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Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls (5-ingredients)

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Let’s face it, making homemade bread is not for everyone, and certainly not for us! So what’s the secret? Frozen dinner rolls! If you serve this at your next holiday party or gathering, no one will know that they aren’t made from scratch! The bonus, it this recipe is only 5 ingredients!

Sometimes the holidays always adds a layer of stress, especially if you have multiple sides to prepare. What we love about using frozen dinner rolls is that it gets one side out of the way, without an ounce of stress! You can even have the kids help put this one together, definitely a win win for everyone!


Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls



Italian flat leaf parsley

Parmesan cheese

salt and pepper

How to make these dinner rolls

Herbed Garlic Butter. Start by melting the butter in the microwave or in a small saucepan on medium-low heat. Add the garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. *The butter should not be really hot, you just want it melted.

a spatula combining herb garlic butter

Frozen Rolls. In a 13×9 baking dish arrange the frozen dinner rolls, making sure to leave about 2 inch space in between each one. 

a hand placing raw dough balls in an oval baking dish

Liberally brush each roll with the garlicky butter.

garlic herb butter being brushed over raw rolls

Let Rise. Cover with saran wrap and let them rise until double, which takes about 4-5 hours!

Cheese. Once they have fully risen, sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese.

cheese being sprinkled over garlic Parmesan dinner rolls

Bake. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until they are nice and golden brown and fluffy inside!

a dish of garlic Parmesan dinner rolls in an oval dish with a package of rolls next to it


Herbs. If you have a favorite herb go ahead and use it. This would be fabulous if you do a mix of dried herbs, such as,  thyme, rosemary, and sage.

Cheese. The parmesan cheese is optional but you can definitely substitute with any other cheese. Cheddar, or mozzarella would be great subs.

How to make ahead

These rolls can be prepared the same way. Instead of letting them rise on the counter for 4-5 hours, you can cover and refrigerate for 10-12 hours. Once they are double in size, then they are ready to be baked.

If you love using frozen dinner rolls, try or No Knead Focaccia recipe, it’s life changing!

garlic Parmesan dinner rolls

Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls (5 ingredient recipe)

Food Dolls
If you want easy dinner rolls that taste homemade, try this easy recipe using frozen dinner rolls!
Course Appetizer, bread, Side Dish, Sides
Servings 6


  • 12 frozen Rhodes Dinner Rolls
  • 3/4 stick melted butter
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup Italian flat leaf parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  • In a small mixing bowl combine melted butter, garlic, and parsley. Mix until combined.
  • In a 13×9 baking dish arrange the frozen dinner rolls, making sure to leave space in between each one.
  • Brush each roll liberally with the garlic butter sauce.
  • Cover and let rise for 5-6 hours or until double in size
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove cover from the bread rolls. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the bread is nice and golden brown.



This recipe can easily be double. The bag of frozen dinner rolls comes with 36 rolls. Feel free to double up all the ingredients and use the whole bag!
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  1. Also a fan of Rhodes dinner rolls. I have always had a problem with the rolls in the center of the pan being doughy and the ones on edge getting overbaked. Last year, I put the rolls in muffin tins, and they were all evenly baked. Thanks for this version!