Slow cooker dinner rolls are an easy way to make fresh, homemade bread right in your crock pot! No oven necessary, which is perfect for holiday dinner!
Rolls are practically their own food group at our house. I usually make rolls to go along with dinner a couple nights during the week.
There are times when I don’t want to bake rolls in the oven (summer!) or can’t bake them in the oven (holidays!).
And then there are the times when it’s just easier to make Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls and come back in a couple hours for them.
Every time I make these rolls, they are always a hit! The rolls are soft and mildly sweet – a classic dinner roll. And with very little hands-on time, they couldn’t be easier to make!
Give them a try, and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how good dinner rolls “baked” in your slow cooker can be!
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Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls
- 1 1/4 cups warm water (about 105 F)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 packet active dry yeast ((2 1/4 teaspoons))
- 1/4 cup butter (melted, plus extra for brushing the tops of the rolls)
- 3-3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Turn slow cooker to "warm". Line with parchment paper and grease parchment with nonstick cooking spray.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook (in a large bowl), stir together water, sugar, and yeast.
- Let stand 5-10 minutes, or until foamy.
- Stir in butter, and 2 cups flour and salt.
- Continue adding flour 1/4 cup at a time until dough clings to the hook and clears the side of the bowl. Dough will feel slightly sticky but shouldn't stick to your finger.
- Shape dough into 12-16 rolls, depending on desired size, and add to slow cooker.
- Place a thin cotton towel across the top of the slow cooker and cover. Let rolls sit for 10 minutes.
- Turn to "high", and cook for about 1 1/2 hours, or until edges are light golden brown. My slow cooker doesn't cook evenly, so I rotate my crock halfway through the cooking time.
- If you would like to brown the tops, turn broiler on.
- Brush with tops of rolls with melted butter (about 1 tablespoon), and broil for about 1-2 minutes. Watch the rolls closely because they can go from golden to burnt very quickly.