Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread: You won’t be able to wait until dinner is ready

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So if I have one true weakness that could stop me from saving the world, it would be garlic bread.  Really any bread would do it but I have a special place in my heart for buttery white bread with garlic, herbs, and often Parmesan cheese.  I think that it is genetic because my mother is afflicted with the same issue.  Both of us would often be willing to pass on dessert entirely if it meant another piece or two of the bread that came with dinner.

Yesterday, Sunday, turned into quite the adventure as I made three different things (all of which you will see over the next three days) as well as purchasing and decorating our Christmas tree, and doing some cleaning.  I made a lasagna so I could not resist the opportunity to make a bread to go along with it.  I didn’t really feel like trying to make a yeast dough and go through all of the extra steps involved in making it, because I wanted to make a mash up of two pull apart/ monkey bread recipes that I found while perusing Foodgawker, so I decided to use frozen white rolls from the store to make things easier.

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Using those rolls was the first part of my cut up, The recipe that I used for the seasoning and flavoring used refrigerated biscuits, and that just didn’t sound good to me.  So I used a second recipe to get the method for using frozen dinner rolls as the medium.  The seasoning couldn’t have been easier and simpler.  Garlic, butter, Italian seasoning, and plenty of Parmesan cheese is the holy quartet when it comes to bread.  Also, doing a pull apart bread makes it easy to share with your special someone and keeps it easy.

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Maybe the most amazing part is seeing the half filled bundt pan you put into the oven magically come out filled to the brim with a perfectly baked pull apart bread just waiting to be devoured.  If you just want to try and make the bread and don’t have plans for a meal to serve it with, this recipe could be a great entertaining appetizer.  Just serve with a warm marinara sauce and dip to enjoy all by itself.

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Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread

  • 24 frozen dinner rolls, thawed
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.  While preheating melt the butter in the bundt pan in the oven
  2. Break each roll into two pieces and place in a bowl.  Add the Parmesan, seasoning, and garlic and stir.  When the butter is melted, carefully remove the pan from the oven.  Rotate the pan around, coating the interior in butter, then pour the remaining butter over the rolls and stir again.
  3. Place about half of the roll pieces into the bundt pan and sprinkle some of the cheese mixture in the bottom of the bowl over the rolls in the pan.  Repeat with the rest of the rolls going into the pan and then sprinkling the rest of the cheese mixture.
  4. Bake in the bundt pan for 30 minutes.  Remove and let cool slightly in the pan.  Turn out onto a serving plate and enjoy.