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Holiday Herb-Cheese Rolls


  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mashed potato flakes
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, potato flakes, yeast, salt, dill and garlic powder. In a small saucepan, bring water and butter just to a boil.
  • 2. In a small bowl, pour boiling liquid over oats. Let stand until mixture cools to 120°-130°, stirring occasionally. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add egg; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough (dough will be sticky).
  • 3. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Knead in mozzarella cheese. Place in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/4 hours.
  • 4. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 24 pieces. Shape each into a ball. Place in a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray; brush milk over rolls.
  • 5. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; sprinkle over tops. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • 6. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 roll: 119 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.


Average Rating: 5
  • Dec 23, 2011

    These were so good. Everyone loved them.

    Easy to make too.

  • kkrausern
    Dec 18, 2011

    made these for thanksgicing dinner for the inlaws--the whole family argued over who would take the leftover rolls home, and i made a double batch!! i was asked to make them again for christmas, so i am making 3 batches this time for plenty of leftovers. very simple and easy to make and the results are so good. kudos to the contributer!!

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