Parmesan-Pepper Cloverleaf Rolls

Parmesan-Pepper Cloverleaf Rolls

Parmesan-Pepper Cloverleaf Rolls

Prep Time 15 minutes plus rising time

Bake Time 12 minutes


Makes 12 servings


3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 pound frozen bread dough, thawed


  1. Knead 3/4 cup cheese and pepper into dough, adding cheese 2 to 3 tablespoons at a time, until evenly mixed throughout. Divide dough equally into 12 pieces; shape into balls. Cover with plastic wrap; let rest 10 minutes.
  2. Coat 12 standard (2-1/2-inch) muffin cups and your hands with nonstick cooking spray. Divide each ball of dough into 3 pieces. Roll each piece into small ball. Place 3 balls in each muffin cup. Cover rolls loosely with plastic wrap; let stand in warm place about 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Sprinkle rolls with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.


Grated Parmesan can be used in place of the shredded cheese.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 roll
Calories 140
Calories from Fat 27 %
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Carbohydrate 20 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 7 g
Sodium 307 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1-1/2
Meat 1/2

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