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Texas Knot Rolls: Tender, Buttery Tex-Mex Flavor

Warm, yeasty knot rolls are dipped in a Tex-Mex seasoned melted butter and sprinkled with fresh cilantro and Cojita cheese. Perfect with Southwestern soups and casseroles.
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 24
Author Marye


  • 2 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water 110F
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup simmering water
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons potato flakes
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 -1/2 cups all purpose flour

Butter Mixture

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Cojita cheese optional


  • Combine the yeast, 1/2 cup warm water, and 1 tablespoon sugar.
  • Stir to dissolve and set aside.
  • Combine the 1 cup simmering water, 1/2 cup melted butter, potato flakes, sugar, and salt.
  • Stir well and cool to lukewarm.
  • Add 1 cup of flour to the potato mixture.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Add the yeast mixture and beat until the batter is smooth.
  • Gradually add enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough that pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl.
  • Turn over to grease the top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until double - 1-1/4 hours.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured countertop.
  • Divide into 24 equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a rope.
  • Tie each rope into a knot.
  • Let rise about 45 minutes, or until doubled.
  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven.

Butter Mixture

  • Blend the butter and taco seasoning, whisking well.
  • Dip each baked roll in the mixture and place it on a baking sheet.
  • You'll need to stir the butter mixture often to keep it well mixed.
  • Sprinkle the chopped cilantro and Cojita cheese over the rolls.
  • Place in a serving dish and serve hot.