Serves a Crowd

Cheesy Dinner Rolls

November  6, 2018
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Photo by Kate Wood
  • Prep time 2 hours
  • Cook time 25 minutes
  • Makes 15
Author Notes

These soft and fluffy dinner rolls are herby crusted and stuffed with gooey mozzarella cheese! Dipped in a spicy tomato sauce, these cheesy dinner rolls are a tasty appetizer and bread offering!

Read more here: —Kate Wood

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3+ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 ounces part-skim block mozzarella cheese
  • Shredded cheese, for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup warmed tomato sauce, for dipping
  1. Combine the water and milk in the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle the yeast over top and allow it to dissolve, about 5 minutes. Be sure the water mixture is warm but not hot! Once the yeast has dissolved, stir the butter, olive oil, sugar, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder into the mixture. Add three cups of flour and stir until a shaggy dough forms. Using the dough hook attachment, knead the mixture on medium speed (I use 4!) for 7 minutes. Alternatively, you can knead this by hand on a lightly floured surface. If the dough does not pull away from the sides of the bowl, add an additional 1/4 cup of flour. Once done kneading, lightly grease a bowl and place the dough inside. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise in a warm place in your kitchen until doubled in size, about 1-1/2- 2 hours. Once risen, dump the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough into about 14-15 equal-sized balls and gently roll the dough in your hands to form a ball. Flatten each ball into a circle with your fingers and place a chunk of cheese in the middle. Fold the perimeter of the dough over the cheese and pinch the edges together to close the dough around the filling. Place the balls in a lightly greased oven-safe skillet or baking dish about 1/2″ away from each other. Cover the pan and allow to rise a second time for about 25-30 minutes while the oven preheats to 375. Once rise, lightly brush the dough balls with water and sprinkle on additional shredded cheese, the Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool slightly. Serve with warmed tomato sauce.

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