Texas Roadhouse Rolls

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Texas Roadhouse Rolls – super soft and fluffy dinner rolls just like at Texas Roadhouse. Complete with cinnamon honey butter for a delicious side dish with any meal.

This post is sponsored by Minerva Dairy. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

If you love carbs, bread, butter, and all things delicious, this recipe is going to be a must make for you. Texas Roadhouse is kind of known for their fluffy rolls that they serve with a cinnamon honey butter.

Trust me, it is as good as it sounds, and now you can make them at home! They are easier than you think and I have all the steps to make sure they turn out perfectly every time!

baked rolls being brushed with butter

 

Let’s start with the butter. I mean, when you are talking about a dinner roll you know you want to slather it in butter. And you need to use the best. Today I am using butter from Minerva Dairy, that is made with 85% butter fat, slow-churned, and made in the US.

I love that Minerva Dairy is family owned and has been around for 125 years. They are currently training their 6th generation! Plus the high butter fat content means you get the best tasting butter there is!

roll cut in half with butter being spread on it

How To Make Texas Roadhouse Rolls

  1. The first step is to scald your milk. This sounds complicated, but is actually really easy. Put 2 cups of milk in a sauce pan and heat until it is almost boiling. You will see foam start to form around the edges, it starts to steam, and bubbles are across the surface as well. Remove from the heat and let it cool to 95 degrees F (this takes about 20 minutes).
  2. While the milk is cooling dissolve yeast and 1 tsp of sugar into the warm water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it starts to “bloom” or foam up.
  3. Once the milk has cooled mix together the milk, yeast mixture, melted butter, eggs, sugar and 4 cups for flour together in a stand mixer using a dough hook. It should start to form a smooth batter.
  4. Add in 4 more cups of flour and the salt and mix until it forms a stiff dough. If you need additional flour add a little at a time to get it to come together.
  5. Once you have a stiff dough, knead for about 10 minutes, until it is soft and satiny. Place in a well oiled bowl, cover, and place in a warm draft free place to let it double in size. This should take 60-90 minutes depending on the temperature.
  6. Once the dough has risen, punch it down and turn it onto a lightly floured surface.
  7. Roll into a rectangle that is 1/2 inch thick. Take the short edge of the dough and fold it in half, so you now have a rectangle that is 1 inch thick. Gently roll to seal the edges. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  8. Cut the dough into 24 squares and place them on a lined or greased baking sheet. Cover and let rest for about 60 minutes, until they are puffed up.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until they are golden. Brush the tops with melted butter.
collage of step by step photos for making rolls

Cinnamon Honey Butter

Texas Roadhouse serves their rolls with this delicious cinnamon honey butter. It is a mixture of butter, powdered sugar, honey, and cinnamon. It is absolutely delicious, especially with the Minerva Dairy butter. Talk about taking it over the top!

But if you want to serve your rolls with just a slathering of regular butter I will not judge you. In fact it is what we do most of the time here.

roll with cinnamon honey butter spread on it

Can You Freeze Texas Roadhouse Rolls?

Yes, you definitely can. This recipe does make 24 rolls, so leftovers is probably likely. I like to arrange them on a baking sheet and place that in the freezer for a few hours for them to freeze. Then transfer to a freezer safe bag and store in the freezer for 4-5 months. This way you can take out a one or a few whenever you like!

How Do You Reheat Texas Roadhouse Rolls?

If your rolls are frozen just leave them on the counter for a couple hours for them to come to room temperature. Place room temperature rolls in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes to get them nice and warm.

baked roll on white plate with bowl of cinnamon honey butter next to it

Tips for Using Yeast

  • Pay attention to the temperature of you liquid.  You need the water or milk to be warm, but not really hot.  If there is a temperature listed in the recipe, actually measure the temp of your water to make sure it is accurate.  If the water is too hot you will kill the yeast and it will not rise.  If the water is too cold the yeast will not grow and your bread will not rise.  You can use a candy thermometer, and instant read probe, or even a meat thermometer; whatever you have!
  • Use good yeast.  You want to make sure your yeast is not expired and is stored in the proper conditions. Storing it in the fridge works the best.  If the yeast is expired, toss it and get new stuff.  Yeast is was makes your bread rise, so it is important to make sure it is fresh. 
  • Knead your dough. You can use an electric mixer with a dough hook or your hands, but make sure you follow the recipe.  If it says knead for 10 minutes, watch the clock and knead for 10 minutes.  When I first started making bread I just estimated and had a lot of failures. 
  • Let your bread rise. Yeast likes to feed on the sugar and rise in a slightly warm dark place.  If it is winter and your house is cold, place your bowl of dough near a heat vent. If you have a bread proof setting on your oven, use it. You can even just put it in your oven with the light on for a little extra heat.
roll on white plate with cinnamon honey butter next to it

How To Serve Texas Roadhouse Rolls

These rolls are so soft and fluffy they go with just about anything. If you are making soup or stew they will be the perfect side dish. They even deserve a place next to your Roasted Turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

collage of dinner rolls with cinnamon honey butter

Trust me when I say a good butter makes all the difference. Once you try their butter you will never go back! It is great to have on hand for everyday things like toast, but it is perfect for the holidays when you want your recipes to really shine!

cropped image of butter being spread on a roll
4.75 from 4 votes

Texas Roadhouse Rolls

By Erin
Texas Roadhouse Rolls – super soft and fluffy dinner rolls just like at Texas Roadhouse. Complete with cinnamon honey butter for a delicious side dish with any meal.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients 

  • 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast, 2 packets
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup warm water, 105-110 degrees F
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus 1 tsp
  • 5 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • 8-9 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt

Instructions 

  • Pour 2 cups of milk in a sauce pan and heat until it is almost boiling. You will see foam start to form around the edges, it starts to steam, and bubbles are across the surface as well. Remove from the heat and let it cool to 95 degrees F (this takes about 20 minutes).
  • While the milk is cooling dissolve yeast and 1 tsp of sugar into the warm water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it starts to "bloom" or foam up.
  • Once the milk has cooled mix together the milk, yeast mixture, 4 Tbsp melted butter, eggs, sugar and 4 cups for flour together in a stand mixer using a dough hook. It should start to form a smooth batter.
  • Add in 4 more cups of flour and the salt and mix until it forms a stiff dough. If you need additional flour add a little at a time to get it to come together.
  • Once you have a stiff dough, knead for about 10 minutes, until it is soft and satiny. Place in a well oiled bowl, cover, and place in a warm draft free place to let it double in size. This should take 60-90 minutes depending on the temperature.
  • Once the dough has risen, punch it down and turn it onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll into a rectangle that is 1/2 inch thick. Take the short edge of the dough and fold it in half, so you now have a rectangle that is 1 inch thick. Gently roll to seal the edges. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Cut the dough into 24 squares and place them on a lined or greased baking sheet. Cover and let rest for about 60 minutes, until they are puffed up.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes until they are golden. Brush the tops with the remaining 1 Tbsp melted butter.

Notes

You can cut the recipe in half

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 328mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Course: Bread Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 208
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7 Comments

  1. The cinnamon honey butter is what dreams are made of! Nothing better on these rolls especially when they’re warm. Love it!

  2. I can’t wait to start baking these in my own kitchen. I can go to Texas Roadhouse and live on just the rolls and butter alone. I can’t wait to throw this together soon.

  3. Oh my, these Texas roadhouse rolls are so light, fluffy and amazing!! I am so excited to try this recipe!