Garlic and Herb Dinner Rolls

Tender dinner rolls seasoned with onion, fresh garlic and herbs. A great addition to any dinner or holiday meal.

Garlic and Herb Dinner Roll Recipe from

There’s something about Target that just says – hand over your money because you don’t really need it anyway… or something like that. Right? I mean how often do you walk in there and leave without spending way more than you ever wanted to? It’s nearly impossible. Granted, it’s not like I buy things that are total nonsense… okay maybe sometimes but they always have their uses. Socks for the kids, candy for my belly (totally justifiable), the latest Essie color… all necessary. And don’t get me started on the dollar section and holiday area.

Is Target the same way for you? What stores totally sucker you in?

Garlic and Herb Dinner Roll Recipe from

Next to turkey and pie… Thanksgiving is all about the carbs. Right? I mean we’ve got stuffing and rolls and potatoes and nom nom… sorry I’m already going into a carb coma. I can’t wait. The things I look forward to most are stuffing, pie, rolls and mashed potatoes. I could *gasp* live without the turkey. Just pile my plate high with everything else and I’d be totally content. This year I’m actually skipping the giant bird and just doing turkey breast. I figure, fewer people and no one eats the dark meat so why waste it. Buy what you’re going to eat.

Anyway… rolls… Ever since I was little, rolls have always been a huge part of Thanksgiving. It’s one of those holiday memories that’s permanently ingrained on my brain. Clover rolls make me think of Thanksgiving. That’s *the* roll we have every Thanksgiving and I’m sure it won’t change. It’s just how it is. But I do try lots of others, including this one which is basically a recreation of some of my other favorites.

These rolls are soft with a slightly crisp shell. They’re packed with flavor from the onions, garlic and herbs. Slather a warm roll with butter and you’ll be in heaven.

Garlic and Herb Dinner Roll Recipe from

Garlic and Herb Dinner Rolls

Tender dinner rolls seasoned with onion, fresh garlic and herbs. A great addition to any dinner or holiday meal.
Prep Time1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time2 hours 5 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 rolls


  • 1 C milk heated to 115°F
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3 - 3 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp minced dried onion
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp water


  • Heat milk to 115°F. Mix in yeast and sugar. Allow yeast to proof for 5-10 minutes.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer add remaining dry ingredients and freshly minced garlic. When yeast has puffed up, lock mixer and turn it on low. Slowly add milk mixture and olive oil. Continue mixing until dough pulls away from the bowl. Add dough to a lightly greased large bowl. Cover and allow to rise in a warm location for 1 hour or until nearly doubled in size.
  • Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Shape into a ball, placing seem side down into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Cover and allow rolls to rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl beat together one egg with 1 Tbsp water. Brush egg wash over rolls.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until tops are golden. Cool slightly prior to serving. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to several days. Reheat rolls as needed.


-A stand mixer was used for mixing this recipe. If mixing by hand, it will require extra kneading and elbow grease.
-Substitute ingredients at your own risk. I cannot promise how it will turn out if you change ingredients.
-As with all baking and bread making, there are many factors that can play a major factor in the final result of the food, including but not limited to weather, elevation, various yeast issues, etc.
-Add a portion of flour at a time until the dough comes together.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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67 Responses to “Garlic and Herb Dinner Rolls”

  1. #
    Leia — November 11, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Do you think I would have good results by using the bread machine to mix and partially rise this mixture??

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      Rachel — November 11, 2013 at 7:34 am

      I do not own a bread machine so I cannot vouch for how that would change a recipe. If you’re comfortable using it to mix and rise, I’d go ahead and try it that way. Good luck!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — November 11, 2013 at 8:23 am

    That happens to me walking into Target. I go in for just detergent and walk out with a cart full of stuff. Crazy! Loving these rolls! Thanksgiving is all about a carb overload for me. And these rolls would be perfect for Thanksgiving or anytime! Yum!

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      Rachel — November 11, 2013 at 10:14 am

      If I didn’t actually need stuff there I could totally avoid it but alas… they have stuff I *need* and really do mean that lol.

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    Kerry — November 11, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Those look amazing! I love homemade bread and garlic and herb is a favorite! I will be making these soon!

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      Rachel — November 11, 2013 at 10:14 am

      Enjoy! :)

  4. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — November 11, 2013 at 9:06 am

    These look so great and fluffy! And totally hear you on the Target woes…that place is so dangerous ;)

    • #
      Rachel — November 11, 2013 at 10:14 am

      It really is! And thanks :)

  5. #
    Carrian — November 11, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Yum! These rolls look amazing! I must try them!

    • #
      Rachel — November 11, 2013 at 10:14 am

      Thanks Carrian!

  6. #
    Maria — November 11, 2013 at 9:16 am

    These look perfect!

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      Rachel — November 11, 2013 at 10:14 am

      Thanks Maria!

