King’s Hawaiian’s 10 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Use Dinner Rolls slideshow

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King’s Hawaiian’s 10 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Use Dinner Rolls

Food is essential to all your summertime celebrations. Most people imagine sinking their teeth into a slice of watermelon, chomping row after row of succulent sweet corn right off the cob, or licking their way through refreshing popsicles when they think of summer. They’re probably not thinking of dinner rolls — but they should be. Dinner rolls are a lot more versatile than you’d ever imagine! Whether it’s a picnic, camping trip, or beach day, you’ll discover that they’re equipped for just about any activity you throw at them. Freedom at last! No longer confined to the dining room table for elaborate holiday meals, dinner rolls are ready for their time in the spotlight. Say hello to your new summer star!

Cream Puffs

Just because you're having a cookout doesn't mean you can't make it fancy! With these Cream Puffs, you can pull off a 5-star affair with only 3 ingredients and very little of your time!


Sliders are the perfect little bite when there’s a ton of food on the table and you want to try it all. A taste of this, a taste of that, and plenty of room to try everyone’s dishes!

Mini Pizzas

It's just not a party without a killer appetizer! Try Mini Pizzas topped with pepperoni and pineapple for a change of pace, and win the title of best host on the block!

Ice Cream Sandwich

For a truly unique treat, slice a King’s Hawaiian dinner roll in half and nestle a scoop of ice cream inside of it. You’ve never had an ice cream sandwich like this before!

Mac and Cheese

Dinner rolls gone stale? Don’t toss them! Chop in your food processor for bread crumbs and use them to top this fabulous Baked Mac and Cheese. Everyone at the picnic will be wowed!


There’s a lot of go-go-go all summer long, and breakfast can get forgotten in the rush. Slice your dinner rolls in quarters and fry up some French toast sticks that are perfect for grab-and-go fueling. If you have the time, a little cup of pure maple syrup for dipping is all you need to put them over the top!

Bread Pudding

Sometimes, dessert is just as easy as mixing together some cubed stale bread, custard, and a little something special, transforming these simple ingredients into something awe-inspiring. This pineapple bacon bread pudding combines flavors that are sure to please everyone at the picnic!

Pineapple Upside Down Bites

Didn’t plan anything for your crowd for dessert? Pineapple Upside Down Bites are here to the rescue! Just 10 minutes in the oven are all that separate you from bliss. Top with freshly whipped cream to make them extra special.


Panzanella sounds fancy, but it’s really just a salad with larger-than-life homemade croutons. Chop your King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls into large chunks, toss in melted salted butter, and bake at 350 degrees F until crispy.


The finale to any great summer party comes when everyone gathers around the fire to toast marshmallows on sticks for gooey, decadent s’mores. Did you ever consider what a great alternative King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls could be for the graham crackers in this iconic dessert? Now you know!