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Jan 24, 2009 02:24 PM

Help using a bag of shredded mozzarella

Hi Everyone,

I bought a bag of shredded mozzarella last week for no good reason and I don't want it to go to waste. Does anyone have ideas for how to use it? Maybe a pasta dish I can use it in?

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  1. Lasagna!!! Or pizza, or baked ziti, omelette, mixed w/ cheddar for grilled cheese, mixed w/ Jack for enchiladas. Just a few ideas....Adam

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    1. re: adamshoe

      Ooh. Baked ziti sounds good. I origiannly wanted to make a pasta with a creamy sauce, like an alfredo. I know alfredo sauce uses parmesan, though.

      The only time I ever really use mozzarella is when making pizza or lasagna and I'm not in the mood for either of those.

      I don't really know. I'm going to go to the store in a few hours, so thanks for the baked ziti idea.

    2. Get a loaf of french bread and slice it up. Top each slice with some diced tomato, diced onion, a little garlic, some oil, maybe some chopped cooked shrimp and a touch of basil. Put a tsp or more of cheese on top and broil

      1. These suggestions all sound good but why don't you freeze (recipe-sized) clumps of the mozza for use at your leisure and whim?

        Most cheeses freeze okay. I find firm cheeses such as cheddar and blue and asiago get more crumbly which is not a problem since - and with mozza you'll be warming it up to melt on quesidillas, chili melts, any pasta, croutons for soup...

        1. not pasta dishes, but how about calzones, or chicken or eggplant parm?

          1. Shredded mozzarella freezes well, so don't feel pressed to use it up right away. Your freezer will buy you some time if you need it.

            Some uses could be: garlic bread topping, pizza, anything parmesan, quiche, topping to stuffed artichokes, baked ziti sicilian style, lasagna, manicotti, stuffed shells, inside omelets, mozzarepa(s), etc.