Mozzarella has a milky sweetness that we know is great on pizza and in a tomato salad. But what else? Here, eight ways to use mozzarella.
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Potato-and-Mozzarella Croquettes
Credit: FREDRIKA STJÄRNE

Mozzarella has a milky sweetness that we know is great on pizza and in a tomato salad. But what else? Here, eight ways to use mozzarella.

1. Potato croquettes

Upgrade your mozzarella sticks and mix mozzarella with herbed mashed potatoes; coat with bread crumbs and fry until crisp. Comfort food at its best.

2. Risotto

How do you make a vegetable risotto more decadent? You got it, top it with a slice of mozzarella just before serving.

3. Arancini

Yep, another way to fry mozzarella. Take your leftover risotto, form into balls around a bite of mozzarella and fry. Molten pockets of goodness.

4. Frittata

Poke cubes of mozzarella into a frittata just before slipping it into the oven. The result: Pizza for the low-carb set.

5. Enchiladas

Mozzarella is a great stand-in for many Mexican-style cheeses; use it to top bean enchiladas.

6. Cream sauce

Puree fresh buffalo mozzarella with some of its liquid and olive oil to make a spoonable sauce to top vegetables.

7. Arepas

Stuff the cheese between masa-based pancakes and griddle to make mini versions of this South American street snack.

8. Timballo

Feeling ambitious? Re-create the best-ever food scene from the movie Big Night and make this baked pasta with a whopping pound of mozzarella encased in a buttery crust.

Kristin Donnelly is a former Food & Wine editor and author of the forthcoming The Modern Potluck (Clarkson Potter, 2016) and the blog Eat Better, Drink Better. She is also the cofounder of Stewart & Claire, an all-natural line of lip balms made in Brooklyn.