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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.

Mozzarella Cheese Hearts

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
  • Feta
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Ricotta
  • Parmesan
  • Swiss
  • Cheddar
  • Goat

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Only 4 ingredients needed to make these….

Mozzarella Cheese Hearts
  1. Refrigerated Crescent Dough
  2. Mozzarella Cheese
  3. Grated Parmesan Cheese
  4. Egg, Beaten

Want/Need some more Valentine’s Day treats to make? Check these out….

Pink Hot Chocolate

Valentine’s Day Trash Bars

Valentine’s Brownies

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Mozzarella Cheese Hearts

Mozzarella Cheese Hearts are an easy recipe made using Crescent dough, filled with Mozzarella cheese and Parmesan sprinkled on top. Baked, not fried.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, recipe using mozzarella, snack recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 98kcal

Equipment

  • Rolling Pin
  • 4" Heart Cookie Cutter
  • 3" Heart Cookie Cutter
  • Pastry Mat (Rolling Mat)
  • Brush for egg
  • Fork, for crimping

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
    Mozzarella Cheese Hearts
  • 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.
    Mozzarella Cheese Hearts
  • Brush a crescent heart with the beaten egg.
    Mozzarella Cheese Hearts
  • Place a cheese heart on top of the crescent heart. (making a sandwich)
    Mozzarella Cheese Hearts
  • Place another crescent heart on top of the cheese.
    Mozzarella Cheese Hearts
  • 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.
    Mozzarella Cheese Hearts
  • Sprinkle the hearts with Parmesan cheese.
    Mozzarella Cheese Hearts
  • Bake @ 400° for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned.
    Mozzarella Cheese Hearts
  • Serve with marinara sauce or Ranch dressing.

Notes

ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 1mg

3 Comments

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  2. These are super cute! And look delicious. I’m not sure I’d list feta as a “healthier” cheese though. It has enough salt to turn your mouth into a desert. But oh man is it ever good. :p
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    • Thanks. Yeah, as far as the Feta cheese, I linked where I got the info. I think they list it as one of the healthier ones that is lower in calories.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!!
      Hope you have a great day!

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