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Frozen Dinner Rolls Made Easy

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Make the softest, yeast dinner rolls easily for Thanksgiving, Hanukah, or Christmas from frozen dough. Just grab a bag of Bridgford’s Parkerhouse Style Rolls on your next grocery trip, and the best frozen bread rolls are ready when you are – right there in your freezer. These no-knead rolls are so simple and easy that you won’t need to wait for a special occasion to serve them.

a bag of Bridgford Parkerhouse Rolls and a basket of fresh yeast rolls from frozen dough

These bread rolls taste just like grandma’s yeast rolls, except these are nearly effortless and fail-proof.

And, what’s easier than no-knead rolls? Just thaw and bake your way to soft, old-fashioned dinner rolls. 

Why I love Using Bridgford

It is no surprise that I love using Bridgford Frozen Ready-Dough® and Parkerhouse Rolls. After all, I have over a dozen frozen bread dough recipes right here on The Feathered Nester. 

I love how they do all the prep, with quality non-GMO ingredients, so I don’t have to.

Bridgford Parkerhouse Rolls, Bridgford Ready-Dough, and Bridgford Monkey Bread

You will find frozen Bridgford Parkerhouse Rolls and Ready-Dough in my freezer year-round.

It is so convenient to grab a few frozen rolls from the bag and let them thaw and rise during the day. Then pop them into the oven to bake at dinnertime. You’ll have old-fashioned freshly baked dinner rolls, just like grandma’s yeast rolls, for the dinner table. 

Save on your next Bridgford frozen dough purchase with this handy coupon!

Make Easy Dinner Rolls with Frozen Dough

Making dinner rolls from frozen is as easy as thaw, rise, and bake for soft, perfectly baked Parkerhouse Style Rolls!

There are several ways to prepare these fast and easy dinner rolls with frozen bread dough. Like you, I am always looking for time-saving strategies for holiday dinner prep and family dinners. 

a baking sheet of frozen dough rolls defrosting and a bag of Bridgford parker house style rolls

How to Defrost Frozen Dough

You might be wondering how long does frozen dough take to thaw? Well, you can thaw frozen Parkerhouse Style Roll dough as quickly as 1-2 hours or allow them to defrost and rise overnight in the refrigerator.

Those are the traditional methods. See below for how to thaw and rise frozen rolls fast.

My preferred method is to defrost frozen dough overnight in the fridge. This method is literally effortless, and the rolls will thaw overnight.

Place the frozen rolls on an oil sprayed casserole dish or baking sheet to defrost.

a cookie sheet of Parker house Rolls frozen dethawing

Cover with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking oil on the side facing the dough. Don’t skip this last step or you’ll wind up with a sticky mess. 

Let defrost in the refrigerator overnight, or for 8 – 10 hours.

a baking sheet of frozen bread dough rolls

Another way is to defrost your frozen dough is to thaw on the countertop.

Place the frozen yeast rolls in an oil sprayed casserole dish or sheet pan to thaw.

a pie plate of frozen Bridgford Parkerhouse Rolls thawing

Cover with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking oil on the side facing the dough. Don’t skip this last step or you’ll wind up with a sticky mess. 

Let defrost for 1-2 hours. The thawed bread dough should still be cold but soft to the touch.

Rising Frozen Dough

Let thawed dough rise for 1-2 hours on the countertop in a warm location, free of drafts. 

If you are pressed for time, you can speed things up a little. Make frozen rolls rise faster with the simple directions below.

a round baking dish with frozen dough rolls rising

How to Make Frozen Rolls Rise Faster

How to thaw frozen rolls fast is as easy as your oven. Add Parkerhouse Rolls frozen to your prepared baking sheet or casserole. 

  • Set the oven up to 100 degrees F. Check every 30 minutes until frozen dough rolls are thawed. They will be cool to the touch but softened.
  • Allow an additional 1-2 hours for the Parkerhouse style rolls to rise, until doubled in size.
a sheet of freshly risen yeast rolls from frozen

Baking Parkerhouse Rolls

Prepare baking sheet or baking dish by spraying with non-stick cooking spray or cover with parchment paper. Evenly space the frozen Parkerhouse Style Rolls about 1-2″ apart. 

