Cottage cheese whole wheat dinner rolls

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I wish every-time I plan something it immediately gets checked on my to-do list.

I’ve been meaning to bake along with my wonderful friend Lora aka Cake Duchess pretty much since she started the #TwelveLoaves.

But you know how it is, life gets in the way, other recipes get prettier pictures, the dateline is over.

If I keep rambling more this dateline is going to be over too. I mean, in a blink of an eye it’s going to be October and the monthly theme changes.

If you don’t know what #TwelveLoaves is let me explain : it’s a monthly bake along blog hop, started by my friend Lora and hosted along with Barbara at Creative Culinary and Jamie at Life’s a Feast.  For September the theme was : cheese bread

cottage cheese whole wheat dinner rolls |

When I saw her pull-apart cheese bread my mind immediately went to my pull-apart cheese bread which is one of the top 5 most viewed and shared recipe on the blog. Thank you <3

If you read my blog for a while then you probably know I’m no stranger when it comes to adding cheese to bread dough. Here are previous cheesy breads

Pull-apart Cheese Herb Bread

Cottage Cheese Crescents

Ricotta Rolls

Whole Wheat Roquefort and Toasted Walnuts Rolls

Three Cheese Buns 

Dropped Biscuits

Ricotta Olive Oil Bread

Greek Salad Rolls

cottage cheese whole wheat dinner rolls |

I’ve made these cottage cheese dinner rolls over the weekend and they were gone in no time.

The idea started from the butter buns recipe I shared last year but this time I wanted to add some cheese to them. My first thought was creamy mascarpone cheese but always forgot to pick it from the store. Since cottage cheese is always present in my fridge I thought why not?

So I did it. And everyone was happy.

They are soft, fluffy, slightly salty from the cheese with a buttery crust. Definitely will be making these over and over again.

Cottage cheese whole wheat dinner rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

2 hours

Yield: 16 dinner rolls

Cottage cheese whole wheat dinner rolls

Cottage cheese whole wheat dinner rolls - soft, light and fluffy buttery dinner rolls


  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) whole wheat flour
  • 1 envelope Red Star Platinum yeast
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) lukewarm water
  • 1 cup (240 ml) cottage cheese
  • 4 tbsp (56 grams) melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cup (360 grams) whole wheat flour
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp melted butter (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl add 1/2 cup flour, yeast and 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Stir and let few minutes until the mixtures gets a spongy consistency and bubbles appear at the surface.
  2. Add the cottage cheese, 4 tbsp melted butter and salt.
  3. Slowly add the remaining 3 cups of flour.
  4. Depending on how wet/dry is your cottage cheese you may have to add some more water until the dough comes clean from the sides of the bowl and is elastic. Mine required 3 more tablespoons of water.
  5. Take the dough out of the mixing bowl and place it in a greased bowl. Leave to rest until double in volume.
  6. When the dough is risen, divide it into 16 small balls.
  7. Arrange them in a baking dish. I used my trusty cast iron pan.
  8. Leave to rise again for about 20 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile heat the oven to 400 F.
  10. Bake the dinner rolls for 20-25 minutes (if using a cast iron bake for 20 minutes) or until light brown and the smell of fresh baked bread takes over your kitchen.
  11. As soon as you take them out of the oven, brush the dinner rolls with melted butter and enjoy!

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  1. Anita @ Hungry Couple says

    Hmm. I’ve never had cottage cheese bread before but I love fresh bread so I’m sure it’s fantastic. It looks amazing in the photos!

  2. Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb says

    Cheesy bread goodness ahoi! Roxanna, thank you for sharing your version as well. The signs are telling me that I gotta go and get into baking bread!

  3. Carol | a cup of mascarpone says

    Love how these amazing looking rolls were baked in the cast iron pan! Love the blackboard in the photos!

  4. Ruth says

    That is just the recipe for me!, I recently inherited a cast iron pan and I’ve been making a lot of bread in it so this fits right in my routine :-) thanks!

  5. says

    Love these perfectly round and gorgeous whole wheat loaves, Roxy. I bet they were so moist from the cottage cheese. Really happy you found some baking time to link up to Twelve Loaves-your breads are all incredible! xx

  6. Pat says

    I made these for dinner tonight, and they were delicious. Light and fluffy. I did use a combo of whole wheat and regular flour, and I added a bit of honey to the first step. I will definitely make these again.

  7. Mary says

    Sounds delicious! How much yeast is actually in one of those red envelopes? Am trying to replicate the recipe, but in Holland we don’t have Red Star. Usually, dried yeast comes in packages containing 7 grams. Love to hear from you!

  8. Rachel says

    These are amazing! I used about a cup of all purpose flour and the rest white wheat. Also added a couple tablespoons of brown sugar and about 1/4 cup honey because we like our wheat bread a little sweet. : ) Made them a little larger into “buns” and they made fabulous sandwich buns! This is my new favorite recipe!

  9. Amjad+Jindran says

    What is Red Star package Yeast, we dont get this in India, so what should we do any substitute, or any yeast would do and how much please let me know iam thinking of making it thanks.

    • says

      Hi Amjad,

      Red Star Yeast is an american brand of yeast.
      you can use your favorite brand instead. for every 4 cups of flour use 7 grams of active dry yeast

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