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Savory Cheddar Rolls by Magnolia Days

Savory Cheddar Rolls

Homemade Savory Cheddar Rolls are light, fluffy and flavored with onion and celery seed. They are easy to make, no kneading or shaping required.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
Author Renee Dobbs


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 2 packages instant dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese see note, at room temperature


  1. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin pan.
  2. Whisk together 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, onion, salt, and celery seeds in a large bowl.
  3. Heat milk, water, and shortening in a small saucepan until warm (120° to 130°F). Shortening does not have to melt.
  4. Pour into flour mixture. Add egg. Use an electric stand mixer with a flat beater to blend at low speed until moistened. Increase speed to medium and beat for 3 minutes.
  5. By hand, gradually stir in cheese and remaining flour to make a stiff dough.
  6. Cover and let rise in a warm place until light and double, about 35 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  8. Stir down dough. Spoon into muffin cups. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double, about 30 minutes.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove rolls from muffin pan. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Hand grating or shredding the cheese is recommended.