Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

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Pumpkin Dinner Rolls are egg free and filled with pumpkin spice flavor. This quick and easy pumpkin recipe makes the perfect bread for Thanksgiving dinner. You may also love our pumpkin spice muffins!

brushing butter over homemade pumpkin dinner rolls

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls Recipe

One of our most popular recipes are our buttery soft rolls, but today I’m sharing with you a pumpkin dinner rolls recipe that is giving that fluffy dinner roll a little competition! Meet our newest recipe…Pumpkin Dinner Rolls that are egg free, soft, and have a lightly spiced flavor.

Easy Yeast Rolls

If you are new to making yeast breads, these pumpkin yeast rolls are one of the easiest recipes to start with. I find working with pumpkin very forgiving. With the help of Red Star Yeast’s Platinum yeast, these rolls bake up tall and fluffy, every time!

pumpkin yeast rolls

How do you keep dinner rolls warm?

Keeping dinner rolls warm is easy if you have some dry beans on hand. Wrap dry beans in a cloth napkin and heat in the microwave until the beans are very warm. Place another large cloth napkin in a bread bowl and allow the edges to overhang the bowl. Place the wrapped beans on top of the napkin in the bowl. Pile the rolls in the bowl, then cover with the cloth napkin that is overhanging the bowl. This will keep your rolls warm without drying them out.

How do you reheat dinner rolls?

To reheat dinner rolls, set the oven to 300 degrees. Brush the top of the rolls with melted butter and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until the rolls are warm. The butter helps the tops from getting dried out.

When you need something a little less sweet and the ideal companion to Thanksgiving dinner or any fall dinner for that matter, this is the recipe you need. It’s a fool-proof!

Other Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

buttered pumpkin dinner rolls

What you Need to Make Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

homemade pumpkin dinner rolls
homemade pumpkin dinner rolls

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

4.72 from 38 votes
Quick and easy pumpkin dinner rolls are egg free and filled with pumpkin spice flavor.
Servings 15
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes


  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package Red Star Platinum Superior Baking Yeast (instant yeast)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • Warm the milk in a bowl in the microwave for just about 1 minute until it is warm. Pour it into a large bowl.
  •  Add in the sugar and salt, then stir the mixture. Allow it to sit until it is warm, but not too hot (if you have a thermometer, it should measure about 105-110 degrees in order activate the yeast). Add 1 package of instant yeast right to this milk. 
  • Add the softened (almost melted) butter, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir this well until it is all blended together.
  • Gradually add in the flour,1 cup at a time. Add in the last ½ a cup and start to knead the dough with your hands until the last ½ cup of flour is incorporated in. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and continue to knead the bread for about 7 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. Add a bit more flour as you need to during kneading. The dough should still feel sticky, but it will not stick to your hands.**
  • Place this dough in a greased bowl and cover it. Allow the dough to rise in a warm place until it has doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Split the dough into 15 balls. You may have more or less depending on the size you make the rolls.
  • Place in a greased 9x13 pan. Cover and rise in a warm place for 15-20 minutes.
  • Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.



**I like to use a stand mixer to knead the dough. Use the dough hook attachment and beat on medium speed for 5-7 minutes.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1485IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg
Author Julie Clark
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Calories 234
Keyword pumpkin bread, thanksgiving dinner, thanksgiving dinner rolls, yeast dinner rolls

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Elizabeth Walker
3 years ago

I had left I’ve sweet potato, and used that in place of pumpkin- fingers crossed

3 years ago

4 stars
Yeah i made it. It came out so good. I got 18 rolls. Very easy. Very tasty. Thanks for sharing. I am glad it does not contain eggs. I have photos. Will be making it again. Will use less sugar since my hubby wants it less sweet. Oh…i used organic fresh pumpkin not canned pumpkin. I puree it in the blender with little water. It was all good.

4 years ago

Have you tried this with bread flour?

6 years ago

What is pumpkin purée? Can you use canned pumpkin?

6 months ago

Hmmm mine don’t have any flavor at all! Was it supposed to be salted or unsalted butter? My first time baking bread not sure what I did wrong.

Stephanie Daugherty
10 months ago

I noticed that the video and the instructions on the recipe are different… which should I follow?

1 year ago

4 stars
Any thoughts on why my bread didn’t rise? I used a new package of instant yeast.

Alexandra Steinberg
1 year ago

Hi! If I have Fleischmann’s quick rise instant yeast, how many teaspoons should I use in the recipe??

3 years ago

Can I use Kroger Active Dry Yeast? It does say to dissolve in water, I’m not sure if I should do that because your recipe doesn’t

3 years ago

Sounds delicious, do you know if these can be frozen for a few weeks?

3 years ago

5 stars
Made these the other day. Really great, soft rolls. Very good, easy to follow recipe. The pumpkin flavor is pretty light, so I recommend some extra spices if you really want that flavor to pop.

3 years ago

5 stars
I amazed by these rolls! They are incredible! I will be making these regularly from now on. Everyone loved them! If I could give more than 5 stars I would!

3 years ago

5 stars
Love this recipe it works,
Families complained about the bread not being too sweet.
So making it for thanksgiving!

4 years ago

5 stars
Made them tonight as a test run before Thanksgiving. They were great. Cooked about 20 minutes. Will add them to the Thanksgiving bread basket. Excellent!

Renee Ziaya
4 years ago

5 stars
In the recipe it mixes salt with the yeast! I was always told never to do this when rising a yeast dough because salt kills yeast!