Texas Roadhouse Rolls

I have been eating these rolls like it’s my job.

Texas Roadhouse Rolls by Deliciously Yum!

We recently ate at Texas Roadhouse twice in one week. And just like everyone else, the one thing we look forward to the most are their amazing rolls. Before they opened a restaurant in our area, I had never been to a Roadhouse before. People kept telling me that I would love their rolls and just like everyone else, I was instantly hooked. But in order to save ourselves some money and time, I decided to make my own rolls.

Texas Roadhouse Rolls via Deliciously Yum!

The first time my husband saw these rolls (the day after our last visit to the restaurant), he actually asked me if I brought some home with me. When I told him that I had made them freshly from scratch, he said “Really? They look just like the real deal”. We were so excited for dinner that night. It was almost like we got to eat at the restaurant a third time, ha!

Texas Roadhouse Rolls by Deliciously Yum!

Since then, we have enjoyed these wonderful rolls accompanied by soup or salad almost every night. No matter how full I am, I could always make room for one more roll. One of my favorite things about these is that they freeze really well and keep the same great taste day after day.

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I am going to be honest with you – these are not 100% like their original counterparts. They definitely look like it and their taste is very similar. The only noticeable difference is that they are fluffier and lighter – not quite as dense as Roadhouse Rolls. We actually liked them better that way (and no, I am not just saying that :).

Texas Roadhouse Rolls via Deliciously Yum!

These rolls are a definite keeper. I am so excited I got to share them with you today! Thanks for making time in your busy schedules to stop by and start your week off with me. I really appreciate it so much.

Happy Monday!

Texas Roadhouse Rolls
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Texas Roadhouse Rolls! This copycat recipe is as close to the real thing as you can get. SO soft, buttery, and perfectly light!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 envelope) active dry yeast
  2. 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  3. 1 cup lukewarm milk
  4. 3 tablespoons melted butter, slightly cooled
  5. 1/4 c. sugar
  6. 4 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. melted butter for basting rolls
Instructions
  1. 1. Combine yeast and lukewarm water in the bowl of your stand mixer and let stand for 10 minutes (until yeast starts to foam and bubble).
  2. 2. Add milk, melted butter and sugar to the yeast mixture and give it a good stir (using the paddle attachment). Add 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups of flour to make a medium batter. You're looking for a pancake-like consistency. Next, add egg and salt and incorporate well. Switch to the dough hook and with the mixer running on medium speed, add remaining flour. Continue mixing for 5 minutes or until dough is smooth.
  3. 3. Sprinkle some flour onto the counter and place dough on top. Let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, grease another bowl with oil and place dough inside. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm place until dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. 4. Remove from oven and punch dough down. Place dough on floured surface and roll out into a square about 1/2 inch thick. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into desired shapes. Place dough squares onto a parchment-lined baking sheet (or two, depending on how many rolls you end up with). Cover with a towel and let rise again until doubled in size, about 45-60 minutes.
  5. 5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 10-15 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and immediately baste with melted butter. Serve dinner rolls warm with additional butter.
Notes
  1. Rolls are best when served on the same day, but will keep up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge or up to 4 weeks in the freezer.
Adapted from goodstuffmaynard
Adapted from goodstuffmaynard
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  1. O. My. Goodness! These rolls turned out AWEOME!
    One thing I did, because I can never cut ANYTHING evenly. EVER is I weighed them a kitchen scale. They were all uniform.
    Because I love honey butter, I brushed them with that after they came out of the oven. I took them to a Super Bowl party and they were a hit!
    If you are not a bread baker, don’t be intimidated. Just follow the instructions and they will be delish

  2. Hi, I don’t have standing mixer or anything that has hook attachement. What alternative tool can I use?

  3. I live in California, but I visited Texas last summer. My soon took us to a Texas Roadhouse. My steak was good, but those rolls are what stood out. I made these, for Easter, along with some Cinnamon-Honey Butter. Boy, howdy! These were super easy to make (like well under 2 hours, from start to finish. They puffed up beautiful, and turned a golden brown. My son was so happy to have them (he has since moved back from Texas) and I ate FOUR of them (shamelessly). Thank you so much for sharing this perfect copycat. I’ll be posting it on my blog, and will definitely link back to you.

  4. Hey can I substitute the AP flour for whole wheat flour?

    • Douglas E Bagley says:

      It’s a lot heavier. You can substitute it, but it won’t quite taste the same. You might try 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat.

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  6. First time baking with yeast since high school. Instructions are great, and so are the rolls! So yummy. Thank you!

  7. Packer Clan says:

    These were delicious! I hope you don’t mind, but I shared this recipe on my blog, and of course gave YOU the credit by telling my readers where I got the recipe, and linking your blog address.

  8. Maitha Al Rumaithi says:

    I tried to make these, followed the recipe and made 24 rolls not 18 and they took forever to bake, 45 minutes and they were hard and still not done.

  9. Hello, just to be sure… The c before sugar stands for cup, right? Thank you

  10. Lisa waldron says:

    One thing that you need to do is to be sure you scald the milk then cool it to lukewarm like the recipe says. There is an enzyme in milk that if its not scalded will kill your yeast. If you’ve ever worked with breads before most of you know this already but if you’ve never made bread before you would not be familiar with it. You can also replace the milk with the same amount of warm milk made with instant nonfat dry milk or use warm water and about 3 tablespoons of the instant no fat dry milk powder. (The instant dry milk does not have to be scalded because the drying process of the instant milk kills the enzyme.

  11. Can I use bread flour instead?

  12. Theresa R Moore says:

    This is now my go-to bread recipe and make INCREDIBLE sweet rolls and cinnamon rolls!

  13. Mine turned out more cakey than the ones at Texas Roadhouse. The only thing that I believe I did different would be that I used soy milk rather than regular milk. Is there any other particular reason they may turn out more like cake on the inside?

  14. I tried these out and my dough came out really dry, not doughy and elastic like I’m used to with yeast rolls. What did I do wrong?

  15. I made sure to scald the milk, added 1/8 cup of honey and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (based on a suggestion that a former coworker of The Roadhouse Grill gave) and basted them with a combination of honey and butter instead of just butter. These are PERFECT. Seriously. They taste just like the real deal.

  16. Do not make these. They barely resemble the rolls at TX Roadhouse. They are edible, and are decent rolls but certainly can’t hold a candle to TX Roadhouse rolls. They aren’t sweet enough, they aren’t yeasty enough, they weren’t fluffy enough. Before you say I screwed it up, nope, I followed the recipe to a ‘T’ – just another horrible recipe with good photography. So glad I decided to do a test run on these before serving them for my Tgiving dinner!

  17. MICHELLE D NELSON says:

    Will it hurt to use self rising flour?

  18. Will it hurt anything if I use self rising flour?

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