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    Allergy Mom — November 11, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Has anyone tried it without the egg wash? We have an egg allergy in our house, and so bake everything (cross contamination and all), but good eggless dinner rolls are hard to find. I may try it, but just wondered if anyone had any experience with omitting an egg wash. Thanks!

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      Rachel — November 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

      This is the first time I’ve used an egg wash for this style of rolls so you could easily replace the egg wash with either milk or butter. Those are the only other two options I’ve used for brushing rolls or bread with. Enjoy! :)

  8. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — November 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

    ugh, i attempted to make dinner rolls and you know how that one seriously need to teach me cause these look SO good and i can’t achieve that without help! :(

    • #
      Rachel — November 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

      A bread making we shall… :)

  9. #
    Rachel Cooks — November 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

    These look phenomenal! I’m sure I’d eat 100 of them.

    • #
      Rachel — November 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

      Thanks Rachel!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — November 11, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I’m totally with you. I could take or leave the turkey, but don’t mess with my stuffing and rolls! (and I’m not referring to what my midsection will look like after eating Thanksgiving dinner) I love the crust on these. I’m pinning for later!

  11. #
    Krista — November 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

    These look lovely, Rachel! I love the addition of the herbs.

    • #
      Rachel — November 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks Krista!

  12. #
    Laura @ Laura's Baking Talent — November 11, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I totally have the same issue or infatuation with Target. Love these dinner rolls. Thanks for sharing.

    • #
      Rachel — November 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks Laura! And glad I’m not alone ;)

  13. #
    Anita — November 11, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    This may be a stupid question, but is the basil in the recipe fresh or dried? These look so yummy! I’m going to be making them soon!

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      Rachel — November 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Hi Anita – I used dried basil. I’ve updated the recipe to note that. Enjoy the rolls! :)

  14. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — November 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Mm those are my kind of dinner rolls! I so rarely make rolls but I need to find the time for these.

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      Rachel — November 11, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      You really do! :)

  15. #
    Shawn @ I Wash You Dry — November 11, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Wow, these looks so yummy! I love rolls that have flavor packed into them!

  16. #
    cassie — November 11, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I am a sucker for Target and for carbs. Deadly combination. But I love it! These are amazing, Rachel.

  17. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — November 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    oh the bread is always my favorite way to start a meal. and with farlic, herbs, and butter..mmm you’re suckering me in!

  18. #
    Tracey — November 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I think I’ve been to Target like 4 times in the past week. It’s a sickness, I can’t help it! Same thing with carbs, I’m an addict. These look great!

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      Rachel — November 12, 2013 at 7:20 am

      Hahaha if ours were closer than 20 min I probably would too!

  19. #
    Rachel @ Bakerita — November 11, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    These look amazing! Nothing beats ripping into a delicious homemade roll, slathering it with butter, and devouring it, and that sounds like something I would need to do with these! Yummy, definitely going on my must-make list :)

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      Rachel — November 12, 2013 at 7:20 am


  20. #
    Gaby — November 11, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Target is so dangerous for the pocket book! These rolls sound so amazing! Need these on my Thanksgiving menu!

    • #
      Rachel — November 12, 2013 at 7:19 am

      Right? But we’re clearly all still Target obsessed ;)

  21. #
    Tieghan — November 11, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    These are so prefect for Thanksgiving!! You are rocking the Thanksgiving table with your post these days!

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      Rachel — November 12, 2013 at 7:19 am

      Thanks Tieghan!

  22. #
    Taylor @ greens & chocolate — November 11, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I’m totally a sucker for Target too. I can’t even go near the dollar section anymore….the seasonal stuff is what gets me now. I want it all! These rolls look delicious – and perfect for sopping up extra gravy!

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      Rachel — November 12, 2013 at 7:19 am

      The dollar section will be perfect for stockings soon lol Or so I’m telling myself. Total justification ;)

  23. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — November 11, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    My inner bread-loving-child is smiling right now. I need these in my life asap!

    • #
      Rachel — November 12, 2013 at 7:18 am

      Thanks Laurie :)

  24. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — November 12, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I can’t pass through a target store without hitting up the nail polish aisle at least once. I play coy like I’m going to walk past it and then I always circle back around again and just pick up one new polish that I couldn’t leave behind! It needs mee!!! Much like these carby rolls need in my belly!! Gorgeous!

  25. #
    Sommer@ASP — November 12, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Rachel I could just tear up that whole basket of rolls. They look incredible!

  26. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — November 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Target is dangerous for me to go in. I can’t leave without spending a fortune every single time. Why do they have to always have the cutest stuff that I HAVE to have? Now these rolls, I need those too. Forget the turkey…I’m headed straight to the carbs and dessert this year!!!

  27. #
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — November 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    That is a seriously gorgeous dinner roll. I sure would love these on my Thanksgiving table.

  28. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — November 16, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I can’t resist a good garlic roll :) these look fantastic!

  29. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — November 20, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Target gets me every time. Ugh. I think I will drown my sorrows in a few of these rolls.

