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5 from 1 vote

Garlic Parmesan Rolls

The perfect dinner rolls! -- Crusty and cheesy on the outside, and fluffy and garlic-y on the inside!
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


For the rolls

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

For the Garlic Parmesan spread

  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter , melted
  • 2-3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese , seperated


  • In a bowl of your stand mixer stir together the warm water, sugar and yeast. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Add the flour, salt, and olive oil and knead (or mix with your mixer and dough hook attachment) for about 5-7 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic. 
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume--about 1 hour.
  • Pour dough out onto floured counter top. Roll it into a large rectangle, no more than 1/2'' thick.
  • In a small bowl mix together the melted butter, garlic powder, parsley, and olive oil. 
  • Use a pastry brush to spread about 1/2 of this butter mixture on the dough. 
  • Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the grated parmesan cheese.
  • Roll the dough tightly long-ways, like a log (like you would with cinnamon rolls).  
  • Use a sharp serrated knife to cut the log into pieces about 1 1/2 inches thick. 
  • Place the rolls on a greased baking sheet.
  • Cover rolls with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking spray so it wont stick. Allow to rest for about 30 more minutes.
  • Bake rolls at 400 degrees F for about 12-14 minutes. 
  • *At about the 9 minute mark, remove the rolls from the oven and spread the remaining butter/garlic mixture on top of them. 
  • Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of fresh parmesan cheese, and return to the oven for the last few minutes of baking. Enjoy!


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2.2mg