365 Days of Slow Cooking: Rhodes Rolls in the Slow Cooker
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rhodes Rolls in the Slow Cooker

Rhodes Frozen Texas Rolls

Place frozen rolls directly in the bottom of your greased 3 quart slow cooker.  Place them so they aren't touching (see picture).  Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours.  The tops won't really "brown" like they do in the oven, so make sure not to overcook them even though they don't look done.  (As you can see mine got a little too done on the bottoms)

As I was making this recipe, I thought there was a limited chance for success.  Seeing as I didn't let them thaw or raise.  However, I was pleasantly suprised that they turned out wonderful and were promptly eaten.  There was even the fresh bread baking smell in my house when I got home.  And all I did was take a bag out of the freezer, open in and place contents in my slow cooker.  So easy!  4 stars.

I tried these again tonight, only this time I used my 6 quart slow cooker for 6 rolls instead of my 3 quart slow cooker.  I cooked them on HIGH for 2 hours and they got too done and they didn't raise enough.  They definitely turn out better in the smaller slow cooker.  If you only have a 6 quart slow cooker, I would either put more rolls in (like 10ish) or I would insert an oven safe dish inside the cooker and place the rolls directly in the corningware/pyrex instead of directly in the slow cooker.  Let me know how it works for you!


  1. this is awesome! I always pull out my rolls to defrost either too early or too late (or I forget about them). This totally takes away all the guess work... I'm going to make it tonight. Thanks!

  2. Great idea! I just started following this blog. I saw that you were featured on ksl as cooking in a crock pot for 1 year!

    I have subscribed thanks!

  3. I just love slow cooking..I use my Crockpot once in a while to produce healthy foods for my family. this is a great idea for heating up my rolls. i often can't guess the right time to pull out the rolls.

  4. Jax2theMax23/7/13 07:31

    This is a fantastic idea and works beautifully. Love slow cooking and your blog is GREAT!!!Keep the great ideas coming.

  5. Thanks Jax! Glad it worked for you!

  6. Anonymous26/8/13 08:47

    I tried this like you suggested using more rolls for a bigger crock pot and followed recipe to the letter. One problem though they didn't rise as well as they could have, and I noticed per smell they were getting too done and the cooking time wasn't even finished. The bottoms turned out very brown and hard, and if I would have cooked them longer, the roll bottoms would have been charcoal. I had maybe 45 minutes left to cook and had to remove them. Don't know what I did wrong, but won't do this again.

  7. Has anyone tried this with thawed and risen dough?....I may try it and see if it makes a difference...