Pumpkin Dinner Rolls


Skillet-cooked pumpkin dinner rolls are the simplest and best. This is so cuddly that you can’t stop eating it.

Everywhere I look, pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors are on display during this time of year.

The weather is cooler and the smells of pumpkin spice fill the air. Dinner buns cooked with homemade pumpkin puree are the perfect choice for a cozy fall meal.

Homemade dinner rolls are a favorite of mine because they’re just out of the oven. The cold, stale ones from the shop will simply not do. These warm pumpkin dinner rolls were a joy to peel apart and smother with butter and watch it melt, oh my goodness!

You can whip up these pumpkin dinner rolls in about 40 minutes of active time. My cast-iron skillet is my preferred method of preparation. The pumpkin infuses the dinner rolls with a golden hue and a subtle sweetness.

They’re fantastic. Enjoy!

Each serving of this recipe has only 116 calories.


  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of lukewarm milk
  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons of softened butter
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of pumpkin purée


  1. Using a stand mixer, your hands, or a bread machine, set to the dough cycle, combine and knead all of the ingredients to form a soft, smooth dough.
  2. A lightly greased basin is all that is needed to keep the dough from drying out while it rises for 60 to 75 minutes. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased work surface and gently deflate it. Make 24 equal-sized pieces of dough. Each piece should be rounded into a round, smooth ball.
  3. Place the dough in a lightly greased cast-iron skillet or a baking sheet. The rolls should rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours in a skillet or sheet pan covered with aluminum foil or a dishtowel. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F (176°C) at the conclusion of the rising time.
  4. Bake the rolls for around 20 minutes after they’ve been unwrapped. If they’re browning too quickly, place a sheet of aluminum foil on top of them. As the rolls come out, cover them with melted butter. Serve warm. Put your food in the freezer to increase its shelf life.

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