Mozzarella Cheese Hearts
Aren’t these Mozzarella Cheese Hearts the cutest? I know your kids and spouses would love them. You could also make these, a tad bit healthier than candy, for a classroom party. This easy recipe is made using Crescent dough, filled with Mozzarella cheese and Parmesan sprinkled on top. To top it off, they’re baked, not fried. Dip them in a Marinara sauce or even Ranch dressing.
I typically make nothing but sweets for Valentine’s Day. It’s just my norm. Plus, have you ever noticed at the stores, in their “current holiday” section, it’s pretty much just sweets? So, I decided to add a slightly healthier choice. I know diabetics have to watch their sugar, but there are others that make a conscious effort not to eat a bunch of food with sugar. The only sugar you have to worry about here is what they use in the crescent dough. However, I can’t say that about the rest of my recipes for Valentine’s Day. They are filled with sugar. Holidays give us an excuse for eating sweets, right?
These were one of the few that I ate more than just testing to make sure it turned out, tasted good.
Is Mozzarella cheese heart healthy?
Technically, No. But Mozzarella is up there with some of the “healthiest” cheeses. It is lower in sodium and calories that most of the other cheeses.
Some of the other “healthier” cheeses are….
- Blue Cheese
- Cottage Cheese
Only 4 ingredients needed to make these….
- Refrigerated Crescent Dough
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Egg, Beaten
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Mozzarella Cheese Hearts
- Rolling Pin
- 4" Heart Cookie Cutter
- 3" Heart Cookie Cutter
- Pastry Mat (Rolling Mat)
- Brush for egg
- Fork, for crimping
- 1 8 oz Refrigerated Crescent Dough (Roll)
- 7 Slices Mozzarella Cheese Can double for cheesier version
- 1 Egg, Beaten
- 1-2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated
- Flour for Rolling
- Marinara or Ranch Optional
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Flour your surface
- Using the 4" cookie cutter, cut 14 hearts out of the crescent dough. You should have to gather up your dough scraps and roll the dough back out to finish the job, at least once.
- Using the 3" cookie cutter, cut 7 (or 14 hearts if you are doubling up on the cheese) hearts out of the mozzarella cheese slices.
- Brush a crescent heart with the beaten egg.
- Place a cheese heart on top of the crescent heart. (making a sandwich)
- Place another crescent heart on top of the cheese.
- Crimp the edges with a fork by going around the heart and pressing the fork down to seal the dough together. Place on a greased/sprayed baking sheet. Repeat the process until all the hearts have been created.
- Sprinkle the hearts with Parmesan cheese.
- Bake @ 400° for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Serve with marinara sauce or Ranch dressing.