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Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Creamy, fresh cheese, and an herb and garlic-studded olive oil combine forces in this simple recipe for Marinated Mozzarella Balls.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 409kcal


  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves chopped
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 14-16 ounces bocconcini, drained (I used 2 8-ounce packages)


  • In a medium jar, combine olive oil, garlic, basil, parsley, oregano, red pepper flakes and salt.
  • Add the mozzarella balls and gently stir to coat. Seal and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes-1 hour to allow flavors to blend and infuse. Serve with crusty bread, crostini or toasted pita bread.


Can be stored up to 5 days in an airtight container.


Calories: 409kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 12gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 148mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 137IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 254mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Marinated mozzarella balls