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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  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
  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.
  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
Deliciously Yum! http://deliciouslyyum.com/


  1. I love Texas Roadhouse rolls! Your version looks perfect. I mean, c’mon. That slight sheen from the basted butter. YUM! πŸ™‚

    • You are too sweet, Ashley! I am so glad you’re a fellow Texas Roadhouse Rolls lover. You must try these – they are so good, especially if you add even more butter, ha!

  2. These rolls are cool. I adore this!

  3. Oh my goodness… I have to try these!!!!!! I’m obsessed with those rolls.

    • You will not be disappointed, Micheline! Don’t blame me if you become even more obsessed – consider yourself warned ;). Thanks for stopping by!!

  4. The rolls from Texas Roadhouse are probably my favorite part of the meal. These would be great with a little cinnamon compound butter!

  5. Lighter & fluffier? Means I can eat more of them! SO excited to have found this on pinterest – and will be pinning it to my baking board!

  6. Texas Roadhouse is one of my favorite places to eat in large part due to these rolls πŸ™‚ These look incredible – pinned!

    • Yeah, it definitely didn’t take us very long to figure out what the rage was all about. We were hooked at first bite. Thank you so much for pinning, Trish!

  7. Oh my gosh YES!! I love Texas Roadhouse and these rolls look just like them – seriously yum!

  8. Ain’t nothin better than a buttery roll Kathi! I’ve never been to Texas Roadhouse and now that I have this recipe…I don’t know that I need to! Mouthwatering pictures, as usual!

    • I totally agree. It’s pretty amazing what you can make in the comfort of your own home, plus you get to eat as may as you want without having to feel awkward for asking for more, ha! You are too sweet, Karen, as usual πŸ™‚

  9. I’d be eating these like they’re my job too! They look seriously addictive.

  10. OMG!! I love Texas Roadhouse, just because of their rolls and the amazing butter! I will be making these rolls this week, my husband is going to be so excited! Thanks for sharing, pinned πŸ™‚

  11. These look super delicious!

  12. This is too funny! As I was wasting time on Pinterest last night, I came across these (and obviously pinned them), but didn’t look at who actually made them. I come over to your blog today, and look what’s the most recent post!? Love, love, love these! Definitely making them soon! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I’ve never been to the restaurant, or therefore, had there rolls, but these look really darn delicious! I can always go for a good roll, slathered in butter of course! Pinned!

    • These are insanely delicious, especially with a good amount of butter :). Hope you give them a try sometime – they are so worth it. Thank you, Rachel.

  14. I’ve been to the restaurant many times, and these are always a huge hit. I really can’t wait to try them! (I’ll most likely devour them all by myself!) These look (more) divine than that other place… so fluffy. The texture looks amazing!

    • Ha! We ate these just between the two of us and it didn’t take very long for them to disappear :). Thank you, Gloria. So excited you’ve stopped by!!

  15. looks delicious…and easy to make

  16. These look so good! Unfortunately, I don’t have a stand mixer… would I be able to mix these by hand and achieve similar results? If so, would I just knead the dough until it was smooth? Thanks so much!

    • Hi Emily! Yes, kneading these by hand should work just fine. I would use a hand mixer (if you have one) or wooden spoon for the β€œmedium batter” and start mixing in the remaining flour by hand after that. Just keep adding flour until dough is smooth and slightly sticky. Enjoy!!

  17. Im trying to make the bread, but I was wondering if Im supposed to use 1/4 cup water for 1 pack, should I not use 1/2 cup if Im using 2 packs? Help

    • Hi Donna, you only need to use 1 package of yeast with 1/4 cup of water for these rolls. 2 1/4 refers to teaspoons for those that don’t use the packages. Hope that helps!

      • yes, thanks, I also wanted to ask if I want to freeze the dough, should I double the yeast? Or do I have to freeze them cooked? I looked at another copycast recipe to make the rolls to check on the yeast, I wanted to make more for my family coming cause my sister loves these rolls, but I froze my dough and the rolls did not come out the same, the original batch was delicious. So my guess is I should of used 2 packets of yeast?? Thank you very much, your recipes are very delicious!

        • I wouldn’t recommend freezing this dough. You can definitely freeze them once they’re baked. I’ve done that many times and simply reheated them. They taste best that way!

          • Hi Kathi,
            I have just 1 more question, so if im going to freeze the rolls after i bake them is that when I would use the 2 packets of yeast? Im sorry Im not a pro in the kitchen, but im working on it. The first time I made these rolls, they were absolutely delicious – Thanks

          • No problem! You wouldn’t need to use 2 packets unless you double the batch. Hope that helps. Let me know if you need anything else.

  18. Has anyone made the dough with a breadmaker? If so, what settings/etc did you use?

  19. Nettie Baker says:

    Hey Lady!

    Found your page through the Bread Making Group on FB. I am interested in doing a slow ferment with these. What would I do to start that? I don’t know how much of the flour to use on a slow ferment, all of it? I would hold off on the eggs and butter and just combine the yeast, water and flour and let that ferment for a few days? Any help on this?

    Thanks for posting this. It looks awesome!


  20. Tried these out and even as a beginner baker, they were AMAZING! Great recipe!!!

  21. Has anyone tried using a bread machine for the dough?

  22. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! really loved them .and very easy to make thank you

  23. Super Super delicious rolls. HOWEVER I spent all day making these, and they don’t taste like texas road house. They look just like them, i’m a teensy bit disappointed.

