10 Recipes Where Cheese is the Star

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on YummlyShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someone

If you’re like me and think cheese deserves its own food group, then you will love these 10 RECIPES WHERE CHEESE IS THE STAR!

If you're like me and think cheese deserves its own food group, then you will love these 10 Recipes Where Cheese is the Star!

We are a cheese loving family. Ooey, gooey, creamy, melty, aged, or hard – I love all kinds of cheese. Love might just be an understatement. I think if I had any health issues that prevented me from eating dairy, I might just have to go on a hunger strike all together. I love cheese so much that I’d even be willing to give up gluten before I gave up cheese. Cow’s milk, goat’s milk, sheep’s milk – its all wonderful in my opinion. I’ve raised two cheese loving kiddos as well. They know a good thing when they see (or taste) it! If you don’t believe me, just search “cheese” or “cheesy” on my blog and you’ll come up with tons of recipes. Some of my favorites are my cheesy loaded mashed potato casserole, cheesy green chile chicken lasagna, cheesy bacon ranch jalapeno poppers, cheesy ham & broccoli tater tot casserole… and the list goes on and on. You will never find my deli drawer without at least 4 different variations of cheese. In fact, my mouth is watering right now just looking at all of these cheesy photos. Enjoy!

One Pot Cheesy Pizza Pasta Bake | Self Proclaimed FoodieOne Pot Cheesy Pizza Pasta Bake | Self Proclaimed Foodie

Chorizo Cheesy French Frys | Foodness GraciousChorizo Cheesy French Fries | Foodness Gracious

Garlic & Herb Cheese Bombs | Love Bakes Good CakesGarlic & Herb Cheese Bombs | Love Bakes Good Cakes

Cheesy Bacon Corn Dip | Mandy's Recipe BlogCheesy Bacon Corn Dip | Mandy’s Recipe Blog

Pizza Grilled Cheese | Real HousemomsPizza Grilled Cheese | Real Housemoms

Hot & Spicy Cheese Ball | Mommy Hates CookingHot & Spicy Cheese Ball | Mommy Hates Cooking

Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwiches | Around My Family TableGrilled Mac & Cheese Sandwiches | Around My Family Table

Cheese Stuffed Garlic Rolls | Eazy Peazy MealzCheese Stuffed Garlic Rolls | Eazy Peazy Mealz

Warm Cheesy Bean Dip | From Valerie's KitchenWarm Cheesy Bean Dip | From Valerie’s Kitchen

Meatball Sub Dip | Wine and Glue Meatball Sub Dip | Wine and Glue

If you're like me and think cheese deserves its own food group, then you will love these 10 Recipes Where Cheese is the Star!

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on YummlyShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someone

Italian Cheese Bombs

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on YummlyShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someone

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
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
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.
Author:
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.

 

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on YummlyShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someone