Getting Cheesy

In a month where time is always brief and it seems like everyone is rushing in or out or both, it's nice to have a simple recipe on hand to make a quick crockpot meal or pasta dish seem a bit fancier. How about something like this:

A plate of golden bread rolls, each holding a melted cheese center, is quite a treat. But when you realize there are literally just 2 ingredients to gather and a mere 20 minutes (most of that baking time) to spare for them, you might think Christmas has come early and this is your present. Not that you'd complain when you bite into one and this is what you find:

I like making a batch of these with soups, stews, pasta dishes, and any number of other good comfort food meals. Many of those dishes can be whipped up in a crockpot or even made in advance and warmed when time is short. Having a plate of warm rolls alongside them gives the meal an air of an event and makes a much-needed quick meal one that's also special.

Cheese-Filled Rolls

  • 1 tube (about 16 ounces) refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into eight 1-inch square cubes

Preheat the oven to 400° F.

Using your fingers, press each biscuit round flat into a 6-inch circle. Place one cube of cheese in the center of each circle and wrap the edges of the circle around the cheese, pressing to seal the cheese into a dough shell. Place each biscuit, seams down, into a cup of a muffin tin. Pour about an inch of water into any tins not filled with dough. Bake the rolls for 14-16 minutes or until they are golden brown. Allow them to cool for 2 minutes before carefully removing the rolls from the muffin tin. Serve warm.

  • Yields: 8 rolls
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes

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