Friday, March 18, 2011

Cheesy Garlic Bread Swirls

Made these the other night for the family- they smelled so good and I’ll admit that event though I’m on Nutrisystem and trying to eat better that I did have one- SO GOOD! (Thanks to Our Best Bites for this yummy recipe!)

French Bread Dough:cheesy rolls in bowl

  • 1 T. yeast
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 T. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4-5 1/2 c. flour
  • 3 T. vegetable oil
  • 1 egg yolk

Garlic Bread Seasoning:

  • 1/2 c. powdered Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 2 T. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. basil
  • 2 tsp. marjoram
  • 2 tsp. parsley

Combine the ingredients in a jar (preferably one with a sprinkle top for spices) and shake.

Garlic Butter:

  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) real butter
  • 1 1/2 T. garlic bread seasoning

Shredded mozzarella cheese

Combine yeast, water, and sugar in large mixing bowl and allow to stand 10 minutes or until bubbly. Add salt, vegetable oil, and egg yolk (set white aside for later) and combine. Add 3 c. flour and mix well until combined. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough that barely sticks to your finger. Knead, either by hand or in mixer for another 2-3 minutes. Cover and allow to rise 1 hour.

While dough is rising, combine butter and garlic bread seasoning. Set aside.

Spray a little non-stick cooking spray on your work surface or use flour. Roll your dough into a rectangle that’s about 18-20 inches by 6 inches. Smear garlic butter over the entire surface of the dough and then sprinkle with cheese.

Roll up jelly-roll style (think cinnamon rolls) and then use dental floss to cut into equal slices. Place each slice in a muffin tin. Cover with a clean cloth. Preheat oven to 350 and allow rolls to rise while the oven is heating.

When the oven is ready, bake for 18-22 minutes.

Keep a close eye on your rolls and after about 8 minutes when you notice cheese getting brown, place a sheet of aluminum foil over the rolls (you don’t need to press it down or anything, just lay on top). This will keep the cheese from burning, although it will get pretty brown on top. It does need the rest of the baking time though because the insides are still gooey. Pull out of the oven and enjoy!


  1. those look delicious! Of course anything with cheese and garlic are bound to be

  2. I know! Cheese, Garlic and Butter- no where in this recipe did I claim it to be healthy :) LOL