garlic pull apart dinner buns, cook over campfire. cooked a cast iron dutch oven

Pull Apart Garlic Bread

Colleen Peters
Woodland Fishing Resort is nestled in nature’s lap to make your stay with family & friends extremely comfortable. You may sit by the Lake Puntzi and gaze at the ducks, pelicans, & loons while baking a quick “Pull Apart Garlic Bread” in the camping Dutch oven over live hot coals. This easy recipe calls for layering dinner roll pieces with butter, seasonings, & cheese! The baked result is yummy garlic bread bites, which when pulled create irresistible cheese strings. The fluffy soft buttery dinner rolls melt in the mouth deliciously along with salty garlic & Italian herb flavors.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 590 kcal


  • Dutch Oven


  • 24-25 dinner rolls
  • ½ cup butter cubed pieces
  • 3 tsp garlic salt
  • 3 tsp Italian seasoning blend
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil or any cooking oil to grease the Dutch oven


  • Prepare the fire pit by heating 25 charcoal briquettes. Meanwhile, thaw the rolls so that they are soft enough to cut into pieces. Also, grease a 12-inches campfire Dutch oven on the base and sides with olive oil.
  • Now, using scissors cut 10 thawed rolls into 3-4 pieces using scissors and lay them on the oil-greased cold Dutch oven. Then, place 1/3 butter cubes and ¼ cup each of Parmesan & mozzarella cheese in between the roll pieces. Sprinkle 1 tsp garlic salt, & 1 tsp Italian seasoning blend on top.
  • Next, cut 7-8 thawed rolls into pieces and prepare the second layer. Repeat putting 1/3 butter cubes & ¼ cup each of Parmesan & mozzarella cheese, and sprinkle a teaspoon each of garlic salt & Italian seasoning blend on top.
  • Arrange the 3rd layer similarly with the remaining roll pieces, butter, ¼ cup of both cheeses, and seasonings. Save the leftover cheese for later.
  • After that cover the Dutch oven with the lid and keep aside for about half an hour till they double in size.
  • Make a bed of 8 hot charcoal briquettes and place the campfire Dutch oven on it. Put the remaining 17 hot charcoal briquettes on the lid. Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the lid and sprinkle the leftover shredded Parmesan & Mozzarella cheese. Cover with the lid and continue to bake for 5 more minutes till the cheese melts and the top looks golden brownish.
  • Finally, remove the lid and take off the Dutch oven from the heat.
  • Relish the “Pull Apart Garlic Bread” after a few minutes when warm enough to touch.


• While thawing the dinner rolls ensure not to leave them out for too long.
• After layering, ensure there is enough room for the bread to fluff up and bake without touching the lid. Otherwise, all the cheese will stick to the lid making a mess.
• You may check the rolls after 15-20 minutes of baking time as depending on the coal’s temperature the Pull Apart Garlic Bread may cook sooner or slower. So, you may need a few minutes less/more than the 25-30 minutes cook time. Always, check the center, as the edges crisp up but often the center remains under-done.
• When cooking in an electric oven, preheat the oven at 350° F. Then, prepare the layers similarly and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350° F.


Calories: 590kcalCarbohydrates: 58.61gProtein: 21.22gFat: 30.73gCholesterol: 58.61mgSodium: 1158mgFiber: 5.1gSugar: 2.4g
Keyword Campfire, Campfire dutch Oven Garlic bread, Cheese, Cheesey Garlic Bread, Garlic bits, Buttery, Garlic Bread, Pull A-Part Garlic Bread, Pull apart
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