***This is an old recipe from the Diethood archives updated with new photos and content***
Caprese Cheese Bombs – Soft and flavorful ready-to-bake biscuits filled with a delicious Caprese mixture of sliced tomatoes, shredded mozzarella, and fresh basil.
Look at those little hands with half-manicured nails… she lurrrrves my cheese bombs. On the other hand, my big hands love ’em even more.
HEY, you guys! *waving* How goes it? Things are great out here. My kids don’t want to go back home. We’re still in Macedonia, rockin’, and my kids have decided that we need to move here. I think it has something to do with this beautiful country and our super awesome family. AND the fact that both, mom and dad, are not at work.
And let’s not talk about the food. OHemgee… my treadmill will be certainly surprised to see all of us. I’m going to insist on strapping myself to it and just run for daaaaaays.
I know what you’re thinking… blah blah blah, you’re having a good time, but give us the low down on these cheese bombs, NOW!
Besides, I can’t be the only one that gets excited about them.
Years ago, I made these for ya and then you all loved ’em and I decided to bring them back to life.
I’ll tell you what – You will never want to eat a plain “biscuit” again. Especially the store-bought ones. I buy them occasionally, but I always find better use for ’em. Like these Jelly Donut Holes. They are amaaaaaze!
This time around I was strapped for time and we had some friends coming over with their kids.
What to do…what to do…
It was a moment of Chopped; I opened up my fridge and to the left was a tube of ready-to-bake biscuits. On the top shelf of the fridge was a plastic container filled with my favorite – a Caprese salad mixture without the dressing. I’m always Caprese-ready. We talked about my obsession when I posted my recipe for Caprese Bread Pudding.
So, after a few eliminations, I decided to grab those biscuits and fill ’em with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. How can you go wrong with that combo?! The verdict, all around, was very, very positive. Truly, these caprese cheese bombs are one flavorful, soft, delicious (large) bite.
Need I tell you that my Chopped moment was a winner? Probably not. 😉
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Caprese Cheese Bombs
- 1 tube (10-count) Ready-To-Bake Buttermilk Biscuits
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 to 2 small roma tomatoes , sliced into thin rounds (you might not use all slices)
- 1/4 cup sliced fresh basil
- salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon water
- sprinkle of kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Line baking sheet with foil and lightly grease with cooking spray; set aside.
- Flatten each biscuit-dough with the palm of your hand to about a 4-inch diameter.
- Evenly divide shredded mozzarella and add in the center of each dough-disc.
- Top with tomato slice (only 1 to 2 slices will fit), and sliced basil.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Wrap each dough-disc closed, shaping it into a ball.
- Transfer to prepared baking sheet, seam side down, and arrange the rolls so that they are touching each other.
- In a small bowl whisk together egg yolk and water.
- Brush each roll with egg wash.
- Sprinkle a bit of kosher salt and pepper on top of each roll.
- Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
- Remove from oven.
- Serve immediately.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
26 comments on “Caprese Cheese Bombs”
Im new but so glad i found you just the type of food and recipes ive been looking for cant wait to try them all thanks
I just made these for a cozy fall picnic and they were a huge hit! They were really easy and fun to make. Everyone loved them, and they were perfect for a picnic as they are utensil free!
That is great!! So happy to know that you all enjoyed them! Thank you!!
love this! what a great way to switch up pizza night
This is brilliant on the go quick and delicious looking buns. 🙂
This is the best idea! I totally see this lasting all week long for lunches.
Loved how you turned your ingredients on hand into this delightful pizza roll. 🙂 I love ready to use biscuit dough! I have some in my fridge right now. 🙂
Caprese anything is a good thing! Great idea to make this salad combo in a roll, Kate!
Definitely a successful Chopped moment!
Hi there, this looks amazing!!
What would you suggest to use if you don’t have access to ready-to-bake biscuits? We don’t have those where I live (South Africa)
Hi Nikki!! How about refrigerated dough? If you want to still keep it simple, go with that idea, if not, do you have a bread rolls recipe that you like to use? If not, I will send you a link.
I could try refrigerated dough… but even that is tough to get around here. I’m always searching for a tried and tested bread roll recipe! I would love it if you could link me to one/send me one.
thanks so much!
Love this blog
Thanks, Nikki! 🙂
I am going to give you a link to my friend Roxana’s recipe for THE BEST dinner rolls. I have made these numerous of times and they are beyond fantastic! I am also going to give you a link to one of my dough recipes that can also be used for rolls.
Mine: (Vegan) https://diethood.com/2010/12/05/vegan-croissants-posni-kifli-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BD%D0%B8-%D0%BA%D0%B8%D1%84%D0%BB%D0%B8/
Let me know when you make the rolls! 🙂
Oh goodness. I think I just found tonight’s dinner!
I love Caprese anything, these rolls are my idea of heaven on earth!
They look deliciously tempting!
Another great use for my basil. I love this idea and I know the fam will too. 🙂
Oh my word. These look incredible! So gooey and soft just like cheese rolls should be. 🙂 I live in Germany where we don’t have ready to bake biscuits (or biscuits at all!) but if we did, I’d so be in trouble right now. Cheese and carbs. It’s my dream food. 🙂
*love* Who would have thought that a tube of biscuits coud look this yummy?
Kate, these are brilliant. A biscuit with a Caprese surprise inside? I want!
You made me way HUNGRY!!!! I’ll have to try these…Caprese is my favorite salad and in a bun, it to eat laughing and celebrating!!!!
You did it again! Making me drool, that is. Love these Kate 🙂
HI SHEA!! So happy to see you sweets! 🙂
Kate, your photos are stunning. (I know I always say that, but they really are!)
This looks so tasty.
One question–I see mozzarella sticks but I read shredded mozzarella. Did you shred the sticks or are they just more photogenic thank a pile of shredded mozzarella? I’d think that a few bits of fresh mozzarella would taste fine but probably ooze all over the place.
Hi, Kirsten!! Happy Sunday, my friend!
Thank you for all your compliments, always… I truly do appreciate them.
When it was time to make these for the blog, I didn’t have shredded mozzarella on hand, so I went to the kid’s stash and shredded some mozza sticks! hehe 🙂
These look wonderful Kate!! We are big pizza people!!