Get that oven ready for this amazing copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls recipe! These soft, tender rolls with a buttered top are even more delicious when you spread some of the Easy Cinnamon Honey Butter on them!
There are no words to describe a Texas Roadhouse roll. I mean, just eating them gives you everything you need to know.
If you’ve never had one of those fluffy, buttery rolls, then let me tell you, you’re in for a treat! I’m so excited to share this great recipe with you so you can make your own copycat Texas Roadhouse rolls at home. Don’t you just want to reach right into your screen and grab one of those soft, fluffy rolls??
I know I do!!
If you’ve never been to a Texas Roadhouse, you need to go. It’s a chain restaurant that brings a basket of giant rolls with honey butter to your table before your meal.
If I remember correctly, they’re complimentary. And these rolls are absolutely to die for when spread with that cinnamon honey butter. Oh. My. Goodness!
When the craving hit for these rolls and that cinnamon honey butter we’d head to the restaurant and then end up with a whole dinner bill to boot. But now that I know how to make Texas Roadhouse Rolls at home, we might never end up going to the restaurant again!
I found this Texas Roadhouse Rolls Copycat Recipe at Eat Cake For Dinner, and I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do.
These delicious rolls require only a few basic ingredients:
4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm
1/2 cup sugar plus 1 teaspoon (separated)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
7-8 cups of flour (all-purpose is best)
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons salt
These homemade rolls start with instant yeast, sugar, and scalded milk. If you’ve never scalded milk before, it’s easy. Just check out this step-by-step guide to making scalded milk for a tutorial.
Then, add about 2 cups flour to the active yeast mixture, stir, and let the whole thing sit for just a few minutes until light and foamy. Next, add the melted butter, eggs, and the rest of the flour to form a dough.
The key to making these yeast rolls fluffy is letting that beautiful dough rest for around 10 minutes before kneading it. You can knead the dough by hand or with the dough hook attachment on your electric stand mixer. When the dough is smooth and satiny, it’s ready to rise.
I let the dough rise in a greased bowl (sprayed with cooking spray) and covered it in plastic wrap until it was doubled in size. Keep it in a warm place to help it rise. This took a little more than an hour.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a rectangle and fold the ends together. Let the dough rest again for around 10 minutes. All this resting time makes for fluffier rolls.
Use your dough scraper or a pizza cutter to divide the dough into rolls, then shape them and let them rise on your prepared baking sheet in a warm environment for another hour until doubled in size.
We like our rolls a bit on the large side, so this recipe made about 24 for us. For really authentic Texas Roadhouse Rolls, be sure to brush to tops with a little more plain melted butter.
Give it 8 to 10 minutes in the oven and you have hot, fluffy, golden brown rolls to serve with cinnamon honey butter.
Have you had cinnamon honey butter? It’s even better than plain ol’ butter or honey butter on these rolls, in my opinion.
It’s also SUPER easy to make! All you do is beat ½ cup of softened butter with ¼ cup of confectioner’s sugar, a teaspoon of cinnamon, and ¼ cup of honey. Leave out the confectioner’s sugar if you don’t want it as sweet.
This butter and these rolls were made for each other. A pat of cinnamon honey butter melting into one of these warm rolls is one of the best things in the world!
After the first time you try this homemade cinnamon butter, I wouldn’t be surprised if you start making it all the time. It would be great on toast, bagels, muffins, biscuits. . . .you name it. We GO NUTS for this cinnamon butter recipe on Pumpkin Biscuits, especially around Thanksgiving time.
Instant yeast can definitely be substituted for active dry yeast in equal amounts. If you’d like more information, check out this article on why it works!
So, after mixing the sugar and flour in the first step, you’ll add the butter, eggs, and salt, and skip the 8-10 minute resting period.
Once the rolls cool to room temperature, you can store them in a zip-lock bag or another airtight container. They don’t last long at our house, but they will usually last another 2-3 days on the counter.
Yes, most breads freeze well, and these rolls are no exception. Wrap them individually, then store them in a freezer bag or other airtight container. These rolls will last up to 3 months in the freezer when stored correctly.
To thaw, warm up in the microwave or place on the counter overnight.
Texas Roadhouse Rolls are good ANY time of year but they’d be especially perfect on your holiday dinner table served alongside Herb Roasted Turkey and Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes. I know they’ll be on my Thanksgiving menu this year and I CANNOT WAIT.
Recreating favorite restaurant dishes at home is so much fun. I’m always amazed and excited when I manage to nail a “copycat” recipe! Along with these Texas Roadhouse Rolls, you might like these other recipes inspired by popular restaurant items:
Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks taste just like those endless breadsticks from the famous “Italian” chain.
Copycat Chick-fil-A’s Frosted Lemonade will satisfy any cravings you have for a tart, frozen beverage!
Copycat Chick-fil-A Frosted Coffee is one for the caffeine addicts among us.
Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice makes your homemade burrito bowls even better than takeout.
The Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls recipe below may be my current favorite of the bunch!
If you love this Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls recipe, then you’ll love these delicious bread recipes, too:
Grandma’s Italian Bread is everything you love about a classic rustic loaf from the bakery, made right at home.
Looking for a delicious quick bread to make? Try this Pineapple Bread that always puts me in a tropical mood!
This Pepperoni Bread is an easy and delicious dinner favorite. It’s what I always take to parties and is the first thing to disappear! It’s great for Game Days, too!
Looking for another fantastic bread recipe for your dinner menu? Check out these Asiago Herb Biscuits, too!
Watch the video to see how easy these dinner rolls are to make!
4 teaspoons active dry yeast½ cup warm water2 cups milk scalded and cooled to lukewarm½ cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar separated3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter cooled slightly, plus additional for brushing7-8 cups all-purpose flour2 eggs2 teaspoons salt
This recipe was originally published February 16, 2012. It has been updated in format and with photos on November 21, 2023.