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Garlic-Parmesan Cheese Pull Apart Bread [Using Rhodes Frozen Yeast Rolls]

Garlic-Parmesan Cheese Pull Apart Bread

Course Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic-parmesan-cheese-pull-apart-rolls
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Rise time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 16 [4 pieces each]
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 16 frozen white dinner rolls i.e. Rhodes or similar
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • cup grated Parmesan-Romano cheese, plus ¼ cup divided
  • 1 tsp dry parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried basil or Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp onion powder


  • Remove the frozen dinner rolls from the freezer and place onto a plate. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and allow the rolls to sit on the counter for 30-45 minutes or so, until the rolls have thawed enough to cut.
  • Place the rolls onto a cutting board, and using a sharp knife, cut each roll into quarters.
  • Melt one stick of butter in the microwave. Stir the melted butter and seasonings together until blended.
  • Add the quartered rolls to the butter, and toss gently to coat.
  • Add ⅔ cup of grated Parmesan-Romano cheese reserving the rest for the top. Toss until each piece is coated.
  • Layer the dough quarters evenly in a standard 9x4x3-inch loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of cheese on top and a sprinkle of parsley for color.
  • Cover the pan loosely with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Alow to rise in a draft free, warm place for 2-2 ½ hours. Then, remove the plastic wrap, and bake in a 350°F preheated oven.
  • Bake at 350°F for 18 minutes, then check the top. If baking in a loaf, lay a piece of aluminum foil over the top of the bread to prevent the cheese and butter on top from over browning.. Continue to bake the bread for another 5-7 minutes, until the center is completely done. Approximately, 23-25 minutes total, depending on your oven.
  • Test the center of the rolls using a cake tester, or toothpick to be certain the bread is cooked all the way through before removing it from the oven.
  • Serve straight from the pan piping hot.


Additional baking options Bundt pan, Divide the dough between 2 loaf pans,
Individual size in standard muffin cups [4 pieces in each],8x8 baking dish, 9 inch round spring form or pie pan, 8 inch tart pan.