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Garlic Butter Pull Apart Rolls Recipe

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Rise: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 629kcal
Made from scratch, these garlic pull apart rolls are a perfect bread side dish or appetizer to accompany all of your favorite meals. Easy to prep, serve them warm out of the oven for one delicious bite.
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  • 1 cup of milk warm
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ - 3 cups all-purpose flour divided

For the Garlic butter:

  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Whisk the milk, sugar and yeast together in a large bowl and let it activate for five minutes or until it starts to bubble.
  • Add the butter and salt and whisk again then gradually stir in 2 1/2 cups of the flour and stir until you can no longer stir then knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for five minutes.
  • Scrape out any remaining dough from the bowl then spray it with some non-stick spray or brush it with some olive oil before tucking the edges of the dough together and placing it inside the bowl.
  • Spray the top of the dough then cover and let the dough rise for about 2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit then place some parchment paper inside of a loaf pan and set aside for later.
  • Add all of the garlic butter ingredients to a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, stir to combine then drizzle one tablespoon of the butter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Form 15 to 20 1-inch balls from the dough and place half of them in the loaf pan.
  • Drizzle some garlic butter on top then place the remaining dough balls on top and drizzle the remaining garlic butter on top.
  • Let the bread rise again for 30 minutes then bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top of the bread is light and golden and the dough has risen significantly.
  • Let the bread cool for 5 minutes before serving with freshly minced parsley for garnish if desired.



  • This pull apart bread can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.
  • Don't skip the rising time. Patience is a virtue and it will help to get your rolls nice and airy.
  • The garlic pull apart rolls can be reheated in the oven at 160F for 5 minutes to warm through.


Calories: 629kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 656IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 6mg