the top and seal! Keep in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. The longer you let it sit, the more flavor it will develop!

How To Sore

The best way to store this is to keep it in the refrigerator. But, keep in mind, the olive oil will solidify. It won’t effect the flavor or taste, I promise! Just set the jar out on the counter a few minutes before you need it to allow the olive oil to melt.

Substitutions

  • You can use pearled mozzarella instead of slices.
  • Fresh herbs are preferable due to the fresher flavor, but you can use dried. You will need to significantly scale the herb amounts back.
marinated mozzarella in a jar with fresh flowers and herbs

Expert Tips

  • This recipe can easily be scaled to any amount you need.
  • The longer the cheese sits with the marinade, the more flavor it will have.
  • Make sure to try and evenly distribute each ingredient on each layer for the best flavor.
  • The herbs will wilt and the olive oil will solidify but this doesn’t effect the flavor.

When you make this Homemade Marinated Mozzarella, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

marinated mozzarella in a jar with herbs and flowers

Homemade Marinated Mozzarella

Caylie
Herby, spicy, and SO GOOD! This Homemade Marinated Mozzarella is packed with flavor and so much better than anything you can buy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Additional Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 5 mins
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 168 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 12 ounces sliced fresh mozzarella
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons oregano leaves
  • ½ Tablespoon thyme leaves
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cups olive oil

Instructions

  • In a large jar, layer the cheese, herbs, garlic, red pepper, and salt.
  • Repeat layers until no more cheese remains.
  • Pour olive oil over the top and seal.
  • Refrigerate overnight.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • You can use pearled mozzarella instead of slices.
  • Fresh herbs are preferable due to the fresher flavor, but you can use dried. You will need to significantly scale the herb amounts back.
Expert Tips:
  • This recipe can easily be scaled to any amount you need.
  • The longer the cheese sits with the marinade, the more flavor it will have.
  • Make sure to try and evenly distribute each ingredient on each layer for the best flavor.
  • The herbs will wilt and the olive oil will solidify but this doesn't effect the flavor.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 278mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 375IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 162mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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