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

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 rolls
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Brush each roll with olive oil. Sprinkle with more cheese. Cover and let rise until slightly puffed, about 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the tops are golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 7.8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 28.2g 9% DV; fat 7.6g 12% DV; cholesterol 35.6mg 12% DV; sodium 432.3mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2012
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 ends that I had trimmed off, pushed them together, added a little cheese & garlic to them and got one extra roll out of the batch. I hate to waste things. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2012
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 more flavour into the dough. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2012
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 ends that I had trimmed off, pushed them together, added a little cheese & garlic to them and got one extra roll out of the batch. I hate to waste things. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2012
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 more flavour into the dough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2012
Awesome! Delciate garlicky buttery goodness. Make these today! No changes at all made Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2012
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 made two really delicious pizza crusts! Thank you chef john!:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2012
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 time) I will know what I'm working with!! Awesome thank you for sharing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2012
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!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2012
These are AMAZING!!!! I made the dough right in the bread machine (I did need to add a bit more flour for it to come together) and then continued w/ the recipe from there. I used more garlic and a tad more butter than called for as well. As far as the seasonings I didn't measure anything just eyeballed it. These were a last minute decision and came together in a snap! Wait until you smell these baking lol! I think next time I would add a bit more salt to the dough but that's just my preference. I will be making these A LOT YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2013
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 again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2012
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 really measure the filling just sprinkled everything on the rolled out dough. In a fit of extreme laziness I substituted garlic salt for garlic (I'll use garlic cloves next time). Served with salad they were great. Read More
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