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Dutch Oven Cheesy Garlic Bread Bites

These cheesy garlic bread bites are so delicious, yet easy to make. Made in the Dutch Oven, they are perfect for camping and family cookouts.

cheesy garlic bread bites collage

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!

This recipe is similar to my fancy rolls recipe, just in bite-size portions. And, if you don’t want to mess with the Dutch Oven, you can try my oven baked version of these cheesy garlic bread bites.

dutch oven garlic cheese bread

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. 

pulling a piece of cheesy garlic bread bites out of dutch oven
Yield: 12 servings

Dutch Oven Cheesy Garlic Bites

dutch oven bread bites

A quick and easy dutch oven recipe. Using frozen roll dough, this recipe comes together really quickly and is super yummy! It is definitely a crowd pleaser!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 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


  1. Set your rolls out to thaw. You want them thawed enough to cut them into pieces, but don't let them rise.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. When you have about 5 minutes of cooking time left, add the last 1/2 cup cheese to the top.
  6. 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.
ingredients for cheesy garlic bread bites


Time needed: 50 minutes.

How to make dutch oven cheesy garlic bites

  1. Thaw Rolls

    Start by setting your rolls out to thaw. You want them thawed, but don’t let them rise. dutch oven garlic cheese bread

  2. Cut Rolls

    Once they are thawed, cut the rolls into fourths. I used my kitchen scissors, and it worked perfectly! dutch oven garlic cheese bread

  3. 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. dutch oven garlic cheese bread

  4. Cook

    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

  5. 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! dutch oven garlic cheese bread

  6. Serve

    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.dutch oven garlic cheese bread

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We made these Cheesy Garlic Bites while camping this weekend, they were amazing! Not one bite left!

Natalie Dalpias

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So glad to hear this!


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Would it be possible to cook these in a dutch oven but on a camp chef?

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