Dinner rolls are essential to the Thanksgiving meal, and these particular brown butter dinner rolls are perfection – fluffy, light, tender, baked in partnership with Red Star Yeast for quality you can count on with every single batch.

Brown Butter Dinner Rolls

Brushed with rich and nutty brown butter and topped with flaky salt, these rolls are the perfect addition to your holiday table.

Brown Butter Dinner Rolls

Brown Butter Dinner Rolls

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Brown Butter Dinner Rolls

Brown Butter Dinner Rolls

  • Yield: 12 rolls

Ingredients

Rolls

  • 2 Tbsp (28 g) unsalted butter
  • 3 cups (420 g) flour, divided
  • 2 tsp Red Star PLATINUM Yeast
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (240 g) buttermilk

Topping

  • 3 Tbsp (42 g) unsalted butter
  • flaky salt

Instructions

  1. Cook butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until it foams, turns clear, and then turns a deep brown, about 6 minutes. Pour browned butter into a glass measuring cup and chill in the freezer until solidified, about 25 minutes.
  2. Combine 2 cups (280 g) flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in a large mixer bowl; mix on low speed until incorporated. Heat buttermilk in a microwave-safe measuring cup for 45 seconds to 1 minute, until very warm (120-130°F). Add warm buttermilk and solidified brown butter to flour mixture and mix until combined; mix in remaining 1 cup (140 g) of flour.
  3. Switch out the flat beater for a dough hook, and knead dough for 5 minutes until smooth. Place dough in a medium bowl coated with cooking spray and cover with plastic. Let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes. Spray a 7 x 11-inch baking dish with nonstick spray and turn out dough onto a lightly floured board. Shape dough into a ball and use a sharp knife to cut into 12 equal portions.
  4. Use lightly floured hands to roll each piece into a ball, gently stretching the dough over itself and pinching together at the bottom. Place rolls in baking dish, cover with plastic, and let rise for 25 minutes. While rolls rise, preheat oven to 400°F and brown butter for the topping.
  5. Cook butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until it foams, turns clear, and then turns a deep brown. Pour into a glass measuring cup and let cool slightly. Use a pastry brush to gently brush rolls with half of the brown butter. Bake rolls for 20 minutes, until golden. Remove from oven and immediately brush rolls with remaining brown butter and sprinkle with flaky salt before serving.

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Disclosure: I was compensated by Red Star Yeast for the development of this recipe. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Brown Butter Dinner Rolls

13 comments

  1. I love this recipe, Laura, although I wish bloggers would consider that not everyone has a stand mixer with dough blade…as you can likely assume I do not. I pinned these delicious looking rolls for those who do have such an appliance. Thank you for all of the uber cool recipes you create here. I always look forward to seeing what you have baked up. Cheers, Ardith

  2. I love the little flecks of brown butter in these rolls. Now I’m thinking some homemade yeast rolls must happen at my house—these look incredible!11

  3. These brown butter rolls look absolutely delicious! Totally drooling here! I love the flakey sea salt on the top 🙂 Perfect addition to the table! Bravo Laura! Happy Thanksgiving 🙂 XO

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