How to: Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Did you know that you can buy frozen dinner roll dough?! What a game changer! I love that I can have freshly baked bread without making any effort. It makes this blog post a whole lot easier because I am going to share with you a very easy technique to turn your boring round bread rolls into PUMPKIN SHAPED rolls!

Adding this extra little festive flair to the dinner table is so easy to do and it makes it seem like you put a lot of effort into your feast. Some might say using pre-made roll dough is cheating - I say it’s efficient and brilliant.



  • Frozen Dinner Roll Dough

  • Pecan Halves

  • 1 Tbsp of Milk

  • 1 Egg

Step 1: Proof Dough

  • If you’re a lazy (efficient) baker and chose to use pre-made dough, follow the proofing directions.

  • Note: I have watched ALL of the Great British Bakeoff episodes available in the US and I just learned that “proofing” is the American word for “proving”. Who knew.

Step 2: Cut, Poke, brush

  • Using kitchen shears, cut your dough eight times in equal lengths. Using shears/scissors is A LOT easier than using a knife.

  • With your finger, poke a dent into the middle.

  • Allow the dough to proof again for at least an hour. They’ll fluff up nicely.

  • Before popping in the oven, make an egg wash by mixing a little milk with one egg.

  • Brush the egg wash on top of the dough.

Step 3: Bake & Finish

  • Bake your dinner rolls.

  • When you take them out of the oven, grab a pecan halve and pop it into the dent in the middle to create a tasty stem.

  • Enjoy how cute they are before you devour all the carbs.

Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo