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Texas Roadhouse Rolls Recipe

If you’re a fan of Texas Roadhouse rolls, you’re in for a treat because making these delicious rolls at home is easier than you might think.

This recipe requires just a few basic ingredients and a bit of patience but the results are well worth it.

The key to getting that perfect pillowy texture is letting the dough rise until it has doubled in size.

Once you’ve got the dough ready, don’t forget to pair these rolls with some homemade cinnamon honey butter.

Making these at home means I get to enjoy them fresh out of the oven, soft and fluffy, just like from the restaurant.

Give this recipe a try; I’m confident you’ll love the outcome and find yourself making them often!

How to Make Texas Roadhouse Rolls

texas roadhouse rolls recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 packet Active Dry Yeast
  • 4 tbsp Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Butter (melted)
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1:

Warm the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it starts to bubble around the edges.

Remove from heat and let it cool slightly until it is warm but not hot to the touch.

Step 2:

In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk with 1 teaspoon of sugar.

Let the mixture sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes foamy.

Step 3:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk mixture, melted butter, honey, salt, egg, egg yolk, and the remaining sugar.

Mix well until everything is fully combined.

Step 4:

Gradually add in the flour, one cup at a time.

Mix on medium speed with a dough hook until a soft dough forms.

Step 5:

Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 6-8 minutes until smooth and elastic.

The dough will be slightly sticky, so add a little flour if needed.

Step 6:

Coat a large bowl with cooking spray and place the dough in the bowl.

Cover with a clean cloth and let the dough rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.

Step 7:

Punch down the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.

Roll out the dough into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.

Step 8:

Cut the dough into 2-inch squares.

Place the squares onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 9:

Cover and let the dough squares rise for another 30 minutes.

Step 10:

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Brush the tops of the dough squares with melted butter.

Step 11:

Bake the rolls for about 15 minutes or until they are golden brown and risen.

Serve warm with additional melted butter.

Tips and Tricks for Making This Recipe

Use Fresh Yeast

Always check the expiration date on your yeast packet to make sure it is fresh for best results.

Warm Milk Temperature

The milk should be warm to the touch, roughly 110°F (43°C), to activate the yeast effectively. Too hot, and you risk killing the yeast.

Knead Properly

Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, which helps develop gluten for a perfect roll texture.

Let Dough Rise

Allowing the dough to rise twice ensures that the rolls are light and fluffy. Be patient during these steps.

Bake Evenly

Rotate the baking sheet halfway through baking to ensure all rolls bake evenly for a consistent golden brown color.

What to Serve with Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Mashed Potatoes

You can never go wrong with a classic side dish like mashed potatoes.

Their creamy texture complements the soft rolls beautifully.

Add some gravy, and you have a perfect pairing.

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled vegetables bring a smoky flavor that balances the rich buttery rolls.

Try bell peppers, zucchini, and mushrooms.

A drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt is all you need to enhance their taste.

Chicken Caesar Salad

A hearty Chicken Caesar Salad makes for a refreshing and flavorful counterpart to the rolls.

The crunchy romaine lettuce and tangy dressing provide an excellent contrast.

Throw in some grilled chicken for added protein.

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries add a touch of sweetness and a crispy texture that goes well with the rolls.

They are easy to make and bring a different flavor profile to the table.

A dash of sea salt and a bit of cinnamon can elevate their taste even more.

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Garlic butter shrimp is a less conventional choice, but it’s a delightful match.

The shrimp’s savory and garlicky taste pairs remarkably well with the soft, buttery rolls.

It’s a combination that will surely become a favorite.

Variations and Substitutions

Alternative Flours

You can easily substitute all-purpose flour with bread flour for a slightly chewier texture in your rolls.

If you’re gluten-free, a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend can work, although results may vary.

Sugar Substitutes

Instead of granulated sugar, you might try honey or agave syrup for a different sweetness profile.

Using brown sugar instead can add a richer flavor to the rolls.

Dairy-Free Options

If you’re avoiding dairy, substitute the milk with almond milk or oat milk.

You can replace butter with coconut oil or a vegan butter substitute.

Egg Alternatives

To make this recipe egg-free, use a flax egg (1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal mixed with 3 tablespoons of water).

You can also use unsweetened applesauce as an effective egg substitute.

Flavored Butters

Experiment with different flavored butters such as garlic herb butter, or even maple butter for a unique twist.

Adding a touch of chili powder to the honey cinnamon butter can provide a sweet and spicy kick.

How to Store Leftover Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Room Temperature Storage

Store leftover Texas Roadhouse rolls in an airtight container.

Leave them at room temperature to keep them fresh for up to five days.

Refrigerator Storage

For longer storage, place the rolls in the refrigerator.

Use an airtight container to prevent them from drying out.

They will last up to seven days in the fridge.

Freezer Storage

You can also freeze the rolls to keep them even longer.

Wrap them individually in plastic wrap, then place them in a freezer-safe bag.

Frozen rolls can be stored for up to three months.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Not Proofing the Yeast Properly

If you add the yeast directly to the dough without allowing it to proof properly in warm water, your rolls may not rise well.

I recommend waiting until the mixture becomes frothy before proceeding with the recipe.

Using Cold Ingredients

Ingredients like milk and butter should be at room temperature to mix evenly with the flour.

Cold ingredients could result in a poorly mixed dough which affects the texture of the rolls.

Overbaking the Rolls

Overbaking can dry out your rolls, making them less soft and fluffy.

I find that checking the rolls a few minutes before the recommended bake time helps avoid this mistake.

Adjust your baking time as needed based on your oven’s performance.

texas roadhouse rolls recipe

Texas Roadhouse Rolls Recipe

This recipe requires just a few basic ingredients and a bit of patience but the results are well worth it.
The key to getting that perfect pillowy texture is letting the dough rise until it has doubled in size.
Once you’ve got the dough ready, don’t forget to pair these rolls with some homemade cinnamon honey butter.
Making these at home means I get to enjoy them fresh out of the oven, soft and fluffy, just like from the restaurant.
Give this recipe a try; I'm confident you'll love the outcome and find yourself making them often!
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 24
Ingredients
  
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 packet Active Dry Yeast
  • 4 tbsp Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Butter melted
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour
Instructions
 
  • Warm the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it starts to bubble around the edges.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool slightly until it is warm but not hot to the touch.
  • In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk with 1 teaspoon of sugar.
  • Let the mixture sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes foamy.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk mixture, melted butter, honey, salt, egg, egg yolk, and the remaining sugar.
  • Mix well until everything is fully combined.
  • Gradually add in the flour, one cup at a time.
  • Mix on medium speed with a dough hook until a soft dough forms.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 6-8 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  • The dough will be slightly sticky, so add a little flour if needed.
  • Coat a large bowl with cooking spray and place the dough in the bowl.
  • Cover with a clean cloth and let the dough rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
  • Punch down the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll out the dough into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut the dough into 2-inch squares.
  • Place the squares onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Cover and let the dough squares rise for another 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Brush the tops of the dough squares with melted butter.
  • Bake the rolls for about 15 minutes or until they are golden brown and risen.
  • Serve warm with additional melted butter.

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