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3 Ingredient Parmesan Bread Rolls (No Yeast, Oil, Butter or Eggs)

These cheesy bread rolls are just 3 ingredients and so easy to make! No yeast, oil, butter or eggs needed. It only takes about five minutes to mix the dough and then it’s ready to go in the oven. You can have fresh bread in 30 minutes.
overhead shot of a pile of rolls.

These savory bread rolls are a great quick and easy bread recipe. I love that you can also easily customize to add more flavors. For instance, I’ve added dried herbs, garlic powder and other cheeses.


  • Self-Rising Flour (or you can your own with all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt)
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Parmesan Cheese

Plain Yogurt: Any yogurt will work for this recipe but I recommend sticking to plain, otherwise a sweet yogurt will add sweetness to the bread. You can use whole milk, low fat, fat free. You can also use non-dairy yogurts. I don’t recommend using Greek yogurt. While the bread will still turn out, the bread will have a tougher texture and a very strong yogurt flavor. These bread rolls have a very mild tangy flavor from the yogurt but it shouldn’t be strong. To reduce the tangy flavor, choose a yogurt brand that is less tangy to begin with. I love using Stonyfield whole milk yogurt.

Parmesan Cheese: Parmesan cheese can be substituted with other cheeses. I chose parmesan because it has a lot of flavor to it so you don’t need anything else for the bread. Cheeses with a milder flavor will yield a plainer bread that you may want to add other flavors to.
a roll sliced in half on top of other rolls.

How to Make Cheese Bread Rolls

  • The yogurt and flour are stirred together until a dough forms. This can be done with just a spatula, no mixer needed.
  • The cheese is then folded in.
  • The bread dough is divided into balls and then baked in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Flavor Variations

These bread rolls are savory with a strong parmesan cheese flavor. However, you can easily customize them to create more flavors. Some ideas:

  • Substituting half or all of the parmesan with cheddar cheese.
  • Adding spices like dried garlic powder or onion powder.
  • Adding dried herbs like rosemary or basil.

a pile of rolls.

More Easy Bread Recipes

3 Ingredient Parmesan Cheese Bread Rolls

Servings: 12 rolls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
These easy bread rolls don't require yeast, oil, butter or eggs. They are just 3 ingredients and easy to customize to add more flavors.
4.59 from 12 votes


  • 2 cups (254 g) self-rising flour
  • 1 cup (238 g) plain whole milk yogurt can substitute with low fat, non-fat, non-dairy
  • 1 cup (104 g) Parmesan cheese freshly grated


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add flour and yogurt. Stir with a spatula until yogurt is fully incorporated into the flour and a dough forms. Do not overstir the dough as it will make your bread tough. The dough will be very sticky. Fold in the parmesan cheese.
  • Use your spatula to divide the dough into 12 pieces. Place them onto prepared baking sheet, spaced 2 inches apart. Use freshly washed hands (washing your hands helps when dealing with sticky dough) to shape your dough pieces to be round and smooth (they should be dome shaped). Slightly dampen your fingers with water to smooth the surface of the bread rolls.
  • Bake breads for about 22 minutes or until golden on top and fully cooked. Let breads cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets before removing and serving.


  • To make your own self-rising flour, add 2 cups all purpose flour, 3 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt to a bowl. Whisk to combine. Measure out 2 cups for the recipe.
  • Whole milk yogurt can be substituted with fat-free, low fat or non-dairy yogurts. I don't recommend Greek yogurt. See the post for more details on why. I also recommend choosing a yogurt brand that is less tangy/sour if you don't want to taste any tangy flavor in your bread. I used Stonyfield Whole Milk Yogurt.
  • Only stir the dough until it comes together. If you stir too long it can make your bread tough.
  • You can easily customize and add more flavors to the bread. You can add other shredded cheeses or dried herbs. I like adding garlic powder. See the post for more ideas.
  • I used White Lily Self Rising Flour.*
  • *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no extra charge to you).


Serving: 1roll, Calories: 105kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 309mg, Sugar: 1g, NET CARBS: 16

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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53 comments on “3 Ingredient Parmesan Bread Rolls (No Yeast, Oil, Butter or Eggs)”

  1. Looks like such a simple and amazing recipe. Is it okay if I thin out the Greek yogurt? How sticky should the dough be?

