Cheesy Garlic Rolls Recipe

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Cheesy Garlic Rolls are a great bread to go with a special dinner, especially during the holidays or with an Italian meal. Homemade bread, garlic butter, and melted cheese…mmm.

cheesy garlic rolls image

I used this French bread recipe for the dough. With these cheesy garlic rolls, you basically only need to let it rise once for about an hour. You could probably get away with just letting it rise until doubled if you’re short on time.

french bread dough rising

If you have an offset spatula, it makes spreading the garlic butter onto the dough really easy. Then I use a piece of dental floss to cut the dough. Just slide the floss underneath the dough, hold an end of floss in each hand, and cross the floss. Keep pulling the ends of the crossed floss further apart until the floss has cut through the dough.

rolling out and cutting the rolls

The rolls in the middle of the pan will often cook less quickly. The smaller size rolls will cook more quickly. So I would recommend putting the smaller rolls from the ends of the rolled dough into the more central spots of your muffin pan.

cheesy garlic rolls in the oven

You may want to rotate the pans half way through the baking time in order to help the cheesy garlic rolls to bake evenly. Also, you will want to keep an eye on them toward the end of the cooking time to make sure the tops of the rolls don’t get too dark. Once the cheese starts to brown, place a sheet of foil over the top of the rolls.


Recipe slightly adapted from Our Best Bites.

Cheesy Garlic Rolls Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 30-40 minutes | Cook Time: 18-22 minutes
Yield: 12-17 rolls | Serves: 6-8


  • 1 recipe French bread dough
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups shredded mozzarella or Italian blend cheese


  1. Whip up the French bread dough according to the instructions, up to the first rise.
  2. Let the dough rise covered for about 1 hour.
  3. Combine the softened butter and garlic seasoning.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Grease or spray the muffin pan.
  6. When the dough is done with the first rise, lightly flour your work surface or spray with cooking spray.
  7. Punch the dough down, remove from the bowl, and roll the dough out on your work surface into a rectangle, about 22 x 10-inch.
  8. Spread the butter mixture evenly over the dough, then sprinkle on the cheese.
  9. Roll the dough up tightly, from the long side.
  10. Use a piece of floss to cut the dough into slices, about 1-2 inches thick.
  11. You want the slices to fit into your muffin tin nicely.
  12. Place each slice into the muffin tin.
  13. Cover the rolls with a clean cloth.
  14. Preheat the oven to 350 and allow rolls to rise while the oven is heating.
  15. When the oven is ready, bake for 18-22 minutes.
  16. Keep an eye on them during the last 8 minutes or so.
  17. When the cheese starts to brown, place a sheet of foil lightly over the top of the rolls to prevent the tops from getting too dark.
Ingredients: Cheese
Meal Type: Breads, Side Dish, Thanksgiving
Categories: Yeast Breads

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