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Herbed Pull-Apart Bread

Appetizers are a crucial part of any holiday gathering. This Herbed Pull-Apart Bread is perfect for passing around the table before Thanksgiving Dinner!

This post has been sponsored by Rhodes Bread. All thoughts and opinions are my own

There’s one crucial component of every family’s Thanksgiving table, rolls. Whether you serve them classically with a smear of butter or dress them up like this Herbed Pull-Apart Bread, no holiday meal is complete without those soft, pillowy balls of dough.

My family has had one go-to brand for rolls for many years, Rhodes Bake-N-Serv®. I know you’ve seen that orange bag in the freezer aisle of your grocery store a thousand times and thought about picking it up on many occasions. Now’s the time to see what you’ve been missing! You have enough to do when it comes to getting Thanksgiving dinner ready, the last thing you want to do is have to slave over the kitchen counter kneading dough and making equally sized rolls. With Rhodes, you get the convenience of store-bought rolls with the homemade flavor you want on those special occasions. Plus, I’m particularly partial due to the fact that we share the same last name. It’s even spelled the same! I love that Rhodes is a family business that’s dedicated to creating quality products, AND they’re currently celebrating their 60th anniversary! Not only do I adore the Thaw, Rise & Bake! Dinner Rolls that I used for today’s recipe, I’m obsessed with the Warm-N-Serve Artisan French Rolls, which I used for meatball sliders the other day, and the Anytime!® Cinnamon Rolls, which are perfect for Christmas morning!

I’ve made monkey bread and pull-apart bread for the blog before, but this is by far the most fool-proof method I’ve tried. I chose to fill mine with a pinch of shredded mozzarella cheese and fresh herbs and garlic, but you could really fill them with whatever you like! Sundried tomatoes and feta would be a great combination as well OR you could do a sweet version filled with Nutella or jam, or both! The sky’s the limit with this recipe and your whole family with think you slaved over the dough all day 😉

Try my Pretzel Bread with Pimento Beer Cheese!

Herbed Pull-Apart Bread
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Author: My Modern Cookery
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 8 Rhodes Thaw, Rise & Bake! Dinner Rolls, thawed according to directions
  • 2 tablespoons flour, to roll
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup fresh herbs, (I used basil, thyme, sage, and rosemary), finely chopped (reserve 2 tbsp)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Tomato sauce, to serve, optional
  1. Prepare an oven-safe dish with nonstick cooking spray or oil. I used an 11” cast iron skillet.
  2. Cut each thawed roll in half and flatten into a round on a floured surface.
  3. Combine garlic, mozzarella cheese, and herbs (save 2 tbsp) in a medium bowl and mix until evenly distributed. Place 1-2 teaspoons of the mixture in the center of a dough circle. Fold one side over to create a half-circle with the filling in-between, and then pinch together the two corners of the half-circle to get a teardrop or fortune cookie-like shape. Place around the edge of the prepared dish.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Add reserved chopped herbs to melted butter
  5. Cover the dish and let the bread rise again for 20 minutes, then brush with melted butter and herb mixture. Bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 18-21 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with tomato sauce right in the middle of the circle!


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