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Homemade Pesto Dinner Rolls

No more bland Dinner Rolls these soft homemade buns taste amazing, with a little help from some Pesto. Choose your favourite Pesto and make some Yummy Dinner Rolls. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
rising time3 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Bread and Pizza, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dinner rolls made with pesto, easy yeast dinner rolls
Servings: 8 rolls
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons water (luke warm)
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons pesto (I used arugula pesto)


  • In a small bowl add the water and sprinkle on the yeast and sugar.  Let sit for approximately 5 minutes then stir to combine.
  • In a large bowl of a stand up mixer add the flour and salt and whisk together, make a well in the middle and add the yeast mixture and pesto.
  • Mix with the hook attachment until smooth, approximately 10-15 minutes. (stop in the middle to scrape down the sides and the hook).
  • Remove dough from the bowl and knead a couple of times to form a ball, place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a clean tea towel, place in a warm draft free area and let rise until doubled about 2 hours.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and punch it down, divide into 8 balls, place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and cover with tea towel, let rise one hour.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C).
  • Brush with a little milk, then bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until golden and baked.  Enjoy!


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.5mg