Easy To Make Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

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With fall in the air, I want to share my pumpkin dinner rolls recipe with you today. I love making dinner rolls, so I used my popular no-fail dinner roll recipe and traded out part of the milk for 100% pumpkin puree.

They turned out fabulous! Now, if you like pumpkin spice flavor you could add a bit of that spice.

I opted not to add it. I can guarantee you, I spread a lot of butter on these dinner rolls instead. Life is good with real butter, right?

When Mark and I lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, there was a place called the “Lion House.” I must admit, I loved their dinner rolls. When they served them at the table they had plenty of butter to spread on them.

The “Lion House” had a pioneer theme behind the restaurant. The servers dressed in pioneer dresses with aprons and bonnets. It’s funny how these memories stick with you.

They were famous for their “Lion House Rolls.” I’m not sure they are open anymore, but we loved that place.

Let me tell you what I love about this recipe, no bread mixer is needed. It’s so easy to make these pumpkin dinner rolls at the last minute. Start to finish is less than 2 hours.

You can mix them, shape them, let them rise, and then bake them. They are super soft and fluffy, with a subtle pumpkin flavor!

As long as you have FRESH ingredients anyone can make these. Please don’t store your yeast or dough enhancer in your pantry. It must be stored in the refrigerator or the freezer. In case you missed this post, Easy To Make Soft Dinner Rolls

Easy To Make Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Easy To Make Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

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Step One

Gather the ingredients so you’re ready to make these yummy pumpkin rolls.

Easy To Make Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Step Two

Grease a 10-inch round cake pan and set it aside. Grab a bowl and a Danish Whisk. Dump everything in a large mixing bowl. Stir until mixed thoroughly.

Easy To Make Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Step Three

Add additional flour if needed to the dough if the dough is too sticky. Do not add too much, we want the dough fluffy.

Mix the dough

Step Four

Flour your countertop and scoop the dough out onto the countertop. Knead for about 3-4 minutes.

Knead the dough

Step Five

Shape the dough so you can cut the bread dough into eight evenly spaced sections.

Shape the dough

Step Six

Cut the dough into 8 sections (never stretch your dough). Take each section and mound into a ball and place the eight balls in the lightly greased pan.

Cut into eight pieces

Step Seven

Cover with plastic wrap or a warm wet towel.

Easy To Make Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Step Eight

Let rise for about an hour. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the plastic wrap and bake.

Ready to bake

Finished Product

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until slightly brown. Lightly butter the tops after baking if you want a soft dinner roll.

I use a baggie slathered with butter to spread on the warm rolls. Let cool. Store in bags to keep the dinner rolls soft. Enjoy!

Easy To Make Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Easy To Make Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Let Rise
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Dinner Rolls
Author: Linda Loosli
Instructions
  1. Grease a 10-inch round cake pan and set it aside. Grab a bowl and a Danish Whisk. Dump everything in a large mixing bowl. Stir until mixed thoroughly. Add additional flour if needed to the dough if the dough is too sticky. Do not add too much, we want the dough fluffy. Flour your countertop and scoop the dough out onto the countertop. Knead for about 3-4 minutes. Cut the dough into 8 sections (never stretch your dough). Take each section and mound into a ball and place the eight balls in the greased pan. Cover with plastic wrap or a warm wet towel. Let rise for about an hour. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until slightly brown. Slightly butter the tops after baking if you want a soft dinner roll. I use a baggie slathered with butter to spread on the warm rolls. Let cool. Store in bags to keep the dinner rolls soft. Enjoy.

How do I store these after baking?

I store mine in freezer bags to keep them soft and moist for 2-3 days.

Can I freeze the baked pumpkin dinner rolls?

Yes, you can freeze these in an airtight freezer bag for 1-2 months.

Can I freeze the rolls before baking?

I have never tried this, so I can’t recommend it.

Final Word

I hope you enjoyed my post today on how to make pumpkin dinner rolls. Oh my gosh, Thanksgiving is coming in a few weeks, my friends! It is truly one of my very favorite holidays, and a good time to share a beautiful meal with family and good friends. Please take time for yourself and stay healthy and safe. May God Bless this world, Linda

10 thoughts on “Easy To Make Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

  • September 28, 2021 at 9:26 am
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    5 stars
    Definitely making these this afternoon! It’s dreary outside, quite a bit cooler than normal (highs of only low 60’s!) – time for baking…yay!

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    • September 28, 2021 at 9:41 am
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      Hi Robbie, thank you for 5 stars!! You will love them!! They are so easy to make and look cute on a plate! Have fun, my friend! Linda

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  • September 28, 2021 at 12:02 pm
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    5 stars
    Linda, These rolls look amazing! I am going to try them! We love pumpkin anything!
    May your day be filled with Glorious Blessings!
    Jackie Perkins

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    • September 28, 2021 at 6:25 pm
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      Hi Jackie, thank you for the 5 stars, my friend!! Yay for pumpkin!! Have fun making them! Blessings to you as well! Linda

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  • September 28, 2021 at 1:35 pm
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    Mouthwatering picture & recipe! Looking forward to trying them. Thanks for the recipe.

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    • September 28, 2021 at 6:24 pm
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      Hi JoEllen, you are so cute!! Thank you my friend, have fun making them!! Linda

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  • September 29, 2021 at 5:18 pm
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    5 stars
    I made these to go with dinner tonight, and they are delicious! Thank you so much for sharing. I’ve been wanting a quick roll recipe but hadn’t looked one up, and I LOVE pumpkin so this fit the bill perfectly. Everyone in the family is enjoying them. I did add some pumpkin pie spices – about a half teaspoon cinnamon, quarter teaspoon ginger, and a pinch each of cloves and allspice.

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    • September 29, 2021 at 5:41 pm
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      Hi Cindy, thank you for the 5 stars!! Squeal! I love hearing you made them!! I will get some pumpkin pie spice and try it next time. Yay! Linda

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  • October 2, 2021 at 8:46 pm
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    Just saw this delicious recipe! Quick question…can you use egg replacer in place of the egg? We have egg allergies, so we have to find recipes that we can substitute egg replacer for the egg. 🙂

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