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Stuffed Garlic Rolls

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  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 large rolls 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Filled with toasty whole cloves, this simple recipe for Stuffed Garlic 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 and Olive in Los Angeles.


  • 1 package or lb prepared pizza dough, about 16-22 oz
  • 1 cup peeled whole garlic cloves (store bought will work here)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil, plus extra
  • 4 sprigs fresh oregano or thyme, or 4 tsp dried
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • All purpose flour, for work surface
  • Flaky sea salt, optional


  1. Remove dough from the fridge and let come to room temperature. Add peeled garlic cloves to a large skillet or saucepan and cover with olive oil. If the garlic is not covered, add a bit more oil (this will help it cook more evenly). Make an even layer with the cloves in the pan. Tuck herbs into the oil so they are also submerged. Set heat to medium and bring to a simmer. Once slightly bubbling, reduce heat to very low and let garlic cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. It will become nice and brown.
  2. Set a fine mesh strainer up over a heatproof bowl, if possible. Carefully strain garlic and herbs out of oil, setting oil aside to cool (it will be very hot so be careful). Separate the herb sprigs from the garlic cloves and let everything come to room temperature (about 20 minutes).
  3. While this is cooling, divide your pizza dough into 4 equal rounds on a flour-covered work station. Use a glass or rolling pin to roll dough into circles about 6 inches across. Sprinkle with more flour and let dough rest, covered with a clean towel, for 15 minutes.
  4. Once garlic and infused oil are both cool, bring over to work station. Prepare a heavy-bottomed baking dish (glass or ceramic) by coating the inside with some of the infused olive oil. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  5. Use your fingers to coat the outside both sides of one dough round with a bit of infused olive oil. Place one fourth of your garlic cloves on top of the round, followed by one reserved herb sprig. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp sea salt. Fold round in half to form a calzone/moon shape. Pinch the edges closed and roll so that a small spiral forms. Place inside prepared baking dish. Repeat with other rounds, placing one into each corner of your pan. Drizzle more olive oil on top of each bun, and follow with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt if using.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven once golden brown. Serve hot by themselves or with a dipping sauce.


For a fun variation, before baking fill rounds with 1 few TBS cashew ricotta cheese, marinara, or pesto sauce!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 roll
  • Calories: 393 calories
  • Sugar: .1 grams
  • Sodium: 1391 milligrams
  • Fat: 16.5 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 14.6 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 5 grams
  • Fiber: 6.2 grams
  • Protein: 8.6 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams