It costs less to make these rolls than it does to drive to Texas Roadhouse to order some. For only $0.08 per roll, you can make 24 of these fluffy rolls. The entire recipe costs $1.86 to have fresh warm rolls at your fingertips!
Make this Cinnamon Honey Butter recipe to go along with these rolls for a little bit of heaven on your plate. Your friends and family will thank you!
Everyone knows that the main reason you go to Texas Roadhouse is for the unlimited baskets of freshly baked rolls. They are so good! Why bother with going out when you can make them at home?
Sometimes we are intimidated by baking with yeast, but this really is a simple recipe anyone can make. And we know you are going to want to make these!
Each roll is fluffy, soft, and slathered with glistening melted butter. We love them best served warm.
They are oh so tender, and the Cinnamon Honey Butter melts right into the roll. It’s all about the carbs and butter with this recipe. Are you drooling yet? The most difficult part of this recipe is waiting for them to finish baking.
Grab your comfy clothes because you are staying in tonight! You will have everyone thinking you picked these rolls up from Texas Roadhouse. Meanwhile, you will be satisfied you successfully made the best copycat recipe on your own for everyone to enjoy!
Ingredients and Cost
RECIPE COST: $1.86
PRICE PER SERVING: $0.08
- 1 packet active dry yeast – $0.07
- 1 ¼ cup warm milk – $0.20
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar – $0.11
- 7 Tablespoons unsalted butter – $0.70
- 1 large egg – $0.10
- 1 teaspoon salt – $0.01
- 3 ½ – 4 cups all-purpose flour – $0.67
To find out more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained.
- First, make the dough. Let it rise until doubled in size.
- Next, roll the dough into a rectangle and cut it into 24 even square pieces.
- Set the rolls on baking sheets and let them rise again until doubled in size.
- Finally, bake the rolls until golden brown and brush with melted butter when they are done cooking.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
- If you don’t have unsalted butter then you can use salted butter, just decrease the salt ammount to ½ teaspoon.
Storage and Reheating Tips
Serve: These are best served fresh and warm. With that said, you can make these up to a day ahead of time.
Store: Once the rolls cool, transfer them to a Ziploc bag or air-tight container and store for 1-2 days. Any longer, and they become stale.
Freeze: Once the rolls are completely cool, wrap them in foil and place them in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. Freeze for 1-2 months. Then, defrost the rolls overnight in the refrigerator or at room temperature for 3-5 hours.
Reheat: Place the rolls in a 350 degree F oven for 2-5 minutes or until heated through. Brush with more melted butter if desired. Serve immediately.
You can buy one dozen rolls from Texas Roadhouse for $5.00. However, that is crazy when you consider that with this recipe, you can make two dozen rolls for only $1.86!
You can put them in a 350-degree oven for a couple of minutes to reheat them. Or place the rolls on a plate in the microwave and cook for 15-second intervals until the desired temperature is reached.
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-3: Have them help you dump the ingredients into the bowl. Guide their hands as you mix the dough. A fun counting activity would be to count the rolls as you transfer the cut squares from your work surface to the prepared baking sheets.
Ages 4-5: Have them help you roll the dough out into a 12×8 inch rectangle. Have them use a ruler to practice their measuring skills.
Ages 6-8: Guide their hands as they cut the dough into 24 squares. Have them pre-measure all of the dry and wet ingredients for you. Then, teach them how to crack an egg properly.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Save your money with this recipe! No need to eat out to get those rolls we all love. Make them at home for a fraction of the cost. This is just one of the reasons we love making our favorite restaurant foods at home. All of our Copycat Recipes will help you save money on your food budget.
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Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls
- stand mixer
- measuring cups
- Liquid measuring cup
- measuring spoon
- pizza cutter
- rolling pin
- baking sheets
FOR THE ROLLS:
- 1 packet active dry yeast
- 1 ¼ cup warm milk heated to 105-110 degrees F
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 ½ – 4 cups all-purpose flour plus more for kneading
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- In a small bowl, whisk together milk and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the top.
- Let the yeast sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.
- Add the mixture to a large mixing bowl, and add 4 Tablespoons butter, egg, salt, and 2 cups flour.
- Beat on medium speed until batter is smooth.
- Gradually add 1 ½ – 2 cups more flour until a soft ball of dough forms.
- Increase the speed on the mixer to medium-high and beat for 2-3 minutes longer. The dough should be tacky, but not sticky. If too sticky, add more flour 1 tablespoon at a time.
- Lightly grease a large bowl and place the dough into the bowl, turning once to coat.
- Cover the bowl with a clean dish towel and set in a warm place to rise until doubled in size, 45-60 minutes.
- Once risen, punch down dough gently.
SHAPE AND CUT DOUGH:
- Lightly flour the work surface and turn the dough out of the bowl.
- Let the dough sit for a few minutes while you prepare the baking sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Roll the dough into a 12×8 inch rectangle, that is ½-inch thick.
- Cut dough into 24 even pieces using a sharp knife or pizza cutter.
- Transfer the rolls to the prepared baking sheets.
- Cover the rolls with dish towels and let them rise until almost doubled in size, about 45-60 minutes.
PREP AND PREHEAT OVEN:
- About 20 minutes prior to rising being done, move the oven rack to the lower-middle and upper-middle positions. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bake rolls for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown, rotating the pans halfway through baking.
- Remove the rolls from the oven and brush immediately with melted butter.
COOL AND SERVE:
- Cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.