3 hours
9 large rolls
My idea of a perfect summer meal is a great salad and home-baked bread. But who wants to turn on the oven on the hottest days of the year? Relief is at hand, my friends. Use your slow cooker (crock pot) to bake no-knead dinner rolls - yes, the slow cooker! It isn't just for stews.
  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 2¼ teaspoons yeast (one packet)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • ¼ to ½ cup minced fresh herbs (optional but fabulous)
  • 3-3½ cups flour
  • parchment paper
  • cornmeal
  • melted butter (for the tops)

Note that I used a 6-quart oval slow cooker. If you’ve got a smaller round one, cut this recipe in half, and make just 6 no-knead slow cooker dinner rolls.

In a mixing bowl stir together water and yeast. Add herbs, salt, and flour; mix to combine. Don’t bother to knead it, just make sure there aren’t any streaks of dry flour. The dough will be sticky.

Cover dough with a tea towel, and let it rise until doubled in size, an hour or more.

Line a large slow cooker with parchment paper, and sprinkle it liberally with cornmeal. Punch dough down, and divide it into 9 equal sections. Form each into a ball and distribute evenly on the parchment in the base of the slow cooker.

Cover the slow cooker and bake on high for 1 to 1½ hours. Your time for baking may vary, of course. Check the rolls by gently poking the top: they should not feel like wet dough, but they won’t be crusty – they’ll be set, and not sticky on the tops.

Remove from the slow cooker by lifting the parchment paper.

If you’d like the rolls to have a more normal browned-top appearance, place the rolls on a cookie sheet, brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter, and broil just until crust is browned — or, keeping to the no oven use, turn them upside down and use your grill!



4 Responses

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  2. I love this recipe. I use fresh rosemary and everyone I’ve baked them for absolutely love them!

    • I’m so glad! My family likes them with fresh dill, also.

  3. Love the slow cooker rolls recipe. I will try it soon.

    • I hope you find that the slow cooker rolls work well for you! We love them.

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