3 Simple Steps to Upgrade Store-Bought Dinner Rolls

3 Simple Steps to Upgrade Store-Bought Dinner Rolls

Sheela Prakash
Nov 23, 2016

You're allowed to take shortcuts on Thanksgiving — in fact, it's encouraged! It's worth your own well-being to lean a little on store-bought saviors; the meal will still be just as delicious and memorable.

Case in point? Dinner rolls. Yes, from-scratch rolls are pretty fantastic, but store-bought rolls can be too — they just need to be jazzed up a bit. Here are three ways to do just that.

First off, let's not neglect the basics here: rolls should always be served warm. Gently warm store-bought rolls in the oven, wrapped in foil, while the turkey is resting, or in the microwave under a damp towel:

See how: How To Warm Bread In the Microwave

After that, jazz up your rolls in one of these simple ways.

1. Brush with melted butter.

Before warming the store-bought rolls in the oven, brush them generously with melted butter. As the rolls warm, they'll soak some of that luscious flavor, making them extra moist and tender.

Related: How To Freeze & Reheat Dinner Rolls

2. Sprinkle with fresh herbs.

After that healthy brush of melted butter, sprinkle some finely chopped fresh herbs over the rolls. Herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage, and oregano are all great contenders.

Related: Your Guide to Storing Fresh Herbs in the Fridge

3. Finish with flaky salt.

A sprinkle of flaky sea salt just before serving makes just about anything taste better, and store-bought dinner rolls are no exception. After they've been warmed in the oven with butter and herbs, grab a few big pinches and sprinkle them all over the tops of the rolls to lend crunchy, salty pops of flavor.

Related: The 3 Kinds of Salt I Always Have in My Kitchen

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