Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Burrata

A fresh herb pesto with nutty gouda and a creamy burrata topping is not only delicious but also makes this a beautiful meatless entrée or side dish.

Wisconsin Cheese Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Burrata Recipe
Active Time
35 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Burrata or Gouda can be used in this recipe.


  1. Place the almonds, gouda, basil, mint, parsley and garlic into a food processor; cover and pulse until finely chopped. While processing, slowly drizzle in 1/2 cup olive oil until smooth, adding more olive oil if necessary until desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Trim zucchini ends; halve zucchini widthwise. Slice zucchini with a spiralizer into thin, long “noodles”; place on paper towel.
  3. Sauté zucchini in remaining olive oil, in batches, in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Add 3-4 tablespoons reserved pesto; toss to combine, adjusting pesto as desired. Save any remaining pesto for a different recipe. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Top servings with burrata. Garnish with herbs and almonds.

Recipe Tips

Store any leftover pesto in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Lightly drizzle with olive oil to help prevent browning. Or, freeze it in ice cube trays. Remove frozen pesto from trays; place in a sealed plastic freezer bag for up to 6 months.| Don’t have a spiralizer? No problem! Spiralized veggies can be purchased in the produce section of your grocery store.

Cheesemonger Tip

Select for cheesemonger info

Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

BelGioioso’s Burrata is an award-winning fresh cheese with a lovely surprise hidden inside each ball. When cut open, there are fresh mozzarella pieces soaked in delicious heavy cream.

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