How To Reheat Dinner Rolls In Microwave? (plus 3 most popular methods exposed)

Sit back and imagine the thrill of breaking off a dinner roll and seeing tassels of steam shoot out because it’s still heated from the oven?


That’s what the heck I’m talking about (lol). With some easy techniques for warming leftover dinner rolls, whether they’re store-bought or homemade (I prefer both), you can have that same satisfying, yummy sensation every day until the rolls run out (let’s hope they never do).


How To Reheat Dinner Rolls In Microwave?

Wrap dinner rolls in wet paper towels and put them on a plate that can go in the microwave. Ten to twenty seconds at low power. Check to see if warm and repeat if need be.


After doing more investigation, I discovered additional facts that you should be aware of, so please continue reading…



There are three different methods to reheat dinner rolls

1. The Slow Cooker Method


No matter what sort of dinner roll you’re making for a holiday meal or whether it’s challah rolls for sliders, this is by far my favorite method for warming and keeping warm any form of dinner roll, no matter how fluffy they are. This method will work with store-bought rolls as well. In the event that you’re bringing dinner rolls to a potluck, this is an excellent strategy for keeping them warm throughout the meal.


Step 1: Dampen a dishcloth with water. Do not immerse it; instead, lightly mist it with water. If the space is big enough, you may just need one. Placing frozen rolls inside the slow cooker will make it taste better. If the towel is not big enough to completely cover the rolls, add a second moist towel on top of the first.

Step 2: Reduce the temperature to “low” and set the timer for 30 minutes. When you are finished, switch to the “warm” option, and they will remain warm for around two hours. To avoid the rolls becoming soggy, use a little moist rather than a completely wet cloth to place them in the slow cooker with the other ingredients.

2. The Oven Method


When it comes to reheating dinner rolls, the oven is my second option. You’re attempting to keep them from becoming dehydrated.


  • Wrap the rolls in aluminum foil after sprinkling them with a little amount of water to give them some moisture.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees for 10 minutes. If you’re using the slow cooker to keep the mashed potatoes or Buffalo chicken dip warm, this is a terrific option.

  • Simply lower the time for the rolls if you are baking anything else in the oven at a higher temperature while you make the rolls.


3. The Microwave Method


This is what I do when I just need to warm up one or two rolls; I would not advocate using the microwave to warm up a complete batch of rolls since you run the danger of them getting rubbery.


  • Wrap them in a little moist paper towel and microwave them for 10-20 seconds on half power in the microwave.

  • Due to the fact that every microwave is different, start with only a few seconds to test whether they’re warm. It’s not going to take long.

  • Remove from microwave & enjoy!



The Oven is the most effective method of reheating dinner rolls?

My favorite guideline for warming leftovers applies here: reheat the meal in the same manner in which it was cooked. As a result, your rolls should be placed in the oven for reheating.


There is one restriction, though: bake your rolls in a baking dish rather than on a baking sheet. Placing the rolls closely together in a baking dish results in soft sides on the rolls, but separating them and baking them on a baking sheet results in a somewhat crisper outer crust on the rolls.


My preferred method is to use a slow cooker

The slow cooker is an excellent tool for keeping rolls warm before serving them, as well as for reheating them the following day if you need to make them in advance of a major holiday gathering or event.


Plus, warming store-bought dinner rolls in the slow cooker helps them taste and smell more like they were cooked from scratch.


Although the slow cooker is not the quickest way (it will take at least 30 minutes depending on the amount of rolls), we have named it our favorite because of its versatility.



How to make dinner rolls that can be frozen and thawed

Make dinner rolls ahead of time and freeze them. Reheat them just before serving them to guests. Allow them to cool fully on the counter before freezing.


Wrap the mixture in plastic wrap and store it in an airtight freezer bag or container; alternatively, you may wrap it in aluminum foil.


Rolls will stay in the freezer for approximately a month, after which they will get freezer burnt due to the lack of oxygen.


Please allow your dinner rolls to come to room temperature before reheating them if they were purchased frozen. You may take them out of the freezer the night before and let them defrost in the refrigerator or on the counter for 2-3 hours before using them as directed.



How to keep dinner rolls that have been cooked?

Dinner rolls that have been baked may be kept at room temperature for a day or two. After that, they should be placed in the freezer…


FYI: They should not be kept in the refrigerator since it will cause them to dry out…


Knowing how to reheat and keep your rolls warm, I hope you’ll be motivated to create handmade yeast rolls for your next event; they’re one of my favorite parts of any dinner to serve to guests.


Related Questions:

1. The best way to reheat buns in the oven


Using aluminum foil, wrap your rolls and set them on a baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are heated through. (The foil is required in order to prevent them from drying out.)


2. Refreshing bread rolls in the microwave is a simple process?


Place the rolls on a platter that can be used in the microwave. Cover the rolls with a clean, slightly moist kitchen towel to prevent them from drying out. Wrap the whole dish with a clean tea towel to keep it from becoming wet. Microwave for 30 to 45 seconds, or until the mixture is barely warmed through.

3. Heat the bread rolls in the air fryer until they are warm




  • Preheat the air fryer to 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Place four dinner rolls in the air fryer basket and close the lid.

  • After three minutes of heating the bread, you’re ready to start!


4. Reheating frozen dinner rolls


First, preheat the oven to 325° F and bake the frozen rolls directly on the oven rack (without using a baking sheet) for 10 to 12 minutes, depending on how large they are.


5. Instructions for baking Hawaiian rolls in the oven


Keep all of the goods within the container and only remove the plastic wrapping if you want to enjoy them warm!. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for around 2-3 minutes for the rolls and 3-5 minutes for the bread, depending on how warm you want it. Remove from the oven and set aside.


6. Microwave the crescent rolls until they are warm


Place the rolls on a platter that can be used in the microwave. Cover the rolls with a clean, slightly moist kitchen towel to prevent them from drying out. Wrap the whole dish with a clean tea towel to keep it from becoming wet. Microwave for 30 to 45 seconds, or until just warmed through.

7. Reheating brioche buns in the oven


Reheat the rolls in the microwave for 10 seconds, or in a preheated 350°F oven for 3-5 minutes, depending on your preference. Before reheating, spray or brush some water or milk on the pan.


Final Thoughts

So, class, what did we learn? Before preparing your dinner rolls, wrap them in moist paper towels and lay them on a microwave-safe dish. Warm on low power for 10-20 seconds.


Check whether it’s still hot. Repeat as needed and enjoy! The slow cooker is great for keeping rolls warm before serving or reheating them the next day if you need to prepare them ahead of time.


Plus, reheating store-bought dinner rolls in the slow cooker makes them taste and smell homemade…


Although the slow cooker method is not the fastest (at least 30 minutes depending on the number of rolls), it is our favorite for its flexibility. Enjoy the rest of your day, always stay safe, and treat others with kindness and respect. Until next time!

How To Reheat Dinner Rolls In Microwave? (plus 3 most popular methods exposed)