Transform Frozen Dinner Rolls With An All-In-One Seasoning

Gone are the days when frozen dinner rolls taste bland and ended up as disappointing accompaniments to your meals. Today, you have several quality options when it comes to ready-made dinner rolls from the store, and with a bit of quick ingenuity, those pre-made buns can be elevated with a simple swipe of an herbed egg wash.

Now is the time to unleash your favorite Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel sesame seasoning blend, or make your own Everything but the Leftovers seasoning blend with all the dried herbs you love. Since you'll be topping thawed dinner rolls with seasonings of your choice, you don't need to stop with spices and herbs when it comes to adding flavor to premade buns. Seeds, chopped pieces of nuts, and shreddings of cheese can also adorn the biscuits you're preparing to stick in the oven, and in a matter of minutes, you'll be tempting everyone in your house with the aroma of a promising meal to come.

Blurring lines between store-bought and homemade

Whether you're using an air fryer or conventional oven to make tonight's dinner rolls, first let the frozen dough thaw as you prepare your flavorful egg wash, mixing in whatever herbs, seasonings, or mix-ins you like. You'll douse the surface of each roll with brush strokes of the egg mixture, and don't be afraid to experiment with how much you brush onto the tops of the rolls. Heavily paint a portion of the rolls with two or three coats, but use a light touch to add just a small amount of the flavorful wash to the other half to offer options for diners. Then, when the rolls are covered to your liking, bake just as you would without the seasoned coating added.

As the surface of the rolls turns golden, you'll notice flecks of the ingredients you added appear on the top of the baked biscuits. By the time you remove the baked rolls from the oven, your dinner guests will have a difficult time determining if the rolls as frozen or homemade. Top freshly baked buns with extra shreddings of cheese or sprinkles of herbs for an even more flavorful effect, and you'll be asked for your dinner roll recipe by the time the evening ends.