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Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Extremely tasty, warm, and comforting recipe for Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls. You will love these soft, garlicky, and cheesy bread bombs.

Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

If you love soft dinner rolls then you will adore these beauties with cheese, brushed with butter, garlic and herbs.

From time to time my kids would request the addition of pepperoni or make them like pizza rolls.

What can I say? I just love making them happy.

Basically, this is my all-purpose dough. I have tested so many baked goodies using this dough that I can’t even tell you.

We are talking about savory rolls, pizza, pizza rolls, different types of twist bread, and so forth.

As we are all aware that I am not some kind of amazing cake baker, but when it comes to baked goodies I fully stand by my recipes made with dough. Proudly!

Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Well, my husband and daughter devoured this tray of rolls while watching football. I mean those two love anything carbolicious as well as with cheese.

They kept dipping in the delicious marinara sauce. While I almost cried watching them, because following a low-carb lifestyle sometimes sucks.

Especially when you not only love carbs but make them all the freaking time.

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However, in my opinion, it is all in moderation as well as balance.

Anyhow, I have been making these for years. Also, I enjoyed them many times myself so that’s why I fully recommend making these fluffy rolls.

Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Hey, if you get inspired and make these quick and easy Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls, please tag me on Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking with hashtag #sandraseasycooking. I would love to see all your tasty creations. Thank you so much in advance!







Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls
Bread recipe

Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Yield: Makes around 8 to 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional WAITING Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Tasty, warm and easy recipe for Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls


  • 5 cups all-purpose flour, reserve some for dusting
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 pack active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 pack mozzarella string cheese cut into 2-inch cylinders
  • 1/2 package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup garlic and herb butter for brushing
  • Or use unsalted butter with 1 teaspoon garlic powder + 1 tablespoon dried parsley


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the flour and salt, mix it, then add dried yeast and sugar.
  2. Add melted butter, and warm to touch milk. Start kneading at medium speed until the dough is formed and pulling away from the side of the bowl.
  3. Cover and allow the dough to rise for about 60 minutes, but you can let it rise for up to 3 hours.
  4. Remove the dough from the bowl and place it on a countertop or any work area such as a clean cutting board.
  5. Divide the dough in half then into quarters. Divide each quarter into 8 equal size balls. (or you can divide those 8 into half and make smaller rolls, which would make 16).
  6. Stretch each bowl and add a generous amount of room temperature cream cheese and about 1/2 stick of sliced string cheese.
  7. Pull the dough around the cheese to form a ball then pinch the dough tightly so that the cheese doesn’t melt out during baking. 
  8. Place the rolls on a parchment-lined baking pan or non-stick pan and make sure they are about 1/2 inch apart. Cover and let rise for about 30 additional minutes. Brush with melted garlic and herbs butter, or you could make your own (step 10.)
  9. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
  10. Melt more garlic and herb butter, or you may add one teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of dried parsley to melted unsalted butter and brush on these golden rolls as soon as they are out of the oven.
  11. If you are planning to serve them later, just reheat it for 30 seconds and serve.


You may use other cheese such as Mild Cheddar, Cheese Cubes, Swiss, Provolone, etc.

You do not have to use cream cheese, but my family loves it so much so that's why I add to my rolls.

James Capron

Thursday 23rd of December 2021

So it says the yield is 20-24 rolls, but you divide the dough into 32 pieces? You take your dough, quarter it, and then make 8 pieces out of each quarter. That makes 32. I mean, I'm not complaining cause these were delicious and the amount of cheese was just right for it. Just maybe either help me understand where I'm wrong or correct the recipe. Overall amazing though, my brother ate 10 when I made them so I think its great XD

Sandra Mihic

Sunday 26th of December 2021

@James Capron, Hi James! Yes, it does not make sense so I updated this recipe. It's 8 large rolls, but if you divide those 8 that would make obviously 16. You can make them even smaller and create more, of course! To be honest it was a mistake... I know its an excuse, but I was writing several recipes that day and I didn't notice this huge error. Totally dumb mistake on my part! I am, truly, sorry about that!


Saturday 27th of November 2021

This looks amazing! Couldn't find any cream cheese stuffed rolls! Thanks a ton, we love cream cheese too! Keep up the amazing recipes and Merry Christmas!

Emma C

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Hi, the directions call for an egg but its missing out of the ingredients list. Would love to make these!

Sandra Mihic

Sunday 10th of May 2020

It was a typo because usually, I do add eggs... it will not be bad if you add one mixed egg. I will fix the recipe... Sorry about that :)

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