The Pioneer Woman's Genius Frozen Thanksgiving Dinner Roll Hack

Thanksgiving is coming, and you know what that means — food, food, and even more delicious food. All around the country, people are trying to figure out the best way to cook a turkey, what Thanksgiving pie to make, and which side dish is the one no one will eat. There are also dishes like dinner rolls, which seem comparatively unassuming, but are absolutely essential to the experience — after all, how else are you going to clean your plate of all that delicious gravy? What's more, you just know someone will complain if they're store-bought.

Unless everyone in your household can cook and is willing to operate in perfect unison, chances are that the person in charge of making the Thanksgiving dinner has a lot of work to do. As such, cutting corners with things like dinner rolls can seem alluring, especially if you can do it without actually sacrificing any taste. 

Fortunately, celebrity chef Ree Drummond, a.k.a. The Pioneer Woman, knows what's up. In fact, she has a neat Thanksgiving dinner roll hack that will make everyone at the table give thanks to the chef. 

Rosemary is the key to Ree Drummond's delicious dinner rolls

Frozen dinner rolls can be a lifesaver for a time-strapped chef, but as a special recipe Ree Drummond has given People reveals, there's no reason to just throw them in the oven and be done with it. In a simple hack, the Pioneer Woman elevates the humble icy bread rolls into an easy, tasty treat.

The recipe is deceptively simple, and with some inspired use of salt, fresh rosemary, and a healthy dollop of butter, the end product tastes homemade — or even restaurant quality.  "I love so many things about these rolls!" Drummond says. "The buttery tops with rosemary and sea salt make them seem like something you'd be served in a farm-to-table restaurant. They're absolutely amazing, and not much effort at all."

It's not exactly hard to believe those words. In fact, the only drawback with this Pioneer Woman-approved recipe may be that you probably have to make three times as many rolls as you usually would to make sure there's enough for everyone.