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mozzarella cheese yeast dinner rolls

(7 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Mary Philio
Montgomery, TX

This is such a wonderful, soft, and fluffy dinner roll. With the butter and olive oil brushed on before baking, you won't need to butter them. But you can never have too much butter! I usually double the recipe. Sometimes, I will add a cocktail sausage (or a chunk of regular smoked sausage) with the cheese. It makes a great breakfast roll!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These rolls are Yummy with a capital Y! They're light and fluffy... with a great mozzarella treat in the middle. These will definitely be a hit around your dinner table. And, they are relatively easy to prepare - we love it!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(7 ratings)
yield 12 rolls
prep time 1 Hr 40 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mozzarella cheese yeast dinner rolls

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    flour, plus more if needed
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
  • 1 pkg
    fast rise yeast
  • 12
    chunks mozzarella cheese
  • olive oil
  • melted butter
  • garlic salt
  • parmesan cheese

How To Make mozzarella cheese yeast dinner rolls

  • 1
    Combine the milk, water, and butter and heat to 115 - 125 degrees F. Place 1 cup flour, the sugar, salt, egg and dry yeast in large bowl.
  • 2
    Add the heated liquid and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Slowly stir in remaining 1 cup flour. You can add up to 1/2 cup more flour if needed, keeping in mind that the dough should be sticky (see NOTE at the bottom). Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead until firm and smooth, about 10 minutes. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Divide the dough into 12 equal balls. Flatten each ball into a circle, approximately 3-4" across. Place a mozzarella chunk in the middle and close it up, pinching the dough together to seal. Place in a well-greased muffin pan or on a cookie sheet at least 1" apart, and put in warm place until doubled in size, about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes.
  • 4
    Brush the tops with a mixture of melted butter and olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with garlic salt. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
  • 5
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until browned. NOTE: The dough will be sticky and wet. Turn out onto well floured surface and use well floured hands to work with the dough, using extra flour as needed. Do not use too much, as you want to keep the dough soft. This creates a very light, fluffy roll.