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Zucchini Dinner Rolls Recipe

Zucchini Dinner Rolls Recipe

Grated squash makes these golden dinner rolls wonderfully tender. Everybody's crazy for these, especially when they're warm from the oven. —Robert Keith, Rochester, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 cup shredded peeled zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened


  • 1. Place zucchini in a small bowl; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let stand for 5 minutes; drain.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in another bowl, combine 3 cups flour, yeast, 2 tablespoons cheese, sugar and remaining salt. Add zucchini; toss to combine. Combine water and butter; add to dry ingredients. Stir in remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Divide dough in half; shape each portion into 12 balls. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Repeat. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • 5. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 roll: 90 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Sue User ID: 9190373 267796
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2017

"I have given this recipe one star because if I gave it no stars it probably wouldn't show up. But no stars are what it deserves. I was hesitant to make these because it seemed like a lot of flour for the amount of everything else (except water), but I needed a recipe for zucchini rolls and the reviews were very good. It took a long time, what with two dough risings, dirtied a fair number of dishes, and the rolls had NO TASTE except for flour. I actually tossed them, which means I will have to go to the store tomorrow and buy something because I don't have enough time to make something else. These are terrible. I will never use another Taste of Home recipe again."

geipa User ID: 8956666 259724
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2017

"Made in my cuisinart stand mixer with the dough hook. Mixed up in 2 1/2 minutes. Biscuits came out soft, flaky, and crunchy with the perfect taste. We will be making these again! Thanks for the recipe."

zookeeperk User ID: 819663 231484
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2015

"These came out just perfect! Will be making them again and again!!"

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 220989
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2015

"Yummy dinner rolls! I made them in my bread machine and they came out perfectly. Another thing - I didn't peel the zucchini. I'd made the zucchini raisin (yeast) bread recipe that I found here at TOH, and I liked the little green flecks in the finished product. They looked pretty in these rolls, too. These are a keeper, and I love the ease of using my bread machine to make them!"

Joscy User ID: 2694585 25136
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"Reading reviews, these look easy to make. Saved recipe. Now we'll just see how long it takes to make 'em!"

maryHodges User ID: 3263641 25135
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013


kafaughn User ID: 3552105 70762
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"I substituted 1 cup of whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the all purpose flour. These rolls are really delicious."

maddawson User ID: 6637204 20804
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

"I just made these for a second time. They are so soft & easy to make!!! The key with yeast breads is to make sure the water is warm & not hot water. My entire family LOVES these & it's a great way to use up zucchini!"

grannygourmet User ID: 3148826 34025
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"My family loved these rolls. The zucchini is a nice addition. It not only adds to the nutritive value but gives the rolls a good taste."

misscleocat User ID: 257578 34019
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"I have been making these rolls for year. They are wonderful, moist and delicious and a great way to use your zucchini."

Vanessaray User ID: 4523395 66851
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"I made these rolls with a pork, sauerkraut and dumpling supper. My four grandchildren absolutely loved them! Now I make them all the time. They are so moist and soooo delicious!!"

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