Easy Thanksgiving Dinner Rolls

One of my favorite holidays of all time is Thanksgiving. I love sharing a fabulous meal with my family and just being grateful for all the wonderful blessings we’ve been given. Every year I bring either my cream cheese mashed potatoes or these easy thanksgiving dinner rolls to dinner. I love taking a classic, like potatoes or dinner rolls, and adding a little extra something to make it special. In this case, I’ve added a topping to my rolls that is SO yummy! Your Thanksgiving guests will LOVE these dinner rolls.

Now let me tell you the secret to these rolls… they are frozen! I know, right? Although I consider myself a pretty good cook, there’s NO WAY I’m going to attempt to make the Thanksgiving dinner rolls from scratch. They are WAY too important for me to mess up. Plus, I’ve usually got a million things going on on Turkey Day, and I don’t think I have the presence of mind to keep kneading, rising, and punching dough.

And honestly, my family likes Rhodes rolls better than my homemade dinner rolls anyway, so why go to the extra trouble? Except I fancied these Rhodes rolls up a little bit, and they are absolutely DELICIOUS!!!  


Rhodes Gourmet or Texas Frozen Rolls
1/2 cube melted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

You start with Rhodes frozen, Gourmet White Dinner Rolls. Yes, they have to be the “gourmet” rolls, they are much bigger and fluffier. I get mine as Sam’s Club. Or you can use the Texas rolls in your local grocer’s freezer (PS- this is not sponsored post. I just really love Rhodes dinner rolls).

This recipe will make 12 rolls. I always plan on at least 2 per person, and then add another dozen or two. These will make delicious leftovers.

Mix together the melted butter, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese.

Now, roll your frozen dough balls in the mixture. I like my butter not quite 100% melted, that way I get a little more to stick on the rolls.

Then place your rolls on a greased pan. I love this 13×18 Jelly Roll Pan from Amazon. It’s heavy duty, and has passed the test of time in my kitchen!

Keep your frozen rolls about an inch apart. If you’re using a Jelly Roll Pan like mine, you can fit 20 rolls to a pan. Cover with plastic wrap, and let them rise for 4-5 hours until they have doubled in size.

Then bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. You want your tops to be golden brown.

These easy thanksgiving dinner rolls are sure to be a crowd pleaser! Everyone is going to want your recipe. They will be surprised when you tell them these were frozen rolls!


If you liked this simple Thanksgiving tip, you might also like some of my other Thanksgiving projects: thanksgiving table centerpiece, my thanksgiving placecards, my fabric banner, and some of my decorations.

 The inspiration for these rolls came from Our Best Bites.

One Comment

  1. Hi! These rolls look delicious! Question…Did you completely cover each roll or just on top. I didn’t see the butter mix on the rolls in picture? Thanks

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