These pillowy, fluffy, and buttery rolls are a perfect copycat for Texas Roadhouse Rolls! Slather these with Cinnamon Honey Butter, and you’ll be in love.
There are some restaurants that you go to just to enjoy the free bread. Just like Olive Garden Breadsticks, the rolls from Texas Roadhouse are a very special thing. What is a Texas Roadhouse Roll? These soft, tender dinner rolls are served in the restaurant warm and fragrant with a generous side of Cinnamon Honey Butter. The whole table will fight over who gets the last one before they bring another basket, because they are just that good.
This recipe is a yeasted bread roll recipe that altogether includes about 90 minutes of rise time. If you’re in a hurry, try my 30 Minute Bread Rolls. They are delicious too and will do the trick, even if they aren’t quite as amazing as this Texas Roadhouse copycat.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It’s Versatile. My Texas Roadhouse rolls recipe is not overly sweet, making it a great option to serve with all sorts of meals.
- It’s Simple. As far as yeasted bread recipes go, this one is pretty easy to follow. Learn this recipe and you’ll be a bread making pro soon enough.
- Easy Ingredients. You likely have everything you need to make this recipe already at home. It’s amazing what you can create by combining simple ingredients in different ways!
- Milk: You want your milk to be scalded, meaning that it’s been heated to just below boiling and then left to cool down to a lukewarm temperature. You can use any fat percentage milk that you like.
- Melted Butter: We’ll use butter in the dough, and add more to the rolls after they cook to make sure they are extra buttery.
- Egg: An egg makes yeast breads richer, adds color, and helps bind all of the ingredients together.
- Honey: Honey adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this recipe.
- Yeast: Instant dry yeast is the easiest to use, but active dry yeast can be used as well.
- Flour: No need for special flours here, all purpose flour is perfect. You may need more or less for rolling out the rolls.
- Salt: Just a bit to give the rolls extra flavor and balance the sweetness of the honey.
The ingredient measurements for this are in grams and ml. Using this system will give you the best possible result, as your ingredients will be measured more precisely.
How to Make This Texas Roadhouse Rolls Recipe
- Mix: Use a stand mixer for this part. In a stand mixer bowl, combine the milk, butter, egg, honey and yeast. Using the dough hook attachment, mix for 30 seconds on low speed to combine the ingredients.
- Knead: Add the flour and salt and knead for 3-4 minutes on medium speed. The dough should pull away from the sides of the bowl when it’s ready. Add more flour if needed until the sides of the bowl come out clean.
- First Rise: Using oil or a non-stick spray, grease a bowl and the dough ball, cover, and allow to rise for one hour until the dough doubles in size.
- Roll: Punch the dough down, knead briefly, then roll out into a 1-inch thick rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
- Cut: Using a pastry bench scraper/dough cutter or knife, divide the dough into 2 inch square pieces.
- Transfer: Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat, leaving about ½ inch between squares.
- Second Rise: Cover with a towel and allow the rolls to rise for 30 minutes.
- Bake: In a preheated oven, bake the rolls for 15 minutes.
- Brush: Remove from the oven and immediately brush with melted butter and serve with cinnamon honey butter.
- Start with scalded milk. To make a yeast roll with milk, it’s important to scald it first in order to kill the milk proteins, which can make the rolls hard and not fluffy. To get the milk to the right temperature, bring it just to a boil on the stove, and then let it cool down until it’s lukewarm.
- Use your favorite yeast. This recipe can be made with either Instant dry yeast or active dry yeast. The recipe is written with instant yeast, but is the same with active, it will just need about 10 minutes to activate with the milk and honey.
Add melted butter to the tops of the rolls while they are still warm. This way the butter seeps in and makes them super yummy.
What to Serve with Texas Roadhouse Rolls
Enjoy them for breakfast: Substitute these buttery rolls for the traditional biscuits you’d serve with jam or Sausage Gravy. I think these rolls would make amazing mini breakfast sandwiches too!
Or with Salad: A healthy salad with a side of amazing bread is one of my favorite lunch or light dinner meals! Enjoy Texas Roadhouse Bread with a Simple Tossed Green Salad or Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette.
Rolls with dinner: Enjoy these soft rolls as intended, as dinner rolls. While I think these would be delicious with almost any entree, I’d especially recommend that you try them along with Easy Roast Chicken, Instant Pot Cube Steak, Oven Beef Stew, or Instant Pot Beef Stew.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You can add all of the ingredients to your bread machine in the order listed and select the dough setting. Remove the dough when it’s finished, and complete the recipe starting at the step where you cut and form the rolls.
You can freeze unbaked rolls for up to a month. When you’re ready to bake, arrange rolls on a sheet pan, cover, and let thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Then bake as instructed.
You can also partially bake the rolls, until they are cooked through but not yet browned. Freeze them. When ready to serve, bake for just a few minutes at 350°F until they are browned. Top with melted butter before serving.
If your instant yeast is old and you aren’t sure if it’s still active, you can test a bit of it first. Sprinkle some yeast and a pinch of sugar over a bowl of warm water. Give it a stir and let it sit for a few minutes. If the mixture bubbles and the yeast dissolves completely into the water, it’s good! If not, it might be time to buy some fresher yeast.
I just love these fluffy soft rolls that are just like Texas Roadhouse and I know that you will too! Pin this recipe so everyone can enjoy it.
- 1 ¼ cups (300ml) milk warm but not hot
- 2 tablespoons (28g) melted unsalted butter divided
- 1 eggs at room temp
- ¼ cup (6 oz, 85g) honey
- 2 teaspoons instant dry yeast Note 1
- 4 cups (480g) all purpose flour I added +1.5 cups
- ½ teaspoon salt
- In a bowl of a stand mixer, combine the milk, butter, egg, honey, and yeast. Using the dough hook attachment, mix for 30 seconds on low speed to combine the ingredients (make sure to break the egg with a fork or whisk before mixing).
- Add the flour and salt, and knead for 3-4 minutes on medium speed. Add flour if needed until the sides of the bowl comes out clean.
- Using oil or non stick spray, grease a bowl and the dough ball, and allow to rise for one hour or until the dough doubles in size.
- Punch the dough, knead it for 10 seconds, then on a lightly floured surface roll it out to a 1-inch thick rectangle.
- Using a pastry bench scraper/dough cutter or knife divide the dough into 2-inch square pieces.
- Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone mat, leaving about ½ inch between each 2 squares.
- Cover with a towel, and allow the dough to rise for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, and immediately brush with melted butter and serve with cinnamon honey butter.
- If using active dry yeast, mix the yeast with warm milk and honey, and let it sit for 10 minutes until it bubbles. Then add the rest of the ingredients and knead etc.
- Brush with melted butter while the rolls are still warm.
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