21 Creative and Delicious Caprese Inspired Recipes

These caprese inspired recipes are sure to delight your taste buds all day long! Whether you’re craving a classic caprese salad, a refreshing caprese pasta, or a mouthwatering caprese chicken, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. From the fresh flavors of tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, these recipes are a delicious way to savor the taste of summer.

Bite Size Caprese Appetizers

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These mini Caprese appetizers take inspiration from the beloved Italian salad, featuring juicy tomato, creamy mozzarella, fresh basil, and a delightful balsamic reduction. Each bite-sized treat is crafted by filling hollowed yellow grape tomatoes with basil-wrapped mozzarella, then finishing with a sweet and tangy homemade balsamic reduction.
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Salmon Caprese

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The combination of flaky salmon, chopped tomatoes, cheese and balsamic dressing is perfect for dinner tonight. These fresh flavors compliment each other to make the most flavorful, healthy dinner option in just about twenty minutes. You can bake this on a sheet pan for easy clean up with fewer dishes.
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Caprese Panini

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Tuck cheese, tomatoes and basil into slices of bread and let your panini press do the rest of the work for this easy lunch. It has all of the flavor of caprese salad in a toasted sandwich. After just a bite you will agree this dish is simply delicious!
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Caprese Strata

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Bring the traditional flavors of Italy to your home kitchen with this savory strata recipe. It uses eggs, bread, tomatoes, basil and cheese to make a dish that is best served by the slice, in good company. This dish is very easy, filling and so tasty.
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Chicken Caprese Quesadillas

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These caprese quesadillas make such a great meal. Serve them for lunch or dinner for a one dish option that has everything tucked into a tortilla shell. This recipe uses chicken, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil for a simple meal that is ready in minutes but will fill you up with fresh flavors.
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Caprese Grilled Cheese

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You can have this simple sandwich ready in minutes. Tuck tomato slices, mozzarella cheese and basil between bread slices and grill for a few moments, to make a sandwich that is warm, melty and full of fresh flavors.
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Chicken Caprese Casserole

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This easy casserole is loaded with chicken, quinoa, cauliflower rice, cheese and tomatoes for a filling and healthy meal that is ultra easy to prepare and has the best flavor. You can pair servings of chicken caprese casserole with a side salad if you want to add greens to your plate, but the dish is so veggie packed it works as a one dish meal.
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Chicken Caprese Wraps

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Tuck caprese flavors into a filling wrap with this easy recipe. It has rice, plenty of lettuce and chicken, and tomato with mozzarella cheese for a fast and satisfying lunch or dinner option that is ready in just a few moments.
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Pizza Caprese

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Make this caprese pizza with simple ingredients to make two favorites into one satisfying dish. The fresh flavors of tomato, basil and mozzarella layered on naan bread makes for a dinner option that is even better than delivery.
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Caprese Twice Baked Potatoes

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Baked potatoes are always a great side dish option. This recipe adds fresh sliced tomatoes and plenty of basil and cheese to tender fluffy potatoes for a great addition to any meal. These are so filling you might want to make them for a meatless meal that is filling and flavorful.
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Chicken Caprese Sandwiches

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Grab some simple ingredients like fluffy buns, sliced tomatoes, chicken breast chunks and basil to make this delicious sandwich. It makes an easy lunch or dinner and delivers great flavors in every bite. Pair with fries, chips or even a pasta salad for a complete meal, in minutes.
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Caprese Pasta Salad

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This recipe brings two favorite salads together into one tasty dish. With plenty of pasta, caprese ingredients and the basil pesto dressing. You can whip it up in thirty minutes and let it rest in the fridge until you are ready to serve. This caprese pasta salad is a great summer meal to serve when it is just too hot to cook.
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Burrata Caprese Salad

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Adding Italian burrata cheese to a caprese salad is a delicious spin that you simply have to try yourself. This fresh and flavorful salad is easy to make with simple ingredients and really tastes wonderful on a summer day.
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Eggs Caprese Benedict

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Everyone loves eggs benedict, so why not add the fresh flavors of caprese to a classic dish? With poached eggs, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and hollandaise sauce, you are sure to enjoy the medley of savory flavors each bite offers.
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Sheet Pan Caprese Gnocchi

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If you are looking for easy meal ideas, you will want to try this sheet pan gnocchi recipe. It has pillowy soft pasta paired with caprese salad. This dish is filling, flavorful and best of all, it is so easy to clean up. 
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Deconstructed Caprese Appetizer

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Make an appetizer that is sure to impress any guest with this easy yet fresh and tasty caprese salad, deconstructed. With fresh tomatoes, cheese and a crunchy breadstick it offers a variety of textures and flavors. These look as gorgeous as they taste making them the perfect party food.
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Caprese Stuffed Chicken

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You can make this easy and delicious dinner in your air fryer for fuss free food. With tender chicken breast stuffed with tomatoes and cheese, and drizzled with balsamic glaze, this one dish dinner is sure to satisfy your appetite for filling food and fresh flavors.
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Caprese Chicken and Pasta

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This dish has it all, perfectly cooked pasta, tender chicken breast, and caprese salad all mixed into one dish. You will want to serve this for comfort food made at home with fresh, in season ingredients.
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Grilled Caprese Sandwich

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This easy sandwich makes a great summer meal when made with fresh from the garden tomatoes, basil and fresh cheese. You can have this ready in minutes, making it a fast favorite for homemade food.
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Chicken Caprese Sandwiches

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This sandwich is so satisfying. With juicy chicken breasts, fresh sliced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese slices and plenty of arugula, this easy option is flavorful, filling and delivers restaurant quality flavors at home.
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Caprese Hasbrown Casserole

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This hashbrown casserole is so good! It makes a hearty breakfast that can feed a crowd. With simple ingredients like milk, cheese, tomatoes, basil and frozen hashbrowns, this comes together in a matter of minutes to make a hot breakfast that smells so good it will entice your family to hop out of bed and into the kitchen.
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