These little pieces of garlic, cheesy goodness are so easy and quick to make! They are so tasty. A wonderful appetizer to add to your repertoire. I actually found the recipe in one of those grocery store check-out line recipe books. This one was put out by Pillsbury and was entitled “Holiday Appetizers.” I made them for the first time at the annual Christmas party that we have at my parent’s house in Chicago. They were a big hit—and probably the easiest thing I made the whole night.
Garlicky Cheese Bites
1 can (8 oz.) Pillsbury refrigerated garlic-flavored breadsticks (or you can use regular breadsticks and sprinkle them with garlic powder)
4 sticks mozzarella string cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups marinara sauce, heated
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. Unroll breadstick dough. Cut dough crosswise into thirds; separate into 24 strips. Cut each cheese stick into 6 equal pieces (24 pieces total).
Place 1 cheese piece on short end of each dough strip; roll up cheese piece in dough. Pinch and seal dough to completely cover cheese. Place rolls, seam side down, in muffin cups. Turn rolls in cups to coat all sides with cooking spray. Lightly sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Remove from pans to serving platter. Serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping.