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Easy Dinner Rolls Stuffed With Cheese

Easy Dinner Rolls, these are a must for a delicious dinner, especially during winter and the holiday time! Made in under an hour you can beat them! These easy dinner rolls are extra delicious filled with melted mozzarella and dipped in a tasty marinara!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rise Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 81kcal
Author Lisa


  • 2 to 2-¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 packet Fleischmann's® RapidRise® Yeast ​
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter plus more for brushing on top
  • 1 tbs Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 mozzarella balls* or mozzarella pieces
  • 1 cup warmed marinara or tomato sauce
  • Chopped parsley for garnish optional


  • Combine ¾ cup flour, sugar, dry yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl and stir until blended.
  • Combine milk, water and butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch (120° to 130°F. Butter won’t melt completely). Add to flour mixture, stirring together, then let sit for 5 minutes. It should be come frothy and bubbly.
  • Add in the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and ¼ cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed using an electric mixer. Stir in just enough of the remaining flour (1 to 1-¼ cups) so that the dough will form into a ball.
  • Knead* on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic and springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover with a towel; let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Cut dough into 12 equal pieces; shape into balls using your hands. As you are shaping place piece ofS mozzarella cheese in the center of each roll and shape the dough around it.
  • Place in greased 8-inch round or square pan. Cover with towel; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake in preheated 375ºF oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan by running a knife around the edges and invert onto wire rack; brush tops with additional melted butter, if desired.
  • Serve warm with some warmed marinara sauce topped with freshly chopped parsley.
  • Enjoy!


Lisa’s Tips and Tricks

• If you are planning on making these ahead of time and reheating I recommend using a different cheese than mozzarella. Mozzarella tends to become really chewy and tough when reheated. A cheese like Gruyere would work nicely instead.
• Want really cheesy rolls? Use a combo of Gruyere and Mozzarella inside and then sprinkle some on top during the last 10 minutes of it baking.
• Have a stand electric mixer and want to use the dough hook attachment? Simply swap the paddle for the dough hook once the dough starts to form and then let it mix/knead for 10 minutes or until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg