Freezing baked bread rolls increases their shelf life, but without proper defrosting and reheating, the rolls become hard or soggy. Using the proper technique, you can serve frozen dinner rolls to taste just as fresh as the first time you baked them. Removing plastic wrapping against the frozen dinner rolls before defrosting will prevent them from becoming soggy. Avoid using the microwave for thawing, as it can partially cook the rolls, which results in burned or hard places in the dinner rolls.
Things You'll Need
Remove the dinner rolls from the freezer packaging, especially if they were wrapped in plastic.
Thaw the dinner rolls on the counter for one to two hours or until soft.
Heat the oven to 350 F.
Loosely wrap up to six dinner rolls in a single piece of aluminum foil.
Reheat the rolls for 10 to 15 minutes or until warmed through. Optionally, remove the foil during the last five minutes for a crispy crust on the exterior of the rolls.
References and ResourcesFreeze Happy: Freeze Ahead Already Baked Dinner Rolls
Pillsbury: FAQs About Baking Dinner Rolls
Cookstr: Dinner Rolls 101
Baking 911: Storage of Baked Goods