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30-Minute Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls

30-Minute Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls, the perfect bread recipe to serve with any meal. Great for holidays, so simple to make. Cheesy, garlicky goodness!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minute dinner, bread, rolls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • cups warm water 115-125 degrees
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. yeast - instant or platinum works great
  • cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 1/4 cup shredded or grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp parsley


  • Line baking sheet with parchment or non-stick liner- set aside
  • Combine yeast with warm water & sugar in a large bowl - allow to proof approx 2-5 minutes
  • Add in oil, salt, egg & flour & mix until combined. (adding a little more flour if the dough is too sticky.)
  • Separate the dough into 16 equal-sized pieces & shape into rolls. (see notes below about kneading the dough)
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet & let rise approx 5-10 minutes in a warm place. (I usually turn on my fireplace & set them on the hearth to rise).
  • Brush the raised rolls with melted butter & sprinkle with granulated garlic, cheese & parsley.
  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Bake rolls for about 18-20 minutes.
  • Spread additional butter on top before serving.


**Note - I had a reader tell me that she replaced the water with milk & the egg with a heaping tablespoon of fat-free Greek yogurt. Followed the rest of the recipe as written & had great results.
*Kneading the dough - This dough doesn’t require a lot of kneading, however, when making bread the kneading is what creates the gluten in the dough that makes bread light and fluffy – so it does help if you want these to be fluffier. I found that the mixing process in the stand mixer was enough to create the right amount of gluten, while some people in different elevations or climates might require a bit more to get the same result. In this case - you will need to knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes. I have a video tutorial for my 1-hour dinner rolls that might be helpful – the steps are pretty similar and it would give you a better idea of how I create the rolls. You can see it here https://www.kleinworthco.com/one-hour-dinner-rolls/