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Butternut Squash Dinner Rolls

These wholesome rolls are a pleasant addition to any entree. I get so many requests for them at holiday time. I make about 100 dozen in December! —Ula Kessler, Liberty Center, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    5 dozen


  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon plus 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups mashed cooked butternut squash
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 10 to 11-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Additional butter


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and 3/4 teaspoon sugar in warm water; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the milk, butter, squash, salt and remaining sugar; mix until smooth. Add wheat germ and 4 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down and divide into thirds; divide each portion into 20 pieces. Shape into balls.
  • Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter. Remove to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 107 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • angelasandoval
    Nov 21, 2012

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    Jan 1, 2012

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  • scrappychic5
    Nov 19, 2011

    Have made these at least a half dozen times. They are delicious! They make a huge batch that can be frozen and enjoyed at a later date. Totally worth the effort.

  • tnoader
    Oct 25, 2011

    These are delicious! I have made them several times and they are eaten up quickly without fail. I use a little less sugar which doesn't seem to affect the taste at all. My kids love these!

  • savoie.luvgspointers
    Oct 5, 2011

    These are really good. I added a pinch each of cinnimon, nutmeg, cardamon and clove to spice it up a bit.

    Jul 9, 2010

    I little sweet, but still yummy.

  • mom23kids
    Dec 17, 2009

    Even my kids say yum! What a great way to get them to eat Squash without fail

  • twhite
    Mar 22, 2009

    These are a hit for my family! Everyone loves them. I love being able to make a bunch and freeze them for those days I don't have time to bake. You will not be dissappointed with these rolls!

  • provrb31
    Dec 23, 2008

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  • maxinemary
    Apr 10, 2008

    These are definitely 5 star rolls!!! I have made them for Thanksgiving and other special dinners for the last several years! They are the BEST. They also freeze very well.