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Keto Parker House Rolls

These low-carb rolls are a keto version of Parker House rolls that incorporate the flavors of the classic. These bread rolls are soft, rich, and buttery. They make a delicious and easy side dish.

a pan of baked rolls.

Parker House Rolls

Parker House Rolls originated from the Boston Parker House Hotel. The popular rolls are soft, rich and buttery with slightly crispy shells. The breads are made with milk and are brushed with melted butter on top. The original ones have a pocketbook shape created by folding an oval shape in half, but more modernized versions I’ve seen at restaurants are shaped more like classic bread rolls.

While the keto bread rolls are quite different in texture, they do embrace many of the same flavors of Parker House rolls. They taste rich, buttery, soft, and slightly sweet. The tops are a little crispy and they are finished with melted butter.

Fathead Dough

The fathead dough recipe is a popular keto-friendly dough which was originally created for pizza crust but can be adapted to make bread, dinner rolls, soft pretzels, crackers and more.

It is made of mozzarella, cream cheese and a mix of almond and coconut flour.

Ingredient Tips

  • Make sure to use pre-shredded low moisture part skim mozzarella cheese. Regular mozzarella has too much moisture and will make your dough too wet. Most pre-shredded mozzarella cheeses are low moisture and part skim so this shouldn’t be too hard to find.
  • Use superfine almond flour. The texture is much finer and more like flour. Regular almond flour is too heavy.
  • Use aluminum free baking powder. This recipe uses a lot more baking powder than your typical recipe. Two tablespoons (not teaspoons). Because of the high amount of baking powder you want to choose an aluminum free one to avoid any metallic flavor in your keto dinner rolls.
  • Don’t leave out the coconut flour. It may seem like it’s a very small amount but it makes a huge difference. The breads will not be fluffy without it.
  • This dough is best mixed with a food processor. It is possible to do by hand but I’ve always found it very difficult to fully incorporate the cheese into the dough when mixing by hand, resulting in the rolls not rising enough.

a roll on top of others in a pan.

Is there a substitute for almond flour?

I have only tested this recipe with superfine almond flour and there isn’t 1:1 substitute.

How should you store them?

You can store the cooled rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

You can also freeze them for several months in a freezer-safe container. Let them thaw before reheating them.

overhead shot of the parker house rolls.

More Keto Bread Recipes

parker house rolls

Keto Parker House Rolls

Servings: 9 rolls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
A low carb and keto-friendly version of Parker House rolls. These rolls are soft and buttery.
5 from 1 vote


  • 2 cups superfine blanched almond flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cups pre-shredded mozzarella cheese part skim low moisture
  • 3 oz full fat cream cheese
  • 3 large eggs


  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • coarse sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of an 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder.
  • Add mozzarella and cream cheese to a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover the cream cheese with mozzarella (this will prevent the cream cheese from overheating). Melt in the microwave at 30 second intervals. After each 30 seconds, stir cheese until cheese is completely melted and uniform and resembles a dough in appearance. This should only take around 1-2 minutes total cooking time. Do not try to microwave the full time at once because some of the cheese will overcook.
  • Add cheese, flour and eggs into a food processor with dough blade attachment. Pulse on high speed until the dough is uniform. The dough will be quite sticky.
  • Scoop out dough with a spatula and place onto a large sheet of plastic wrap. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and knead a few times with the dough inside the plastic wrap until you have a uniform dough ball. The dough will be very sticky. This is normal. Divide dough into 9 equal parts. Roll each dough between your palms until it forms a smooth round ball. You may need to wash your hands after rolling a few balls to avoid the dough getting too stuck to your hands.
  • Place dough balls onto prepared baking pan, spaced evenly apart. Brush tops of dough balls with melted butter and sprinkle a little sea salt on top of each ball.
  • Bake rolls for about 25-30 minutes in the middle rack of your oven, or until rolls are a dark golden brown.
  • Brush rolls with more melted butter before serving.


  • Make sure to use pre-shredded low moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese as regular mozzarella cheese has too much moisture.
  • Please review the Ingredient Tips in the post.
  • I used Kirkland Signature superfine almond flour.*
  • *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no extra charge to you).
  • The estimated nutrition does not include melted butter topping or sea salt. 


Serving: 1roll, Calories: 316kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Sodium: 248mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g, NET CARBS: 5

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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12 comments on “Keto Parker House Rolls”

  1. I made these last night for dinner with stew. Dealing with the cheese was difficult but the outcome was well worth it. The rolls were surprisingly light and delicious even my husband liked them and he is picky. 

  2. The brilliance here is adding the three tablespoons of coconut flour.  It makes all the difference and elevates this dish far above other keto bread recipes.   Thanks, Kirbie!

  3. Good Lawd! These were AMAZING plus as an added bonus they fit in perfectly with the custom keto meal plan I have been following for the last 6 weeks with much success (15lbs down, Hallelujah!)
    This has been a total game changer.

  4. I am allergic to nuts. What can I use in place of almond flour?

  5. Hi! Is it possible to substitute a different flour for the coconut? I simply cannot abide even the smallest hint of coconut in anything, I can even tell when it’s in commercial baked goods. Yes, I know, it’s weird. It’s just one of the few things I can’t stand the flavor or smell of.

  6. Do you have any dairy free gluten free keto dinner roll recipes? I’ve been trying different types of recipes. No success.