Texas Roadhouse Rolls Recipe + Video

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This Texas Roadhouse rolls recipe makes fluffy, addictive bread just like the restaurant version! Make this bread recipe for dinner tonight!

Texas Roadhouse Rolls Recipe

I’m an admitted carbivore and every meal is just a little bit better with bread, rolls, or breadsticks. I’ve already shared quite a few of my favorite recipes with you.

Bacon Cheeseburger Pull Apart Bread is bursting with bacon and ooey gooey cheese. It’s an easy recipe that you are sure to make again and again.

Amish White Bread is a simple recipe that creates a soft and tender, slightly sweet white bread. It is so easy, it is nearly a no-fail recipe.

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Monkey Bread is the perfect pull-apart breakfast of your dreams.

They are soft and tender bread bites with sausage, fluffy scrambled eggs, and ooey gooey cheese, topped with a garlic herb butter!

rolls ingredients: flour, milk, yeast, honey, butter, eggs

Texas Roadhouse Rolls Recipe Notes

  • The dough should be tacky, not sticky.

If it is sticky (leaves dough on your fingers when you touch it and pull your fingers away), add a little more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it becomes tacky.

In other words, the dough should not remain on your fingers when you touch it.

  • A warm kitchen helps dough to rise.

If your kitchen is cold, turn your oven on for a few minutes to a low temperature and warm it to 100-125°F.

Then, turn it off and place your oven-safe bowl in the oven. Allow the dough to rise until doubled in size.

yeast blooming in a stand mixer bowl
  • What kind of yeast is best for making rolls?

You will need two packets of active dry yeast to make this Texas Roadhouse Rolls recipe. This is the most commonly used type of yeast for making bread and rolls at home.

But, you can also use instant yeast when baking. Active yeast will need to be dissolved in water before you can use it and instant yeast does not.

  • Can you substitute instant yeast for active dry yeast?

If you want to substitute instant yeast for active dry yeast in this recipe, you can. You just need to make a few simple adjustments.

Use about 25 percent less yeast. So, instead of two packets, you will need to use 3/4 teaspoon of instant yeast for each packet in the recipe.

And, you do not need to allow the yeast to proof before using it. You can simply add it to the ingredients and go.

Flour added to stand mixer

Freezing unbaked dough balls

If you want to prepare the dough balls ahead of time and freeze them, you can. It’s an easy way to save time in the kitchen.

All you need to do is to place the dough balls on a greased baking pan and place them in the freezer. When they are frozen, remove them from the pan and place them in a freezer bag.

To reheat them, allow them to defrost in the refrigerator overnight. Then, bake them as you would normally.

You can make a big batch all at once and freeze half of them. They will stay good for up to 6 months this way.

Risen dough in a bowl

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If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can still make this Texas Roadhouse Rolls recipe. A powerful hand mixer will work just as well.

Or, you can stir the ingredients by hand. A stand mixer just makes the stirring process a little bit easier.

Dough cut into squares with a pizza cutter

Can I make the dough in a bread machine?

Yes, you can make the dough in a bread machine if you want to instead of using a mixer. But, you will need to take the dough out to shape it before you can bake the rolls.

If you prefer to bake this as bread in your bread machine, you can do that as well. But, it will take longer to cook depending on the type of bread machine you have.

Texas Roadhouse rolls risen on sheet pan

What can I serve with rolls?

Of course, the best thing to serve with Texas Roadhouse bread is some delicious Texas Roadhouse Butter. The cinnamon butter is creamy and very easy to make.

The rolls are perfect as a side with your favorite roast or Italian meal. Or, you can use them to make sliders or sandwiches if you’d like to.

Enjoy!

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Finished Texas Roadhouse rolls recipe

RECIPE VIDEO

Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make this recipe!

