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Pull Apart Cheesy Bread Wreath

Course Appetizer, Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian Inspired
Keyword bread-wreath-recipe, pull-apart-cheesy-bread-wreath
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Rise time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 157kcal


  • 24 frozen yeast rolls (unbaked raw dough rounds) i.e. Rhodes or similar
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz chive and onion cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup prepared basil pesto
  • 4 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped Italian parsley divided use
  • 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh rosemary sprigs and halved cherry tomatoes for garnishing
  • 2 `cups warm marinara or pizza sauce for serving


  • Thaw rolls on counter for 10-15 minutes just until thawed but still cool to the touch.
  • Line a pizza pan or baking sheet with parchment. Place an oven safe ramekin in the center, spritz ramekin with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together mozzarella, cream cheese and pesto until fully blended.
  • On a non stick surface, press each dough round into a 2 ½-3 inch circle. Place about 2 teaspoons filling into the center. Pull sides of dough together and press to seal. Repeat process until all rolls are filled.
  • Arrange rolls seam side down on pan ½ inch apart. Use 15 for the outer circle and 9 for the center around the ramekin. Cover and let rise in a draft free place for 1 hour. (It's important to leave space for rolls to rise)
  • To bake: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, mix together butter, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes and 1 tablespoon parsley. Brush bread on all sides liberally. Reserve a small amount for after baking.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until golden and puffed. Remove ramekin.
  • Brush with additional butter mixture and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and reserved fresh parsley. Garnish with rosemary and cherry tomatoes.
  • Serve immediately with warm marinara or pizza sauce for dipping.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg