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These dinner rolls are baked in the slow cooker, then browned under the broiler for a couple minutes for a crisp crust. The results? Billowy, crusty, decadent rolls to serve with any meal.

Source: EatingWell.com, October 2017


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Recipe Summary

1 hr 50 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water, yeast and sugar in a large bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes.

  • Combine 1/4 cup cooled melted butter, salt and the yeast mixture in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment. Add whole-wheat flour and all-purpose flour; mix on low speed until a smooth, elastic ball forms and pulls away from the sides of the bowl, about 5 minutes. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured working surface; divide into 12 pieces, about 2 ounces each. Roll each piece into a smooth ball.

  • Line a 6- to 7-quart slow cooker with a large piece of parchment paper on the bottom and partway up the sides (it's OK to pleat the paper slightly); coat with cooking spray. Place the rolls in the slow cooker. Cook on High until the rolls are starting to brown around the edges and spring back lightly when touched, 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes.

  • Place an oven rack in the upper third of the oven. Preheat broiler.

  • Pull rolls apart and place on a baking sheet. Brush the tops of the rolls with the remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter. Broil, watching carefully, until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.


To make ahead: Prepare through Step 3 up to 2 days ahead; store airtight at room temperature. Reheat and brown under the broiler just before serving.

Equipment: 6- to 7-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

1 roll
153 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 23.5g; dietary fiber 2.1g; sugars 0.4g; fat 5g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 12.7mg; vitamin a iu 148.2IU; folate 59.7mcg; calcium 4.7mg; iron 2.7mg; magnesium 4.1mg; potassium 44.1mg; sodium 195.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg.