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Garlic herb Skillet Dinner Rolls basted with butter in a cast iron skillet with fresh sprigs of rosemary and extra butter and brush nearby.
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Skillet Dinner Rolls

These yeast based skillet dinner rolls are soft, fluffy and pull apart right out of the cast iron skillet! Easy to make and delicious every time!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 159kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk warmed (between 120°—130°F)
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter plus more for brushing
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder and salt. Whisk to evenly distribute everything.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer beat together the milk, melted butter, egg and sugar. Add half the flour mixture on top, and using the hook attachment, beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until a smooth batter forms. Add the remaining flour, half a cup at a time until a soft smooth dough ball forms, 4-5 more minutes. It will feel elastic but still slightly sticky.
  • Place dough in an oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Scrape dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Cut into 12 even pieces. Taking one piece at a time, fold the edges into the center, pinch them closed, and then roll the ball in your hands. Place the dough seam side down on a 10-inch cast iron skillet (you don’t need to grease it if it’s seasoned). Repeat with the remaining pieces. Position the dough balls in a circular fashion. Cover the skillet with a plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm area until the dough has doubled in size, about 60 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Place in the oven on a middle rack. Bake for 12-14 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and while still hot, brush with melted butter, if desired. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes.


Tip: Make sure the room is on the warmer side for the best rise on your rolls. Yeast is not a fan of the cold and will not rise to its potential in a cold room.  


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg