Italian Cheese Bombs

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These Italian Cheese Bombs take only minutes to prepare using premade biscuit dough and the ooey gooey cheese and salami will be everyone’s favorite.

These Italian Cheese Bombs take only minutes to prepare using premade biscuit dough and the ooey gooey cheese and salami will be everyone's favorite.

I gotta admit, these naughty little savory treats get a 10 out of 10 in my book because they a) taste really good and b) are freakin’ easy to make. That’s a win-win combination right there. These wonderful cheese bombs filled with cured Italian sandwich meat and melted mozzarella originated all because I had a tube of biscuit dough in my refrigerator that had to be used up. You see, I won’t use premade biscuit dough to make biscuits because I prefer to make my own homemade flaky buttermilk biscuits and because, well, its boring when you can use that dough for so many other things. I was originally going to use the biscuit dough to make some of my ever so popular granny’s monkey bread, but it just never happened. As I was trying to figure out what to do with the dough, I was looking at the leftover mozzarella I had after making my cheesy chicken Mediterranean pasta bake, and was also shocked to see that the salami I had in the deli drawer hadn’t been consumed by my salami monsters (aka husband and kids). And so it began…

These Italian Cheese Bombs take only minutes to prepare using premade biscuit dough and the ooey gooey cheese and salami will be everyone's favorite.

I use the Trader Joe’s biscuit dough which is one of those fat tubes that has 8 biscuits. I split each biscuit in half which created 16 flat disks. I used a small block of mozzarella but you can just as easily cut up string cheese, because what household in America with kids ages 4-10 doesn’t have string cheese at the ready at all times? Very few, I imagine. I quartered each slice of salami so that it would fit nicely in the ball – a whole round slice would have created to much work to wrap around, plus I was already planning on looking like a pig when I inhaled these cheese bombs, and didn’t need people to watch me saw through a large piece of salami while I was at it.

These Italian Cheese Bombs take only minutes to prepare using premade biscuit dough and the ooey gooey cheese and salami will be everyone's favorite.

They really only took about 5 minutes to prepare and cooked up so beautifully!

These Italian Cheese Bombs take only minutes to prepare using premade biscuit dough and the ooey gooey cheese and salami will be everyone's favorite.

Now get ready, this is the best part. You grab ahold of when when its still super hot but just cool enough to touch without burning your fingers. Give it a gentle squeeze and pull [that’s what he said – sorry, couldn’t resist].

These Italian Cheese Bombs take only minutes to prepare using premade biscuit dough and the ooey gooey cheese and salami will be everyone's favorite.

So. Damn. Delicious. Doesn’t it look tasty? I’m pretty darn proud of my 8-year-old daughter for taking the photos. Not to shabby considering she had to hold a Nikon D700 DLSR with a battery pack and a heavy macro lens, all while toggling the manual focus point. Not only is she already starting to be a great cook, but her photography skills rock too!

These Italian Cheese Bombs take only minutes to prepare using premade biscuit dough and the ooey gooey cheese and salami will be everyone's favorite.

Be sure to check out the video below of me making these delectable cheese bombs!

5.0 from 4 reviews
Italian Cheese Bombs
 
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These Italian Cheese Bombs take only minutes to prepare using premade biscuit dough and the ooey gooey cheese and salami will be everyone's favorite.
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Recipe type: side, appetizer
Yields: 16 cheese bombs
Ingredients
  • 1 (16 ounce) tube biscuit dough
  • 6 ounces part skim, low moisture mozzarella (can substitute cheese sticks)
  • 16 slices (about 2 ounces) salami (I used a little under half of a 5 ounce package)
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. If package has 8 biscuits, split each biscuit in half to make 16 flat disks. Divide cheese into 16 equal portions. Cut each piece of salami up into 4 pieces.
  3. One biscuit at a time, add chunk of cheese and 4 pieces of salami on dough and then wrap ends around to create a ball. Be sure to fully seal.
  4. Add olive oil to a shallow cup. Add parmesan and seasoning to another shallow cup.
  5. Once all the balls have formed, dip each ball in the olive oil and then roll the top in the parmesan seasoning mixture. Place on a baking sheet with the parmesan seasoning side up.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 10-15. Serve immediately so the cheese is nice and melty.

 

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15 Mouthwatering Monkey Bread Recipes

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Get ready to loosen that belt buckle a notch because I’ve searched for the very best and have rounded up 15 Mouthwatering Monkey Bread Recipes!

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There are few things better than a good Monkey Bread. What’s not to love?  Its a sweet, gooey, sinful treat that is loved by young and old alike. Be careful, its dangerously addictive.  Every summer our extended family takes a big summer vacation together in Central Oregon and my mother-in-law treats us to a hot delicious batch of her famous monkey bread.  Its become quite the tradition.

