Filled with toasty whole cloves, this simple recipe for Garlic Stuffed Rolls is perfect for garlic lovers everywhere! When made with store-bought pizza dough it’s ready with minimal hands-on work. As a bonus, you’ll have a lot of garlic-infused olive oil left over! These vegan rolls are inspired by the garlic knots at Milo + Olive in Los Angeles.
What You Need to Make Garlic Stuffed Rolls, inspired by Milo + Olive
Milo + Olive is a very fun restaurant located a couple hours away from me in Santa Monica, California. They are well know for their garlic knots, which feature entire cloves of garlic, very well roasted and tucked inside a fluffy bun shell. This recipe is inspired by this iconic dish!
To make stuffed garlic rolls, you will need:
- 1 pound prepared pizza dough, either store bought or homemade
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup peeled garlic cloves (store bought will work)
- Sea salt
- 4 sprigs of fresh oregano or thyme
What is garlic confit?
“Confit” (pronounced kawn-FEE) comes from the French term “confire,” which means “to preserve.” Slow cooking a food at a low temperature in an oil or other fat will result in a confit mixture. The most traditional example of this is the popular dish duck confit. To make these stuffed garlic rolls, we will make a garlic confit by slow cooking the submerged cloves until they are browned and caramelized.
How do I make garlic-infused olive oil?
As a bonus, after making the garlic confit with cloves, we are left with a large amount of this garlic infused olive oil. This will last for a few weeks in the fridge and is a great addition to recipes like garlic pasta and pizza.
How to Make Garlic Stuffed Rolls
- First, prepared the garlic confit by combining whole garlic cloves and herbs in a large pot, covered with extra virgin olive oil. Let cook on a low heat for 20-30 minutes.
- Next, drain garlic olive oil and separate from cloves and herbs. Let cool while preparing pizza dough into rounds.
- After coating the rounds in oil, stuff with garlic cloves, fold, and roll into spirals.
- Finally, bake for 20 minutes in a 450 degree (F) oven. They’re best served hot!
What to serve with stuffed garlic rolls?
These rolls are large so I recommend saving for a time when you are pretty hungry (they can almost be a meal on their own!). They are delicious when eaten plain but can also be served alongside pesto or marinara sauce. They would also be a tasty pairing for tomato soup.
Looking for more garlic-heavy recipes? Try one of these next:
- Cheesy Herbed Garlic Star Bread
- Garlic Knots (also with store bought pizza dough)
- My Favorite Simple Garlic Pasta