Cheesy Garlic Rolls

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Super cheesy and delicious Garlic Rolls - a great side dish recipe that is perfect with any meal.

Hi recipe lovers!

I hope you’re enjoying your week so far. March is flying by and pretty soon we’ll be baking in the good ol’ Arizona heat. Until then, we like to do a little bit of our own baking… in the oven 😉 Too cheesy? Ok, well, how about I just get to this recipe for Cheesy Garlic Rolls? I know you’ve heard me say before that yeast can be tricky. And it can be. But it doesn’t have to be! No need to be too afraid to try new recipes, because you’ve never worked with yeast before. Start small and keep practicing. This is a great recipe for starters. With simple, clear steps, and little ingredients, it’s sure to be a winner and its a great side to all the wonderful pasta recipes we have on the site like Pesto Chicken Florentine and the Lemon and Asparagus Pasta. 😉 Be sure to read over the instructions before you start, giving the dough plenty of time to rise. I think you’ll do just fine!

Here’s the recipe:

Cheesy Garlic Rolls Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Super cheesy and delicious Garlic Rolls - a great side dish recipe that is perfect with any meal.
Course Bread
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rise 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 90 kcal
Author Lil'' Luna


  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan romano cheese freshly grated
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Italian parsley freshly chopped
  • more cheese for sprinkling on top


  1. In a medium bowl, combine yeast, sugar, and warm water. Let sit until bubbly.

  2. Mix in salt, olive oil and egg into yeast mixture.
  3. Slowly add in flour until a loose dough is formed.
  4. Cover dough with a towel and allow to rise.
  5. When dough has doubled in size (approx 1 hour), turn onto a floured surface and roll out into a 12 x 14 rectangle.
  6. Brush the surface with 1½ TB melted butter and add garlic, cheese, parsley and seasoning.
  7. With seam side down, roll up into a log. Using a sharp knife cut into 1" pieces and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  8. Allow to rise on the cookie sheet for an additional 15 minutes.
  9. Brush rolls with remaining melted butter and sprinkle with more cheese.
  10. Bake for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Rolls should be golden brown.

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Super cheesy and delicious Garlic Rolls - a great side dish recipe that is perfect with any meal.

Super cheesy and delicious Garlic Rolls - a great side dish recipe that is perfect with any meal.

I love how the fresh parsley gave these rolls such a yummy taste. Carbs are impossible to avoid. So, they might as well be delicious carbs. 😉 Am I right?!



ANY CHANGES MADE: We rolled our dough to a bigger rectangle and got more rolls out of it. It also took us much less time to bake. All ovens are different, so always keep an eye on the oven when its your first time with a recipe.

ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: None – they were perfect! Thank you, Your Homebased Mom!!

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Kellyn Carpenter

Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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  1. Hi Kristyn,
    I baked your cheesy garlic rolls on Sunday and have a couple of questions. I used ‘dry yeast’ – this is what it said on the package. Your recipe states that one should let the yeast, warm water and sugar stand until bubbly. Mine never went bubbly. Not sure how long it takes, but I waited at least 30 minutes with absolutely no bubbles forming. My yeast was newly bought and I checked the expiry date and it states that it is still good for at least another year. The yeast package did mention that it activates on kneading. Am I using the wrong kind of yeast? My rolls turned out ok, but didn’t look as fantastic as yours. Hope you can help. Thank you. Katinka.

  2. In your recipe it says: “½ freshly grated Parmesan Romano Cheese”
    Does not state a 1/2 cup, 1/2 lb, or any measurement!! What is the measurement, please.

  3. Hello, for the CHEESY GARLIC ROLLS recipe, the measurement for the parmesan romano cheese is listed as ‘1/2 parmesan romano cheese’. I am assuming that should be ‘ 1/2 cup parmesan romano cheese’. If so, would you please be able to correct the text?

    I plan to make these rolls for Mother’s Day.

    Thank you,