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Cheese-Filled Garlic Rolls

To change up plain old dinner rolls, I added mozzarella. Now my family wants them at every gathering. I don't mind, even in a time crunch. —Rosalie Fittery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 24 cubes part-skim mozzarella cheese (3/4 inch each, about 10 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


  • Divide dough into 24 portions. Shape each portion around a cheese cube to cover completely; pinch to seal. Place each roll in a greased muffin cup, seam side down. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a small bowl, mix butter, parsley, garlic, Italian seasoning and pepper flakes. Brush over rolls; sprinkle with cheese. Bake until golden brown, 15-18 minutes.
  • Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 roll: 103 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • gina.kapfhamer
    Nov 11, 2016

    Not the average "bread" with your meal - super delicious! This recipe is very easy to make and makes a nice appetizer for any gathering.

  • justmbeth
    May 31, 2016

    Big hit around our dinner table. Only downside was prep time and needing to plan in advance.

  • dbburrus19
    Nov 6, 2015

    These rolls are amazing. I always get compliments on them every time I make them. Tonight I will be making them for guests. I will double the recipe and only put cheese in half of them for those who don't want the cheese.

  • cnymom
    Jan 28, 2015

    Delicious! Pretty easy recipe, baked rolls made for a beautiful presentation. I followed recipe exactly, except for the fresh parsley.