If you like the dinner rolls at the Texas Roadhouse restaurants, you’ll love this best dinner rolls recipe! My husband Mike tasted them and said, “This tastes EXACTLY Like Texas Roadhouse Rolls!”
The Very Best Dinner Rolls Recipe
2 tsp. active dry yeast or 1 package
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
4-4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand about 5-10 minutes until bubbly. Combine milk and butter. Warm until butter starts to melt to about 115 degrees. (If you put your finger in and it’s really warm but not hot, that’s just right. If it’s too hot, let it cool.) Combine sugar, salt, 1 cup of flour, yeast mixture, milk and butter in a bowl. Beat thoroughly.
Add 1 cup of flour and egg and beat for 2 minutes on high. Add 2 cups of flour and stir into dough. Sprinkle enough flour on the dough to knead the dough a few times. Knead until the dough is still soft but not sticky. I just do this in the bowl. Place in a greased a bowl* and let rise** until doubled; 45 minutes to an hour.
Punch down. Turn out onto a floured board. Divide in half and then roll into a “log”. Cut portions for shaping.
Shape dough into rolls. Place on greased baking sheets or greased pans.
Let rise until doubled.
Bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. As soon as you take them out of the oven, spread butter all over the tops.
Serve with Texas Honey Butter.
*I do not dirty another bowl to raise my dough. I just spray the top of my dough with cooking spray, turn over and spray the other side. Then I leave it in the bowl that I used to mix and knead the dough.
**To make the perfect temperature for raising dough, turn on your oven for about 2 minutes at 350 degrees. Then turn off the oven and turn your oven light on. Then put your dough in the bowl and let it rise in the oven.