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Easy Cheese Potato Bread

This easy cheese potato bread is a tasty appetizer made with biscuit dough and filled with cheese, bacon, and potatoes!
Servings: 8
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Time: 50 mins

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This Easy Cheese Potato Bread is the absolute best appetizer for any situation! It’s filled with gooey cheddar cheese, crispy bacon bits, and fresh parsley. Plus, by using premade biscuit dough this recipe couldn’t be easier to make!

A cast iron filled with biscuits.

If you’re looking for a salty and cheesy snack then this cheesy potato bread is for you. It gives off Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit vibes, but with more cheese and bacon bits. Plus, this cheese filled bread is bite sized so it’s convenient to snack on and not messy!

We wanted to make an easy recipe for cheese potato bread which is why we use premade biscuit dough. No need to make your own bread dough for this recipe! It’s simple to make but takes some time to get all the biscuit balls filled with that gooey cheese mixture, but trust us it’s well worth it!

Looking for more snack recipes? Try these: Biscquick Apple CobblerProtein Rice Krispies, and Vegan Brown Bread!

 

Table of Contents

Ingredients and Substitutions

Overhead view of cheese potato bread ingredients.

All substitutions are a 1:1 substitute unless otherwise noted.

Potatoes: For this recipe we use canned potatoes. If you’re new to canned potatoes, let me tell you how great they are! They come soft and ready to eat so you don’t have to cook the potato beforehand. We’re all about making life easy!

Substitutions: Fresh or frozen potatoes can be used but they’ll have to be cooked first to be able to mash up.

 

Biscuit Dough: We use Pillsbury original Biscuit dough to make things simple and delicious!

Substitutions: Any of the Pillsbury biscuit doughs can be used. Note: The buttermilk dough can fall apart easier than the original, so be careful not to flatten it too much.

 

Cheese: We use either Colby Jack or cheddar cheese.

Substitutions: Mozzarella cheese can be used.

 

Parsley: We add fresh parsley both to the filling and the butter glaze. Parsley adds a subtle earthy flavor that cuts out some of the salty flavor from the biscuits and bacon.

Substitutions: Dried parsley can be used in place of fresh parsley. You can also substitute green onion if you want a stronger flavor.

 

Spices: We use salt, pepper, and garlic powder for this recipe to add some great flavoring!

Substitutions: Garlic cloves or pre-minced garlic can be substituted for garlic powder.

 

Bacon Bits: There’s nothing more convenient than bacon bits in a bag. They’re so easy to toss right into this cheese bread filling for some great flavor!

Substitutions: Real bacon can be used, but should be cooked and finely chopped before adding it to the biscuit filling. Bacon can also be left out.

 

Butter: There’s nothing like a butter glaze to give you some golden brown biscuits!

Substitutions: Sorry, no substitutions, but you can skip the butter glaze if you want.

 

How to Make this – Step by Step

Step one: Preheat oven to 350 degreed.

 

Step two: Finely chop parsley and grate cheese. Add potatoes to a large bowl. Mash them up using the back of a fork or a potato masher tool such as this one.

 

Step three: Add cheese, 2 tbsp parsley, bacon bits, garlic, salt and pepper to bowl with mashed potatoes. Mix everything together until the biscuit filling is well combined.

 

Step four: Remove biscuit dough from can. Cut biscuits into 1/4 pieces and press down until they’re flat and about 3″ wide. You can also use a rolling pin to flatten the biscuits.

 

Step five: Fill the biscuit dough disks with the cheese and potato mixture. They should each have about one tablespoon of filling. Fold the sides of the biscuits up and pinch the soft dough together so that the filling is sealed inside. Repeat this for all the biscuit pieces.

Filling biscuit dough with cheese and potatoes.

Step six: Place biscuit pieces in a cast iron or 8″x8″ baking tin. Bake at 350 degrees f for 30 minutes.

 

Step seven: Melt butter in the microwave in a small bowl. Add one tbsp parsley to butter and stir. Remove biscuits from oven after 30 minutes and then spread melted butter on top of the bread. Return to oven to cook for an additional 5 minutes. The butter will add a tasty crispy finish. Remove from oven and enjoy!

