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Parmesan Crusted Dinner Rolls Recipe
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Parmesan Crusted Dinner Rolls

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"These are delicious white bread rolls that are dipped in butter, then rolled in Parmesan and left to rise. These are especially great for Thanksgiving and Christmas."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen rolls Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    5 hrs 35 mins


  1. Grease 12 muffin cups.
  2. Place Parmesan cheese into a shallow bowl.
  3. Cut thawed bread dough into 12 pieces, then cut each piece into 3 more pieces, for a total of 36.
  4. Roll each piece into a ball and dip into the melted butter.
  5. Gently press the buttered dough ball into the Parmesan cheese.
  6. Place 3 coated balls into each prepared muffin cup.
  7. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) until doubled in volume, 5 to 7 hours, depending on the room temperature.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  9. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
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Feb 20, 2012

Quick, easy and soooo good. I'm making my 2nd batch today but going to omit the parmesan, just roll dough in butter, rise and bake. I'm sure these would also be very good rolled in cinnamon/sugar. Made these to serve with home made hamburger veg. soup and it was the perfect comfort food meal.

Jun 23, 2013

So so so good! And so simple too, which I love. My husband said "you can make these any time you want." I used fresh grated Parmesan and little frozen rolls in place of a whole frozen loaf. I put two rolls per muffin slot, then let them rise about 4-5 hours and bake.


10 Ratings

Jun 10, 2013

Delicious and so simple! I added some garlic powder, parsley and paprika to the parmesan cheese, but that was my only change. A BIG hit at dinner tonight and a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Dec 18, 2013

Great recipe. did you know you can deep fry the balls of raise doe till golden brown (fry's up quickly) then drain on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar or Cinnamon sugar.

Jul 24, 2013

Super simple 3-ingredient recipe! It starts with thawed frozen bread dough, and I happened to have a loaf of that on hand. My hubby is a total ‘bread man’ – it doesn’t matter what type of bread, he just enjoys bread with his dinner. Well, this recipe did not disappoint! In fact, he ate 6 of them with his ‘Pork, Pear and Walnut Salad’ another recipe from AR. They baked up nice, light and fluffy. The butter and cheese added nice flavor to the rolls. As with most rolls, these were best warm from the oven. But, it didn’t stop my husband from finishing the cold ones the next day. Easy recipe that will be repeated.

Dec 30, 2012

Perfect!!! Easy and indescribably delicious.

Aug 03, 2014

I followed recipe as directed. These rolls are so good and yet easy to make. I omit cheese for those who are allergic or lactose intolerant; just dip in only the butter. There are none left at any dinner!

Apr 04, 2014

I really have to disagree about this not being a recipe. I would never have thought to do this to my rolls! My whole family loved them, and I will be making them regularly.


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  • Calories
  • 202 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 368 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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