Rolls Italiano (Homemade Italian Yeast Rolls)

There's nothing quite like homemade bread. It's the quintessential "yesterfood": the aroma, the taste, the memories of a cozy kitchen with loved ones.

I was making chicken spaghetti the other night, and wanted just the right bread to go with it. I visited the Red Star Yeast website and found One-Hour Pan Rolls Italiano.
 The "one hour" part of the description caught my eye, and the "Italiano"part sounded perfect for spaghetti.

These rolls go together pretty quickly. Much of the one hour is the time the rolls need to rise- and you can use that time to prep the rest of the meal.

The roll recipe (here) includes directions for using a bread machine, stand mixer, or food processor. I used my stand mixer. You just mix in the ingredients, let the machine knead for a few minutes, then shape into 16 rolls:

 Right out of the mixer

Cut dough in half, then each half in half. That keeps the pieces fairly evenly sized.

Cut each fourth into four pieces: now you have 16 rolls

Tuck each piece into a smooth ball, sprinkle with cheese, let rise, and bake!

Your kitchen smells wonderful while the rolls bake: the delicious, warm aroma of yeast bread, layered with the fragrance of Italian herbs and cheese.

These rolls bake up big and fluffy, and have a savory flavor that would compliment other dishes containing herbs such as oregano or basil. They're pretty, too- bits of herbs peek through here and there, and the parmesan cheese on top gives them a bit of a rustic flair.

Fresh out of the oven

Pass the rolls, please!

Yesterfood's Rolls Italiano are featured on the Red Star Yeast website here!

You can check out the Red Star Yeast website for more recipes and helpful tutorials.


  1. I am definitely trying these! Please join us this week for our Foodie Friends Friday linky party on my blog. We always have great sponsor gifts as well as a lot of fun recipes!

    1. That sounds great- thank you for the invitation! And thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  2. Joy, you know I love your recipes and your stories. I think I have to say this recipe is on the top of my list.

    These have been pinned and will be on the dinner tonight with the fried chicken I am making!

    Thank you so much for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen party. I am looking forward to seeing what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at

    1. Cynthia, you are so awesome- thank you! You and your In and Out of the Kitchen Party are so much fun! :)

  3. Bread brought me back!! LOL!! Of course I just pinned them:)

    1. LOL! I will follow bread anywhere! Thank you for coming by again, and for pinning! :)


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