Fresh Herb Dinner Rolls

These soft and pillowy fresh herb dinner rolls are the ultimate side dish! With the perfect soft texture and filled with plenty of fresh herbs, they pair with just about any meal!

A glass baking dish filled with Fresh Herb Dinner Rolls.

Every year around this time I start to crave soup.  Soup and homemade bread.  Although if we’re being fair, I could really eat soup and homemade bread any time of the year.

I’m not a big heavy soup type of person.  I prefer things along the lines of minestrone, or chard and lentil soup, or turmeric quinoa vegetable soup.

Anyway, I like rolls to go along with said soup.  

My reigning favorite rolls to pair with soup … or really anything … are these honey yeast rolls.  

A Herb Dinner Roll on a white plate with more in the background.

But our herbs out back are still exploding and I was looking for something a little different.  But not too different.  Something herby.  See where I’m going with this?

My favorite rolls + lots of fresh herbs = quite possibly my new favorite dinner roll.

On second thought, let’s just say that these are now tied with the plain honey ones.

So make these to go with soup.  Or whatever you’re having for dinner.  Or just to eat plain, slathered with a smidge of butter.  

Soft, pillowy dinner rolls packed with fresh herbs.  You can’t say no to that.  Nope nope nope.

A Herb Yeast Roll on a white plate with more in a baking dish.

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Fresh Herb Dinner Rolls

Fresh Herb Dinner Rolls

Yield: 12 rolls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes

These soft and pillowy fresh herb dinner rolls are the ultimate side dish! With the perfect soft texture and filled with plenty of fresh herbs, they pair with just about any meal!

Ingredients

For the rolls:

  • 1 cup warm water (105 to 115ºF)
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups bread flour, divided
  • ¼ cup mixed minced fresh herbs*

For topping:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted**
  • sea salt, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the water and yeast. Mix for a few seconds to combine. Add in the honey, olive oil, salt and egg. Mix again to combine.
  2. Add in 3 cups of the bread flour and mix until the dough forms a cohesive mass. Add in the fresh herbs and mix for a few seconds to incorporate.
  3. Switch to the dough hook. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add in the remaining 1 cup of the bread flour. Continue to mix on low speed for about 6 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a large lightly oiled bowl. Turn once to coat. Cover with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel. Let rise until doubled in bulk, about 2 hours.
  5. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Knead by hand for about 30 seconds. Cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rest for about 10 minutes.
  6. Divide the dough into 12 equal sized pieces. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Shape each piece of dough into a smooth ball and space evenly in the prepared baking dish. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise again for about 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  8. Brush the tops of the rolls with the melted butter, then sprinkle lightly with the sea salt.
  9. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the rolls are lightly browned and cooked through.

Notes

*For the herbs, I used a combination of basil, rosemary and parsley (since that’s what we have in our garden). Feel free to use whatever you prefer. I think thyme would also go great.

**To keep these dairy free - use your favorite non dairy butter or olive oil for brushing.

Adapted from my honey yeast rolls

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 21mg Sodium: 229mg Carbohydrates: 39g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Protein: 6g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.