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Herb Focaccia Rolls

Yeast rolls speckled with fresh thyme and rosemary are a breeze to make without kneading and long wait times. Break out the good butter for these adorable rolls. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided


  • Combine flour, yeast, 1 tablespoon thyme, 1 tablespoon rosemary, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. Add water and 2 tablespoons oil; beat 1 minute (dough will be very sticky).
  • Divide dough among 18 greased muffin cups. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together remaining herbs, salt and olive oil just until herbs are fragrant and oil is hot, about 1-1/2 minutes. Remove from heat; cool.
  • Gently spoon cooled herb mixture over each roll. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes.
Editor’s Note: For standard focaccia, spread dough in a greased 13x9-in. pan. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Top with herb mixture; bake at 375° until golden brown, 25-30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 roll: 120 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • quiltpinky1
    May 1, 2019

    Thought these were very good and easy to make. My husband really enjoyed them.. A bit dese but melded great with lentil soup I served with them. Would cut back a little on the herbs in the herb topping next time and add a little more olive oil to topping. Good find will definitely make again!

  • stephanie
    Nov 7, 2016

    I made these tonight, they were fine, but from now on I use a more traditional recipe, and enjoy a lighter roll. These were too heavy. Maybe focaccia bread is better, because it is flat. These sort of reminded me of herbed hockey pucks.

  • danielleylee
    Oct 14, 2016

    These are so easy! Very tasty! Nice chewy texture and soft texture in the middle. I did have to use dried herbs but turned out well.

  • crouchcrew
    Oct 3, 2016

    More like a biscuit than a yeast roll. I think I'll stick to my tried and true focaccia recipe that benefits from the kneading process.

  • jetluvs2cook
    Sep 26, 2016

    5 star recipe!!! Easy to make and very delicious !!!!

  • ReneeMurby
    Sep 18, 2016

    Outstanding! Incredibly delicious. Absolutely love these rolls.

  • NancyHanks
    Sep 5, 2016

    SCRUMPTIOUS!!! I used fresh rosemary from my backyard and dried thyme. I used my KitchenAid with paddle, but am tempted to give mixing by hand a try. I missed adding the salt to the topping so I will rewrite the recipe so I don't miss it next time. It might not be necessary, but it might make them even more divine.

  • meggin58
    Sep 5, 2016

    Excellent. I also used my KitchenAid dough hook. Can't wait to make again, I will say, the top was too salty, I will cut the amount of salt used in the oil spread.

  • ngerard
    Aug 30, 2016

    These are so easy! Perfect size for a ladies' luncheon or people who don't want too much bread.

  • ms11145
    Aug 27, 2016

    These are amazingly good and so easy to stir up. I used the dough hook on my KitchenAid and it worked beautifully. I grow my own herbs and this made the rolls special for me..