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Herbed Dinner Rolls

After I had my sixth child, a friend dropped off dinner, including these rolls, which start in a bread machine. They were so delicious that I quickly bought my own machine so I could make them myself. —Dana Lowry, Hickory, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    16 rolls


  • 1 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • 3-1/4 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • Additional butter, melted
  • Coarse salt, optional


  • In a bread machine pan, place the water, butter, egg, sugar, salt, seasonings, flour and yeast in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting(check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  • When cycle is complete, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 16 portions; shape each into a ball. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter and sprinkle with coarse salt if desired. Remove from pans to wire racks.
Editor's Note
We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 112 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • BonnieJane22
    Jan 5, 2019

    This is a wonderful recipe !! My family enjoys it , adults as well as the kids !!

  • MarineMom_texas
    Nov 29, 2018

    I wanted to get a head start on Thanksgiving which happens to be tomorrow. I decided I wanted homemade dinner rolls and found this recipe that caught my eye because it uses a bread machine. Of course, you don’t have to use it but I love mine so I dusted it off and set it up. I had all the ingredients as I always keep bread flour in the fridge and yeast in the freezer.

  • phylleri
    Jul 6, 2018

    Wonderful addition to my bread making. I also used the recipe to make the rolls without herbs, and very happy with them, too.

  • Kathleen
    May 18, 2018

    Actually made this recipe into two loaves of bread and in the food processor. The choice of herbs give this bread a wonderful flavor and give your kitchen and house a wonderful aroma!! Mixed all ingredients in food processor, split into two and let rise. Needs to cook a tad longer than if rolls. Very versatile recipe and delicious!!

  • Natalie
    Dec 9, 2016

    These rolls are absolutely scrumptious! The herbs in them can be altered to your taste, and they add a subtle, but pleasant surprise!

  • kjd624
    Nov 26, 2016

    Made these for Thanksgiving dinner. Will definitely make again. They made great slider rolls for leftover turkey sandwiches!

  • marniehook
    Jan 23, 2016

    Fabulous all purpose roll recipe!

  • mrscrazyed1
    Jan 6, 2016

    Tried the recipe twice. First time, made the dough, then per DH let it sit in the fridge overnight. Don't do that!!! The dough rose in the fridge, and when I divided it, it did not rise again. Got little nuggets. Second time, followed the instructions to the tee, without adding the butter and salt at the end. The rolls rose beautifully, had great texture, but were a little too yeasty and spicy for me. I actually deleted the recipe from my repertoire. Fortunately I froze the remaining rolls from the second batch and served them tonight with a fish soup that called for bread or rolls. These fit the bill. After defrosting them slightly, I heated them in the warming oven while the soup cooked and they went perfectly with the meal. DH thought they were wonderful for any dish that needed an extra pop of flavor in the bread. So . . . will probably keep a supply of these on hand in the freezer.

  • Minai
    Dec 29, 2015

    Love these rolls. Occasionally I omit the spices and brush with butter before going into the oven. Adding a mashed potato makes them extra fluffy-soft. :) thank you for this recipe!

  • Aileenoregon
    Apr 25, 2015

    These were awesome and easy to make. The rolls are great for sandwiches the next day. Definitely a keeper!