Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 15 mins

After a long attempt to recreate the infamous yeast rolls of O'Charleys, I was able to get close. This is the result of a few years of trying to find out how they do it. If you've never heard of the place, I guarantee you will still LOVE these rolls! (Note: I doubled this recipe and was able to make enough to feed two very hungry families over Thanksgiving... just so you know!)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup warm water (120-130 deg.- the hottest possible water from your faucet should be great!)
  • 2 14 teaspoons yeast (or one .25 oz pkg.)
  • 12 cup oil
  • 12 cup boiling water
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 -3 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Mix together the warm water and yeast packet in measuring cup. Let it get good and foamy.
  2. Mix together the oil, boiling water, and sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves. Add the foamy yeast water, and then the beaten egg.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add about 1 cup of dry mix to the liquids at a time, and mix very, very well.
  4. Grease pan.
  5. Pinch dough into balls. Keep them small because they will still rise. Let rise 2 hours, or until just past doubled.
  6. Preheat oven to 400.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Brush with melted butter fresh out of the oven, and serve warm.
  8. Enjoy!
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