Texas Roadhouse Rolls Recipe + Video

Donna Elick
This Texas Roadhouse rolls recipe makes fluffy, addictive bread just like the restaurant version! Make this bread recipe for dinner tonight!
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 1 hr 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 48 Rolls

Ingredients
 

  • 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast, 2 packets
  • 2-1/2 cups warm milk, 110° to 115°
  • 1/2 cup good honey
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted (divided)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 8-9 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions
 

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add yeast, milk and honey. Swirl with your fingers or a spoon to dissolve the yeast. Allow the yeast to bloom. It will start to bubble and become aromatic, about 5 minutes.
  • Add 6 tablespoons butter, eggs and 4 cups of flour, mix on low using dough hook, until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to for the dough to come together (mine takes the whole 4 1/2 additional cups) add salt. Allow to knead for about 7-9 minutes until dough is tacky, but not sticky.
  • Turn onto a floured board; knead a few turns. Place in a bowl with 1 tablespoon butter bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile brush 2 cookie sheets with melted butter.
  • Punch dough down and turn out onto a floured board. Roll dough into a rectangle, about 1” tall. Cut into 48 pieces, (6 rows cut into 8 rolls each). Place rolls on buttered cookie sheets about 1/2 – 1” apart. Cover and let rise until almost doubled in size, about 45-60 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Bake both pans together. 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with remaining melted butter.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Video

Donna’s Notes

The dough should be tacky, not sticky. If it is sticky (leaves dough on your fingers when you touch it and pull your fingers away), add a little more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it becomes tacky.
A warm kitchen helps dough to rise. If your kitchen is cold, turn your oven on for a few minutes to a low temperature and warm it to 100-125°F. Then, turn it off and place your oven-safe bowl in the oven. Allow the dough to rise until doubled in size. In other words, the dough should not remain on your fingers when you touch it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 113cal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 166mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Texas Roadhouse rolls recipe

Originally published October 2013, updated and republished September 2020

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84 Comments

  1. I made these tonight and my family loved them! Before I even had a chance to tell them they were copycats, they had already commented that they tasted just like Texas Roadhouse rolls. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. I have a KitchenAid mixer and the mixer instructions tell you to use a shorter mixing time because of the movement of the dough hook. Would that apply to this recipe ? Also, when using some recipes the measurements are given in ounces and grams. That would make it foolproof, but I found that a cup of flour weighs different amounts each time you measure that way. Dipping and spooning also make a difference. I am dying to try your recipe as I think that's the only reason my husband goes to Roadhouse

  3. I made this with a bread machine and they turned out wonderfully. I just dumped all of the ingredients in and let it go! Although I would definitely recommend checking it a few times to see if it needs more flour or not since the recipe doesn't have a concrete amount.

  4. It's very easy. And easily doubles and halves. 1 stick of unsalted butter, 1/2 cup of honey, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and teaspoon of cinnamon. Just whip them all together in a stand mixer until well incorporated.

    1. You can make the dough. Rise the first time. Then cut and place on cookies sheets. Refrigerate. You can do the second rise tomorrow (which will take longer because they are cold) and then bake them. Enjoy!

  5. I made a half recipe of these this morning with some of the Cinnamon Honey Butter and everything turned out just great. The rolls were soft, tender and were delicious by themselves, with just plain butter and the Road House Butter. As you can tell, I ate three rolls hardly without stopping. Thanks for the great recipe. Ron Wikoff

    1. i too want only to make 1/2 the recipe as there are only 3 of us. However,some recipes do not conclude as would be if full recipe. are there any specific instructions for 1/2 recipe???

  6. I hope this question wasn't already asked but I'm sure it was. I just didn't take time to read throught all the comments so..

    Can this recipe be used in a bread machine?

  7. I am not a baker by any means. Heck, I can barely put a decent meal together but I made these rolls today. I just cut the recipe in half. OMG, they were amazing. Even my husband was blown away by how yummy they tasted. Thank you for posting this recipe. I will surely make the rolls again and again.

  8. Donna, I have made these rolls several times and each and every time, they are perfect! I have not altered your recipe. Thank you so much for this winner.

  9. Lovely recipe! Turned out near perfect. Even my husband said it tasted like Texas Road House. I used on the lower amount of flour.

  10. I made this recipe today and everyone raved on how delicious they were. I also made the honey/cinnamon butter (excellent). I did use the instant yeast and bread flour and I kneaded it till it was nice and silky feeling. They rose beautifully and were so light and tender. I cut them on the larger side and they were perfect…will definitely make these again. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  11. Donna- when is the salt added? I see one Tablespoon, which seems like a lot, but don't see it in the instructions. Thanks!

  12. Mine turned out really well! Light fluffy golden brown! Just missing the sweetness. Can you add maybe a little sugar to the dough?

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