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Savory Cinnamon Rolls

Savory Cinnamon Rolls
Savory Cinnamon RollsTyler Essary / TODAY

Chef notes

Sick of sugary holiday treats? These rolls pack a savory flavorful punch. 


  • One 16 ounce pack of pre-made herbed pizza dough, such as Trader Joe's
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup toasted pecans
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces herbed cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons of whole milk


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and prep a 9-inch baking cake pan, lined in parchment paper. 


Roll the dough into an 8-inch x 12-inch rectangle. 


In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, garlic, onion powder and the pepper. Spread the mixture evenly onto dough, leaving a 1/2-inch boarder around the outside edge. 


Sprinkle the pecans over the dough. Top with the green onions and sprinkle with cheese. 


Start rolling from the long edge up, like a carpet. You will get a 12-inch long tube of dough. Cut into six 2-inch thick rounds and place in the pan, about 1/2 inch apart. 


Allow to proof in a warm spot, until the dough doubles in size, about 45-60 minutes (or overnight in the refrigerator.) 


Bake until dough is cooked and the tops are golden, about 22-28 minutes. Let cool slightly before "frosting."


Meanwhile, make the cream cheese topping. In a medium mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, salt and milk and whip until smooth. 


Spread the icing over the top and enjoy!