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parmesan soft dinner rolls
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Parmesan Dinner Rolls, Soft and Flaky

Parmesan Soft Dinner Rolls are so yummy with a cheesy taste and soft flaky texture.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
rising time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: parmesan rolls, Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls, soft and flaky, vegetarian
Servings: 8 rolls
Calories: 202kcal


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  • 9 inch round baking pan


Dry ingredients

  • cup all-purpose flour (210g)
  • 1 tbsp instant yeast (gold SAF if you have it )
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp Italian Seasonings

Wet Ingredients

  • ½ cup Milk(114g)
  • ¼ cup water(57g)
  • 1 tbsp butter(melted)

Additional Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese (50g) split 1/4 cup and 1/4 cup
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (120g)
  • 2 tbsp butter (melted)


  • Mix together the dry ingredients.
  • Mix together the wet ingredients.
  • In a stand mixer add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on low for 1 minute. Add the egg.
  • Increase the speed to medium and beat for 3 more minutes. The dough will be very soft and sticky.
  • Add the 1/2 cup(25g) parmesan cheese and the cup (120g) of flour to the dough. Mix in by hand. Let dough rest 5 minutes. If the dough is really soft and sticky still, add an additional ¼cup (30g) to ½ cup (60g) of flour and mix in before doing the first envelope fold. The dough should be soft and moderately sticky. It will firm up with the envelope folds.
  • Do a total of 3 envelope folds with a 5-minute rest after each envelope fold.
  • After the last envelope fold, place the dough in the mixing bowl. Cover and let rise for 1 hour in a warm place.
  • At the end of the hour, divide the dough into 8 equal size pieces. Form each piece into a ball. Roll the ball in the melted butter and the rest of the parmesan cheese. Place in a greased 10 inch round pan. Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Preheat the oven to 375-degrees F.
  • Let the rolls rise for 30 minutes. At the end of the 30 minutes, uncover and bake for 20- 25 minutes and a golden brown color.
  • Remove the rolls from the oven and let them cool for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. They will be soft and delicate so be careful to not squish them.
  • Once fully cooled store in a sealed bag or container for 2-3 days, or longer in the freezer.



These rolls freeze well in an airtight container for up to a week.  Perfect to make ahead for the holidays.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 2mg