8 mozzarella recipes that prove it’s the ultimate cheese

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8 mozzarella recipes that prove it's the ultimate cheese

Everyone knows that if you want the most epic cheese-pull you need to use mozzarella! But this humble cheese is so much more than stretchy. It’s versatile, works with a variety of flavours and is a key ingredient in some of our favourite dishes. To prove mozzarella’s supremacy, we’ve rounded up 8 dishes where the cheese shines best. The only question is, what will you make first?

1. Broccoli, cheese and potato croquettes

Broccoli-and-potato croquettes are an amazing snack, but when you add mozzarella into the mix they become the stuff of legends. With fried potatoes and melted cheese, how could they not? These are easier to make than you think, thanks to Khanya Mzongwana’s easy recipe. They’re also a great way to get the veggie-haters in your life to eat some broccoli. Plus, you can deep-fry them from frozen, so be sure to make a big batch and freeze some for when you’re feeling snackish, or when loadshedding is approaching.

Broccoli, cheese and potato croquettes

Find the recipe for broccoli, cheese and potato croquettes here.

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2. Charred blood orange and mozzarella salad

Blood oranges are only available for a short time of the year, so if you do get your hands on them, you need to make this gorgeous charred blood orange and mozzarella salad by Bianca Strydom. If you don’t find them, you can make this with regular oranges or a medley of your favourite citrus – either way, this salad will impress.

Charred blood orange and mozzarella salad

Find the recipe for charred blood orange and mozzarella salad here. 

3. Chicken cordon bleu

This classic dish has stood the test of time, and we think it’s because of the crispy, cheesy, salty combination. It’s an explosion of taste and texture in the best way possible. You can add your favourite cheese into the mix, but mozzarella is mandatory! It’s what makes the dish a treat to cut into. And if you think it’s intimidating to make chicken cordon bleu from scratch, Hannah Lewry shares a flop-proof recipe, so you’re in safe hands.


Find the recipe for chicken cordon bleu here.

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4. Gnocco fritto

Gnocco fritto is an elite appetiser, but we’re here for Abigail Donnelly’s baked smoked mozzarella! She bakes the cheese with garlic at 180°C for 15 minutes until it’s golden and melted. It’s perfect for scooping up with gnocco fritto or bits of crusty bread or veggies – anything you want really.


Find the recipe for Gnocco fritto here. 

5. Easy, cheesy chicken enchiladas

Whenever we share this recipe it gets so much love. It’s easy to see why, just look at that cheese pull! Plus, it’s filling, flavourful and so much fun to eat. Make this when you’re in the mood for the cheesiest, most satisfying meal!

Ultimate chicken enchiladas

Find the recipe easy, cheesy chicken enchiladas here.

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6. One-sheet Italian-style loaded chicken schnitzels

This recipe by Hannah combines two of our readers’ favourite things: 1. schnitzels and 2. tray bakes! Pop some mozzarella into the mix and you have perfection. Plus, this dish comes together in just 30 minutes making it ideal for midweek supper.

One-sheet Italian-style loaded chicken schnitzels

Find the recipe for one-sheet Italian-style loaded chicken schnitzels here.

7. Crispy mozzarella sticks

Deep-fried cheese. Need we say more? Okay, we will, because you need to know Abigail’s secret to this recipe is a double coating of breadcrumbs and Woolworths’ chipotle seasoning. This ensures you get the crispiest and tastiest bite if you eat them as is. You can add your favourite dipping sauce, too.


Find the recipe for crispy mozzarella sticks here.

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8. No-yeast pizza

Is it even a mozzarella recipe round-up if there’s no pizza? This recipe is one of our most popular recipes because of how easy it is. The pizza dough is made with the viral two-ingredient flour-and-yoghurt recipe. This means you only need 15 minutes of prep time! Abigail decided to keep the toppings simple, but you can customise it to your likeing.

no yeast pizza

Find the recipe for no-yeast pizza here.

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Woolworths’ Ayrshire mozzarella was crowned the dairy product of the year at the prestigious South African Dairy Awards on Thursday 25 May 2023. Shop Woolies mozzarella here.

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