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Pesto Mozzarella Cheese Balls

Savory pesto and gooey cheese are wrapped in pillowy biscuit dough, brushed with garlic butter, and baked to golden brown perfection for a delicious one-bite appetizer.

95% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Pesto Mozzarella Cheese Balls

Under 30 minutes


for 19 balls

  • 2 cans biscuit dough
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese (115 g), cut into 20 equal cubes
  • 8 oz basil pesto (225 g)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic cloves

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 256
  • Fat 16g
  • Carbs 22g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Protein 5g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Cut biscuit dough in half. Flatten dough.
  2. Spread a teaspoon of pesto in the center of the dough, then place a mozzarella cube on top
  3. Pinch the sides around the cheese so the pesto and cheese are completely encased by the dough.
  4. Place stuffed dough balls in a cast iron pan.
  5. Crush garlic and mix with melted butter.
  6. Brush the garlic butter over each ball. Bake for 20 minutes at 400˚F (200˚C) or until the dough is golden brown. Serve warm.
  7. Enjoy!
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Pesto Mozzarella Cheese Balls