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final plated burrata pasta garnished with fresh basil

Burrata Pasta

Burrata Pasta is a favorite pasta recipe --tossed in sun dried tomato pesto and topped with Burrata Cheese! Pasta Burrata will take over your meals! Indulge with this pasta recipe (video included).

Course Comfort Meals, Main Course, Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword burrata, burrata cheese, burrata cheese recipe, Burrata pasta, Pasta Burrata, pasta recipe, pesto pasta, pesto pasta recipe, sun dried tomato pesto
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 471 kcal
Author Mahy



  • 1 lb pasta cooked al dente. Choose the shape and type you prefer.
  • 1 cup pasta water reserve after the pasta has finished cooking
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh basil
  • 1 burrata cheese torn or cut apart
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the pasta to al dente in a large pan of salted water.

    Bucatini pasta coking in boiling water
  2. Have your Sun Dried Tomato Pesto out of the fridge or prepare it in 5 minutes

    top down view of sun dried tomato pesto in a jar.
  3. Reserve a cup to a cup and half of pasta water once the pasta has cooked

    A hand holding a cup of pasta water
  4. Drain the pasta and start tossing it in the Sun Dried Tomato Pesto . Add more or less to your taste.

    The cooked pasta drained and being tossed with sun dried tomato pesto
  5. Alternate between the pasta water and Parmesan cheese while tossing the pasta to create a luscious and creammy sauce.

    A hand tossing the pasta in a pan with the pesto and adding pasta water until the sauce is thick
  6. Add more of the pesto here of you'd like

  7. Serve the pasta with the torn bits of burrata cheese over the top and allow it to seep in the sauce.

    close up of the burrata cheese placed over the pasta and slightly warmed up and seeping into pasta
  8. Garnish with fresh basil, chilli flakes, salt and pepper.

  9. Serve and enjoy

    two spoons serving and tossing the burrata pasta and serving it.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Burrata Tips

  • Use good quality burrata cheese. Make sure to read the expiry date as burrata cheese is fresh and usually has a short shelf life.
  • Burrata cheese comes stored in water, and it's best to keep it in water until ready to use.
  • Cook the pasta in well-salted water to bring out its flavor and don't overcook the pasta, as it can become mushy.
  • Keep at least 1 1/2 cups of pasta water on the side. This will help you create the sauce.
  • Sun Dried Tomato Pesto adds so much flavor to the pasta and it's a no cook sauce, yet so very tasty and rich! 
  • Basil Pesto is a bright alternative and super refreshing when combined with burrata cheese.
  • Start by adding the pesto to coat the pasta and then introduce the pasta water as a way to loosen up and create a "saucy" sauce.
  • Alternate the pasta water and parmesan cheese while tossing the pasta to create a well balanced sauce. Personalize your sauce thickness and flavor based on your taste. So feel free to add more or less.
  • The burrata cheese sits comfortably over the pasta--no need to toss it in. Just make sure you break it apart and allow it to slow seep in the sauce.
  • Garnish with chilli flakes (optional), fresh basil and more Parm.


Can burrata be used in pasta?

Yes, burrata can be used in pasta. It is a type of cheese made from mozzarella and cream, and it has a soft, creamy texture. Burrata is typically used as a topping on pizza or salads, but you can also use it in pasta dishes.

What pasta goes with burrata?

There are so many delicious options for pairing pasta with burrata cheese. My favorites include:

  • Rigatoni with roasted cherry tomatoes and basil.
  • Penne with pancetta, peas and parmesan.
  • Bucatini pasta with sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, and feta.

But really, any type of pasta dish that features fresh, in-season vegetables and a robust sauce would be delicious with creamy burrata cheese.

Can you melt burrata?

Yes, you can melt burrata cheese, but it gets quite watery when melted. So only melt it for the dishes where liquid consistency won't alter the taste. 


Nutrition Facts
Burrata Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 471 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 359mg16%
Potassium 272mg8%
Carbohydrates 85g28%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 226IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 178mg18%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.