Garlic Cheese Pull Apart Bread with Frozen Bread Dough

This is garlic bread at it’s finest!  This Garlic Cheese Pull Apart Bread is so delicious and so easy thanks to using frozen bread dough!!garlic bread

This was originally posted over at  Thirty Handmade Days 

Garlic bread that is full of garlic, cheese and yumminess.

I have friends who have never made homemade bread or rolls because the idea of working with yeast scares them to death! They love a fresh loaf of bread or pan of rolls right out of the oven but the thought of having to work with yeast stops them in their tracks. Is that you or someone you know?

Well, if you are that person or you know that person, today’s recipe is for you or them so please share. Now everyone can enjoy a fresh batch of homemade yeast rolls. I promise. Not only are these yeast rolls but they are covered in butter, garlic and cheese. Who could resist!? Yeah, butter, garlic, cheese and fresh baked rolls. Heaven.

Today I’ve got step by step instructions on how to create the most amazing, garlicky, cheesy, gooey yeast rolls you could ask for. The best part? They use frozen roll dough. Yeap – frozen! Everyone can do this.

The steps are easy!

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Step One: After allowing the frozen dough to sit at room temperature for 45 minutes cut each roll in half with a clean pair of scissors.

Step Two: Pour melted butter and seasonings over dough

Step Three: Add Parmesan cheese

Step Four: Use your hands to gently combine and coat dough. Dough will stick together.
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Step Five: Gently pull piece of dough apart and line the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan with dough and cover with remaining grated cheese.

Step Six: Allow to sit at room temperature and rise until double – about 1 1/2 hours.

It is now ready to bake!! You will want to either place a cookie sheet under it or line the bottom of the pan with foil as the butter may leak out from the spring form pan while baking and make a big mess in the bottom of your oven, causing your smoke detector to go off and your alarm company to call and see if your house is on fire!

Then it comes out of your oven looking like this!
Cheesy Garlic Bread with frozen bread doughOoey, gooey and full of garlic.

Cheesy Garlic Bread with frozen bread dough

The next step is to eat and enjoy. Just grab a piece!
Cheesy Garlic Bread with frozen bread dough

Recipe adapted from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen
Cheesy Garlic Bread with frozen bread dough



Garlic Cheese Pull Apart Bread with Frozen Bread Dough
  • 16 frozen white dinner rolls (Rhodes brand)
  • ½ C butter, melted
  • 1 C grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tsp dry parsley flakes
  • 1½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  1. Remove frozen rolls from freezer and loosely wrap them in plastic wrap and allow to sit at room temperature for 45 minutes.
  2. Cut rolls in half with a clean pair of scissors.
  3. Combine melted butter and seasonings together. Pour over dough and gently mix. Add ½ C of grated cheese and combine. You want each piece of dough to be coated.
  4. Line the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with the pieces of dough and then top with remaining grated cheese.
  5. Allow to rise in a warm place for 1½ - 2½ hours. Cover bottom of pan with foil to prevent butter from leaking out.
  6. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until center is completely done.

Garlic Cheese Pull Apart Bread at it's finest!  It uses frozen bread dough!

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Kelsey says

    I make this so often for dinner!! I use Pillsbury flaky rolls, cut them up and add all the spices and butter in a different bowl then put it in the 9″ pan!! So delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe!!

  2. Hannah says

    Hi, I would love to make this for a pot luck at my work. We do not have an oven though. Do you think it would be okay to heat them back up in a toaster oven or microwave? That’s all we have here.


  3. says

    This sounds so good and as we are trying to try new foods for dinner I am going to try this. I have two questions. Can I substitute the garlic and salt with garlic salt and if so how much and can I substitute the Parmesan cheese with shredded cheddar cheese? Thanks, any help would be appreciated.

  4. says

    Hi Leigh Anne,
    I found your recipe on a Google search last night. I was looking for something quick and easy for an end of year staff party. Your recipe is the BOMB! My coworkers loved it and several asked me for the recipe. Thank-you!

    I did modify the recipe by using 2-12 oz. rolls of Texas Style buttermilk biscuits cut in half. Plus I let them sit at room temp to warm up enough that the melted butter wouldn’t completely solidify. The baking time for the biscuit dough was about 25-30 minutes before the center was fully baked.


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