Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
With this best-ever copycat Texas Roadhouse rolls recipe, you and your family will be line dancing on your kitchen table with glee!

Updated: Mar. 26, 2024

Does anyone go to Texas Roadhouse and skip the famous pillowy dinner rolls? Their Awesome Blossom is a must-have on every visit, and their Rattlesnake Bites are pretty fabulous, too. Still, their famous Texas Roadhouse rolls are what keep us coming back.

Want to bring some of that heavenly Texas magic into your kitchen? Now you can! Make spot-on copycat Texas Roadhouse rolls with our Test Kitchen-approved recipe. They’re a wonderful beginner baking recipe, perfect for holidays, family gatherings and average Tuesday night supper. Pass the honey cinnamon butter, and let’s get baking!

Texas Roadhouse Rolls Ingredients

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  • Active dry yeast
  • 2% milk
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Salt
  • Bread flour

Directions

Step 1: Activate the yeast

Dissolve the yeast in a glass measuring cup with the warm milk.

Editor’s Tip: Take care to ensure your milk is heated to the proper temperature for optimal results. Milk that’s too hot will kill the yeast, while milk that’s too cold will not properly activate it. Most brands recommend a temperature between 110 to 115°F. Use an instant-read thermometer to verify.

Step 2: Combine the ingredients

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a hook attachment, combine one egg, an egg yolk, 1/2 cup melted butter, honey, salt, yeast mixture and two cups of bread flour.

Editor’s Tip: For supremely fluffy Texas Roadhouse rolls, we highly recommend using bread flour rather than all-purpose flour. Bread flour contains a higher protein content than other types of flour, which is essential for developing the gluten in this particular dough.

Step 3: Mix

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Beat on your mixer’s lowest speed for a minute, then increase to a medium speed and mix until a smooth yet sticky dough forms. Begin to gradually add the remaining flour (you may not need the full 1-1/2 cups) until a soft dough forms that pulls away cleanly from the sides of the bowl.

Editor’s Tip: For best accuracy, we highly recommend using a simple food scale to measure your flour by weight when baking bread. Generally, one cup of bread flour should weigh 120 grams, meaning you should use about 420 grams of bread flour to prepare these rolls.

Step 4: Knead and proof

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Turn the finished dough out onto a floured surface (or try kneading with a stand mixer). Knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Then transfer it to a lightly greased bowl, turning it over once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Step 5: Divide and shape

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Punch down the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide and shape into 24 equal-sized balls. Arrange the balls in greased 8×8-inch baking pans (12 rolls per pan) and cover them with clean kitchen towels.

Step 6: Do a second rise

Let rise, undisturbed, in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour (here’s how to figure out how long it takes bread dough to rise). Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°.

Step 7: Bake and brush

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Bake until golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove promptly and immediately brush the tops of each roll with the remaining two tablespoons of melted butter.

Editor’s Tip: Just like meat, you can check a bread’s internal temperature to determine if it’s done. It should fall somewhere between 160 and 185º.

How to Store Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Leftover rolls (although unlikely) may be stored at room temperature for up to 5 days when wrapped tightly in plastic. You can also freeze Texas Roadhouse rolls for up to six months. Wrap tightly in plastic and place into a gallon-size freezer bag before placing in the freezer.

To serve, let defrost overnight on the counter until fully thawed. Enjoy at room temperature or warm in a 350° oven until heated through.

Texas Roadhouse Rolls Tips

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What do I do if my dough doesn’t rise?

Many factors impact a dough’s rise in baking. From temperature and time to the age of the yeast and accurate measurement, all must be just right when preparing a bread recipe. If your dough has not risen, move it to a slightly warmer location in your kitchen (like a sunny window) and give it more time.

If your dough simply will not rise at all, there’s a good chance that your yeast has expired, and you may need to start fresh with new yeast. For more tips, here’s how to fix bread that won’t rise.

What do you serve with Texas Roadhouse rolls?

Serve these rolls with any of your favorite homestyle family dinners and Texas Roadhouse copycat recipes. From country-fried chicken with garlic mashed potatoes to baby back ribs or a perfectly cooked steak with a loaded baked potato, the options are truly endless.

Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Prep Time 25 min
Cook Time 20 min
Yield 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3-1/2 cups bread flour

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm milk. In another bowl, combine egg, egg yolk, 1/2 cup melted butter, honey, salt, yeast mixture and 2 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 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 15 minutes.
  3. Punch down dough; turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide and shape into 24 balls; place 12 each in 2 greased 8x8-in. baking pans. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Brush rolls with remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter.

Nutrition Facts

1 roll: 131 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.