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Everything dinner rolls reinvent your favorite bagel

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Get your everything bagel fix at dinnertime in the form of a soft and fluffy roll

As if these dinner rolls weren't fabulous enough on their own, I've gone ahead and turned them into rolls that resemble a favorite morning bagel. The added garlic, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and touch of salt will take these rolls over the top.

Get your everything bagel fix at dinnertime in the form of a soft and fluffy roll
Image: Patricia Conte/SheKnows

Nothing completes a meal like a freshly baked dinner roll. These rolls are big on flavor with a seedy and slightly salty topping, and they’re soft on the inside.

And since these rolls are pretty much fuss-free, you won’t mind taking requests to make them. I love how the tops are a little crunchy and flavorful thanks to a great mix of seasonings and seeds. I added ground flaxseed to the dough mix too for a touch of added fiber (and dose of antioxidants).

Get your everything bagel fix at dinnertime in the form of a soft and fluffy roll
Image: Patricia Conte/SheKnows

Everything dinner rolls recipe

Yields 12

Prep time: 10 minutes | Inactive time: 40 minutes | Bake time: 15 minutes | Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup melted butter plus 2 tablespoons softened butter (reserved for topping)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose baking flour
  • 1-1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 tablespoon dried minced garlic
  • 1/4 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/4 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. To a large bowl, add the water, and then sprinkle the yeast on top. Let it sit until it dissolves.
  2. Add the egg, honey and melted butter to the yeast mixture, and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the salt and flaxseed to the mixture, along with the all-purpose flour. Stir until the flour is combined. Continue by adding the remaining whole-wheat flour. Mix until all the flour is incorporated.
  4. Use your hands to gather the dough together to form a ball.
  5. Cover the bowl with a clean dish towel, and allow the dough to sit for about 40 minutes. The dough should increase in size slightly.
  6. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9-inch baking dish with the nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Pinch off a piece of dough about 3-1/3 to 4 inches in diameter, and lightly shape it into a ball. Continue to do this until the dough is gone. Place the dough balls snugly into the baking dish.
  8. To a small bowl, add the garlic, onion, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and sea salt, and mix to combine.
  9. Brush the tops of each ball with the softened butter. Sprinkle the seed mixture over each ball of dough.
  10. Bake for about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool slightly before serving.

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