Rustic Dinner Rolls

Average Rating 5 from 3 ratings

Crunchy on the outside but pull apart to reveal the soft bread inside!

Rustic Dinner Rolls

Yield: Twelve 3-inch rolls

Rustic Dinner Rolls


  • 4 cups Pamela's Pizza Crust Mix plus more for rolling buns
  • 4½ tsp yeast (2 7-gram yeast packets)
  • 2¼ cups warm water (110°)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 tsp Italian herb seasoning (optional)


Pre-heat oven to 500° with rack in the top third of oven. If you have a pizza stone, preheat the stone on the rack. (The pizza stone helps with browning the bottoms of the rolls. You can also use an inverted rimmed sheet pan if you don't have a pizza stone.)


Scoop and level pizza mix in dry measuring cup, don't pack. Using a stand mixer with paddle attachment or mixing by hand, combine dry mix, yeast, water and oil. Mix on medium for 15 to 30 seconds until dough is completely combined. Dough will look sticky.


Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Take one piece of dough and roll in extra dry pizza mix. Make a cylinder shape, 2 inches wide by 4 inches tall. Handle dough gently while you form a roll as tall as possible, like a small drum shape. Rolls will spread while rising and baking. Place on a sprayed sheet pan or in a sprayed small whoopie pie pan (the wells help to hold the bun shape). Cover and let rise for 15 minutes in a warm, draft-free place.

Place pan on pizza stone or on oven rack and bake for 23 to 28 minutes, until bottoms are lightly golden. Instant read thermometer: insert in the side of roll, cook to 205°. Let cool completely before slicing.

Note: You can also bake these at 475° for 30 minutes.

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7 Reviews or Comments for Rustic Dinner Rolls

  1. Nancy Hull August 22, 2015 at 10:33 pm #

    This is the best bread I have made since I became gluten intolerant. I put the dough on my sun porch to rise and was amazed at how much it rose.

    Recipe Rating: 5
  2. Sally September 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    This is the best of Pamela’s bread mixes for rolls! It is really amazing – great flavor and texture. I just purchased a few more bags and noticed that the roll recipe is no longer on the bag — dear Pamela’s you are missing the boat on not promoting this product better and keeping the roll recipe on the bag! I have rarely used this as pizza crust – my adult daughter and I both really love these rolls!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  3. Sarah December 29, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    Delightful! Wonderful! So yummy! We all give these a thumbs up! Best recipe, used the ice cream scoop to put them in the pan, perfect!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  4. Nicolette March 22, 2017 at 9:31 am #

    Amazing Rolls. I made exactly as given, with the seasoning. They were lovely and chewy on the inside. My only issue was the outside got a little burnt. I cooked at 500* and checked at the low mark of time (23 minutes), but I’m chalking that up to maybe my oven runs hot. Next time I will just start checking for doneness and 20 minutes. Thank you again, seriously the best gluten free recipes and mix out there for bread at the moment!!

  5. Margret Speight April 3, 2017 at 7:10 pm #

    Is 15 minutes the only rise time these rolls have

  6. Linda July 11, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

    Pizza crust mix says includes 7 grams of yeast- recipe for dinner rolls with this mix says use teaspoon measure – can you please convert ? Will that packet of yeast work for the rolls?

    • Pamelas Customer Service July 12, 2017 at 8:55 am #

      Hi Linda,
      We have updated the recipe. This recipe calls for 2 packets of yeast.

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