Who can turn down the perfect combination of pesto, cheese, and marinara sauce? You'll be sure to entertain your guests when you serve this pesto cheese bomb recipe as an appetizer or small plate. They are so easy to pull apart that they make little mess.

Be sure to write out recipe cards in advance because everyone will be asking you how you made these mouth-watering cheese poppers.

Pesto Cheese Bombs

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:22 mins
  • Total Time:37 mins
  • Servings:16
  • Easy


  • 1 16 ounce package pre-made biscuit dough
  • 4 mozzarella string cheese sticks
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • Butter for greasing
  • 1 cup marinara sauce warmed
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Photo by Emma Spoldi
  • Step 1

    Split each biscuit into two by dividing the layers, totaling 16 rounds of dough.

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  • Step 2

    Cut each of the cheese sticks into quarters.

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  • Step 3

    Wrap each chunk of cheese in the biscuit dough and seal edges to create a ball.

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  • Step 4

    Add pesto to a small bowl and roll each ball of dough in the pesto to coat.

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  • Step 5

    Bake in 350˚ F oven for 22 mins.

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  • Step 6

    Add warmed marinara to the center dish for dipping. Serve hot.

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