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Soft Parmesan Dinner Rolls

Warm, golden-brown and subtly flavored with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley, these Soft Parmesan Dinner Rolls are a classic and comforting side dish.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner rolls recipe, easy appetizer recipes, easy side dishes, holiday side dishes, homemade dinner rolls, rolls recipe, white bread recipe, yeast dinner rolls
Servings: 12
Calories: 170kcal


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  • In a mixing bowl, combine water, milk, butter, and sugar. Sprinkle yeast on top and whisk lightly then allow to sit for 5 minutes or until foamy.
  • Add the flour and salt; using an electric mixer, mix for 4 to 5 minutes using a dough hook on medium-low setting.
  • Once the dough is smooth, transfer to a greased bowl.
  • Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let it rise for 15 minutes.
  • Once risen, punch down the dough and divide into 12 equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece of dough into a ball and place on a greased 9x13 baking dish.
    Butter Being Brushed Over Risen Parmesan Dinner Roll Dough
  • Cover the dish with a damp towel and let the dough balls rise for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Once the rolls have risen, sprinkle each roll with parmesan cheese and parsley.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until rolls are golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for a few minutes.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


You can also knead by hand; this will take longer to knead, but the dough is ready when it is very smooth, with a stretchy, even texture.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg