Classic Mozzarella in Carozza

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Rebecca Downey

Found in the Barilla Celebrity Cookbook, this is a very fancy grilled mozzarella sandwich with a classic seasoning. There are a wide variety of versions of this recipe, mostly differing in their spicing. I've made it a few times. Replacing the cream with 1% milk does work, but it takes slightly longer to cook off the additional water.

Top Review by La Dilettante

These are so melty-cheesy-fabulous! When I learned to make these in Venice, our teacher suggested a little dab of anchovy paste spread onto the cheese. Heaven!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the mozzarella pieces on 4 slices of the bread.
  2. Cover with the 4 remaining slices of bread to form sandwiches.
  3. Trim the crusts off to make perfect 4-inch squares.In a wide shallow bowl, whisk the eggs.
  4. Add the cream, thyme, salt and nutmeg and whisk until well blended.
  5. In a 10 to 12-inch nonstick sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium-high heat until smoking.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter and cook until the sizzling subsides.
  7. Dip 2 of the sandwiches into the egg mixture, turning to coat, place in the pan, and cook until golden brown on the first side, about 2 minutes.
  8. Flip over and brown on the other side.
  9. Transfer the sandwiches to individual plates and repeat the process with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon butter and 2 sandwiches.
  10. Cut in half and serve immediately.

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