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Italian Herb Dinner Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these easy #NoKnead #DinnerRolls are fantastic! They're flavored with dried herbs like #basil, #thyme & #marjoram so they just pop in flavor. Terrific side for soup or chili, but also fantastic to serve for company or #holiday meals like #Easter or #MothersDay. Every bite is mouthwatering and irresistible! #bread #ItalianHerbDinnerRolls

Italian Herb Dinner Rolls

Italian Herb Dinner Rolls are fantastic! These easy no-knead, no-mix dinner rolls are sure to please even the pickiest eaters. The dough raises in the breadmaker so it's incredibly easy to make. The rolls are seasoned with dried basil, thyme and marjoram which provides a lovely, delicate flavor. While these dinner rolls are wonderful with soup or chili, they're also terrific for company or holidays like Easter or Mother's Day dinners. These dinner rolls are comfort food you don't want to pass up!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Course Breads, Rolls and Muffins, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 280 kcal


  • 1/4 cup salted butter slivered (1/2 stick)
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half warmed (or whole milk)
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried marjoram
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • butter for greasing the baking dish, plus butter to spread over top of the rolls


  • Slice butter and place in bread canister.
  • Warm milk in the microwave one to two minutes until milk is warmed.
  • Pour into bread canister.
  • Then add flour, sugar and salt.
  • Sprinkle dried herbs over top; then add yeast.
  • Place on dough setting of bread maker.
  • This will take approximately 1 3/4 hours.
  • Remove dough from bread canister and divide evenly into 12 sections.
  • Roll each section into a ball and place in a greased rectangular baking dish.
  • Be sure to stretch and roll the dough so the wrinkles on top of the dough smooth out.
  • Brush with a tablespoon or two of melted butter.
  • Put in a warm place until the rolls expand, about an hour and a half. (See notes below).
  • Bake at 350° for 17 to 22 minutes or until rolls are no longer doughy in the middle. (See notes below).
  • Remove from oven and brush with melted butter again before serving.


NOTE: I usually warm the milk about one minute 30 seconds in the microwave (at 50% power).
NOTE: I turn the oven on 350° for exactly one minute. Turn off heat and slide pan of rolls into the oven (uncovered). After 20 minutes, heat the oven again for one minute. Repeat again in 20 minutes. Continue heating for one minute and turning off the oven in cycles for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, or until the dough raises almost to the top of the baking dish. (Sometimes this can take as long as two hours). Leave rolls in oven. Then begin baking. (See note below).
NOTE: I keep the rolls in the oven while the temperature raises to 350°. (This allows the rolls to raise a little more). I set a timer for 25 minutes. The rolls are usually done by that time. But check to make sure they are not doughy or too soft in the middle. If they are, continue baking for 5 more minutes. If you put the rolls in a preheated oven, it usually takes about 20 minutes for them to bake sufficiently.
NOTE: For best results, do not use any lower percentage of milk than whole milk.
NOTE: For best results, I recommend using Fleischmann’s yeast. Other brands have a tendency to fail more easily.
NOTE: Don't leave the marjoram out of the recipe. Purchase a jar and use it in breads, casseroles and soups. It makes everything so flavorful!
NOTE: Be warned! This recipe takes about 4 hours from beginning to end to make. Plan your time accordingly.
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Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 297mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 450IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2.3mg
Keyword bread, dinner rolls
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