Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking

August 29, 2009

Garlicky Cheese Bites

Filed under: appetizers — Emily @ 3:28 am

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.



  1. These look great! Yum!

    Comment by Lindsey — August 29, 2009 @ 10:33 am

  2. I can definitely see why these would be a great “holiday app”. But I don’t think I can wait that long… I’ll have to try them for company soon!

    Comment by Molly Jean — August 29, 2009 @ 11:00 am

  3. these look awesome!!

    Comment by amy souza — August 29, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

  4. Can’t wait to try these!

    Comment by thecookingnurse — August 29, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

  5. Garlic and Cheese? Easy and Quick? Those four words mean I will be making this very, very soon!

    Comment by The Novice Chef — August 29, 2009 @ 2:44 pm

  6. Wow, that is SSUCH a good idea! They look awesome!!

    Comment by Katie — August 29, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

  7. Those sound so so good! I just sent your recipe to my mom and sister.

    Comment by brittny — August 29, 2009 @ 6:27 pm

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