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A basket of Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Herbs and Flour
These 40-minute Pumpkin Dinner Rolls are shaped like adorable little pumpkins and are the perfect accompaniment for Thanksgiving or Hallowe'en meals!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 16 rolls
Calories 154 kcal


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/3 cup oil olive oil, vegetable oil or similar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg whisked
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour

For egg wash and topper

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 8 almonds sliced in half


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the yeast, water, oil and sugar and stir together. Let it sit for 5 minutes until it is foamy.
  • Add the egg, pumpkin puree and salt and mix to combine everything.
  • Slowly add the flour, 1 cup at a time until the a soft dough forms.
  • Using the dough hook attachment, knead the dough on the stand mixer for 5 minutes until it is soft and elastic.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and form it into a large ball. Divide the dough into 16 portions and roll out each portion into a ball.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut 8 slits into the sides of each dinner roll about 3/4 inch deep. Use your pinky finger to push in an indentation into the center of the roll. (See pictures in blog post)
  • Preheat oven to 425F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Transfer dinner rolls onto the baking sheets and cover them with a clean kitchen towel. Allow the dough to rise for 10 minutes.
  • Whisk the egg and water to form the egg wash and brush each dinner roll with it. Bake the rolls for 10-14 minutes or until they begin to turn a nice golden brown.
  • Once out of the oven, place a almond piece into the center indentation to form the pumpkin stem.


Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1223IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bread, dinner rolls, fall, Fall side dish, Hallowe'en, homemade bread, pumpkin, pumpkin puree, Thanksgiving
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