Gooey Garlic Cheese Rolls

Gooey Garlic Cheese Rolls from @amandaformaro

Cheese is glorious, as is bread. So marrying the two seems so natural doesn’t it? These rolls should be served warm, fresh from the oven, so that you can really enjoy their ooey-gooeyness. So yes, it will require a little timing on your part, but they’re worth it, believe me!

Gooey Garlic Cheese Rolls from @amandaformaro

I originally came across this recipe on Pinterest. That led me to Yammie’s Noshery where I found these – Peeta’s Stuffed Cheese Buns inspired by the Hunger Games.

Gooey Garlic Cheese Rolls from @amandaformaro

The fact that the recipe already had garlic powder in it inspired me to use one of my favorite garlic cheeses. You can use mozzarella like they did at Yammie’s if you like. In fact, any melty cheese will do, so adapt as you see fit. I’ll be honest though, when this dough was rising I really was concerned about the amount of garlic powder. The aroma was overpowering. But, after they baked it ended up being the perfect amount.

Gooey Garlic Cheese Rolls from @amandaformaro

After the dough has risen, punch it down and separate it into 18 equal pieces. I find it easiest to use a kitchen scale for this task!

Gooey Garlic Cheese Rolls from @amandaformaro

Next, you’ll wrap your cubed cheese inside each piece of dough.

Gooey Garlic Cheese Rolls from @amandaformaro

Then top with some thin slices of the same cheese and bake. Yum!

Gooey Garlic Cheese Rolls from @amandaformaro

If you are making these for your family’s dinner, I suggest cutting the recipe in half. I made the entire batch and even with each of us enjoying two each, we still had leftovers. They are still tasty afterward, but the cheese isn’t melty anymore and even heating them up wasn’t the same.

These were a huge hit, especially with the teenagers. There’s something about gooey cheese that teens love, or at least mine do anyway! Hope you try them, they are delicious!

Gooey Garlic Cheese Rolls from @amandaformaro

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Gooey Garlic Cheese Rolls from @amandaformaro


Gooey Garlic Cheese Rolls

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 55 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 18 rolls

Serving Size: 2 rolls

Gooey Garlic Cheese Rolls


  • 1 cup warm water (approximately 115 F)
  • 2 tablespoons SAF instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 8 oz. garlic cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Sprinkle yeast over the warm water and let it sit for a few minutes. Once the yeast begins to foam, you can add the sugar, garlic powder, melted butter, oil and salt. Mix together then gradually add the flour, mixing in your stand mixer with a dough hook or by hand. Knead for 10 minutes then place is an oiled bowl and cover with a soft cloth.
  2. Let the dough rise for about 30 minutes, or until dough doubles in size.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line insulated baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Divide the dough into about 18 equal pieces. Put about a 3/4-inch chunk of cheese in each one and make sure you pinch all the edges back up tightly. Put the pinched side down on baking sheet. Cut small slices from remaining cheese and place on top of buns.
  5. Bake for about 11-15 minutes until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly. Brush with the melted butter and serve warm.


  1. says

    OMG! I think my heart just melted a little! I really do have a soft spot for cheese and bread so thanks in advance for filling my belly!

  2. Cynthia says

    First… THESE LOOK AMAZING!!! But now I have a stupid question. Where do you find garlic cheese or is it something you made yourself? I can’t ever seem to get enough garlic flavor in anything and I really want to try these to see if I can finally satisfy my garlic craving. Thanks so much for posting this. Again, they look absolutely amazing!

  3. Jacquie Graham says

    I have just discovered this recipe waiting for me in my emails. Wow, those garlic cheesy rolls look good. Will be testing the recipe on Saturday!


  4. Mary says

    I’m from Canada and we don’t have Hoffmans .Is the chees a Havarti or a white cheddar with garlic? I can’t enlarge the picture of the cheese, so the detailed description can’t be read.

    • says

      Hi mary. It doesn’t say, but from the flavor and texture I would say it’s definitely closer to a Havarti than a cheddar as it’s a soft cheese. Any soft garlic cheese will do!


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