Rosemary Garlic Dinner Rolls in lodge cast iron skillet with parchment paper and white towel

Rosemary Garlic Dinner Rolls

  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 MINUTES
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 15 Rolls 1x


Freshly baked, warm, soft, fluffy rosemary garlic dinner rolls perfect as a side for soups, stews and saucy meals.



  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon rapid rise instant yeast (fast acting)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted (plus extra for greasing a bowl)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 1/24 cups of all purpose, unbleached flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Grease or line a 9X13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a small microwave safe bowl, heat water, sugar, 3 tablespoons of the butter and milk for 1 minute, until very warm to the touch (around 110˚F to 115˚F), and whisk contents. If it’s not hot enough, continue to warm in the microwave in 10-15 second increments to reach the desired temperature, whisking after each increment.
  3. In the bowl of a standing mixture fitted with the dough hook attachment, add the heated milk mixture and sprinkle the yeast on top. Let sit for 5-7 minutes, until the mixture is foamy.
  4. Add 3 1/2 cups of flour, salt, 1 tablespoon of the rosemary, garlic, and the beaten egg. Mix with the dough hook on the lowest or “stir” setting for 1-2 minutes until combined and the dough starts pulling away from the sides of the bowl. If the dough is still sticking to the sides of the bowl, add 1/4 cup of flour at a time, letting the mixer run another minute, until the dough is pulling away from the sides (no more than 4 cups of flour total should be used).
  5. When the dough is pulling away from the sides and is only slightly sticky to the touch, increase the speed of the dough hook to medium low and mix for 5 minutes (this is kneading your dough).
  6. Grease a large bowl with butter. Remove the dough from the dough hook and transfer into the prepared bowl. Cover with saran wrap and let rise for 20 minutes.
  7. When the dough is done rising, turn the dough out onto a well floured surface. Gently punch the dough down. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, divide the dough into 15 equally sized pieces. For each piece, fold the seam in and roll into a ball. Place each ball onto the prepared baking dish seam side down. Cover the baking dish with saran wrap and let rise another 20 minutes.
  8. While waiting, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon of rosemary.
  9. When the rolls are done rising, brush each one with the rosemary butter mixture.
  10. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until cooked through and the tops are golden. Remove and serve warm.