Buttery Dinner Rolls with Rosemary

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5 from 6 votes
These buttery dinner rolls with rosemary are one of my favorite holiday hacks. You will love their soft, pillowy texture enhanced with buttery rosemary.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Rising time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 25 minutes

These easy buttery dinner rolls with rosemary are one of my favorite holiday hacks. You will love their soft, pillowy texture enhanced with butter and rosemary.

The easy dinner roll recipe below is one of my favorites. Why? You start with premade frozen dinner rolls and then you add your own twist so that they are uniquely yours. Additionally, they are so super easy and so much better than premade packaged rolls.

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What makes this recipe great? I used Rhodes frozen dinner rolls.  They are basically unbaked dough balls.  Keep in mind though, you will need need to thaw and let the rolls rise before baking them.  

  • 25 Minutes : After rising they take little time or effort.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only need four ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: I suggest making more as these go quick.
  • Adaptable: Can use different herbs to make them suit your families needs.

What You Need to Make Dinner Rolls

Ingredients

  • Frozen unbaked dinner rolls
  • Fresh Rosemary

Equipment

How to Make Easy Rolls – Step by Step

  • Prep: First, spray an iron skillet with cooking spray and then place frozen rolls in the baking dish, leaving enough room for the rolls to rise. Next cover skillet with a clean dish towel or plastic wrap and place in a warm place to rise until doubled in size.
  • .Brush: Second, after rising, brush rolls with melted butter and sprinkle with chopped rosemary.
  • Bake: Finally, bake according to the package directions on the rolls (set oven to 400 degrees and bake for 15 to 20 minutes), until rolls are a deep golden brown on top.

Common Questions About Easy Dinner Rolls with Rosemary

CAN I USE A ROLL IN A TUBE INSTEAD OF THE FROZEN?

Of course, however, there is just something about these yeasty rolls that take it to that extra level for special occasions. Plus it really requires very little effort.

DO YOU HAVE TO USE A CAST IRON SKILLET?

No, it is definitely not required. It usually just produces successful results. You can use an pan as long as they have enough room to rise.

RECIPE BE DOUBLED?

Have a crowd coming? You can indeed increase this recipe as required for you family size.

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ROLLS TO RISE TOO MUCH?

Yes, if left to rise too long it can have a sour taste due to fermentation.

IS THERE A METHOD FOR RISING THEN IN THE FRIDGE?

Indeed, there is, Rhodes describes the method here.

Expert Tips for Making These Rolls

  • Add Different Herbs: Rosemary is not the only herb that you can use for these dinner rolls, Italian Seasoning, fresh garlic or parsley can be used as well.
  • Short cut tip: Enhance store bought rolls with this recipe to give them a kick.
  • Variation tip: This dough can be shaped into breadsticks for an alternative use. Add cheddar to make cheesy breadsticks!
  • Alternate ingredient: Olive oil can be utilized in place of butter for dairy sensitivity or vegan use.
  • Finish: Top with extra butter before serving for a glossy finish and presentation.

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5 from 6 votes

Buttery Dinner Rolls with Rosemary

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Rising time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 25 minutes
These buttery dinner rolls with rosemary are one of my favorite holiday hacks. You will love their soft, pillowy texture enhanced with buttery rosemary.
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Ingredients

  • 12 frozen, unbaked dinner rolls (I use Rhodes)
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Rosemary, coarsely chopped
  • Coarse Sea Salt

Instructions

  • Spray an iron skillet with cooking spray.
  • Place frozen rolls in the skillet, leaving enough room for the rolls to rise.
  • Cover skillet with a clean dish towel and place in a warm place to rise until doubled in size.
  • This may take several hours.
  • After rising, brush rolls with melted butter and sprinkle with chopped rosemary.
  • Bake according to the package directions on the rolls (usually 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes), until rolls are a deep golden brown on top.

Expert Tips

  • Add Different Herbs: Rosemary is not the only herb that you can use for these dinner rolls, Italian Seasoning or fresh garlic can be used as well.
  • Short cut tip: Enhance store bought rolls with this recipe to give them a kick.
  • Variation tip: This dough can be shaped into breadsticks for an alternative use.
  • Alternate ingredient: Olive oil can be utilized in place of butter for dairy sensitivity or vegan use.
  • Finish: Top with extra butter before serving for a glossy finish and presentation.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rolls

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3 thoughts on “Buttery Dinner Rolls with Rosemary”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing rosemary rolls recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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