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Cinnamon Cheese Pull-Apart

This cinnamon cheese pull-apart starts with frozen dinner rolls! Prep the night before and let it rise in the fridge for the next-day’s breakfast!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: breads, Breakfast, desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon rolls recipe, pull-aparts, sweet rolls
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 427kcal


  • 1 package 36 count frozen unbaked dinner rolls (see NOTES)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 oz cream cheese cut in small cubes (optional)


  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp cream


  • Spray or grease a 9 or 10-inch cake pan or springform pan.
  • Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
  • Dip frozen rolls in melted butter, then coat with the cinnamon sugar. You won't use all the rolls; store the extra in the freezer.
  • Place in the prepared pan, spacing about 1-2-inches apart.
  • If using the cream cheese, place the pieces in the spaces between the rolls (the cheese will not melt when it bakes)
  • Cover the pan with a sheet of greased plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • If rolls are not double in bulk the next morning, remove them from the fridge and let them stand, covered, in a draft-free place for 30-60 minutes.
  • You may sprinkle the rolls with additional cinnamon sugar and additional melted butter if you like.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake rolls for 30-35 minutes or until nicely browned.
  • Mix glaze and drizzle over rolls.


If you can't find the rolls, then thaw a loaf of unbaked white bread and form into rolls about the size of a walnut.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg