Rosemary & Sea Salt Rolls in a Jar {Recipe Dress-up}

Yesterday I was shopping for all my Thanksgiving goodies and totally remembered a FABULOUS roll idea.  I thought I would repost this great little goody… Rosemary & Sea Salt Rolls in a Jar so that you could use it for Thanksgiving if you would like.  It's crazy easy and absolutely STUNNING on the table.  So here you go…

I am almost embarrassed to post this recipe… it is sooooo easy and a total FAKE OUT!! It’s not really a recipe, more like a dress-up. Like if you were to take your old boring dinner rolls out for a night on the town dressed in her favorite heels and her finest pearls. It’s really that good. It all started like this…

Sweet Suzanne asked me to make some herb rolls for the Love is in the Details photo shoot… bahaaaa! You would think that having a blog that incorporated food would mean that I know how to bake bread… I confess… I have never made bread or rolls or anything of the sort. Not really sure why, just hasn’t been in the cards. Well, not wanting to disappoint Suzanne I set out to try and figure out how to make a fantastic and also beautiful roll worthy of Suzanne’s styled photo session. I remembered seeing something spectacular at one of my favorite food blogs… Baked Bree and thought I would attempt her masterpiece. Alas, I was still intimidated!! So here we have it… frozen with fear. What do I do… I run to the frozen section of the grocery store and yes…

I bought frozen dinner rolls, let’s hear it… GASP!!! Let’s be honest here… Think of your next dinner party and if all you had to do to create a stunning dinner roll without hardly any work, would you take it? That way you can focus on your other courses and not have to worry about the rolls!

So here it is…

Rosemary & Sea Salt Rolls in a Jar

1 bag of frozen dinner rolls {I used Rhodes 100% Whole Wheat Texas Rolls}

2 T. olive oil

Several sprigs of rosemary

Course sea salt

Small wide mouth jelly jars

Olive oil cooking spray

Spray jars with olive oil cooking spray and then place the rolls in the jars, prepare according to the package directions up to right before you bake them. Take several sprigs of rosemary and pull the leaves off the stem and finely chop {save the tips of the sprigs to garnish the top of the rolls} Mix the finely chopped rosemary with the olive oil. Once the rolls have risen brush the tops of the rolls with the olive oil and rosemary mixture and place the sprig of rosemary sticking out of the top of the roll. Sprinkle the top of the roll with course sea salt and bake according to package directions.

That’s it… in hardly no time at all you have some stunning dinner rolls that taste FANTASTIC and look stunning as well. You’re guests will NEVER know!!


  1. Gina Trexler says

    {happy dance} You have no idea how much I love rolls & rosemary! This tops my "must make" list for the weekend! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Rachel says

    How adorable! And yes . . . we all love frozen rolls, although no one is going to want to admit it ;-) If they taste great, take 2 hours less to make than homemade, and are just as impressive, why not?! Those look delicious!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  3. Mrs. Adventure says

    HOLD THE PHONE… rosemary check, EVOO check, sea salt check… I'm totally making these tonight yum!

  4. Kelli @ RTSM says

    How smart to put the rolls in a glass jar! They do look as dressed up for a night on the town:)

  5. Haley K says

    i'm pinning this right now! they look gorgeous! nice work Heather :) And I'm all about rhodes rolls :)

  6. I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes says

    you are silly, these look AMAZING!!! I love rhodes and am caught using them way more than making them homemade. ;) They look so pretty in little jars. YUM!

  7. Christene {WhipperBerry} says

    These are ADORABLE! And thank heavens for frozen dough! We all need a break sometimes and these are the perfect thing. Well done!

  8. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says

    These rolls are right up my alley! Simple, delicious, and great looking. I'm definitely adding these to my recipe list!

  9. says

    They look incredibly yummy and the presentation is divine. Thank you for the reminder and I’m loving your homemade vanilla, I decided to try some and hope mine come out as tasty as they look. I used different vanilla beans purchased locally.

    Happy Holidays!


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