How To Make Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

These pumpkin dinner rolls by Savoury Days Kitchen on YouTube are so soft, fluffy, and cute that look like mini pumpkins. I’m very impressed and how realistic the pumpkins look, and they would look amazing on the dinner table for the holidays such as Thanksgiving. I love how with this recipe, you can use butternut squash or pumpkin. Also, I love how she gives an alternative where you can use canned pumpkin puree, which makes things a bit easier. There are two different styles to make these pumpkin dinner rolls such as adding cheese in the middle of the dough.


  • 2 lb butternut squash or pumpkin (if using canned pumpkin puree use 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup milk, lukewarm 
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp instant dry yeast
  •  2 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • pecans or cinnamon sticks for the stem


First, prepare the butternut squash or pumpkin. If you’re using real and fresh pumpkin or butternut squash, dice them into small squares. Transfer them to a baking sheet and bake them for 30-40 minutes at 446F. Check the pumpkin or butternut squash after 30 minutes. Puree with a food processor or use a fork and spoon to smash them together.

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Image by Savoury Days Kitchen via YouTube

Next, prepare the dough and once ready, divide into 15 portions. Roll each into a ball, then create the pumpkin shape by flattening the dough balls and dipping a pair of scissors tip into the oil. Create slits all around and continue to dip the scissors into the oil so the cuts are smooth and seamless. Continue to watch Savoury Days Kitchen tutorial on YouTube for further instructions and details.

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This is pumpkin dinner roll is so creative and not only is it shaped like a pumpkin, it has the pumpkin flavors. I think this is such a creative idea and way to make dinner rolls.

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