  24. What about the yummy cinnamon/honey butter they serve with them? Any recipe??

  25. Any chance that you have heard from anyone who made these with a gluten free flour blend? I miss bread like this sooooo much!!!

  26. I would love to make these for my husband but I have a question about the directions. When you say in step 3. 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. – Does this mean in a regular warm place or in the oven? Because then in step 4 you say, remove from oven. Then I would place them in the oven for 45-60mins for them to rise right?

    Ah! Sorry I’m just unclear. Thank you for the great recipe!!

  27. These were hands down, the best rolls I’ve ever had. Thank you so much!!

  28. I have made this recipe three days in a row! This is the easiest recipe I have ever used for bread. My kitchenaid does all the work! Thanks for posting this! My family thanks you too!

  29. Vanessa Plummer says:

    I made these rolls today ,WOW ! my husband loved them. Light and fluffy this is my new roll recipe.

  30. Hi Kathy!

    I have been salivating at your recipe for months now and I’ve finally decided to make some today. I only find one thing confusing. Is it a 1/4 cup of sugar?

    I love your site! It’s been bookmarked for future culinary expeditions!

  31. Katherine says:

    I made this exact recipe in my breadmaker on the dough setting with no adjustments other than following the order of ingredients recommended by Oster (wet first, then dry, then yeast in a well in the flour). HUGE hit at a dinner party last night. Thank you for sharing! I almost didn’t want to share it with my guests, but it’s too good to hoard. They make awesome little sandwich rolls the next day, too!

  32. Michelle F says:

    Made these last week, they were the best ever! I didn’t change a thing. I am wondering if anyone has ever shaped them differently, for let’s say, hot dog buns? I’m trying this week!

  33. Texas Roadhouse IS my favorite…Bar none! I am going to make these today, to go along with the Killer Ribs recipe I found.. This is great. Thanks

  34. Hi,

    I liked the recipe and tried it today. Faced following problems.

    1 . After I fermented dough first time it was twice in size. This was achieved by keeping dough in oven at 170 F. I punched it, rolled it, cut it and again kept in oven without heating oven.
    However after 2 hrs also it did not double in size at all.

    2. I still went ahead and baked at 350 f for 10-10mins. It remained crispy and not soft and fluffy.

    Please help.

    • Showstopper says:

      I had the exact same issue… The first time it doubled in size and the and second time it did not. I thought it was only mine. Any idea what might have happened?

    • Angela A. says:

      I had this issue also. They came out slightly hard and not fluffy. I even adjusted my oven racks. The rolls got dark on bottom and while still white on top. The consistency of the roll was thick after baking. Hubby called them prison rolls! Said they could be weapons. LOL!

  35. Just made this rolls today because my husband and I have been craving Texas road house, but we’re on our Christmas budget. What a treat! Thanks for sharing.

  36. I have tried several Texas Roadhuse recipes, and yours was the best so far. I really like the inside texture. I do think the original is a little sweeter. I will definitely use your recipe again. Thanks for sharing.

  37. I am following you on Pintrest, but I can’t find this recipe on your board for breads. Help.

  38. Lisa Sellers says:

    Tried this recipe tonight. The rolls were wonderful! Thank you so much!

  39. Can you make this dough the day before and cook the next day?

  40. Girl, I am going to try these rolls they look GREAT!!!

  41. So I am not the cooking type of person, but now that I just had my baby I decided to give cooking a try. I googled how to make baked rolls like the ones from texas roadhouse and yours came up and they look delicious!! I can’t wait to make them and surprise my husband haha. To bad you don’t have a video lol its easier to follow someone on a video then read a recipe. Not saying its hard to read, just saying its easier.

  42. I made these the other day. The only changes I made was I used bread flour and used the bread maker for like an hour then let the dough rise again in the oven. They turned out wonderful. My husband doesn’t like rolls and he loved these. He ate alot. I’m making them again and hope they turn out as good. I go to Texas roadhouse alot but I think these rolls are just as good.

  43. I can’t seem to get these to rise I have my milk at 105 to 110 don’t know what the problem is I bought new yeast new flour. Help thanks

  44. I made these after many a time eating whole baskets at Texas Road House. They were a huge hit! The only suggestion I got was that I should make them moister. Any suggestions as to how to do that? Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!!

  45. I made these last night for my family and they were a hit! Very similar to TX Roadhouse (not exactly, but hey, this is a copycat recipe right?) I’ve never made rolls from scratch or worked with yeast, but the directions were clear and yielded perfect results. Thank you!!

  46. Vonda Sterk says:

    In the recipe it says add 1 cup to 1 1/2 flour. Add 1 cup of what? the butter milk yeast combo? But there is leftover of butter milk yeast combo, does that go in later, it doesn’t say it. Just wondering. They look great and we hope these turn out. Thank you

  47. I made these the first time today they look wonderful and taste even better

  48. Thank you so very much for posting this recipe. I am going to make these for Thanksgiving !!!

  49. Just baked a fresh batch! Sooo perfect! Thankies all the way from the Philippines πŸ™‚

  50. Sandi Stone says:

    The best rolls made at home ever!

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