How to get Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls without all the work? Save tons of time using frozen dinner rolls.

This post will give you step by step instructions to make it easy for you to make these fabulous Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls.

Ingredients You Need To Make These Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls

To make these cinnamon rolls, you will need 14 frozen dinner rolls, butter, sugar, and cinnamon.  For the glaze, you will need powdered sugar, cream cheese, milk, and vanilla.

  

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How To Get Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls Without All The Work? Save Tons Of Time Using Frozen Dinner Rolls.

Cast-Iron Skillet

You probably already know how much I love my cast iron skillet, so I wanted to try making these Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls in it.  I do not have the time to make cinnamon rolls from scratch, so I am using frozen dinner rolls for these Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls.  After cutting each roll into three pieces, I reshaped each piece into a ball.

Cinnamon Melts at McDonald’s

You cannot deny that McDonald’s cinnamon melts are delicious.  They are buttery cinnamon goodness.  I wanted to try making something similar to Cinnamon Melts.  My version turned out incredibly delicious! McDonald’s probably adds a whole lot more butter because they are dripping in gooey, sweetness, but I think these rolls were perfect.

How To Get Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls Without All The Work? Save Tons Of Time Using Frozen Dinner Rolls.

Using A 9 x 13 Baking Dish

If you do not have time for the Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls to rise in the morning, use a 9 x 13 baking dish, not cast iron, and allow the rolls to rise overnight in the refrigerator.  Cast iron will crack if you put it into a hot oven cold.

Using Cast Iron Skillet

When I prepare this bread the night before for the next day’s breakfast and then place it into the refrigerator, I make sure to set the cast iron skillet out of the fridge on the counter for one to two hours before baking.

First Step:

Butter your cast-iron skillet or your 9 x 13 baking dish.

Second Step: Thaw Your Frozen Dinner Rolls

Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls take at least 3 hours to thaw and rise.  See the directions on the back of the package.  Depending on the size of your cast-iron skillet, you can place 12 to 14 rolls in it.

Third Step:

  • After they thaw about an hour, cut each one into three pieces, and shape into balls.

Fourth Step:

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter, 1/2 cup (Save the butter)

Fifth Step:

  • In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar and three teaspoons cinnamon.

Six-Step: Roll Dough

  • Roll each piece of dough into the butter and then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
These Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls are super simple to make with Frozen Dinner Rolls. I am going to give you step by step instructions to make it easy for you to make these fabulous Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls.
These Pull-Apart Rolls are super simple to make with Frozen Dinner Rolls. I am going to give you step by step instructions to make it easy for you to make these fabulous Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls.

Seventh Step:

  • Place the cinnamon roll dough into the cast iron skillet.
These Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls are super simple to make with Frozen Dinner Rolls. I am going to give you step by step instructions to make it easy for you to make these fabulous Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls.

Eighth Step:

  • Allow them to continue to rise for another two or more hours. (total thaw and rising time are approximately 3 hours)
These Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls are super simple to make with Frozen Dinner Rolls. I am going to give you step by step instructions to make it easy for you to make these fabulous Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls.

STEP 9: Bake Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls

  • Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls from the oven.

STEP 10:

  • Add any remaining butter on top.

 

STEP 11: MAKE GLAZE

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces very soft cream cheese (I added the cream cheese to the Rhodes original recipe)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon milk
  • One teaspoon vanilla
  • Use an electric mixer and blend until smooth the powdered sugar, softened cream cheese, milk, and vanilla.
  • After removing your cinnamon rolls from the oven, add the glaze all over the top.

These Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls are super simple to make with Frozen Dinner Rolls. I am going to give you step by step instructions to make it easy for you to make these fabulous Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls. 
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Cinnamon Pull Apart Rolls

These Cinnamon Pull Apart Rolls are super simple to make.  I made them using Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best breakfast, cinnamon rolls, easy recipe, easy recipes, quick and easy recipe, quickandeasy recipe
Servings: 14

Ingredients

  • Use 10-inch cast iron skillet
  • 14 frozen dinner rolls
  • 1/2 cup Save the butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • three teaspoons cinnamon.
  • Glaze
  • Add the glaze all over the top recipe follows.
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces very soft cream cheese I added the cream cheese to the Rhodes original recipe
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon milk
  • One teaspoon vanilla
  • Use an electric mixer and blend until smooth the powdered sugar soft cream cheese, milk, and vanilla.
  • Add the glaze all over the top recipe follows.

Instructions

  • Use 10-inch cast iron skillet and thaw 14 frozen dinner rolls
  • After they thaw about an hour, cut each one into three pieces and shape into balls.
  • Melt the butter, 1/2 cup (Save the butter)
  • Mix 1/2 cup sugar and three teaspoons cinnamon.
  • Roll each piece of dough into the butter and then into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Place the cinnamon roll dough into the cast iron skillet.
  • Allow them to continue to rise for another 2 or more hours. (total thaw and rising time are approximately 3 hours)
  • Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the Cinnamon Pull Apart Rolls from the oven.
  • Add any remaining butter on top.
  • Glaze
  • Add the glaze all over the top, recipe follows.
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces very soft cream cheese (I added the cream cheese to the Rhodes original recipe)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon milk
  • One teaspoon vanilla
  • Use an electric mixer and blend until smooth the powdered sugar, soft cream cheese, milk, and vanilla.
  • Add the glaze all over the top, recipe follows.

Notes

When I prepare this bread the night before for the next day's breakfast and then place it into the refrigerator, I make sure to set the cast iron skillet out of the refrigerate on the counter for one to two hours before baking.
You can also make this in a 9 x 13 baking dish.
How To Get Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls Without All The Work? Save Tons Of Time Using Frozen Dinner Rolls.

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