Pumpkin Spiced Dinner Rolls - Savory Simple

Are you wondering, perhaps, what you might do with pumpkin spiced dinner rolls? The certainly sound seasonal but how exactly do they fit into a meal? Let me offer you a few suggestions.

Pumpkin Spiced Dinner Rolls - Savory Simple

Pumpkin spiced dinner rolls are perfect as a side for your Thanksgiving dinner. Imagine dipping them into turkey gravy or scooping them into homemade stuffing. Want something more immediate? Enjoy them as Jeff and I did, sliced in half and used as buns for slow cooker pulled pork (which we served with a side of coleslaw). Or how about serving them with some homemade chili?

These rolls are perfect for any time of year if you love pumpkin as much as I do. I hope you enjoy them!

Pumpkin Spiced Dinner Rolls
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Serves: 10 large rolls
  • ⅓ cup lukewarm water
  • ½ ounce active dry yeast
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 17 ounces (4 cups) all purpose flour (plus more as needed)
  • ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk the water and yeast together until bubbly and then allow it to sit for 1 minute. Add the butter, sugar, pumpkin puree and eggs and whisk until just combined.
  2. Attach the dough hook to the mixer. Stir the salt into the flour and then add them to the mixer on low speed.
  3. Allow the dough to mix for approximately 5 minutes on low speed. It will be sticky. If it's not coming together, add up to 4 more tablespoons of flour, adding 1-2 tablespoons at a time. You can also put a small amount of vegetable oil on your hands to keep the dough from sticking to them.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly greased large bowl and cover. Allow to double in size, approximately 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degreesF and lightly grease 2 8-inch cake pans. Divide the dough into 10 equal sized balls and place 5 in each cake pan. Allow the dough to rise for another 25-30 minutes.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until fully cooked through. Serve warm.


Tools I Used

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Chicago Metallic Commercial II Non-Stick 8-Inch Round Cake Pan

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Bakeaholic Mama – Pumpkin Hummus
Crumb – Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns
I Am Baker – Pumpkin Caramels and Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

  • http://thedessertchronicles.com Rachel @thedessertchronicles

    These look UNREAL. I can’t imagine how amazing these are with pulled pork or chicken!

  • http://tutti-dolci.com Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I love how pillowy these rolls look!

  • http://averiecooks.com Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Such pretty rolls! I posted some pumpkin spice dinner rolls a couple weeks back and yours remind me to make them again! Your photos are so pretty and really showcase them in a flattering light. Mine were very orange? Bright? Lol

  • http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/ Tieghan

    Jen, I am in love with your photos. Your style is so simple, but just gorgeous. And I LOVE the dramatic lighting. It creates such a fall mood. I would love to pick your brain some day!
    The rolls are just delicious looking. They would go with all the dinners I have been making lately and they would be picture perfect on the Thanksgiving table!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much, Tieghan! I think your photos are fantastic as well and have pinned many of them to my food photography inspiration board. Feel free to email me anytime :)

  • http://www.brooklynfarmgirl.com Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    Totally making these rolls later this week! Can’t wait!

  • http://www.seattletrekker.com Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    What a perfect combination, great recipe. I have all the ingredients so this is on the menu for this weekend.

  • http://damndelicious.net Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Dude I could easily make a meal out of this!

  • http://stowell.wordpress.com Roger Stowell

    Beautiful shot…very nice post.

  • http://allspiceandnutmeg.com Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg

    I could definitely enjoy these anytime. They look incredible! Beautiful photography as always.

  • http://www.londonbakes.com Kathryn

    Gorgeous pictures, these rolls look more than good enough to eat!

  • http://themessybakerblog.com Jennie @themessybakerblog

    I’ll take mine slathered with butter. These look delicious. Pinned.

  • http://lifeloveandcupcakes.com Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes

    I’m making butternut squash and lentil stew tomorrow and I think these will pair PERFECTLY! Thank you for sharing!

  • http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    I would like to eat these pumpkin spiced dinner rolls for breakfast, with a generous spread of Nutella :)

  • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    Gorgeous! I love homemade rolls and will definitely be making them for Thanksgiving dinner.

  • http://www.unegaminedanslacuisine.com/ Valerie

    Brill! I’ll take two with some of your pulled pork, please!

  • http://www.a-kitchen-addiction.com Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    Love how soft and fluffy these look! I wouldn’t need anything to eat with them! These could be a meal by themselves!

  • http://www.girlversusdough.com Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    Um, pulled pork sandwiches with these as buns? DROOLING.

  • http://littlekitchie.blogspot.com Marie @ Little Kitchie

    These are so fabulous! I could eat the whole pan!

  • http://www.kitchenbelleicious.com Kitchen Belleicious

    never would have thought to add that pumpkin flavor to dinner rolls. It makes this extraordinary and I want one now!

  • http://www.becauseilikechocolate.com Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate

    Yum! I love the simplicity of the photos, gorgeous!

  • http://sugarthumb.wordpress.com/ Trisha

    What a fabulous idea! x

  • http://www.foodfaithfitness.com Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness

    Oh my goodness…these look divine! I would have never thought of putting pumpkin spice in a dinner roll….but, I think I could make a meal of these!

  • http://eastofedencooking.com Deb

    Magnificent Pumpkin Spice Dinner Rolls! The autumn flavors and color are just outstanding!

  • http://www.mykitchenaddiction.com Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

    These look lovely! I have a recipe for pumpkin pan rolls that I usually make in the fall. They make the best slider-sized sandwiches with either leftover turkey or ham from the holidays!

  • http://www.floptimism.com Jessica @ Floptimism

    I can definitely see these as a rocking side dish to a nice bowl of chili!

  • Vicky and Ruth

    Ove home made rolls. There is nothing like home made bread!

  • http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Love these super-soft doughy rolls! I’d gladly slide them alongside my Thanksgiving feast!

  • http://www.piesandplots.net Laura Dembowski

    I bet these would also make great bread pudding or even french toast. However they’re served, I want some!

  • http://www.myselfnusrat.wordpress.com nusrat2010

    Oh darn! How am I gonna survive this afternoon without having this magic-rolls! How incredibly adorable, inviting the look!
    And I wonder why have I not been following your blog!

  • http://www.sweetsimplestuff.com Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff

    Well … can’t think of anything that I wouldn’t eat with these rolls! Heck, rolls and butter alone would be fine with me :) Beautiful photos … beautifully yummy bread.

  • http://www.elephanteats.com Amy @ Elephant Eats

    I really do need to try homemade dinner rolls one of these days. I hope I can find the time because these look delicious!

  • http://www.nutmegnanny.com Nutmeg Nanny

    I have to make these asap! They look perfect :)

  • Laura An

    This looks so yummy. I would love to make this.

  • Mary Happymommy

    I love anything pumpkin flavored this time of year.

  • Meredith

    These were absolutely incredible. I made them to go along with some pumpkin chili. The rolls were so easy to make and came out so soft out of the oven!

  • Tracy

    I’m still not over this year’s pumpkin obsession. Will try these soon!