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Garlic Cheese Rolls

Garlic Cheese Rolls Recipe

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Welcome to our savory and indulgent bread recipes section! Today, we’re sharing a mouthwatering recipe for Garlic Cheese Rolls. These rolls are soft, buttery, and loaded with garlic and cheese, making them the perfect addition to any meal. Whether you serve them as a side dish or a snack, they are sure to be a hit. Let’s get started!

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Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 count) dinner rolls or yeast rolls
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Garlic Butter

  1. Melt Butter: In a small saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat.
  2. Add Garlic: Once the butter is melted, add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  3. Add Parsley and Salt: Stir in the dried parsley and a pinch of salt. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 2: Prepare the Rolls

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Arrange Rolls: Place the dinner rolls or yeast rolls in a baking dish, leaving a little space between each roll.

Step 3: Add Cheese and Butter

  1. Brush with Garlic Butter: Generously brush the tops of the rolls with the prepared garlic butter, ensuring each roll is well coated.
  2. Add Cheese: Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan cheese evenly over the tops of the rolls.

Step 4: Bake the Rolls

  1. Bake: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  2. Broil (Optional): For an extra crispy top, you can broil the rolls for the last 1-2 minutes of baking. Keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.

Step 5: Serve

  1. Serve Warm: Remove the rolls from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving. Enjoy these delicious garlic cheese rolls warm.

Cooking Notes and Tips

  • Rolls: Use your favorite brand of dinner rolls or yeast rolls. You can also use homemade rolls if you prefer.
  • Garlic Butter: Ensure the garlic is finely minced to distribute evenly over the rolls. Fresh garlic provides the best flavor.
  • Cheese: Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese, such as cheddar, fontina, or gouda, for a different flavor profile.

Variations

Herb and Cheese Rolls

Add a mix of fresh or dried herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and oregano to the garlic butter for a more herbaceous flavor.

Spicy Garlic Cheese Rolls

Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the garlic butter for a spicy kick.

Cheesy Pesto Rolls

Replace the garlic butter with pesto sauce and top with a blend of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

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Bacon and Cheese Rolls

Sprinkle cooked and crumbled bacon over the rolls along with the cheese for a bacon-cheese delight.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make these rolls ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the rolls up to the point of baking and refrigerate them for a few hours. Bake just before serving for the best results.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftover rolls in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Can I freeze these rolls?

Yes, you can freeze the baked rolls. Allow them to cool completely, then wrap tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven before serving.

What can I serve with these rolls?

These rolls are perfect as a side dish for soups, salads, pasta, or any main course. They also make a great snack on their own.

How can I make the rolls more flavorful?

Add more garlic to the butter or use garlic powder in addition to fresh garlic. You can also add extra cheese for an even cheesier roll.

Garlic Cheese Rolls are a delicious and savory addition to any meal. With their soft, buttery texture and flavorful garlic and cheese topping, they’re sure to be a favorite. Enjoy making and sharing these indulgent rolls with your family and friends!