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Italian Dinner Rolls Recipe

Italian Dinner Rolls Recipe

Over the years, I've added a pinch of this and a dash of that to this recipe until my family agreed it was just right. These rolls are especially good served warm with spaghetti and lasagna.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. YIELD:15 servings


  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and seasonings. In a small saucepan, heat the milk, water and 2 tablespoons butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat until moistened. Add egg; beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • 3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 15 pieces. Shape each into a ball. Melt remaining butter; dip tops of balls in butter and remaining cheese.
  • 4. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • 5. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 15 rolls.

Recipe Note

Nutrition Facts: 1 roll equals 173 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 278 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 173 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 278mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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littleann1 User ID: 1709381 37203
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"*correction* I'll "half" the recipe next time."

littleann1 User ID: 1709381 32403
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"these were good but I'll have the recipe next time. I thought they would have more of a flavor to them, next time I'll add more cheese or garlic salt."

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