Butternut Squash Dinner Rolls
These Butternut Squash Dinner Rolls are full of buttery, sweet flavor with a soft and tender texture. A delicious golden colored roll to add to your fall table!
Butternut Squash Dinner RollsI really love butternut squash. That is why when I saw a recipe for butternut squash dinner rolls over at allrecipes, I knew I had to try them!
Butternut Squash Dinner Rolls
This recipe would probably make 24 dinner rolls, but I wanted big buns (pun not intended!) so I made these into 12 large dinner rolls and they made the perfect size bun for lunch sandwiches for Grumpy!
Butternut Squash Dinner Rolls

I loved the color and texture of these dinner rolls, not to mention the awesome flavor! I would definitely not shy away from using butternut squash in a dinner roll, these are heavenly soft pillows for your plate!

Butternut Squash Dinner Rolls

Butternut Squash Dinner Rolls

This recipe was originally published in November 2008 and updated in February 2017 with text and photos.

Butternut Squash Rolls
Author: adapted from allrecipes.com
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Serves: 12
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2/3 cup warm fat free milk
  • 1 cup mashed, cooked butternut squash
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups bread flour
  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar; let stand for 5 minutes Stir in the milk, squash, butter, brown sugar and salt. Add whole wheat flour. beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with nonstick cooking spray, turning once to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down and turn onto a floured surface; divide into 20 pieces. (for some reason I only got 12 rolls out of this recipe. Maybe I made mine bigger than I was supposed to) Shape each piece into a ball. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with nonstick cooking spray. (I placed in 9×13 baking dish) With a sharp knife, make shallow slashes on top of rolls. (I didn’t slash tops) Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees F for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
  4. These smelled wonderful while baking and I couldn’t wait to try one warm from the oven smothered in real butter!

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Stephanie November 9, 2008 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Those do look so delicious! I love the yellow color from the squash. I can almost smell them baking, wow!

  2. noble pig November 9, 2008 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Oh boy these look delicious…wow, so light and airy!

  3. Lisa November 9, 2008 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Boy, do these look delicious.

  4. Sabrina November 9, 2008 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    I love butternut squash anything… those are no exeption! I can’t wait to make them!

  5. Annie November 10, 2008 at 1:32 am - Reply

    Yum! I definitely want to make these when my oven is fixed!

  6. Barbara Bakes November 10, 2008 at 1:37 am - Reply

    These sound delicious! I love the picture of the melting butter!

  7. Patsyk November 10, 2008 at 2:39 am - Reply

    They look like they would melt in your mouth. Delicious!

  8. Once Upon a Plate November 10, 2008 at 4:25 am - Reply

    Wow! These look so delicious, and your photos are wonderful. (I wish I could take a bite out of that last one!)

    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe and the inspiration. I hope I can make these soon. 🙂

  9. Pam November 10, 2008 at 4:57 am - Reply

    What beautiful rolls. I love the color and I am sure the flavor is fantastic. The melting butter shot is mouth watering.

  10. Cristine November 10, 2008 at 5:47 am - Reply

    They look fantastic!!!

  11. Vera November 10, 2008 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Oh, how wonderful they look!

  12. Peabody November 10, 2008 at 8:48 am - Reply

    I bet these were wonderful. I once made Pumpkin Brioche rolls and they were so moist.

  13. natalia November 10, 2008 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    They smell delicious ! I love Rudy !!!

  14. Jessie November 10, 2008 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Oh wow, HoneyB. These look so moist. 😀

    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

  15. Sophie November 10, 2008 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    I keep seeing tasty ways to use butternut squash, but never in a delicious roll like this! Great idea. My mouth is watering. 🙂 With a cup of tea or coffee, this would make the best morning snack!

  16. Foong November 10, 2008 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    This looks so saliva-inducing…especially the one with the butter…yummm…

  17. shellyfish November 10, 2008 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Those rolls look amazing!

  18. RecipeGirl November 11, 2008 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Wow, these look like they turned out so perfect!! I’ve been seeing butternut squash in muffins but not in rolls yet. Great job!!!

  19. Medena November 11, 2008 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Oh my, those rolls look great!

  20. Laura November 13, 2008 at 4:39 am - Reply


  21. Kevin November 14, 2008 at 3:20 am - Reply

    Those look nice and light and flaky and good. Great melting butter shot!

  22. Linda January 7, 2009 at 3:45 am - Reply

    They look great HoneyB! Looks like another recipe I need to try. 😉

  23. Valerie Whincup June 24, 2019 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    Would it be possible to make this recipe in a bread machine – in the dough cycle. Then I could shape and rise it the 2nd time. Is that possible? Thank you.

    • Shelby Law Ruttan June 25, 2019 at 3:57 am - Reply

      Hi Valerie, yes, you could make the dough in a bread machine first. I would whisk together the milk, butter, sugar, squash, salt, and water together. Don’t mix the yeast, water and sugar (the water will go in with the wet ingredients and leave the tsp of sugar out). Put the wet ingredients in the bread machine, add the flour, make a well in the flour, and instead of regular yeast, use a yeast made for the bread machine – place that yeast in the well you made in the flour, then proceed as you would to make dough.Thanks for stopping by and I hope you love the dinner rolls!

  24. Miriah October 22, 2019 at 11:48 am - Reply


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