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Skillet Cinnamon Rolls with a Cream Cheese Dip

These super easy Skillet Cinnamon Rolls are baked with a cream cheese dip right in the center – then we topped it all with salted caramel and toasted pecans!

{ONE-PAN} Skillet Cinnamon Rolls with Salted Caramel & Pecan Cream Cheese Dip - the hot caramel cream cheese dip is heaven with the soft, warm cinnamon rolls!

I am so excited to share this Cinnamon Roll recipe with you.

It’s so good, so pretty to serve and something just a bit unique. Perfect for a brunch, lazy day weekend treat or a holiday breakfast. And it’s so, so easy!

Oh, if only I could take full credit for the recipe. Remember a couple of weeks back when I posted a similar recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip with Skillet Bread? Shortly after that a TWN reader, Kevin B., emailed me about it. During that email exchange, he suggested trying a similar recipe using cinnamon rolls. CINNAMON ROLLS, friends. I can only assume that Kevin is a brilliant man.

I told Kevin that I would really like to try bringing his skillet cinnamon roll recipe suggestion to life. He agreed, and this is that recipe. And it’s fabulous.

Thanks, Kevin B.!

{ONE-PAN} Skillet Cinnamon Rolls with Salted Caramel & Pecan Cream Cheese Dip - the hot caramel cream cheese dip is heaven with the soft, warm cinnamon rolls!

HOW TO MAKE CINNAMON ROLLS IN A CAST IRON SKILLET?

It’s so simple to make cinnamon rolls in a cast iron skillet. Place them in your skillet just as you would a baking dish or pie plate. I used a can of cinnamon rolls then simply whipped some softened cream cheese with a little brown sugar. Topped the sweetened cream cheese with salted caramel sauce and pecans then baked it all up until golden brown and gooey-delicious.

It’s what the entire planet needs to make this Christmas morning. And every single day after. Seriously – if you’ve never tried making skillet cinnamon rolls, now is the time and this is the recipe :)

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{ONE-PAN} Skillet Cinnamon Rolls with Salted Caramel & Pecan Cream Cheese Dip - the hot caramel cream cheese dip is heaven with the soft, warm cinnamon rolls!

Skillet Cinnamon Rolls with Salted Caramel & Pecan Cream Cheese

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The most fun cinnamon rolls you'll ever make!

Ingredients

  • Cinnamon rolls, I used a can of Pillsbury Cinnabon with icing
  • 1 8- ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel sauce, either store-bought or homemade
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven according to package directions.
  2. Cut each cinnamon roll into four small pieces. Arrange the pieces around the edge of a greased cast-iron skillet (like you would for monkey bread).
  3. Beat cream cheese, brown sugar and a pinch of salt until very smooth. Spread in the center of the skillet, just before it reaches the cinnamon rolls. Spread caramel sauce over the top of the cream cheese, then top with chopped pecans.
  4. Bake in oven according to directions on cinnamon roll package. Remove when cinnamon rolls are lightly browned and baked through. Drizzle cinnamon rolls with icing.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 717Saturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 914mgCarbohydrates: 80gFiber: 1gSugar: 34gProtein: 8g
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Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel

Wednesday 25th of March 2015

excellent that you made this in a skillet, that takes a lot of skill which you clearly have! xo

Kristy Bernardo

Thursday 2nd of April 2015

Thanks, Kelsey!

alex | spice it up

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Oh myyy! These look absolutely amazing and I love the idea of the dip right in the middle. Will need to make this sometime when I have house guests for breakfast because otherwise I could totally see this being dangerously eaten all by myself..

Kristy Bernardo

Thursday 2nd of April 2015

I had a hard time stopping myself so I highly suggest making it with others around!

Daniela

Sunday 15th of March 2015

Wow, this is a killer cinnamon roll recipe and the the caramel pecan cream cheese tops it all. Please save one for me.

Kristy Bernardo

Friday 20th of March 2015

You got it, Daniela!

Susan | LunaCafe

Tuesday 10th of March 2015

Wow, this is one incredible way to start the day. Hot cinnamon rolls, cream cheese, caramel, pecans. Be still my heart! :-)

Kristy Bernardo

Wednesday 11th of March 2015

I like to finish it this way, too, Susan! ;-)

Angela | Mind Over Batter

Tuesday 10th of March 2015

Thank you Kevin B for the suggestion and thank YOU for bringing these to life. I could happily plant my face on these!!

Alma Burkhart (Kevin's wife)

Tuesday 24th of May 2016

I love it that my hubby has a great vision to see something and turn it into his own creation. Glad everyone loved it! You should try his bread pudding!!!

Kristy Bernardo

Wednesday 11th of March 2015

hahaha, thanks Angela :)

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