A close up view of biscuits in a cast iron.

 

Watch How to Make This – Step by Step

 

Joy Tip!

The biscuit dough can be a little sticky. Therefore, it’s easiest to flatten and work with the dough on either a slick or lightly floured surface. This will help assure the dough doesn’t stick to the surface you’re working on!

 

Facts and Common Questions

What tastes good with cheesy potato bread?

Cheesy potato bread is a salty dish, so pairing it with something to balance out the salt is a good idea. Sweet glazed carrots or green beans are a good choice. Another great option is a pulled meat such as chicken or pork with a sweet BBQ sauce.

 

What type of cheese goes with potatoes?

A sharp cheddar cheese works well with potatoes. Sharp cheddar has a stronger flavor than mild cheddar, and because potatoes are pretty bland, sharp cheddar really stands out. Some other cheeses that are good with potatoes include Colby Jack, Mozzarella, and Pepper Jack cheese.

 

What does cheese potato bread taste like?

Our recipe for easy cheese potato bread tastes a lot like Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits. That’s because they both use cheddar cheese and parsley. It’s a flavor combination that’s a match made in heaven!

 

Want to Save it for Later?  Here’s how!

Fridge: This should be stored in a sealed container or in the original dish you baked it in with plastic wrap on top to keep it airtight. They can keep for up to a week in the fridge.

To reheat, simply microwave for 30 seconds and enjoy!

Freezer: We don’t recommend freezing this bread, as the biscuits will get soggy.

 

Fun Fact

Let’s learn about biscuits! In the US and Canada a biscuit is a a soft and fluffy bread that’s savory and similar to a scone. However, in England a biscuit is a small baked product that’s sweet and more resembles a cookie or cracker. (source)

 

More Joyful Recipes!

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Did you try this and love it? Leave us a review, we would love to hear from you!

 

A cast iron filled with biscuits.

Easy Cheese Potato Bread

Servings: 8
Total Time: 50 minutes
This easy cheese potato bread is a tasty appetizer made with biscuit dough and filled with cheese, bacon, and potatoes!
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, biscuit, bread, cheddar, cheese, cheesy, potato
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Calories: 269 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 can Biscuit Dough 8 biscuits per can
  • 1 cup potatoes canned
  • 3 tbsp parsley
  • 2 tbsp bacon bits
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Finely chop parsley and grate cheese. Add potatoes to a large bowl. Mash them up using the back of a fork or a potato masher tool such as this one.
    Mashing potato pieces in a bowl.
  • Add cheese, 2 tbsp parsley, bacon bits, garlic, salt and pepper to bowl with mashed potatoes. Mix everything together until the biscuit filling is well combined.
    Mixing cheese, parsley, and potatoes in a large bowl.
  • Remove biscuit dough from can. Cut biscuits into 1/4 pieces and press down until they're flat and about 3" wide. You can also use a rolling pin to flatten the biscuits.
    A hand flattening biscuit dough.
  • Fill the biscuit dough disks with the cheese and potato mixture. They should each have about one tablespoon of filling. Fold the sides of the biscuits up and pinch the soft dough together so that the filling is sealed inside. Repeat this for all the biscuit pieces.
    Filling biscuit dough with cheese and potatoes.
  • Place biscuit pieces in a cast iron or 8"x8" baking tin. Bake at 350 degrees f for 30 minutes.
    Biscuit dough in a cast iron skillet.
  • Melt butter in the microwave in a small bowl. Add one tbsp parsley to butter and stir. Remove biscuits from oven after 30 minutes and then spread melted butter on top of the bread. Return to oven to cook for an additional 5 minutes. The butter will add a tasty crispy finish. Remove from oven and enjoy!
    A cast iron filled with biscuits.

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Notes

*Nutritional Information is an estimate, for informational purposes only*

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 660mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2mg
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1 Comment

  1. Beth

    5 stars
    So yummy! Made these for the game today and they didn’t make it past the first quarter 😉

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