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Dilly Rolls Recipe

Dilly Rolls Recipe

These versatile rolls are great served warm alongside any dinner. I always make a big batch since my family enjoys the rolls after they're cool, too, stuffed with filling like egg salad or ham salad. -Mary Bickel, Terre Haute, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook cottage cheese and butter until butter is melted. Cool to 110° to 115°. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add eggs, sugar, onion, dill, salt, baking soda and cottage cheese mixture. Add 3 cups of flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Punch dough down. Form into 24 balls; place in a 13x9-in. baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • 4. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 130 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 404mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Dilly Rolls

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Menacho User ID: 4593545 215174
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"I have been making these for Christmas ever since the recipe was in my Taste of Home magazine. It is my absolute favorite and it is the most asked for bread during the Holidays.

I have made this in my bread machine and also made it by hand from scratch . I give this recipe a 100% rating !!!"

3doglovr User ID: 1705979 31166
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"I have been making these rolls for family get togethers since this was first published in the magazine. They are a nice alternative to plain dinner rolls and as the contributer of the recipe stated, they are great the next day for egg salad, etc. I have never had an issue with these rising and they always turn out light and fluffy."

LauraShoe User ID: 999714 30922
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"A new favorite. Soft and flavorful. Excellent!"

RNMOM502 User ID: 1038662 39139
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"Ooops, forgot to say "add remaining flour while dough is in bread machine.""

RNMOM502 User ID: 1038662 13101
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"Best rolls I've ever made. Put 1st 10 ingredients in food processor, ran it, added 1 cup flour, ran it, then poured all into bread machine. Put on knead and rise program only. These rolls will continue to rise quite a bit while baking. Very light and tender with a subtle onion/dill taste. Recipe is a keeper!"

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