My family loves camping. Cooking in the dutch oven is one of our favorite traditions while we camp… Or let’s be honest, anytime we want really fantastic chicken, potatoes, or cobbler.
But I never realized how EASY it is to cook really yummy Dutch Oven bread. I hadn’t ever even thought of it because I would NEVER want to deal with yeast or waiting for bread to rise. But hello! With frozen dough, we can cook amazing bread in the dutch oven without all the fuss!
These dutch oven cheesy garlic bread bites were a hit at my house! The kids couldn’t wait to reach in and pull off a cheesy piece of heaven. And they were so simple, I will definitely be making them again and again.
- 24 frozen rolls (I like to use Rhodes white dinner rolls)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon garlic salt
- 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
- 2 cups italian cheese blend (parmesan and mozzarella), divided
- Cooking spray
- Set your rolls out to thaw. You want them thawed enough to cut them into pieces, but don't let them rise.
- Once your rolls are thawed, cut each roll into fourths with kitchen scissors. Place in a 12 inch dutch oven that has been oiled or coated with cooking spray.
- Melt the butter and mix the garlic salt and italian seasoning in. Pour the butter mixture over the rolls. Add 1 1/2 cups cheese, then gently mix until evenly coated.
- Cover the dutch oven, and cook at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes. (23 charcoal briquettes on top, and 17 on bottom). Since every dutch oven cooks differently, check on the rolls every 15 minutes to avoid overcooking.
- When you have about 5 minutes of cooking time left, add the last 1/2 cup cheese to the top.
- Once the edges are crispy and the top is golden brown, they are done.
- 24 frozen rolls
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 cubes) butter or margarine
- 1 tablespoon garlic salt
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 2 cups cheese- I used a blend of Mozzarella and Parmesan, but you can use whatever you like. I like to throw a little cheddar in the mix occasionally.
Time needed: 50 minutes.
How to make dutch oven cheesy garlic bites
- Thaw Rolls
- Cut Rolls
Once they are thawed, cut the rolls into fourths. I used my kitchen scissors, and it worked perfectly!
- Add Topping
Melt your butter and mix with the garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and cheese in. Pour the butter mixture and cheese over top the dough pieces, then toss until evenly coated.
Cover the roll pieces and cook. Cooking time will vary depending on your dutch oven size.
For my 12 inch dutch oven, I cooked these for 45-50 minutes at 325 degrees (23 charcoal briquettes on top, and 17 on bottom). Or, you could cook in your oven at 325 for about 25 minutes.
If you don’t have a dutch oven, no worries. You can make these in your oven in a regular casserole dish, following the same directions. They won’t have the smokey, rustic flavor of the dutch oven, but they will still be delightful
- Check on Rolls
Make sure you check on the rolls every 15 minutes or so. I also like to sprinkle a little extra cheese on top with about 5 minutes left… just to make it look really nice, and a little added cheese never hurt anything!
Once the edges are golden brown, check the middle of the pan. If the dough seems to be cooked all the way through, you are done.
I have noticed that with this recipe, the edges seem to be pretty crispy, while the center is just barely cooked through. So you’ll want to make sure to check the dough in the center of the dish before you finish cooking.