This super easy, crowd pleasing dish is a great make-ahead. Before you bake the balls, cover the dish in plastic wrap and refrigerate it until you're ready to bake.
Technique tip: If you want to save a little time, grate the garlic with a microplane instead of chopping it.
Swap option: Don't have any pizza dough? Use a can of store-bought, refrigerated biscuit dough!
- 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter
- 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 pound pizza dough
- 1½ cups Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- Warm marinara sauce, for serving
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. In a small pot, melt the butter of medium-high heat. Once hot, add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring to prevent the garlic from burning. Remove from heat and let cool.
3. Cut the pizza dough into 12 pieces. Roll the dough into balls and set aside. Brush a 10-inch cake pan with some of the garlic butter. Set aside.
4. Place the Parmesan cheese onto a plate. Add oregano and red pepper flakes and mix with a fork.
5. Working one ball at a time, place a dough ball into the butter mixer and roll to completely cover. Then, roll the ball in Parmesan cheese mixture. Place the balls into the cake pan. Once all the balls are in the dish, pour any remaining garlic butter over top.
6. Place the in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
7. Serve the garlic rolls warm with marinara sauce on the side for dipping.