Garlic Cheese Pull Apart Bread

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Garlic Bread

I have friends who have never made homemade bread or rolls because the idea of working with yeast scares them to death! They love a fresh loaf of bread or pan of rolls right out of the oven but the thought of having to work with yeast stops them in their tracks. Is that you or someone you know? Well, if you are that person or you know that person, today’s recipe is for you or them so please share. Now everyone can enjoy a fresh batch of homemade yeast rolls. I promise. Not only are these yeast rolls but they are covered in butter, garlic and cheese. Who could resist!? Yeah, butter, garlic, cheese and fresh baked rolls. Heaven. Today I’ve got step by step instructions on how to create the most amazing, garlicy, cheesy, gooey yeast rolls you could ask for. The best part? They use frozen roll dough. Yeap – frozen! Everyone can do this.

The steps are easy!

Cheesy Garlic Bread Step One: After allowing the frozen dough to sit at room temperature for 45 minutes cut each roll in half with a clean pair of scissors. Step Two: Pour melted butter and seasonings over dough Step Three: Add Parmesan cheese Step Four: Use your hands to gently combine and coat dough. Dough will stick together. Cheesy Garlic Bread 2 Step Five: Gently pull piece of dough apart and line the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan with dough and cover with remaining grated cheese. Step Six: Allow to sit at room temperature and rise until double – about 1 1/2 hours. It is now ready to bake!! You will want to either place a cookie sheet under it or line the bottom of the pan with foil as the butter may leak out from the spring form pan while baking and make a big mess in the bottom of your oven, causing your smoke detector to go off and your alarm company to call and see if your house is on fire! Then it comes out of your oven looking like this! Cheesy Garlic Bread with frozen bread doughOoey, gooey and full of garlic. Cheesy Garlic Bread with frozen bread dough The next step is to eat and enjoy. Just grab a piece! Cheesy Garlic Bread with frozen bread dough Recipe adapted from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen Cheesy Garlic Bread with frozen bread dough

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Garlic Cheese Pull Apart Bread with Frozen Bread Dough
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Recipe type: Side/Bread
  • 16 frozen white dinner rolls (Rhodes brand)
  • ½ C butter, melted
  • 1 C grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tsp dry parsley flakes
  • 1½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  1. Remove frozen rolls from freezer and loosely wrap them in plastic wrap and allow to sit at room temperature for 45 minutes.
  2. Cut rolls in half with a clean pair of scissors.
  3. Combine melted butter and seasonings together.
  4. Pour over dough and gently mix.
  5. Add ½ C of grated cheese and combine.
  6. You want each piece of dough to be coated.
  7. Line the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with the piece of dough and then top with remaining grated cheese.
  8. Allow to rise in a warm place for 1½ - 2½ hours.
  9. Cover bottom of pan with foil to prevent butter from leaking out.
  10. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until center is completely done.


Check out some of our other favorite breads:
Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Banana Bread
Banana Bread- with or without nuts

Zucchini Bread with Brown Sugar Topping
Cheese Bread with Olives
Quick French Bread

And Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies mmmm…..


  1. apelila says

    wooooow leigh.. it looooks so damn delicious.. id love to bake them one of these days.. unfortunately we dont have frozen dough in our small town.. but hey! looks so tempting that by just looking at it, it feels like it melts in my mouth…

  2. Marie Gardner says

    This is one of my favorite recipes. I’m making it now and have made it numerous times. Everyone loves it. I have to make 2 batches if we have company and rarely have leftovers. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  3. Stacy says

    I made these last night for dinner, and they were amazing!! I used a 9 inch round disposable aluminum pan, and only a sprinkle of parm on top. Once it was baked and cooled a bit, I scored the top into squares and stuffed shredded mozzerella cheese into the cuts. Covered it with tin foil and put in back into the oven until it was melted.

  4. Rose says

    Hi! I want to make these for my brother and his wife who just had a baby. I saw a comment about whether or not this would work making ahead of time.
    Anyone try that?
    Also, the recipe calls for grated but the pictures show shredded parm. What works best?

  5. says

    Just did it! Viola!

    OK…I think they are super salty. Next time I will not use any additional salt, and may use unsalted butter. One cup of Parmesan makes them PLENTY salty.

    I too struggled with having the center not be done. Having read about it, I was watching. After the 20 min mark, I covered with foil as the edges were getting brown and the center was raw. At the 25 min mark, I dropped the oven down to 300 and added 10 min…then 10 more, then left them in the pan because the instructions do not say weather or not to remove them from the pan now or later, or on a rack or what.

    They seem done, but as they cooled the center sunk…like half the size of the outer edge. That doesn’t effect the taste but sort of dampens the wow factor.

    I also see no reason (since I had to borrow a spring form pan) not to use a 13×9 inch baking dish like I do for ordinary dinner rolls. I may see what that’s like next time…because there WILL be a next time :-)

    I think I’ll also add dill and dehydrated, minced onion to the spice mix.

    What a great idea. It’s just going to take some practice to figure out the magic of getting them evenly done.

  6. says

    These are rising as I write. So easy and I bet they will be fantastic.

    Like some other commenters, I’ve had trouble before with cooking homemade dinner rolls with the inside not being done and the outside being too done. You have to monkey around with lowering temps, adjusting rack heights until you get it right for your own oven. They sure aren’t all the same. Or sometimes, when I know the middle needs more but the top/bottom/sides are where I want them, I turn off the oven and let the remaining heat help out the center by just leaving them in the oven as it cools.

