Cheesy Hawaiian Roll Garlic Bread

Soft and sweet with enough garlic and cheese to make your mouth water, this Cheesy Hawaiian Roll Garlic Bread is easy to serve with any meal.

Close up soft and tender sweet Hawaiian roll garlic bread with slits in the top filled with cheese and melted garlic butter on a white plate.

Hawaiian Roll Garlic Bread Recipe

Stuffed with mozzarella cheese and a thick layer of garlic butter baked into every bite makes an amazing and memorable Hawaiian Roll Garlic Bread.

Aside from your average garlic bread there is an undertone of sweetness from the rolls that makes these extra enjoyable. We love cheese and bread and this recipe creates a soft and simple semi-homemade side dish.

Trending on TikTok, this recipe makes a great snack or appetizer. Serve with Marinara with Alfredo Pasta, Baked Spaghetti or Spaghetti Pizza for an addition to most meals that your guests will love.

Thumb and finger holding a cheesy garlic butter coated Hawaiian roll above a baking dish full.

Similar to the glaze on our Pulled Pork Sliders and our Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders but with more garlic and butter I love this variation to a recipe for sweet Hawaiian rolls.

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Why This Recipe For Garlic Hawaiian Rolls Works:

  • In only 5 minutes this trending recipe for cheesy garlic bread made on Hawaiian rolls is put together and will impress your guests.
  • Perfect appetizer or side to serve with pasta, pizza or meat!
  • With the amazing garlic and butter combination of flavors, buy two packs of slider rolls because one isn’t enough.
  • A super easy, unique recipe inspired by Tiktok like our Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough and Sweet Potato Honey Bun Cake that is popular right now.
Overhead view of Hawaiian Roll garlic bread with melted cheese and a thick layer of garlic butter and parsley on top in a glass baking dish on a royal blue napkin.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Hawaiian Slider Rolls – Soft and sweet, Kings Hawaiian is popular and has 1 ounce rolls, but other brands like Aunt Mille’s have bigger 1.5 ounce rolls and work great too.
  • Butter – Melts to create the vehicle to move the rest of ingredients all over the rolls.
  • Garlic – A jar or freshly minced cloves is better than the dry granulated option.
  • Garlic Powder – Yes, we like to use the real thing and powder.
  • Parsley – Adds some Italian flavor and color to rolls.
  • Sea Salt – An optional addition that we enjoy.
  • Mozzarella Cheese – Pre-shedded saves time.
  • Parmesan Cheese – A can of grated parmesan is our preference.
Ingredients needed to make Hawaiian roll garlic bread are sweet Hawaiian rolls, stick of butter, shredded mozzarella cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic powder and minced garlic on a brown wooden counter top.

In addition to our Ham and Cheese Sliders and Turkey Sliders, Garlic Bread Hawaiian Rolls is one of our favorite things to make with Hawaiian rolls.

How To Make Hawaiian Rolls Into Garlic Bread

Preheat oven to 400°F. Set Hawaiian rolls in a 9 x 13″ baking dish.

Cut slits into the top of the rolls so you have somewhere to stuff the cheese in. Do not separate rolls, keep attached.

Hand holding a knife cutting rows of slits in the top of Hawaiian rolls to stuff with cheese.

Two slits per roll about half way through, not all the way to the bottom. This means that the rolls are cut into thirds.

Open up each slit and stuff with shredded mozzarella cheese.

Mozzarella cheese stuffed in slits in slider rolls in a glass baking dish.

Melt butter and mix in parsley, sea salt, minced garlic, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese.

Melted butter, parsley, garlic powder and grated parmesan cheese in a small glass dish on a wooden counter top.

Use a silicone brush, spatula or spoon to paint the to of the rolls with the garlic butter mixture.

Thick layer of garlic butter spread over top of Hawaiian rolls in a glass baking dish with cheese ready to set in the oven.

Bake uncovered for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven when the garlic butter Hawaiian rolls are golden brown.

Recipe Tips

  • Line dish with foil for easier clean up if desired.
  • This garlic bread Hawaiian rolls recipe works great in the air fryer too, turn down the temp to 375°F and monitor closely to reach desired doneness.
  • Watch rolls closely towards the end of the baking time to prevent burning, we have found quite a bit of variation in ovens so adjust time and temperature to work best in your appliance.
  • Stuff a few pepperonis into the slits in the rolls to make a different version of our Pepperoni Pizza Sliders.
  • It is easiest to use Hawaiian slider rolls that are not pre-sliced. Leave all rolls attached together for this recipe.
  • We like to serve with Red Sauce for dipping while snacking and watching football games.
Overhead view of cheese coated slices of garlic Hawaiian rolls falling open to show delicious semi-homemade garlic rolls.

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Package of Hawaiian rolls made into garlic bread with cheese, garlic, butter and Parmesan stuffed and baked into the rolls on a blue and white napkin.

Hawaiian Roll Garlic Bread

Servings 12 rolls
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Soft and sweet with enough garlic and cheese to make your mouth water, this Cheesy Hawaiian Roll Garlic Bread is easy to serve with any meal.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 12 Hawaiian slider rolls
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


  • Put rolls into a 9 x 13" baking dish. Cut 2 slits in each roll – we do this by cutting 6 long slits across the entire package of rolls.
    Cut about 1/3 into the top of the roll, don't cut all the way through.
    12 Hawaiian slider rolls
  • Stuff slits with shredded mozzarella cheese.
    1 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • Melt butter and mix in remaining ingredients. Spread evenly over top of the rolls.
    1/2 cup butter, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon parsley, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 2 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • Bake in an oven preheated to 400℉ for 9 to 11 minutes until the cheese is melted the rolls just begin to brown. Serve warm and enjoy!


Calories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 198mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 268IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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  1. Jan Lowery says:

    5 stars
    I have been looking for this recipe for some time, THAMK YOU!! This has been a big hit with everyone. I will use this often.

  2. 5 stars
    These are so good! My family wanted some with ham on them, so I pressed thinly sliced ham in with some of the mozz. Big hit with everyone! We will make these again!!

  3. Toni Hendrick says:

    5 stars
    This is absolutely delicious! Everyone had multiple helpings.

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