Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls in cast iron skillet | Fork in the Kitchen

Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls

  • Author: Becca | Fork in the Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus 2 hour rise)
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes plus rise time
  • Yield: 8 rolls 1x


Soft, fluffy, savory homemade dinner rolls topped with a luxurious butter mixture of fresh garlic and herbs! Make them for your next holiday dinner! 



  • 1/4 cup warm water, heated to ~105°F
  • 1 1/2 TBSP sugar
  • 1 TBSP yeast
  • 4 TBSP butter, divided
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg, room temperature and lightly whisked
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups + 2 TBSP all-purpose flour, additional 2 TBSP as needed
  • 12 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • Salt flakes, to taste


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with a bread hook, combine warmed water, sugar, and yeast. Let stand for 5-10 minutes until expanded and foamy.
  2. Melt 2 TBSP butter and combine with lukewarm milk (microwave it for 30-60 seconds or let sit out while prepping the yeast). Add to stand mixer along with the lightly whisked egg. Add to mixing bowl and stir until combined. Add flour and continue to mix until combined. The dough will be slightly sticky, but if your finger pulls away covered in dough, add an additional 2-4 TBSP of flour (don’t add too much).
  3. Lightly grease a large bowl and add dough. Cover with a tea towel and let rise in a warm area for 1 hour. To speed up rise process, heat oven to 200°F, turn off and set the bowl inside the oven to rise.
  4. Once the dough has risen, dump onto a well-floured surface and knead for 2-3 minutes, adding additional flour as needed. Weigh the dough and divide weight evenly by 8 to determine the weight of each individual roll (if you don’t have a scale, cut dough into 8 evenly sized sections). Roll into a ball and place around a greased cast iron skillet (or 10-inch circle pan). Cover with the tea towel again and let rise for another hour.
  5. After rolls have risen for 30 minutes, begin preheating oven to 375°F. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top and the internal temperature reaches 200-205°F. Melt remaining butter with garlic and herbs together. Brush on rolls fresh out of the oven and serve.

  • Category: Side
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: homemade, savory, soft, fluffy, light, thanksgiving, christmas

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