Easy Fried Garlic Cheese Bombs

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Delicious, easy fried garlic cheese bombs are perfect appetizers for parties, game day gatherings, and use simple ingredients!

Fried garlic cheese bombs- these are so delicious and easy- awesome video showing how, too!
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These garlic cheese bombs are the most epic appetizer ever- and so easy to make!

Easy Fried Garlic Cheese Bombs

There is a restaurant in Denver’s south suburbs that has my all-time favorite food rich, doughy, buttery garlic knots. They are so delicious, fluffy, and light – but they are also super, super far from my house.

Being unable to find a perfect replication of their infamous knots, I wanted to put my own spin on the doughy treats, fill them with cheese and fry them to puffy, golden, deliciousness. The results? Perfect, tempting, and so easy once you make them you will dream about when to make the next batch!

Garlic cheese bombs- these quick fried appetizers are so delicious and amazing!

How to make Easy Fried Garlic Cheese Bombs

Assemble the following ingredients:

Kraft french bread – you can get this at any grocery store, you can of course make your own french bread dough but this is so much easier and quicker. 

Mozzarella Cheese – I live mozzarella but you can also use oaxaca or any other part skim melting cheese.

Corn oil – I prefer corn oil for frying because of the high smoke point but you can fry in any oil you want. 

Cilantro paste – cilantro paste is a great way to get that herbaceous hit of cilantro in a way that will coat these fried cheese balls more evenly than fresh cilantro. 

Garlic paste – garlic paste is my secret weapon to getting a super strong garlic flavor that can soak through the crust of these cheese bombs.

Butter – butter will help the pastes come together and add a richness. 

Olive Oil – olive oil is useful for thinning the dipping sauce for these cheese bombs, use more if necessary.

garlic cheese bombs- these are easy fried appetizers that are so good!

Once you have assembled the ingredients use the following method:

Heat the oil. Heat the oil in a large pan to 365 degrees.

Assemble the sauce. While it is heating make the garlic sauce by mixing the pastes, oil and butter. Set aside. Unroll the French bread and tear off pieces. In each piece put a bit of cheese, roll and tuck to seal.

Fry. Once the oil is at temperature add the cheese balls and stir gently to make sure they cook evenly. Fry in batches so you don’t overcrowd the pan. When they are puffy and golden set them aside on paper towels to drain extra oil.

Serve. Move them to a plate while still warm and drizzle with the garlic butter sauce. Alternatively, you can use it as a dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Fried garlic cheese bombs- YUM!

Tips and Tricks for perfect Fried Garlic Cheese Bombs

Check out these tips for perfecting this recipe.

Don’t overcrowd the frying oil. Adding too many bombs at once will lower the temperature of the oil and you will get oily sogy garlic cheese bombs instead of crispy ones. Fry in batches if necessary.

Watch the hot oil. Hot frying oil can be very dangerous so make sure you watch your distance from the pan. It can pop and bubble resulting in serious burns so use caution.

Fried garlic cheese bombs- these are so delicious easy and good!


How long will these last?

This will keep at room temperature for about 3 hours. They won’t reheat with the same crisp, so I prefer to eat them all after making them or share them!

How do I store leftovers?

Store any cooled leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave if desired.

What to eat with Fried Garlic Cheese Bombs

These fried garlic cheese bombs make a great appetizer for any of these incredible mains.

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Easy Fried Garlic Cheese Bombs

Delicious, easy garlic cheese bombs are perfect appetizers for parties, game day gatherings, and use simple ingredients!
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, cheese bites, cheese bombs, easy cheese bombs, fried cheese, garlic cheese bites, garlic cheese bombs, pizza side recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 30 cheese bombs
Calories 225kcal
Author Courtney ODell


  • 1 can kraft french bread
  • Mozzarella oaxca, or other part skim melting Cheese
  • 4 cups corn oil
  • 2 tsp cilantro paste
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Heat corn oil in a large pan until it is 365 degrees.
  • While oil is heating, prepare garlic butter sauce by adding the cilantro paste, garlic paste, butter, and olive oil to a small pot and melt butter, stirring well until it is melted and thoroughly mixed.
  • Unroll french bread roll and tear off about 5 g cheese and 15g bread dough per cheese bomb.
  • Press 15g raw bread dough into a thin circle, tucking cheese inside.
  • Roll ball together, pinching dough to seal as you go.
  • Add cheese bombs into oil, stir gently to make sure they cook evenly on all sides.
  • When cheese bombs are puffy and golden brown, remove with a skimmer and place on a plate with paper towels to soak up extra oil.
  • Move cheese bombs to plate, and drizzle garlic butter sauce over top.
  • Serve and eat immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 43mg

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  1. C. J. says:

    This has got to be the most frustrating site I’ve ever been on! Where the heck are the flipp’n recipes??!!!

  2. Allysa says:

    I can’t get the recipe to come up to save my life! I keep clicking on the “print recipe” button and the page just reloads. I really want to eat these! Please help!

  3. Dan says:

    I love oaxca cheese, in these cheese bombs I bet it’s amazing!

  4. ashley says:

    I would lose control around these – looks awesome!!!

  5. Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    Oh my word, I just want that plate of cheese bombs in front of me ASAP!!!

    1. Courtney ODell says:

      I do too. Note of caution- you’ll eat them all 🙂