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I’ve been a slow-cooker fan for years, but it’s only recently that I’ve really come to understand how versatile they are. One thing I wish I’d figured out long ago? Slow-cooker rolls are a thing, and they’re delicious. In fact, slow-cooker rolls might be my new favorite thing. They’re easy to make with store-bought doughs, but you can also make them totally from scratch. And, unlike oven-baked rolls, you can start them early in the morning and come home to still-warm rolls that are ready to eat (as long as your slow-cooker has a “warm” setting, which most do).
There’s also the fact that there are many, many different kinds of slow-cooker rolls out there. There are sweet rolls and savory rolls, breakfast rolls and dinner rolls. Heck, there are even dessert roll options, for people anyone who isn’t a cake or a pie person. Below are 17 delicious recipes that showcase just how good (and how versatile) slow-cooker rolls can be. Throw one in your slow-cooker tomorrow morning, and your future self will thank you.
1. Easy Dinner Rolls
First things first: Everybody needs a basic dinner roll recipe.
2. Dilly Dinner Rolls
If you’re serving fish, try these dilly dinner rolls on the side.
3. Rosemary Pull-Apart Rolls
These rosemary pull-aparts are great for Thanksgiving, or any other day of the year.
4. Italian Dinner Rolls
Start with canned French bread dough, end with Italian dinner rolls. Sounds pretty great, right?
5. Pull-Apart Pumpkin Bread Rolls
The next time you have a sweets craving, toss these pull-apart pumpkin rolls in the slow-cooker at night, and wake up to a sweet breakfast the next morning.
6. No-Knead Dinner Rolls
Short on time? These quick rolls come together without any pesky kneading.
7. Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls
When you’re in the mood for something a little grainier, give these whole wheat rolls a try.
8. Monkey Bread
This classic sweet bread gets extra gooey in the slow-cooker. Trust that this is a good thing.
9. Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
The best part of waking up is definitely finding overnight cinnamon rolls ready to eat in your slow-cooker.
10. Cherry Monkey Bread
You only need three ingredients for this cherry monkey bread, which pulls apart into perfect, fruity rolls.
11. Garlic-Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread
Who doesn’t love garlic-Parmesan rolls?
12. Pull-Apart Pizza Bread
Next time you anticipate a pizza craving, whip up these pull-apart pizza rolls instead.
13. Orange Sweet Rolls
Want a breakfast bread that isn’t cinnamon or banana? Try these orange rolls.
14. Pesto Monkey Bread
Pesto is great on pasta, but it might be even better on savory monkey bread.
15. Chocolate-Caramel Monkey Bread
Is chocolate-caramel monkey bread a snack or a dessert? I’m not sure, but I also don’t think it matters.
16. Whole Wheat Spelt Potato Rolls
These hearty rolls have all the sweet softness of potato rolls, plus plenty of whole grain fiber from spelt.
17. Apple Butter Yeast Rolls
These slightly sweet rolls make a great accompaniment to meaty, heavy dinners.