Do you have a family recipe that is so nostalgic that when you smell it cooking it transports you back in time? This is mine, and it came from my Uncle Al. Every year for Thanksgiving he would make these amazing buttered onion rolls. When I was little, I thought he actually made the dough too and I envisioned him getting up in the wee hours of the morning, working all day to make them. He’d arrive at our house with 4 or 5 trays and we’d warm them up in the oven while we were putting the finishing touches on dinner.
When I eat them now, it takes me back to being a little kid, sneaking just one more roll to dip in my turkey gravy. I think Uncle Al may have allowed people to think they were made from scratch for a few years before he finally revealed his secret… frozen dinner rolls! Who knew they were so easy?
I haven’t made them in a long time, so it was a nice trip down memory lane to make them today. I gave one to my older daughter and was so happy to hear what she had to say. She said it reminds her of Grandma’s house. I guess that these rolls are nostalgic for her too!
These are great for leftovers! Just put them in a ziptop bag and refrigerate. I loved making turkey sandwiches with these the day after Thanksgiving. Just slice the roll in half and turn the butter side in so it’s not too messy. Warm it up in the microwave for about 10 seconds, make your sandwich and dip it in some gravy. Prepare for mouthwatering happiness!
Just three ingredients: butter, spring onions and frozen dinner rolls!
Here’s one of my favorite kitchen gadgets! It’s basically five pairs of scissors in one. It’s perfect for cutting up green onions and fresh herbs! Click here to find out where I got them.
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Melt the butter and pour it into a 9 x 13 baking tray. Slice the green onion and distribute it evenly over the butter.
Place 15 dinner rolls into the tray and allow to rise until at least double in size.
Cook at 350F for 20 to 22 minutes, until golden brown! If you like the flour sack cotton towels shown in my pictures, you can find them here!
- 15 frozen dinner rolls (Rhodes brand or similar)
- 5 Tablespoons salted butter
- 4 Tablespoons green onion
- melt butter in microwave and pour it into the bottom of 9 x 13 inch baking tray
- slice green onion and distribute evenly on bottom of tray
- place dinner rolls on top of butter/onion
- follow instructions on dinner roll package for rising and baking
- In a hurry? Try the quick rise method! Preheat oven to 200F, boil 2 quarts of water in an oven safe dish and place it on lower rack, place rolls on upper rack, then be sure to turn the oven off. Let dough rise about 1 hour, until at least double in size. Remove pan of water and rolls from oven. Preheat oven, this time to 350F. Bake rolls 20 to 22 minutes, or until golden brown. Enjoy!