Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls

Parmesan and fresh garlic infused butter, smothered on top of soft, pillowy mounds of homemade dough.  These warm, Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls are so very light and fluffy.  Fast enough to make and enjoy for any meal of the week!

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What’s a dinner gathering without warm, fresh baked rolls on the table?

Of course, that would basically be the question that would come from my boys.  They absolutely LOVE rolls or biscuits with their dinner.  Whether it be on a weekday night or with our Sunday meal, the boys smell the aroma of homemade buttery rolls baking from the oven and is waiting patiently to snag one before it’s time to eat!  

I have to admit, these Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls are my favorite, too!

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Homemade dinner rolls are surprisingly pretty simple.  Trust me.  

I’ve had my share of the dough you buy frozen and then bake them up nice and fresh.  Don’t get me wrong… those are very good!  But, there’s just something about straight up homemade dinner rolls.

You don’t need to have experience with yeast to make these.  (Oh no!  I said the Yeast word…please, do not be scared!)  These rolls are easy enough for the beginner bread maker in you.

All you need to do with making these rolls, is start out with active dry yeast.  (I like and trust Fleischmann’s Yeast.)  Add sugar with warm water in a bowl.  Set it off to a draft free zone for about 5 minutes.  This is called proofing.  By doing this, the water mixture is getting foamy.  This means you’re off to a great start!  Basically, your dough is going to rock and rise.

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Melted butter and fresh chopped garlic is brushed on top (and in between) these pieces of dough.  Sprinkled with grated and shredded Parmesan.  Because you can never have enough of cheese… am I right?

The aroma of the garlic and butter alone, is absolutely amazing!

Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls
Parmesan and fresh garlic infused butter, smothered on top of soft, pillowy mounds of homemade dough. These warm, Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls are so very light and fluffy. Fast enough to make and enjoy for any meal of the week!
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  1. 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  2. 2 tablespoon granulated sugar, divided
  3. 1/2 cup warm water (100-110 degrees)
  4. 1 3/4 cup bread flour
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 cup milk (I use whole milk)
  7. 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, divived
  8. 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  9. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  10. 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the yeast, 1 tablespoon sugar, and water. Give a stir and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Scald milk in a separate pan or bowl, and add 6 tablespoons of cold butter to it. Set aside. This will melt the butter and cool the milk down all at the same time.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and add the minced garlic. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the bread flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, salt, milk and melted butter mixture, and the yeast.
  5. Mix and knead the dough on low speed with a dough hook, if using a mixer, for up to 3 minutes. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes, covered. This allows the dough to gain more strength and elasticity.
  6. Brush a small amount of the melted butter with garlic in the bottom of a 9" by 9" baking dish.
  7. Cut the dough into halves until you have 16 small or 8 large rolls. Gently roll the dough in a ball shape. (It may not be perfect round shapes.) Place in the butter covered baking dish.
  8. Brush the remaining butter and garlic on top of the rolls. Sprinkle with the grated and shredded Parmesan cheese.
  9. Allow the rolls to rise in a draft free zone, until doubled in size. This usually takes about 30-35 minutes.
  10. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees oven on the bottom shelf for 23-25 minutes. Gently cover the top of the rolls with aluminum foil about half way through to prevent the tops from over browning while they are continuing to bake for the rest of the time.
  11. Enjoy!
  1. You may substitute the bread flour with all-purpose flour, but the texture with bread flour is more dense and has more elasticity with these rolls.
  2. Makes 16 small or 8 large rolls. Sore in a closed container for up to 3 days. May also be frozen while individually wrapped.
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Next time, complete your dinner with these warm, freshly baked Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls.  These rolls are great to sop up soup or even a big plate of spaghetti!

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Enjoy, my friends!

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  1. Holy yum, this looks awesome Gloria. Putting on my menu ASAP!!
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  2. Gloria, I could dive head first into this pan of warm garlic rolls!! They look amazing.
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  3. Oh my Gloria I’m drooling! Bread is such a weakness of mine. I’ve always been intimidated by homemade bread but you make it look easy. I must give these a try.
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  4. These look SO GOOD. I love rolls and bread, just like your boys. I want to make them tonight! Too bad I have nobody to cook for…husband works late. Would it be awful if I ate them all myself? ;)
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  5. Simply gorgeous rolls, Gloria! It’s only 9am and I kind of want that entire pan in front of me right now! pinned. :)
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  6. I am going to jump off the cliff and just do “yeast!” I have a friend who makes wonderful breads and she has offered her assistance. These rolls are stunning. Anything with garlic is “right on, baby!” Thanks for sharing, Gloria
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  7. I made these for New Year’s Eve supper with friends, and it was a HUGE hit –and sooooo easy!

