pumpkin shaped rolls

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Shaped Rolls

Step up your roll game this Thanksgiving. These pumpkin shaped rolls are simple to form, and you don’t even need to make the dough!

Heidi Van Valkenburg shares how to make this festive side dish.

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Pumpkin Shaped Rolls

  • 12 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls or 12 Rhodes Texas Rolls, thawed but still cold
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 12 pecan pieces, for stems


Shape each dinner or Texas roll into a slightly flat ball.

Using scissors, make 6 to 8 cuts, equally spaced, around the outside of each ball about 1/2- inch deep.

Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke a deep hole into the top of each pumpkin shaped roll.

Place on a sprayed baking sheet and cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Allow to rise until almost double.

Remove wrap and re-poke stem hole.

Bake at 350 degrees F 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with butter. Insert pecan pieces into pumpkin rolls for stems.