Smoked Grilled Cheese Bites
We have a 4-year-old daughter named Clementine. It’s rare for us to cook something on the smoker that she enjoys. She’ll eat meat, but she is picky. All those delicious foods we love… ribs, brisket, pulled pork… a no go with our resident food critic. One food that is a go, are smoked grilled cheese bites.
Smoked grilled cheese bites are delicious, and only take 30 minutes to make from start to finish. The best part? My daughter loves them!
Smoked Grilled Cheese Bites Prep
These smoked grilled cheese are very easy to make. If you want to get fancy, I’m sure you could make your own biscuit dough, but I use Pillsbury Grand Biscuits for these.
One package has 8 biscuits, which is more than enough for a family of 4.
Remove each of the dinner rolls from the packaging and place them on a foil-lined baking sheet. Then, using a butter knife, make a small slit in the side of each roll. Stuff the opening with shredded gouda and colby jack cheese.
You can get as creative as you want with the filling.
Let your kids help pick what they want in theirs! Pizza theme with marinara, mozzarella, and diced pepperoni?!
Maybe a spoonful of mac and cheese with bacon crumbles? There are plenty of delicious options.
Time to Cook
Before I stuff each of the rolls, I get my Traeger setup to cook at 350 degrees. While it’s coming up to temp place 4 tbsp of butter and some chopped rosemary in a dish on the grill. This will add a little bit of smokey flavor to the butter.
By the time you are done stuffing each of the rolls, the butter should be melted and the Traeger should be close to 350 degrees.
Brush each of the rolls with the rosemary butter mixture and place them on the Traeger. After about 15 minutes they should be done and ready to eat.
Upgraded Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
If you’re looking for an easy and fun to make meal for your kids, this recipe fits the bill. Make sure you let the rolls cool down for a few minutes before you dig in, the filling will be hot!
Clementine likes to dip these stuffed grilled cheese rolls in ranch, and my preference is ketchup. Do you dip your grilled cheese, or do you eat them plain?
These kid-friendly smoked grilled cheese bites were so easy to make on the pellet grill, and I’m sure we will be making them again soon. Don’t be afraid to experiment, and try stuffing your rolls with other cheeses and flavor combinations!
Do you have any recommendations that could make this recipe better? Grilled cheese sandwiches are such a common meal, and everyone has favorite ways to make one.
What do you do? Anything you’d do differently? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
These smoked grilled cheese bites were so easy to make, and our daughter loved them! Don't be afraid to get creative with the filling and change up the flavor profile!
- 1 pkg Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
- 4 tbsp Shredded Gouda
- 4 tbsp Shredded Colby Jack
- 8 Lil Smokies, optional
- 4 tbsp Butter
- 1 sprig Rosemary
- Turn on your pellet grill and set it up for indirect heat at 350 degrees
- Combine the butter and rosemary in a small dish and place in your smoker. We want the butter to get some smoke, and melt while you're prepping the rolls
- Place each of the rolls on a foil-lined baking sheet
- Using a butter knife, put a small slit in the side of each roll and then stuff with the gouda, colby jack, and lil smoky (optional)
- Seal the seam of the roll after stuffing
- Remove butter from the smoker and brush each of the rolls on top and bottom
- Place baking sheet with rolls in the smoker for approximately 20 minutes
- After 20 minutes your rolls should be golden brown and ready to eat!
This is a simple recipe that serves as a good base for additional ingredients. I've made these with a lot of different flavor combos inside, and they always turn out really good!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 56mg Sodium: 501mg Carbohydrates: 8g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g