Garlic Cheese Bombs

I’ve seen this kind of cheese bombs on Pinterest few time ago and searched for a recipe. All the recipes I have seen were using premade biscuit dough. Where I live I can’t find this dough in grocery stores so I decided to try making them from scratch. I already had a delicious recipe for cheddar biscuits so I’ve used it to create these amazing Garlic Cheese Bombs and really worked great. This time I’ve used Mozzarella but cheddar cheese should work as well.

These garlic cheese bombs are easy to prepare even if you make everything from scratch.. should not take you more than 20 minutes to have this prepared and placed in the oven. They are soft and flaky.. and that gooey cheese inside worth all the effort. As holidays are knocking to our doors this recipe might be a great appetizer for this special time of the year.

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Garlic Cheese Bombs

5 from 1 vote
Easy garlic cheese bombs made from scratch. Flaky and soft with that gooey cheese interior they are totally irresistable.
Servings 18 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 cups (250g) flour
  • 1 tbsp (15g) sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 (10g) baking powder
  • 5 tbsp (70g) cold unsalted butter , cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup (200g) cold buttermilk

For Filling

  • 5 oz (140g) Mozzarella

For brushing the tops

  • 2 tbsp (30g) butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley , chopped
  • 1 clove garlic , minced


  • Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium-large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and garlic powder. Add the butter cubes, and using a pastry cutter or fork cut the butter until the pieces are no bigger than peas.
  • Incorporate the cold buttermilk and knead gently to bring it together. Refrigerate the dough for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile cut the Mozzarella in 18 pieces.
  • Dust the working surface with flour and roll the dough into a 12×15 inch (30x40cm) rectangle. Cut in 18 pieces.
  • Place a piece of cheese in the middle of each piece of dough and wrap the dough around the cheese making sure the edges are well sealed. Roll in your hands to form a ball and place in the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 15-18 minutes until golden brown.
  • While they bake, prepare the butter mixture. Melt the butter into a small sauce pan, add garlic, parsley and salt and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Brush the tops of the cheese bombs with butter mixture and serve hot.



Serving: 1gCalories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 12.6gProtein: 4.1gFat: 6.1gSaturated Fat: 3.8gCholesterol: 17mgSugar: 1.3g
Calories: 121kcal
Course: Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese appetizer, cheese biscuits, cheese bombs, cheese bombs from scratch, garlic cheese bombs, Mozzarella biscuits

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  1. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) Author says:

    I AM OBSESSED with this idea!!! I love making things from scratch so this is really perfect!

  2. Ohmydish Author says:

    Hi Ella, I’m literally drooling over these garlicky cheese bombs, amazing! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      So glad you like them..hope you will try them out soon:)

  3. Zubaida Author says:

    I tried them today as evening snacks and yep! the entire family loved them. The buttermilk imparts a really lovely flavour to the outer crust.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am so glad you all enjoyed them:) thank you for writing me back after trying the recipe

  4. Syed Ahsan Ali Author says:

    Hi. I don’t have an oven. Can I use a microwave it and still get something like this?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I must say that I don't know .. I am not using microwave so I can not give you an answer on this

  5. Sindhiya Author says:

    These look absolutely smashing! Always love the garlic and cheese combo…

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am so glad you like these:) they truly are delicious

  6. Can this be made ahead of time and reheated in the microwave the next day, does it retain the crunchiness?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Yes you can do that.. they might retain their crunchiness a bit bot not as much as when you take them right out of the oven. Will still be good though.

  7. Mital Author says:


    Is there a substitute for baking powder which I can use ?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      not really… baking powder is the best for this recipe

  8. Shane Author says:

    Do i use all purpose flour? OR bread flour?

  9. Just wondering if I could change the 3/4 of a cup of buttermilk to just regular milk?
    Thanks for the idea I’m definitely going to make some ????

  10. Claud Author says:

    Can these be made ahead of time? Like the day before Thanksgiving? Then bake them off before dinner?

  11. Mohamed Author says:

    I hope you are well,
    many THANKS for your creative recipes,
    I tried this one, but after I added buttermilk and mixed, the dough was sticking to my hands, glass bowl, and working surface 🙂 even after it is refrigerated, I could not be able to roll and form it till I dust my hands, table rolling pin continuously with flour.
    And after baking to be golden lower and upper, when I ate it tastes great but you can see and feel moisture dough,
    What is wrong with my ingredients, could you help please?
    Kind Regards,

  12. Cathy Author says:

    If you were going to freeze them, would you freeze before you bake or after?

  13. Reen Author says:

    I can’t find buttermilk. What would be a good substitute? Thanks. I’ll let you knwo how they turn out 🙂

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      use 150 g of yogurt + 50g of milk. Hope they turned good for you

  14. Zaineb Author says:

    Is it okay to prepare the dough overnight? I have a brunch party tomorrow and would like to bake them.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Sorry.. didn;t notice your comment on time.. did you try it after all? Never prepared the dough a day before.. it might work well if refrigerated

  15. Lema Author says:

    Looks mouth-watering, reminds me of pizza! I’m definitely trying this one out soon.

  16. Nazira Satar Author says:

    Finally a recipe from scratch! I always saw this kind of recipe on pinterest as well but don’t have the pre made dough so thank you so much. It looks delicious!

  17. Fatima Author says:

    I baked these and they turned out
    perfectly and taste amazing! I wish I could post a picture a picture. This recipe was awesome, thank you!!!

  18. Milena Author says:

    Incredibly delicios appetisers! I prepared them yesterday for a birthday party – these were one of the hits of the evening! Today I had to prepare them again! And I guess they will become the favourite “bomb” for school breakfast of my children!
    Thank you very much for sharing with us the recipe!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am so glad to hear that Milena.. glad to be of help

  19. Dinu Author says:

    I tried this recipe. it is loved by my family and relatives. had a great taste and a nice aroma too. but it was a bit harder. what could be the reason for it. also it was not flaky.

  20. faiza Author says:

    Hello. Just wanted to inquire about the oven heat because I have an electric oven. Do you use electric oven. Do you use only the upper heating element or the lower one or both ?.

  21. ellen manalo Author says:

    Hi Ella! May i know what kind of flour did you use, all purpose or bread flour? Thanks in advance for replying <3

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hi Ellen.

      I use all purpose flour. 

    2. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hi Ellen.

      I use all purpose flour. 

  22. Hello Ella
    Can the dough with the filling be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge and baked when required?

    1. Ella - Home Cooking Adventure Author says:

      Sorry for the late answer. Yes, you can prepare the dough in advance if desired and bake later. Hope you tried them out 🙂

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