What’s a holiday dinner without a basket of freshly baked dinner rolls? These fail-proof pull apart dinner rolls with everything bagel seasoning are soft with great texture and amazing flavor!

dinner rolls in baking dish. A dish towel and some dried herbs

As we board the holiday ship and season of joyous celebrations, I wanted to share my fail-proof pull apart dinner rolls to help make your festivities as warm as a basket of freshly baked dinner rolls.

There is no question the holidays will look a lot different this year. In many ways our hearts will be tight and craving the hugs and smiles of our loved ones. I believe this year more than ever, we need to find comfort in the small joys of life, and for me that comfort comes in the form of a warm meal shared with my family.

I find great comfort in baking and it’s often an activity I like to enjoy with my kids. I believe the best memories are built around the table, so my hope for you this holiday season, is that you find comfort and joy even if your table looks small this year.

a hand brushing egg wash on to bread dough
A hand holding a baking dish with dinner rolls ready to go in the oven. A small bowl with seasoning

This pull apart dinner rolls recipe is for everyone, professional and aspiring bakers alike, because it is fail-proof, easy and very much hands-off.

These freshly baked rolls are soft and delicious, with great texture and beautiful presentation. See recipe alterations below for ideas on how to make this recipe a holiday cheer.

can I make these dinner rolls the day before

Yes, this recipe has been tested both ways. You can bake the recipe the day you start preparing it, or cover tight with plastic and bake the next day. The longer proofing time did not change the result of recipe.

can I freeze these dinner rolls

Yes. After baking these dinner rolls allow it to cool off completely, then wrap tightly in aluminum foil or (my favorite) these beeswax wraps and then place them in a plastic zip bag and freeze for up to 4-6 weeks.

When ready to eat, bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until warm and soft.

Dinner rolls freshly baked in baking dish. A small bowl with seasoning and dried herbs on the table
dinner rolls in baking dish topped with everything seasoning

recipe alterations and suggestions

While the recipe itself doesn’t allow room for alterations, there are a few suggestions I can share to make these full apart dinner rolls even more cheerful.

  1. substitute the everything seasoning for fresh herbs. Rosemary and sage are a great flavor combination.
  2. bake the rolls in the shape of a wreath. Use this Garlic Parmesan Bread Wreath as a suggestion on how to build the wreath.
  3. serve with softened butter or an oil dip.
  4. leftover bread can be frozen if not planning on consuming within a couple days.
A dish with freshly baked dinner rolls. Festive herbs and a kitchen towel

Our favorite Holiday ready recipes

Spicy Pita Chips Party Appetizer – a party doesn’t start without a yummy appetizer! Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole – perfect breakfast to wake up to! Chocolate Peppermint Cups – easy, fun and delicious holiday dessert! Can’t go wrong with the traditional, so be sure to make these Ginger Molasses Cookies , they are also great for gifting!

For a comforting dinner that everyone will love, try this Classic Pot Roast or Eye-of-Round Roast. For a chicken option try this very festive recipe of Cranberry Chicken Skillet with Vegetables.

Some must haves include this recipe for Instant Pot Turkey Onion Gravy, also Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce. Can’t forget a good Roasted Squash Recipe or Apple and Sausage Stuffed Squash or Quinoa Spinach Delicata Squash. A good Roasted Carrots plate is usually very welcoming too.

Planning on serving some soup? this Simple Carrot Soup is a must try or the Butternut Squash Soup. And let’s not forget the drinks, so make sure you check out this festive Cranberry Wine Spritzer recipe.

A hand grabbing a dinner roll from a baking dish.

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Pull Apart Dinner Rolls

by Silvia
What's a holiday dinner without a basket of freshly baked dinner rolls? These fail-proof pull apart dinner rolls with everything bagel seasoning are soft with great texture and amazing flavor!
Prep: 12 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Proofing time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total: 3 hours
Servings: 16 dinner rolls


  • Stand Mixer


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 pk active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, soften
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp everything seasoning


  • In a small bowl add warm milk, sugar and yeast. Cover and let it stand for five minutes or until it begins to foam.
  • In a stand mixer add flour and salt using the hook attachment start mixing on medium low speed. Slowly add in yeast mixture, 2 eggs (set one egg aside) and butter and continue to mix until dough is uniform. Dough will be sitcky but fairly smooth. About 3 minutes
  • Transfer dough to an oiled bowl and cover until it doubles the size. About 2 1/2 hours.
  • Punch dough down. Transfer to a floured surface and roll into a log or long strip witout overworking the dough.
  • Using a bench scraper or knife, cut dough into 16 equal pieces. It's helpful to cut dough log in half, and cut each half in to four and then eight. Or however you manage to end up with 16 equal sized pieces.
  • From here, simply tuck in each corner of each dough piece underneath it and shape it into a ball. Again without overworking it.
  • Line a 9 x 9 baking dish with parchment paper. Place each ball side by side in the baking dish and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let dough rest for a second rise, until they have grown to take all the space in baking dish. How long it will take for the dough rise depends on the temperature of the kitchen. If too cold let dough rest near the warmest part of the kitchen, usually near the stove or in the oven.
  • When ready to bake, pre-heat oven to 375F degrees.
  • In a small bowl beat one egg and brush on to bread dough. Sprinkle tops with everything bagel seasoning and bake for 15- 18 minutes.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Keyword: Bread, Dinner Rolls
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
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