Creamy Burrata Cheese with Caramelized Leeks and Onions

A fabulous cheesy restaurant style recipe being shared here. It’s a great appetizer to take to a party or serve at a dinner party. Really can’t go wrong with cheese, leeks, onions and herbs. Give this a try!


The inspiration

I call it restaurant inspired because I can picture one of our little Italian restaurants serving this dish table side for everyone to enjoy.  In fact, that’s the best way to have this appetizer – everyone sitting together around a coffee table chatting and partaking of baguette slices spread with this creamy burrata appetizer.


About the recipe

I made this appetizer for my twins graduation stay at home dinner and it was a huge hit with the family.  Creamy burrata topped with warm leeks and onions tastes so good when spread on top of toasted baguette slices.

The details

This has to be the simplest of appetizers to make with the most sophisticated of results.  I bought 3-4 balls of creamy burrata.  Then I pan fried onions and leeks in olive oil, added salt and pepper and fresh thyme leaves. I then topped the burrata with the leek mixture. Voila! A simple dish with amazing flavor. 


Creamy Burrata Cheese with Caramelized Leeks and Onions


  • 3 balls of creamy burrata cheese
  • 3 leeks stalks light green and white parts finely cut
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • Baguette bread for serving


  • In a serving platter cut the creamy burrata in half lay them on the platter.  Place the baguette slices off to the side on the same platter.
  • Warm in a pan olive oil and fry the leeks and onions until they are tender and caramelized.  This may take about 15 minutes on low to medium heat.
  • Once the leeks are caramelized to your liking, sprinkle salt and pepper and thyme and stir in.
  • Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the burrata.  Then evenly distribute the warm leek and onion mixture over the cheese.  Serve immediately.

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