Texas Roadhouse Rolls

December 30, 2011

Ok.  I lied.  These aren’t Texas Roadhouse Rolls.  They’re my great-great grandma’s rolls. But they totally rival Texas Roadhouse Rolls. THEY ARE SO GOOD. This recipe is so versatile. We use it for rolls, bread, cinnamon rolls, pizza dough blah blah. It works for everything!  Takes five minutes to throw in your bread maker, 2 hours of bread maker magic, 10 minutes to roll up and 15 minutes to cook. That really equals 15 minutes of you needing to be in the kitchen!  Who doesn’t love that right?!

I’m having serious issues with blogger so sorry if the layout is a little… off!


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 sugar
  • 1 egg (break up yolk)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 Tbs yeast


  • Add all the ingredients- in order- to your bread maker and set to dough setting!
  • Roll into balls in a muffin tin
  • Bake at 370 for 10-ish minutes or until golden brown
Add 1 1/2 cups milk to bread maker

Then add 1/4 cup melted butter

Next, add in your 1/3 cup sugar

Break up the yolk of one egg and add it to bread maker

Add 1 tsp salt

Add 4 cups flour
And finally, add 1 Tbs yeast

Now that you’ve added all your ingredients, set your bread maker settings to DOUGH

And when it’s finished with its bread maker magic, it should look like this:
This is how we roll ours.
You’ve got to spread some flour out on your table and just put the dough you get from your bread maker right on top of it.
Now take a chunk of dough and place your thumbs in the middle of the chunk- like so
Now fold it in and repeat
Eventually it’ll start looking like a nice round little ball.  If you’ve noticed, roll dough doesn’t roll like cookie dough!
Forgive the photographer!
Place 3 balls in one muffin cup

Put them in the oven and when they come out they should be so delicious!  These ones look a little funny because my cute nieces rolled the last batch and I forgot to take pictures of the first batch- of course!


  • Mal

    yum, I love this kind of roll! And I love that it’s a bread machine recipe. I’ll have to try these out soon.


  • These look great! I am off to try them now! I am also have a homemade year in 2012 on my blog Blissful and Domestic. I would love for you to link these up to my Homemade Year linky party. These look great!


  • Now I wish I’d asked Santa for a bread maker. Those look good~

  • oh abby, there is a much easier, faster way to make those little dough balls. break the dough into 4 big balls, squeeze the dough through your thumb and pointer finger (like you touched the tips togather to make a circle)and pinch off. you’ll fly through those balls and leave a lot more fluffiness to them. yum, i love fresh rolls!!

  • YUM!!

  • I made these tonight for my family for Sunday dinner, they definitely were a hit. I wish i had brushed some butter on them when they were fresh out of the oven.
    Nonetheless, everyone should try them!


  • I really need a bread maker!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • 6L’s, I’m totally gonna have to try that! Seems like it’d be, DUH! haha but this whole rolling technique is something we’ve just done in our family for so long I never thought about doing it ‘easier’! ha ha! Chelsey, I’m so glad you loved them! Yeah butter always helps. Sometimes even a little more salt!!

  • So Good! This took all the guess work out of it. I used half whole wheat flour. Mostly so I could tell myself I could eat more of them. Good thing, my 3 year old and I ate them up! Now I’m ready to try more with my bread machine. Thanks!

  • Which kind of flour should you use?

    • Just regular white flour. I’m interested to see what whole wheat flour would do though!

  • Made these today. Yummo!

  • I made these about a week ago for my husband and I and they were amazing!!!! My husband is in love!!! We are having the family over tonight and making them again. This recipe is a keeper and will be a regular in our house. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Andrea

    1. Can I use this recipe for hamburger buns?
    2. What would be the baking/rolling instructions then?

  • Teresa Sanders

    just pulled a pan from the oven and they are delicious; wi make for my holiday dinners.

  • Rowena

    Loved the rolls specially after brushing with butter …my son ate almost all of it. Gone in 24h…Anyone make this into a loaf yet?

  • Hazel

    Should the milk be warm?

  • Donna McGee

    if you add 2 teaspoons Vital Wheat Gluten, you get a softer bread, crumb, and it stays fresh longer. (2 lb )
    This sounds really good and will be trying it.

  • Tammy Eckert

    Thank you for posting the Best Bun Recipe Ever! I came across it 1 month ago and have made buns 4 times and they are awesome everytime and loved by all! Perfect and Easy, thanks so much for sharing xx

  • Tiki

    Can this be cooked in the bread maker or will it spill over?

  • Sharon Dautermann

    Looking for a dinner roll recipe – came across yours and decided to try the recipe! Decided to make 1/2 into rolls gorgeous dinner and cinnamon rolls from the other 1/2. HUGE HIT- between my husband and teenage son not much left for breakfast and all the rolls disappeared quickly! Thank you for sharing

  • Thanks for the recipe. I made them today and they are so good. I made rolls and cinnamon rolls. Your Grandma would be proud that your family has passed down the recipe through so many generations. I wonder if it was her GGGrandma’s recipe too!

  • Lisa Cunningham

    Do you use all purpose flour or bread flour? Also, do you use the yeast for bread machines?

  • Holly

    is this supposed to be a really soft, wet dough in the breadmaker? Or do I need to add extra flour until it’s not so wet? I have it in my breadmaker now and hoping they turn out ok!