{Easy & Healthy} Rosemary Olive Oil Dinner Rolls

MMHMMM! My {Easy & Healthy} Rosemary Olive Oil Dinner Rolls are the perfect side dish for your family dinner tonight. Already thinking about Christmas dinner/lunch, then I highly recommend saving this recipe. Skip the frozen section, and grab your apron to bake these little pieces of deliciousness! These are the ultimate dinner rolls that mimic miniature versions of pull-apart bread that’s super soft and fluffy.

Fun fact: I always have multiple taste-testers to make sure that the recipes are worthy of being posted for you all. Well, when my mom tried one of these little guys, she actually asked me, “Did you use butter?” LOL. No, I did not! That is just how scrumptious these dinner rolls are!

TIP: I highly recommend the little addition of flaky sea salt on top of each dinner roll. It just added that extra savory bite to make your mouth water every time.

{Easy & Healthy} Rosemary Olive Oil Dinner Rolls
{Easy & Healthy} Rosemary Olive Oil Dinner Rolls

The funny part is that I kept an eye on these rolls the entire baking time. Usually, I have this bad habit of losing track of time or getting distracted and somehow the dinner rolls end up burnt or underbaked. HOWEVER, I made sure my eye was on these babies and the clock the whole time.

These dinner rolls don’t really get too “golden” on top (aka slightly brown). They kinda resemble a light, golden yellow tone… so don’t be afraid to take them out once your hit the 10 minute mark. If you keep baking them until they are “golden,” then you may end up with some dry dinner rolls. And we don’t want that!

{Easy & Healthy} Rosemary Olive Oil Dinner Rolls
Rosemary Olive Oil Dinner Rolls
{Easy & Healthy} Rosemary Olive Oil Dinner Rolls
{Easy & Healthy} Rosemary Olive Oil Dinner Rolls
{Easy & Healthy} Rosemary Olive Oil Dinner Rolls
Rosemary Olive Oil Dinner Rolls

These EASY and fluffy rolls are screaming your name! So, let’s grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness!

{Easy & Healthy} Rosemary Olive Oil Dinner Rolls

Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 16


  • 1 1/4 cup Warm Whole Milk or Almond Milk
  • 2 tsp. Active Dry Yeast (1 Packet of Red Star ~1/4 oz.)
  • 1 tsp. Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil + more for topping
  • 3 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Rosemary, finely minced + more for topping
  • Flaky Sea Salt for topping


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, quickly stir together the active dry yeast, warm milk, and granulated cane sugar. Set aside for 5-10 minutes, until foamy.
  • On medium low speed, beat in the egg. Then, add in the sea salt, finely mined rosemary, and olive oil.
  • Gradually add in the flour on medium low speed, then knead for 5 minutes (the dough will be slighty sticky). Add up to 1/4 cup more flour if you think the dough is too sticky to work with.
  • Grease a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, cover with saran wrap, and set aside for 1 hour in a warm place (until it doubles in size). Punch down the dough, knead for 30 seconds in the bowl, then wrap again and set aside for another 1.5 hours.
  • Roll minature dough balls (about 1 tbsp. size, ~18 oz each). Lightly grease a cupcake pan with a little olive oil. Place three minature dough balls in each cupcake hole. Repeat until all dough is used. (You can also just make normal, large dinner rolls.)
  • Cover with a tea towel and set aside for 25-30 minutes. Then, drizzle or brush each with more olive oil. Garnish with a little more rosemary and flaky sea salt (optional).
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, until slightly golden.

I truly hope you all enjoy this dinner roll recipe! Happy holidays! xxL

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