  8. That’s funny! My boys will always ask, “me where is the bread?” during dinner!

    My family would devour these rolls in a hot second, me too! Love the pics Gloria!
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  9. Not gonna lie Gloria, yeast intimidates me. However, I believe fresh baked bread not from a pillsbury can is so worth the time and energy. SO much better. Agree with you, parmesan and garlic is the perfect combo on bread. Kinda goes together like pb & j?! Haha thanks for another great recipe! Have a wonderful day!
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  10. Oh my gosh Gloria, these look delicious! I love, love, love warm Garlic and Parmesan anything:)
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  11. Mmm, I love bread – especially with garlic and parmesan! I want to sink my teeth right into these!
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  12. These garlic parmesan dinner rolls look fantastic!!! I would totally be all over this. . I love baking my own bread and rolls at home. . the smell alone gets me every time. . I love the smell of freshly baked bread! delicious! (and thanks for the visit!)
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  13. For me, the breads often make the meals! These rolls would make any meal amazing – fluffy, cheesy, and seasoned with garlic? Delicious!

  14. Those look delicious Gloria!! I love bread and can’t stop eating it when it’s good, especially if it has garlic and cheese on it or a good olive oil and seasoning. :-)

    Check out my recent post – strawberry pie!

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  15. I am pretty sure I wouldn’t need anything else besides these rolls for dinner. They look absolutely amazing. You had me at light and fluffy… oh, parmesan and garlic infused butter didn’t hurt either :)

  16. These sound to DIE FOR!! You are going to convert me to making things homemade sooner than later, I do believe! I agree, there’s nothing better than homemade rolls and love the garlic! :)

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  17. I would make a meal out of these rolls — nothing else would be required! That’s ok isn’t it? Homemade bread is probably my biggest weakness, so you’ve got me here. Pinning! :)
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  18. If these are anything like the dough for your homemade pizza pockets, which I think they are, then I am soooooo all over these. That dough is amazing. Easy to work with, yummy and delicious. And after being baked, it freezes well too. I’m totally making these soon!
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    • Shannon, thank you so, so much! I’m happy you liked the dough with the pizza pockets. I always say, it’s all about the feel of the dough when you know the finished product is going to have a great texture. (Maybe that’s why I a little too excited when I’m making dough!) These rolls are great when taken out of the freezer, too! Have a great night! xo

  19. These look insane. Perfectly light, and buttery and garlicky. Definitely my kind of roll!

  20. These look delicious- love parmesan rolls!
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  21. These rolls look amazing Gloria! Love homemade fresh bread – I’ll bet these smelled incredible baking up in your oven especially with all the garlic and parmesan cheese – yum! Pinning :)
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  22. Gloria these rolls look seriously amazing! I love that skillet in all your photos – so pretty! And rolls always make dinner so much better!
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  23. Yum. We love breads at our house. Pinning to my bread board. Would love for you to come and linkup this Thursday the 27th at 5PM EST for the Let’s Get Real Blog Hop.
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  24. Gloria these look breathtaking!! they are totally challenging my low-carb diet ;) so glad I found your blog and can’t wait to see more of your recipes!
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  25. I would love a side of these rolls with dinner. I love baking homemade bread and these rolls look perfect!
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  26. I would be perfectly content to sit down and eat these rolls with a bowl of marinara for dipping! Yum! Another amazing post with to-die-for-eat-the-screen-pictures. :)
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  27. These are beautiful rolls Gloria! Lovely and golden, soft and a perfect size for individual servings. I’ve never made dinner rolls at home but now I definitely want to try your recipe. I have terrible luck with bread but I am determined to make these nevertheless! xx
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  28. I absolutely love making homemade bread. I really do feel like it kicks dinner up a notch! Your pictures are so vivid that I feel like I can smell the garlic and bread cooking in my kitchen right now!! :)
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  29. Marvelous! I love a great bread recipe!
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  30. Yum, I love garlic bread. And these rolls look so soft!
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  31. I love these rolls…and your baking dish! Is that cast iron?

    And right on about homemade dinner rolls. They rock! Pinning this and featuring on social media. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays, Glorida. <3
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    • Julie, I’ve been meaning to come over and answer you… yes, this is my cast iron pie pan. I actually use it for stove top dishes and everything else. Maybe I need to actually make some pie in it! Got it off Amazon. :) Thanks for sharing! xo

  32. Auntiepatch says:

    Gloria, these look glorious!


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