Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Texas Roadhouse RollsI make these rolls at LEAST a couple times a week. They are so delicious!

This is our favorite roll recipe by far! 

Bread Machine Recipe For Texas Roadhouse

1/4 cup warm water
2 1/4 tsp dry yeast
1 cup milk
1-1/2 Tbs butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp salt
3-1/2 to 4 cups all purpose flour

  • In a large glass measuring cup, add milk, butter, salt, sugar, and water.
  • Microwave for about 2 minutes (This is exactly how long I do it with my microwave at home, yours may need less time. Be sure to watch your mixture in the microwave closely to make sure it doesn’t boil over.)
  • Beat 1 egg in a small bowl. (You now need to are temper the eggs)

” To temper an egg, or multiple eggs, you need a large bowl and a whisk. Give the eggs a brief whisk in the bowl. Take your hot milk mixture and, working with just a few teaspoons at a time, pour it into the eggs as you whisk continuously. Adding the milk in this slowly prevents the eggs from being coked instantly from exposure to heat. Keep adding the milk in very small increments until all of it has been added. Strain the egg mixture back into your saucepan, removing any bits of egg that might have gotten cooked, and proceed with your recipe as written”.-Baking Bites

  • Add the tempered egg mixture and the hot milk mixture into the bread machine bowl.
  • Add about 3 3/4 c.  bread flour
  • Sprinkle 2 1/4 t. yeast
  • Put your machine on the dough cycle and let it run it’s course. (I don’t let it run for the full time, I take it our after about 1/2 hour.  It will be well mixed and slightly warm.
  • Shape the rolls.

I shape my rolls by rolling the dough into a rectangular shape. Then I fold the rectangle in half, making it about 1-inch thick. I use my rolling pin and to seal the two halves together. Then I use a pizza cutter and cut the rolls into squares ( to make a total of 16 rolls) and place them on my greased baking sheet. I always place the larger rolls on the outside of the pan and the smaller on the inside. 



  • Bake @ 350 ° for 10-15 minutes. Usually @12 minutes I take mine out.
  • Smother butter on top of rolls
  • Place rolls on a cooling rack to make sure they don’t “sweat”
  • Serve with your favorite honey butter recipe.


The original recipe comes from the talented Anne @ The Changeable Table.  If you stop by Annes amazing website, she includes a wonderful step by step picture tutorial.

Texas Roadhouse Rolls
Serves: 16
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 Tbs butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all purpose flour
  1. Soften yeast in warm water, set aside.
  2. Bring milk almost to a boil in the microwave.
  3. Add butter, stirring till melted - allow to cool to lukewarm.
  4. Place milk & butter mixture, sugar, salt, egg, and yeast in bowl of food processor. Pulse briefly.
  5. Add half the flour and pulse just till barely blended and smooth (this doesn’t take long - scrape down the sides of your bowl occasionally)
  6. Replace lid and allow to rise till you see bubbles in the mixture - and it has grown in size.
  7. At this point add remaining flour - reserving half a cup so you don’t over-flour.
  8. Pulse until it barely forms a ball. Check to see if it is still wet & sticky. If so - add remaining flour a bit at a time till you can touch the dough with a floured finger and it doesn’t stick.
  9. Add a tablespoon of cooking oil to either 1) your countertop OR 2) to a bowl.
  10. Turn dough into oiled surface, rotating till coated with oil.
  11. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise till double in bulk.
  12. At this point, shape into a large rectangle as shown - using a rolling pin to press out bubbles in the dough.
  13. Fold rectangle in half, sealing edges as you press together with rolling pin.
  14. Allow dough to rest (cover with plastic wrap) about 10-15 minutes.
  15. Prepare baking sheets by greasing or using non-stick cooking spray.
  16. Using a bench scraper, cut into squares or rectangles as shown. You will see the dough has two distinct layers (which will make them easy to separate to spread on that cinnamon/honey butter!)
  17. If you want soft sides - place rolls close together.
  18. If you want your rolls browned all around - place them far apart as shown.
  19. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes (adjust accordingly - depending on the size of the rolls) till golden brown.
  20. The most important step is to generously butter the hot rolls before bringing them to the table.
  21. *Rolls may be frozen unbaked - do so as soon as formed. Remove from freezer at least 4-6 hours before you need them. Allow to rise (covered) and bake as directed.