Soft, tender rolls layered with gooey mozzarella, tangy parmesan, parsley, garlic and butter. Serve with pasta sauce for the ultimate Savory Mozzarella Garlic Roll appetizer or alongside your favorite Italian meal.
¹Fresh grated mozzarella is going to be the meltiest, gooiest option. You can absolutely substitute a pre-shredded version, but it may not melt 100%. There’s just something about pre-shredded cheese that does that.
²Parsley paste is a God send. Instead of buying a whole bunch of parsley and using a quarter of it while the rest goes bad over the next week, you can use just what you need without making a mess and the paste keeps in the fridge for much longer.
Directions for making without a standing mixer: Once you have the milk/yeast/butter mixture set aside, combine the dry ingredients minus ¼ cup of flour in a large bowl. Because you’re working on a floured surface the dough will take in more flour. Make a well in the center and stir in the wet ingredients until it forms a sticky mixture. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead about 6 to 7 minutes until it is elastic. Shape into a ball and follow the remaining instructions above.
Tip for ‘double in size’: For the first rise, trace the shape of the dough in permanent marker on the plastic wrap. That way you can tell for certain the dough is double in size. If it has doubled before the 45 minute time period, remove it and follow the remaining instructions.