Plain dinner rolls? Not here! You can dress up this recipe with one of three flavors: choose from pumpkin-ginger, chive-dill, or add everything but your kitchen sink.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Line a 5- to 6-qt. oval slow cooker with parchment paper. Coat with cooking spray and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. cornmeal.

  • In a large bowl stir together 1 1/2 cups of the flour, the yeast, and salt. Add the warm water and 4 Tbsp. of the melted butter. Beat with a mixer on medium 30 seconds, scraping bowl as needed. Beat on high 3 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup cornmeal and as much of the remaining flour as you can.

  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes). Shape dough into 16 balls by pulling dough and pinching underneath. Place balls in prepared cooker (sides will be touching).

  • Cover and cook on high 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until an instant-read thermometer registers 195ºF (tops of rolls may be slightly wet). Using parchment paper, lift out rolls. If desired, cool on a wire rack.

  • Preheat broiler. Peel off paper and place rolls on a baking sheet. Brush tops with remaining 1 Tbsp. melted butter.* Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat 3 to 4 minutes or until light brown.

Chive-Dill Dinner Rolls

Prepare as directed, except stir 1/4 cup snipped fresh chives or sliced green onions and 2 to 3 Tbsp. snipped fresh dill or 1 tsp. dried dill into yeast mixture.Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above except 3% Vitamin A, 1% Vitamin C

Everything Bagel Dinner Rolls

In a small bowl combine 1 tsp. each sesame, poppy, and caraway seeds and dried minced onion. Prepare as directed, except stir 2 tsp. of the sesame seed mixture into yeast mixture. Before brushing rolls with melted butter and broiling, sprinkle with remaining sesame seed mixture.Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above except 139 calories, 1% calcium, 8% iron

Pumpkin-Ginger Dinner Rolls

Prepare as directed, except stir 1/2 tsp. ground ginger into yeast mixture, reduce warm water to 1 cup, and add 1/2 cup canned pumpkin with the warm water.Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above except 140 calories, 23 g carbohydrate, 26% Vitamin A, 1% calcium, 8% iron


To remelt butter, microwave it for 5 to 10 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; 4 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 248 mg sodium. 37 mg potassium; 22 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 3 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 121 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 63 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 6 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;