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Parker House Rolls Recipe

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These parker house rolls are light and buttery, with a dusting of sea salt. They just may be the most perfect and versatile roll ever!

Parker House Rolls Recipe

Oh, man. My taste buds are activated just thinking about this Parker House Rolls Recipe. The rolls are soft and dense with a wonderful yeasty aroma and salty tops. Yum!

I love to make homemade bread, rolls, pies, desserts – well, pretty much I like to make everything homemade!

I first tried this Parker House Rolls recipe last year when the kids and I were planning their dad’s birthday dinner. We had a fabulous pulled pork dinner (I’ll be sharing that recipe with you soon!) with these fresh-from-the-oven Parker House Rolls. The dinner was a success and these rolls were a definite hit with the family.

Parker House Rolls Recipe by The Birch Cottage

I find a lot of ideas on the Food Network and this recipe is no exception. I only made one change to the recipe. Since we were going to use these rolls to make pulled pork sandwiches, I added a sprinkle of sea salt to the tops of the rolls after buttering them. Oh, yeahhhhh, the sea salt was like the perfect finishing touch on an already delicious roll. Now we have the perfect roll!

Parker House Rolls Recipe

Parker House Rolls Recipe

These Parker House Rolls are hearty enough for sandwiches and light enough as dinner rolls.


  • cups milk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter cut into pieces, plus more for brushing
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • Sea salt


  • Place milk in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat, stir in the butter and sugar and let cool. Dissolve yeast in warm water and let sit until foamy. Combine milk mixture, eggs, yeast, salt, and ½ of the flour in a mixer with the dough attachment and mix until smooth. Add the remaining flour, ½ cup at a time, and stir until a smooth ball forms.
  • Remove from the bowl and knead by hand on a floured surface for about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 60 to 70 minutes. On a floured surface, punch down the dough and shape into desired shapes. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Cover again and let rise until doubled, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven 350 degrees F.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter before serving and sprinkle with sea salt.


Recipe adapted from Bobby Flay. 

And there you have it, one warm, yeasty, fluffy, taste-buds-come-alive Parker House Rolls Recipe – fresh from the oven!

Til next time…

Pam from The Birch Cottage

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