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Warm panzanella is an easy way to use up stale bread by turning them into croutons. Pair it with blistered tomatoes and fresh basil for a fast and full flavoured meal.

Warm Panzanella & Marinated Mozzarella

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  • Author: Kortney
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


Crunchy bread, blistered tomatoes, and fresh basil make this warm Panzanella delightful on so many levels. Pair it with a lightly spiced mozzarella and you have a party on your plate! This is a recipe for two.



Marinated Mozzerella

  • 1 Large Mozzarella Ball – cut into medium cubes
  • 4 Sun dried tomatoes – diced
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil


  • 1/2 Loaf of Crusty Bread – cut into cubes (roughly 5 cups)
  • 1/2 Red Onion – cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 1 Large Garlic Clove – cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 16 Basil leaves – torn in half
  • 1416 Cherry Tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Olive oil for drizzling


For the Marinated Mozzarella

  1. In a jar or Tupperware combine all the ingredients.
  2. Seal the container and give it a good shake.
  3. Refrigerate overnight or for 8+ hours.
  4. Before serving give it another good shake.

For the Panzanella

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a bowl, combine bread, onion, garlic, 1/4 cup of oilve, and salt (this is dependant on how salty you like food, recommend 1/4tsp). Coat everything in the oil.
  3. Spread bread mixture evenly on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper leaving space for the tomatoes.
  4. Place the tomatoes on the baking sheet with the bread. Drizzle them with olive oil and a little salt.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the tomatoes; they should have blistered (the skin will have separated). Place them aside for now.
  7. Give the bread a mix and place back in the oven for 3-5 minutes or until the desired crunch.
  8. In a bowl combine basil leave, bread and tomatoes. The tomatoes may burst when mixing; this is a good thing.
  9. Add more salt to taste.
  10. Enjoy warm.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1
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