You know, you can find so many interesting facts on Wikipedia.  I looked up Monkey Bread and they defined Monkey Bread as a sweet, sticky, gooey pastry served in the United States for breakfast. It consists of pieces of soft bread with cinnamon sprinkled on it. Recipes for the bread first appeared in American women’s magazines and community cookbooks in the 1950s, and the dish is still virtually unknown outside the United States. It is traditionally served hot so that the baked segments can be easily torn away with the fingers and eaten by hand. I’ve never known it by any other name, but Wiki says it is also called monkey puzzle bread, sticky bread, African coffee cake, golden crown, pinch-me cake, pluck-it cake,bubbleloaf and monkey brains. How’s that for learning something new today?

Ladies and Gentlemen, I did some thorough research because I always want to deliver only the very best to my readers. Allow me to present to you fifteen of the most mouthwatering monkey bread recipes out there!


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Granny’s Monkey Bread

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Granny's Monkey Bread is a sweet, gooey, sinful treat that will be loved by young and old alike. Be careful, its dangerously addictive. You can prepare this the night before so your kids can wake up to the heavenly smell of taste bud heaven, or its easy to put everything together in the morning.

Granny’s Monkey Bread is a sweet, gooey, sinful treat that will be loved by young and old alike. Be careful, its dangerously addictive. You can prepare this the night before so your kids can wake up to the heavenly smell of taste bud heaven, or its easy to put everything together in the morning.

Granny's Monkey Bread

Every summer, this self proclaimed foodie is lucky enough to spend a week at Sunriver Resort in Central Oregon with her in-laws.  My husband has a huge family so there are a lot of people.  Organized chaos, if you will.  Want to know what our family’s number one vacation rule is?  Eat well.  That doesn’t mean eat healthy, that means enjoy everything you eat.  That means the normal day to day rules we typically live by including portion control and trying to eat a balanced ratio of lean protein, fiber, and healthy fats goes out the window.  One of the many reasons I like to go on vacation as often as possible.

Granny's Monkey Bread

Every year my mother-in-law, i.e. Granny, spoils us with an abundance of naughty treats. We have an endless amount of homemade cookies, sweet breads like zucchini chocolate chip, fruit pies, and Monkey Bread.  When I do breakfast for a crowd, I tend to go a little overboard and make something grand like blueberry peach stuffed french toast or some chocolate Belgium waffles.   I’m also very fond of my savory breakfasts like classic eggs benedict.  But vacation food needs to be easy and extra naughty.  When we’re on vacation and Granny has a dozen kids running around begging for a treat, she throws together this Monkey Bread in minutes and pleases the entire crowd all at once.  I’m pretty sure I gained a pound a day during our trip this year, much to my husband’s dismay.  If you’ve never experienced Monkey Bread, you haven’t lived.  Its sweet.  Its gooey.  Its incredibly naughty.  Its my favorite.

This is one of those treats that’s super easy to make and your kids will enjoy preparing it even more than you will. Want to be a rock star parent?  Next time you go camping, delight your kids when you make Monkey Bread on the campfire in the dutch oven.  Can you imagine a better treat to wake up to?  How about having a batch of this stuff on Christmas morning?  If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll be torn between ripping open their presents or digging into the monkey bread.

Granny's Monkey Bread

And if you’re in the need of a new bundt pan, I found you a good one!

If you want to watch me re-create this gooey masterpiece, be sure to watch the VIDEO below!

5.0 from 12 reviews
Granny's Monkey Bread
 
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Granny's Monkey Bread is a sweet, gooey, sinful treat that will be loved by young and old alike. Be careful, its dangerously addictive.
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Recipe type: breakfast
Ingredients
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages of buttermilk biscuit tubes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Prepare Bundt pan by heavily greasing with butter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut each biscuit into four equal sized pieces.
  3. Combine 1 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a bowl or plastic bag. Drop roll the pieces of dough in the sugar cinnamon mixture and gently arrange them into the prepared Bundt pan.
  4. In a small sauce pan, combine 1/2 cup of the remaining sugar cinnamon mixture with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 cup butter. Bring mixture just to a boil and then immediately remove from heat. Carefully drizzle the mixture over the rolled dough balls in the Bundt pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  6. Allow pan to rest for about 5 minutes, then cover with a large plate and invert bread. To eat, pull desired amount off with your fingers and enjoy the gooey sweet sinful treat.
Notes
To prepare the night before, follow all steps except the baking part. Cover and refrigerate. Bake as directed in the morning (may need a few extra minutes if its cold).

 

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