Cheese-Filled Garlic Rolls

Cheese-Filled Garlic Rolls


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 24 cubes part-skim mozzarella cheese (3/4 inch each), about 10 ounces
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


  1. Divide dough into 24 portions.
  2. Shape each portion around a cheese cube to cover completely; pinch to seal.
  3. Place each roll in a greased muffin cup, seam side down.
  4. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°.
  6. In a small bowl, mix butter, parsley, garlic, Italian seasoning and pepper flakes.
  7. Brush over rolls; sprinkle with cheese.
  8. Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans.
  10. Serve warm.

Yield: 2 dozen.


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