    • We don’t recommend Greek yogurt because it changes the texture of the rolls and gives them a really strong flavor. Without testing it, we can’t say how thinning it might work. As far as how sticky the dough is – if you touch it, it will stick to your hands.

  2. Delicious! Served with roast beef w/ carrots, potatoes and mushroom gravy and asparagus spears. The rolls were the talk of the meal!

  3. Have you tried cottage cheese in place of the yogurt? I’m thinking that might taste good.

  4. Hi! Can I use sour cream instead of yogurt?

  5. What an easy, tasty recipe. Thank you Kirbie

  6. Thanks for posting how to make your own self-rising flour, for those of us who only buy regular flour. Saved me a trip to the grocery store.

  7. I followed this recipe to a “T” as a side for my cream of mushroom soup. While they came together pretty quickly and smelled heavenly (my hubby came out of his office to see what was in the oven!), they actually needed a few extra minutes in the oven. I had the oven turned off and after about 30 minutes, took them out, they looked golden and scrumptious but when we broke them open they had the texture of holey sourdough and did not taste that great. The hubby was a bit disappointed as he loves bread. The parmesan flavor was very pronounced, so maybe next time I try these I will cut back to maybe 1/2 a cup or less. I will let you know how that tweak works out. Thanks for the recipe. My house still smells amazing!!

  8. Amount of the ingredients is not listed.
    I cannot give a good rating because of that. Just saying till it forms a dough isn’t enough. There are different types of dough, depending on the “amount” of ingrediants used.

  9. Hi, love your recipes. Would this work for GF flour.
    Cheers Robyn

    • We haven’t tried this with self-rising gluten-free flour. If you find a one that says “one for one” or “cup for cup” on the package it could work in place of regular self-rising flour. Without trying it, we can’t say for sure.

  10. These turned out pretty good, but I ended up having to add quite a bit more yogurt, or the dough was still pretty dry and clumpy. Am I missing some important step?

  11. Can I use sour cream

  12. Why can’t the shredded cheese be added into the mixture at the beginning?

    • It’s better to have your dough mixed before folding in the cheese, otherwise the cheese will get in the way and you may have difficulty incorporating the flour fully into the dough.

  13. soooo good! i didn’t have yogurt other than greek and was afraid of the yogurt coming on too strongly, so used about 160g of sour cream and finished the rest off with the yogurt. they turned out great! fluffy and moist, with very slight tang from the sour cream (i think) that paired so nicely with the cheese. i added a dash of milk to help it come together a little better.

  14. Will definitely try this one.

  15. Will try and I also use white Lily flour.

  16. Nice recepie

  17. Love ALL your recipes.Am Am an elderly guy who doesnt cook much anymore .Recipes are quick and easy for me.Keep up the good works and Thanks again.Love your website

  18. Um, you know this is actually a scone don’t you?

  19. Thank you very very nice and something you can whip up quick made all different kinds even sweet ones that go with cheeses. Thank you again. Bay

  20. LOVE these recipes!

  21. What a wonderful and easy recipe!

  22. Why don’t you recommend Greek yogurt?  I can’t find the answer.

    • We don’t recommend using Greek yogurt. While the bread will still turn out, the bread will have a tougher texture and a very strong yogurt flavor.

  23. Hi! Please post a video for the 3 parmesan bread rolls!! Especially needed 2 c the exact shape of the dome!

  24. The look so good! I would love to try them, however, my area doesn’t carry Stoneyfield Whole Milk Yougurt. What else would you suggest?

    Thank You,

    • Any brand of yogurt will work for this recipe but I recommend sticking to plain yogurt (not flavored). You can use whole milk, low fat, fat-free. You can also use non-dairy yogurts. I don’t recommend using Greek yogurt.

  25. What about adding butter?

    • We haven’t tested the recipe with butter since we intentionally left it out to make the recipe really easy and good for certain diets.

  26. Is the cheese shredded, powdered, or doesn’t matter?

  27. Tempting but not trying it yet. II will be using an English Cheddar as Parmesan is not appropriate for a Vegetarian diet. They look very tasty!