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10 Ways to Use Martin’s Sweet Rolls for Your Holiday Appetizers

November 20, 2023
3 min. read

Hello, Martin’s fans! As we approach the holiday season, it’s time to start planning those festive gatherings with family and friends. What better way to impress your guests than with innovative and delightful appetizers made from Martin’s Sweet Dinner Potato Rolls and Sweet Party Potato Rolls? From cups and bread bowls to flatbreads and sliders, the possibilities are endless. Let’s dive into some mouth-watering ways to use Martin’s Sweet Rolls in your holiday menu!



1. Creative Cups:

Using a rolling pin and mini muffin tin, you can transform Martin’s Sweet Rolls into elegant appetizer cups! Try these tantalizing Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites, a blend of tangy cranberry sauce and creamy goat cheese nestled in a crispy roll cup. Or, explore the sweet and savory fusion of Maple Bacon Toast Cups.


2. Bountiful Breadcrumbs:

Pulse Martin’s Sweet Rolls in a food processor to create fine breadcrumbs, perfect for adding a sweet twist to traditional recipes. Use these breadcrumbs in our Mini Pumpkin Pies for a festive touch, or coat your favorite sides and veggies with a crispy exterior as seen in our Fried Mashed Potato Balls or Breaded Delicata Squash recipes!

Mini Pumpkin Pies


3. Fabulous Flatbreads:

Flatten a sheet of Martin’s Sweet Rolls to create an irresistible base for flatbreads. Delight your guests with seasonal favorites like the Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Flatbread or the sophisticated Pear, Blue Cheese, & Walnut Flatbread.


4. Blissful Butter Spreads:

Complement Martin’s Sweet Rolls with your own homemade butter spreads. Try our Country Cinnamon Honey Butter for a sweet addition or a delicate Herb Butter for a savory option, using seasonal herbs like rosemary, sage, and thyme.

Honey Butter Dinner Rolls


5. Divine Dinner Roll Glazes:

Enhance your rolls with unique glazes. Our Rosemary Thyme Dinner Roll Glaze adds an aromatic touch, while the Cinnamon Maple Dinner Roll Glaze offers a sweet flavor with a touch of warmth.

Rosemary-and-Thyme Dinner Roll Glaze


6. Dazzling Dips:

Pair Martin’s Sweet Rolls with delicious dips for a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Both the 3-Cheese Spinach Dip Wreath and Baked Cheesy Onion Dip are perfect for dipping. Simply split apart Martin’s Sweet Party Potato Rolls and lightly toast them in the oven for the perfect dipping utensil.

Baked Cheesy Onion Dip


7. Charming Crostini:

Slice and toast Martin’s Sweet Rolls to create the base for elegant crostini. Try topping them with marinated fruits, cheeses, and meats, as in our Assorted Holiday Crostini Platter, or choose a specialty recipe like our Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Crostini or the Prosciutto, Goat Cheese, & Fig Jam Crostini.

Prosciutto, Goat Cheese, & Fig Jam Crostini


8. Scrumptious Sliders:

Martin’s Sweet Rolls also make perfect mini slider buns! Fill them with sweet or savory ingredients like cranberry meatballs or roasted chicken, as shown in our Cranberry Meatball Sliders and Holiday Pull-Apart Roasted Chicken Sliders.


9. Bite-Sized Bread Bowls:

Hollow out the top of a Martin’s Sweet Dinner Potato Roll to create a mini bread bowl, ideal for filling with dips, salads, or soups. Our Spinach, Artichoke, and Brussels Sprout Bites and Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder Bread Bowls are some great examples of this creative use.


10. Decadent Desserts:

End on a sweet note with quaint desserts using Martin’s Sweet Rolls, like these elegant Eclairs or the festive Cannoli Baked French Toast, both paired with a homemade cream filling and a touch of chocolate.


Find all these ideas and more in our Thanksgiving Recipes archive!

With Martin’s Sweet Dinner and Sweet Party Potato Rolls, your holiday appetizers will be the talk of the season. Their versatility and delightful taste make them a perfect base for a range of creative and festive dishes. Enjoy the holiday cheer with these tasty creations, and most importantly, the company of your loved ones.



A Very Merry Martin’s Giveaway

Looking for more ways to ensure your holidays are very merry? Martin’s is excited to announce our special holiday giveaway, running from November 3 through December 29! Visit to enter for a chance to win a $500 gift card, perfect for your holiday grocery shopping. While you’re there, explore a treasure trove of additional holiday recipes and helpful resources. This festive season, let Martin’s add a touch of joy to your celebrations!


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