Bake for 10-14 minutes, or until rolls are golden on top. 

freshly baked yeast dinner rolls

Brush with melted butter and serve warm.

brushing melted butter on the top of rolls

How to Air Fry Frozen Bread Rolls

During the holidays, oven space is always at a premium. Turkeys, hams, duck, and prime rib all take up so much oven space. 

So, make your frozen dinner rolls in the air fryer instead of the oven and free up the oven this year! 

a round pan with dinner rolls

Cooking frozen dinner rolls in air fryer is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Preheat the air fryer according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  2. Use a baking pan that allows about 2″ of space on all sides of the air fryer so that hot air can circulate.
  3. Set the air fryer for 350 degrees F and bake for 8-10 minutes, until rolls are golden on top. 

Last year, I discovered the joys of cooking frozen rolls in air fryer when I shared this easy Rosemary Garlic rolls recipe.

a pan of air fryer dinner rolls

Reheating Dinner Rolls

It isn’t very often that we have leftover yeast rolls. But when we do, we want them to taste like freshly baked bread rolls.

With these simple directions, your dinner rolls will taste just like freshly baked rolls. 

  • Reheat Parkerhouse Style dinner rolls in the microwave. Cover the yeast rolls with a damp, clean paper towel. Then, microwave until just warmed through in 15-second increments, up to 45 seconds. 
  • Use the oven to reheat dinner rolls. Cover an oven safe container tightly with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Reheat rolls in the air fryer. Brush rolls with melted butter. Wrap in foil and crimp the edges. If your air fryer has a bake mode, select that, and bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 minutes. 
close up of a bread roll

Where to buy frozen bread dough and rolls

You will find Bridgford’s frozen bread dough and rolls at major retailers like Wal-Mart nationwide in the freezer section. Or click on the link here to find where to buy Bridgford’s Ready-dough, Parker house style rolls, and frozen Monkey Bread. 

Parkerhouse Style Rolls recipe

a pan of dinner rolls
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Easy Parkerhouse Rolls from frozen dough

These super-soft, fluffy Parkerhouse Rolls are sure to be the star of dinner. Made from frozen bread dough, these no-knead yeast rolls are so simple and easy to make that you won’t need to wait for a special occasion to serve them.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack, Dinner, Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword Dinner, Breads, baking, Appetizers, frozen dough, fall recipes, yeast rolls, air fryer, frozen bread dough
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Rising Time. See notes for thawing frozen dough (not included in prep time) 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 190kcal

Equipment

  • baking sheet or casserole dish
  • pastry brush or basting brush

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (25 ounces) Bridgford Parkerhouse Style Rolls, thawed (see notes to thaw frozen dough)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  • Spray a baking sheet or oven-safe casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Evenly space the frozen Parkerhouse rolls about 1" apart. Follow directions on Bridgford Parkerhouse rolls for thawing rolls or see notes on how to defrost frozen dough.
  • When rolls are thawed, with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap sprayed with non-stick cooking oil on the side facing the rolls. Let rise until doubled in size, about an hour.

Oven-Baked Parkerhouse Rolls

  • Preheat oven to 375º F. Bake Parkerhouse Rolls for 10-14 minutes, or until rolls are golden on top.
  • Brush with melted butter and serve warm.

Air Fryer Parkerhouse Rolls

  • Preheat the air fryer according to the manufacturer's directions. Use a baking pan that allows about 2" of space on all sides of the air fryer so that hot air can circulate.
  • Air fry Parkerhouse Rolls at 350ºF for 8-10 minutes, or until rolls are golden on top.
  • Brush with melted butter and serve warm.

Notes

Thaw Frozen Dough:
  1. Defrost frozen dough rolls effortlessly in the refrigerator overnight. Place the frozen rolls on an oil sprayed casserole dish or sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking oil on the side facing the dough. Don’t skip this last step, or you’ll wind up with a sticky mess. Let defrost in the refrigerator overnight, or for 8 – 10 hours.
  2. For a quicker, but just as easy method, defrost the frozen rolls on your counter at room temperature or in the oven at 85º to 100ºF. Place the frozen rolls in an oil sprayed casserole dish or sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking oil on the side facing the dough. Don’t skip this last step or you’ll wind up with a sticky mess. Let defrost for 1-2 hours. The rolls should still be cold but soft to the touch.
**This recipe can be easily adjusted to make as few as two rolls. Just adjust the butter, but leave the rising and baking times the same.

Nutrition

Serving: 2rolls | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg

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