Garlic Parmesan Rolls

Rosa Seidenwar
by Rosa Seidenwar
12 rolls
1 hr 5 min

I’ve been dreaming about these garlic parmesan rolls for a while now and they did not disappoint! I know I have a baking blog, but if I have to choose, it would be savory over sweet for me ANY day!

I am so excited to serve these on Shavuot. They are the perfect addition to any dairy meal, and freeze beautifully so it’s easy to prep in advance.

What are Garlic Parmesan rolls?

Think Cinnamon buns (rolls?) but savory! Garlic, butter parmesan, rolled into a thick yeast dough… yummmm. This recipe is a perfect appetiser for a Shavuot meal. It serves a lot and goes with any dairy meal!

What ingredients do you need to make this garlic roll recipe?

Even though this recipe is called Garlic Parmesan Rolls, I’d have to say the main ingredient is butter 😉 and who doesn’t love butter?!

For the yeast dough:

  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Yeast
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Granulated garlic

For the Garlic Butter:

  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Parmesan
  • Salt

How to make garlic rolls from scratch?

I love this recipe, because even though it is a bit of a longer process than most of my recipes, it is still very simple at it’s core.

Basically these garlic rolls are made from a yeast dough which, if you have a mixer, comes together really quickly, and a garlic butter. Once those two components are made you just have to assemble and bake! So simple!

Follow the step by step images below to get these gorgeous, garlicky swirls!

Roll out the dough
Spread Garlic Butter
Roll up the dough
Place in baking dish
Can you freeze garlic parmesan rolls?

Yes! These rolls freeze beautifully. Once it is completely cooled, cover the baking dish well with Saran Wrap and place in a shopping bag. Take them out a few hours before serving and follow the instructions below.

How to reheat garlic rolls?

These garlic parmesan rolls are a great dish to make in advance because they freeze really well. I recommend eating them warm, so just follow these steps to re-heat.

First, before to take them out of the freezer a few hours before you pan to serve them and let them defrost at room temperature. Then, about 20-30 minutes before serving place them in a warm oven to reheat. They will taste fresh and your guests will never know!

How to serve garlic rolls?

I like to serve these as an appetizer at a dairy meal. They go amazing with a fresh salad with mozzarella cheese, or feta. Are perfect for dipping into soup or eating alongside some creamy pasta. Mmmmmmm….. I’m getting major Shavuot vibes here! I hope you enjoy!

Looking for more Shavuot ideas? Try these other easy recipes:

My all time favorite dairy treat: this Lotus Biscoff No-bake Cheesecake is out of this world!

This no-bake cheesecake parfait from my blog is also a huge hit.

Try this Dulce-de-Leche Cheesecake from my friend Belen’s blog Cook with Belula.

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Recipe details
  • 12  rolls
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 45 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 5 min
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Yeast Dough
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2¼ teaspoon instant yeast
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 L eggs
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ Tablespoon pink himalayan salt (or kosher salt)
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
Garlic Butter
  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • 1-2 heads garlic minced
  • ⅓ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ Tablespoon coarse salt
  • 3 Tablespoons parmesan grated
Yeast Dough
In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a dough hook, place warm milk, yeast, and sugar. Mix and let sit for 5 minutes.
Add butter and eggs, and then flour, salt and garlic.
Start the mixer on low and let mix for 5 minutes.
If the dough is sticky add 1 Tablespoon of flour at a time.
Mix on low for another 5-6 minutes until the dough is soft.
Cover dough and let rise for 30-40 mintues until double in size.
Garlic Butter
In a small bowl mix butter, garlic, parsley and salt.
Pre-heat oven to 350°.
When the dough has risen, roll it out on a floured surface to about a ¼ inch thick.
Spread most of the Garlic butter all over the dough with a pasrty brush or inverted spatula, reserving some butter for after baking.
Sprinkle parmesan all over the garlic butter.
Roll up the dough to from a swirl (think cinnamon buns).
Slice the dough into 12 even slices.
Brush a thin layer of garlic butter on a baking dish. And lay the slices in one layer in the dish.
Bake garlic rolls for 45 minutes or until golden.
Spread reserved garlic butter over the hot rolls and serve warm.
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  • Hughlene Dunn Hughlene Dunn on Jun 02, 2021

    These look so dangerously good. My question, can the dough be made with a bread machine on the dough setting? I have issues with my hands and the only time my house is warm enough to do rolls would be in the summer time. I've got 3 breadmaker and on a large family gathering use all 3. (#4 died early 2020).

    Thank you for your help. I know these will be a big hit.


  • Robyn Robyn on Jun 03, 2021

    how do I change it I’m gluten free

    • Rosa Seidenwar Rosa Seidenwar on Jun 04, 2021

      Hi! I’m sorry, I’ve never made it gluten free. Maybe use a GF flour blend?