Rosemary Cheddar Pumpkin Rolls #PumpkinWeek

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One of my favorite things about pumpkin is that it can be used in sweet or savory dishes. I may even like it in savory dishes more than in sweet. 🤷

We had our first mini cold snap about a week ago where the temperatures dropped into the high 60’s and it was gray and cloudy. I couldn’t wait to take advantage of the weather and make a hearty, warming dinner. I made a beef and vegetable soup and these rosemary cheddar pumpkin rolls to go along with it.

While I loved the soup, I ended up eating more dinner rolls than I did soup. I couldn’t get over the cheddar and pumpkin combination in these rolls. They’re absolutely delicious!


Rosemary Cheddar Pumpkin Rolls

These soft dinner rolls are great for fall with the addition of canned pumpkin, sharp cheddar cheese and rosemary.

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 42 mins
  • Cook Time: 22 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 4 mins
  • Yield: 12 rolls 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking


For the Rolls:

  • 3/4 cup 2% milk, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/8 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup Cabot White Oak Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 34 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cabot White Oak Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • kosher salt


  1. Pour the lukewarm milk into the bowl of a stand mixer and then add the sugar. Stir until the sugar and salt until dissolved. Sprinkle the yeast on top and allow to sit for 3-5 minutes or until foamy.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter, the pumpkin puree, shredded cheese and half of the chopped rosemary. Add in 1 cup of the flour and mix with the dough hook.
  3. Add in flour one cup at a time until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl and is tacky but not sticky to the touch.
  4. Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 2-3 minutes or until the dough is soft and elastic. Coat a bowl with olive oil and place the dough in it, turning once to coat the dough. Cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Punch down the dough and divide into 12 evenly sized pieces. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  7. In a small bowl, add the melted butter and rosemary.
  8. Brush the mixture over the rolls and sprinkle with the shredded cheese and kosher salt.
  9. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.

Keywords: pumpkin, rosemary, cheddar, dinner rolls, yeast rolls

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Fluffy Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip from The Crumby Kitchen
Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding from The Nifty Foodie
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Pumpkin Pasties- Harry Potter Style from Jonesin’ For Taste
Pumpkin Tart with Pumpkin Spiced Whipped Cream from Love and Confections



  1. Love incorporating pumpkin into yeast bread. Great complement with the rosemary.

  2. What a great combo of flavors- these would be fantastic to change up Thanksgiving rolls!

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