Garlic and Parmesan Dinner Rolls

Garlic and Parmesan Dinner Rolls

Chef John 21742

"These garlic and Parmesan cheese dinner rolls are really great – crusty and cheesy on the outside, tender and garlicky inside, and visually gorgeous."


2 h 30 m servings 214 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.2g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 432 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix yeast, 1/2 cup of flour, sugar, and warm water in a bowl. Cover and let rest in a warm place until bubbling, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in salt, olive oil, and egg. Mix thoroughly and stir in remaining 1 3/4 cup flour to form a loose, sticky dough that pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Punch down and scrape the dough from the sides of the bowl. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle with more flour and shape into a rectangle. Roll out to an approximately 10x12-inch rectangle, about 1/2-inch thick. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with garlic, Parmagiano-Reggiano cheese, black pepper, cayenne, and parsley.
  4. Press flat one long edge of the rectangle and brush with water. From the opposite end, roll evenly into a log. Press the seam together to seal.
  5. Cut into 8 rolls. Transfer to a baking sheet, cut side up. If necessary, cut an ‘X' in the top of each roll to expose filling.
  6. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  7. Brush each roll with olive oil. Sprinkle with more cheese. Cover and let rise until slightly puffed, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  8. Bake in preheated oven until the tops are golden brown, about 20 minutes.
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  1. 57 Ratings


Yummy!Yummy!Yummy! These turned out really good and they're easy to make. I watched the video on how to make these from the home page of AR and decided I needed to try them. I even took the e...

I just made these today to go with dinner. They defiantly need something more. I think incorporating some garlic powder and some basil or italian seasoning to the dough mixture would help bring ...

Awesome! Delciate, garlicky buttery goodness. Make these today! No changes at all made

I made these last week for an easter potluck. Everyone loved them! They are so simple to make. The dough is also very versatile, I doubled the recipe for just the dough (left the egg out) and...

I love making homemade fresh dinner rolls, it really isn't as intimidating as it seems. These turned out awesome, I did not change a thing!!!

OK, I was a little skeptical because the dough was sticky, they didn't look like the picture, but the hubby says they are awesome!! Great taste and texture and next (and there will be a next ti...

Wonderful roll recipe, I'll be making these again. The dough is super sticky and I wasn't convinced they'd turn out. I added a little extra flour (since I'm at a high altitude) and didn't real...

Great recipe - really straightforward. My family devoured the buns and the leftover buns were used for sandwiches the next day and still stayed soft. I will definitely be using this recipe aga...

Yum Yum even though I did what he said not to do and used fake cheese. It was all I had on hand and I desperately wanted to make it because it looks so yummy. I also used minced garlic again it...