Parmesan Cheddar Basil Bites


Looking for a last minute recipe to share with your family and guests on New Year’s Eve. These Parmesan Cheddar Basil Bites are an easy and yummy option sure to please many. My family loves anything with cheese in it! These are great for entertaining but also a tasty snack any day of the week. Give them a try and see what your family thinks.

Parmesan Cheddar Basil Bites

Yields: 3 Dozen

Time: 30 Minutes


2 1⁄2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese

1⁄2 cup butter, softened

5 tablespoons half-and-half

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1⁄2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil



1. Preheat oven to 350°

2. Beat Cheddar cheese, butter, half-and-half, and salt at medium speed with a mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, Parmesan cheese, and basil – beating just until combined.


3. Turn dough onto a well floured surface. Divide into 3 equal portions, and roll to flatten each to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with star shaped cutter. Place 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.


4. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until golden; cool on baking sheets on wire racks for 30 minutes.

You can cut them into any shape you want. But the stars feel more festive for a New Year’s eve celebrations 🙂 Enjoy!


  1. Florence Cochrane says

    Looks like a great recipe to make and serve for the holidays. I am saving this one. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Sandra Watts says

    Yummy! They look so good and pretty too!

  3. Those look so incredibly tasty

  4. These look so good! Def want to try

  5. kathy downey says

    Going to try these tonight

  6. lyndac1968 says

    These look really, really good, I'm going to try and make these, something different instead of the same all the time, thanks for sharing!!

  7. Looks so easy and sounds so yummy!!! Must try!! 🙂

  8. I definitely need to try this!

  9. Looks good.

  10. Judy Cowan says

    Wow these look and sound great! I have pinned it and I am going to try making them soon. I know my family would love them!

  11. fishinmom04 says

    These look and sound yummy. Definitely going to have to try them.

  12. This sounds and looks so yummy,! I'd have to use milk though! Thanks! 🙂
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  13. These look so good. We love cheesy bites, I am going to try them.

  14. These look Sooo yummy! Have you ever substituted rice flour to make them gluten free?

  15. fiona hicks says

    Hi what is half and half 🙄😳😄

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