  30. #
    Michelle — November 24, 2013 at 9:31 am

    2 questions…what do you grease the baking dish with…butter? Olive oil? Or shortening?
    Secondly…should I use a glass or metal baking dish?
    Sorry for the dumb questions…I’m not much of a baker…thanks so much!!

    • #
      Rachel — November 24, 2013 at 11:22 am

      For this particular recipe I used a glass baking dish lightly greased with an olive oil based cooking spray. Hope that helps! :)

  31. #
    anne — November 27, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Question: Do you think I could make the dough a day ahead and refrigerate until I want to bake? Or would that compromise them somehow? Cheers, sounds delish!

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      Rachel — November 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      It should work fine, mind you I haven’t tried it with this recipe. Typically you can refrigerate dough of all kinds for days at a time, but you may want to bring it to room temperature prior to baking. Good luck! :)

  32. #
    Lisa P — January 21, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I don’t know if anyone else actually tried making this, but this dough is so dry and crumbly!! I could mix it all day and it”ll still be crumbs. I have read this recipe many times and don’t know where i went wrong. They look great, but this recipe won’t get me there.

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      Rachel — January 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      I’m sorry to hear you had trouble with the recipe Lisa. However, as you can see from the photos, the recipe does indeed work and was rather tasty. I am aware of others who have had success with the recipe. If you are mixing by hand, it will require more effort than mixing with a stand mixer. You should always start with a portion of the flour and add additional until the dough has come together, especially when mixing by hand. But that is a good practice in general.

  33. #
    Patti — February 16, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Dough was extremely dry, I used King Arthur bread flour and just did not work . I used my Kitchen Aide as I always do. Mi bake all my own bread and rolls but this one disappointed me as I had to quickly resort to another recipe for dinner tonight. I also added the flour slowly but this recipe was way too crumbly and dry,

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      Rachel — February 17, 2014 at 7:09 am

      I’ve never experienced that with this recipe and I know others have had great success with it as well. Proper measuring is key. But if you’re familiar with baking then you also know that weather and altitude can play a huge factor. When in doubt, always add a 1/2 cup less and increase as needed until the desired consistency is reached.

  34. #
    Teresa Ochoa — March 26, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Oh these look simply delicious, could eat these for breakfast!!

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    Turath D'hont — April 2, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    I also had a very dry and crumbly dough, so I added water until it was soft enough to knead a bit. It didn’t rise well, and my rolls came out very dense. Still tasty, but a little dry and very dense. I used a gluten free flour, so I thought that may have been the problem. I also don’t have a stand mixer, and had to mix by hand.

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      Rachel — April 3, 2014 at 7:35 am

      As noted previously, a stand mixer was used for this. Others have had success. If you mixed by hand, additional kneading is always necessary and substituting ingredients can definitely change the outcome of a recipe as well. When working with bread, you should always judge how much flour you need, adding a portion in at a time. Weather and elevation play a huge role in baking.

  36. #
    Katie Royer — May 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    What does ” 3-3 1/2 cups” mean? Trying this recipe and don’t want to mess it up

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      Rachel — May 9, 2014 at 7:41 am

      3 to 3 and 1/2 cups. This means you should start with just under 3 cups flour and only add additional flour as needed, as weather, elevation etc can play a huge roll in bread making. Good luck! :)

  37. #
    Ellen — November 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Wonder if anyone has tried these without milk, or with soy or almond milk? We have a lactose intolerance problem.

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      Rachel — November 25, 2014 at 7:21 am

      I haven’t personally tried with a different liquid for these rolls, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.

  38. #
    Carolyn Edgett — May 25, 2015 at 4:20 am

    These looked like my kind of rolls. Unfortunately, the dough didn’t want to come together and ended up very heavy as was the finished product. I’ve been baking for a long time and I followed directions, allowing for weather, etc.. I may attempt again but will make further alterations to the recipe besides adding more liquid ,which I had already done. (I did make excellent croutons with the rolls I got.) Also, I couldn’t help but notice as I read the comments (after making the rolls) that every baker who actually attempted the rolls had the same problem. I wonder if the recipe was transcribed to the website with an error in it. I ended up using another recipe with my usual good results.

    • #
      Rachel — May 25, 2015 at 8:07 am

      I’m sorry you had trouble but the ingredients are correct. Notes were previously added to the recipe to assist in understanding why some may have trouble with this particular recipe. A stand mixer should be used for best results with this recipe and as with all bread recipes, there is a range for both flour and liquid that can be used.

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    Mikayla — March 31, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Hi, I followed all your measurements but upon mixing it all, the dough was kind of dry. I just added a milk to it in order to give a kneading state, is that okay? One more thing, you don’t need to add the egg to the dough mixture right? it’s just for brushing the top.

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      Rachel — March 31, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      Within the notes, it mentions to add the flour a little bit at a time until it comes together, due to varying factors. But yes, adding additional milk will help offset any dryness you may have experienced while mixing. The egg is only used for the egg wash at the end.

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