Cheesy Garlic Bites on wooden platter

Even though I grew up in the South, I’m not ashamed to use canned biscuits, especially when it turns into a cheesy, garlicky, crunchy coated magical morsel like these Cheesy Garlic Bites.

The concept is simple: flatten each pre-cooked biscuit and wrap it around a fresh mozzarella cheese ball. Pop it in a mini muffin pan and bake.

Each of these cheesy garlic bites is covered in crunchy baked on cheese. The dough is soft and fluffy, and inside is a volcano of melted mozzarella. I used fresh mozzarella ciliegine (which just means cherry size balls). If you can’t find them, just buy a block of mozz and cut it into cherry size cubes.

As for the biscuits, you want to use the in expensive non-flaky kind. They usually come in a 4-pack. The final touch that makes these so scrumdiddlyumptious is the garlic butter white wine sauce that bakes into each bite.

biscuits flattened with mozzarella ball on top

How to prepare Cheesy Garlic Bites

To start, flatten each biscuit and place a ball of mozzarella on top. Then, just pinch the dough around the cheese so it’s surrounded.

biscuit roll in garlic butter

Next, saute the garlic and add in butter and wine. I like adding a touch of red pepper flakes, too, for a pop of heat. Roll each biscuit ball into the garlic butter to coat. Save the garlic butter. You’re going to need it at the end.

biscuits in muffin tin

Place the garlic smothered biscuits in a mini muffin pan with the opening facing up.

Cheesy Garlic Bites in muffin tin topped with cheese

Cover with shredded parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Be generous.

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You can do everything up to this point and store the biscuits in the fridge, until you’re ready to serve them. Then, heat the oven to 450F and bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cheese is brown and bubbly.

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When you remove the cheesy garlic bites from the oven, brush with that remaining garlic butter and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and dried basil. Enjoy!

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Cheesy Garlic Bites

Transform canned biscuits into Cheesy Garlic Bites filled with mozzarella, smothered with baked cheese and garlic butter white wine sauce.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 20 biscuits

Ingredients 

  • 2 cans buttermilk biscuits, not the flaky kind
  • 20 balls mozzarella fresca ciliegine, cherry size or mozzarella cut into cubes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • salt and basil, to taste

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Open the can of biscuits. Flatten each biscuit. Drain the liquid from the container of fresh mozzarella. Place a mozzarella ball in the center and wrap the dough around it to form a ball.
  • Heat olive oil over medium low heat in a skillet. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add in the butter and stir until melted. Slowly pour in the wine and salt (it may splatter) and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes.
  • Roll the dough balls into the butter.
  • Place the balls in a mini muffin pan (open side up).
  • Combine the shredded cheeses and pile on each dough ball.
  • Bake in a 450-degree oven for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Brush with remaining garlic butter. Sprinkle with salt and basil to taste. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 355mgPotassium: 12mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 92IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
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Hi. I’m Christie, the head cook and award-winning competitive pitmaster for Team Girls Can Grill. I have won multiple grand championships and have dozens of top ten category finishes. People know me as the girl who is forever hovering over a grill, smoker or campfire with tongs in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.


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    1. Sorry to hear that. You may want to get an oven thermometer to see if your oven is running hot. Or perhaps turn your oven down to 425F degrees.