    I’ll be posting a link on my blog to this recipe on your blog. Usually I make my own WW bread, dill bread, lavender bread and dinner rolls, but ya know, there are times when it’s OK to use frozen roll dough…nobody’s gonna die…to me the simplicity of this recipe is more of an attraction than anything else…something I can do when I want to make something groovy but really don’t feel like doing the whole sha-bang.

    Looking forward to trying it! Oh…wouldn’t dill be good in this!?

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  8. Debbie Wall says

    I can’t wait to try this! Especially since we are in the midst of a Nor’easter in NH. Cold.

  9. says

    I love your recipes. You post the most yummiest recipes ever. I would love for you to just keep posting them. And the weather here in New Orleans isn’t all that bad. It’s cool and a little rainy. But from what I’m hearing on the news about the weather in the rest of the Country, with it’s below 10 and all, I think we’re pretty lucky.

  10. donna giblin says

    Made this as part of the appetizer portion of our Christmas meal for 25….it was DELICIOUS!!! I had to use a different brand of rolls because they don’t sell Rhodes near me but the results were fantastic!!

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  12. Becky says

    I am making this for dinner as we speak. It was super simple and I expect it will amazing amd my family of four will devour it. My husband is a known cheese monger! Lol

  13. Michelle Tanner says

    Found this recipe on Pinterest last week, thank you! I made these today, for Sunday Football! They are amazing dipped in warm Marinara!! I added some chopped garlic because we are all garlic lovers in this house. Super Yummy.

  14. Roderick says

    I made the bread for my family tonight and it was a smash for sure. Thanks for that! I’ll give you a thumbs up for this one. :)

    Easy instructions and great recipe.

  15. Candas says

    OMG. I have these in the oven and currently my smoke detectors are all going off. I came running downstairs, saw the mess in the bottom of eye oven and got on here to say that someone was an idiot for the springform pan thing. Then took a closer look at directions and IM the idiot! LOL. So if you make this, DON’T FORGET THE FOIL!!!!! ;)

  16. Karlie says

    This looks delicious! I really want to try it but I don’t have a springform pan or a bundt pan. Could I use a round cake pan? Or would that not really work? Thanks!

  17. Kate says

    Is this something I could make the night before, refrigerate, and bake the next day?

  18. Tracy says

    Best recipe ever! I’ve had to make it 3 times in the last 4 days! Everyone devours it!

  19. Ann says

    This is so easy and so good. I didn’t have frozen rolls on hand so I used 2 frozen bread loaves cut into 16 pieces each. The first time I made it I had some trouble like others did with it not being done in the center so the second time I made it I divided it into two 8″ round cake pans and baked it about 20 minutes. Perfection! And a pan to share with a friend! Thanks for the recipe.

  20. Lexi says

    This was delicious. I used fresh pizza dough and fresh garlic. Came out so good. Didn’t need to alter the time or temperature. But coating the bits in the butter needs to be done in two batches since the fresh dough sticks more easily.

  21. Maria Olsen says

    Would love to make these – they look absolutely delicious! However, frozen bread rolls cant be found in Denmark, so what could I use instead? Do you have a recipe?

  22. Joy Absalon says

    Questions: first, I made this and we loved it but… one in our house likes Parmesan cheese so I used mozzarella and it wasn’t very “cheesy.” Any thoughts on that? Second, I’d like to try this using fresh garlic instead of garlic powder – again, any thoughts on that? Thanks for this amazing recipe!!!!!

  23. lilkunta says

    leighanne, the same thing that happened to gina happened to me. The inside didnt cook, it is soft. What do I do? I want the whole thing both inside and outside to cook all the way through. Thank You. Shoot, your blog doesnt have the subscription button so could you please email me when you reply to this post? Thank You.

  24. Maddie says

    Would you recommend using salted or installed butter? I’m so excited to make this bread, it looks delicious!

  25. Gina says

    I made recipe exactly according to directions and steps but all the dough on the inside center of the spring pan was not even cooked, still just balls of dough ,halfway down and to the bottom. I even put it back in for 10 mins but then the tops started to get really dark so I took it back out. Inside still not done…. what did I do wrong? Loved the taste, we just ate the outside parts LOL any suggestions?

  26. says

    Good morning!! I’m so honored you re-made my recipe, and what a beautiful job you did! I’ve made this bread in all sorts of shapes, but, honestly, side by side in a springform pan is my most favorite. Can’t beat that crispy, golden crust! Thank you for mentioning the origin of my recipe, and giving me credit, too! ☺ Blessings ~ Melissa

  27. Christy Lawrence says

    WOW….I forwarded this post to my mom and she made it yesterday while my brother was in town and it is….HEAVENLY !!! Soooo delicious. It was fun to watch it rise too. We didn’t have a spring pan but used a bundt pan and it worked great. We decided as a family that this recipe is going under that category of recipes that we allll love and will definitely make it again !! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Christi says

    I tried these this weekend and they were so yummy! I filed the recipe in my favorites binder. I will be making them again soon. ..

  29. says

    Don’t worry about the yeast! I use it all the time for bread rolls, buns, pizza dough… it’s super easy once you’ve tried it! I think I’m going to try this recipe with home-made dough – looks tasty!