Easy Dinner Rolls Recipe

Soft, quick and Easy Dinner Rolls Recipe that turns out perfect every time. These homemade, from scratch rolls, are going to become a regular in your home once you give them a try.

Enjoy the dinner rolls with a hot bowl of Zuppa Toscana Soup.

Simple and delicious dinner rolls recipe. Dinner rolls rolled with butter in a baking dish.

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These fluffy and soft dinner rolls are so irresistible. The best part is they use ingredients you most likely always have in your pantry! They are not overly sweet and can be enjoyed as sweet or savory rolls. Enjoy with soup, an entree or with butter and jam and a cold cup of milk. 

Soft and fluffy dinner rolls. Dinner roll cut in half with butter.

How to make dough for Yeast Dinner Rolls-

  1. Create a well in the sifted flour.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the butter, milk, water, and sugar; heat until warm.
  3. Pour milk mixture into the well of flour.
  4. Add whisked egg and yeast, stir. Allow yeast to activate.
  5. Mix dough until flour is incorporated.
  6. Cover and set aside to rise until doubled in size.

Recipe how to make quick dinner rolls recipe.

How to shape dinner rolls-

  1. On a floured surface, divide dough into two.
  2. Roll into long strands. Cut strands into 12 equal parts.
  3. Shape dough into dinner rolls, cover pan and set aside to double in size.

How to form dinner rolls and place into baking sheet.

TIPS How to Make Dinner Rolls-

  • Be sure to measure out the flour correctly. Scoop the flour into the measuring cup with a spoon.
  • Sift the flour once measured out. This will ensure there are no lumps in the flour and the flour becomes lighter and easier to work with.
  • Best way to get even sized rolls is to roll out the dough and cut it in half. Then cut each half into twelve parts.
  • For the yeast to activate properly, be sure the milk/water mixture is warm, not HOT, reading about 110°F.
  • When the dough is rising, keep it covered and in a warm area.
  • Allow the dinner rolls to cool for a few minutes before generously coating them with butter.

NOTE: These are smaller-sized dinner rolls. For large dinner rolls, make 18 rolls.

Buttery dinner rolls laid out. Soft and fluffy dinner rolls with butter.

Can I freeze soft dinner rolls?

Yes! These dinner rolls freeze wonderfully. Remove rolls from freezer and set out to thaw. For best results, reheat for a few minutes. You’d never know there were frozen.

What can I serve dinner rolls with?

Since these fluffy dinner rolls aren’t overly sweet, they are extremely versatile! The dinner rolls may be enjoyed as a side for soups or entrees, or even with jam and butter with a cold cup of milk.

Soft dinner rolls in a baking sheet. Crispy and warn dinner rolls.

I hope you loved the recipe for these soft and fluffy Dinner Rolls. Don’t forget to leave feedback in the comments below and tag us on social me if you make them, we love seeing your creations, #ValentinasCorner.

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5 from 2 votes

Easy Dinner Rolls Recipe

Soft, quick and Easy Dinner Rolls Recipe that turns out perfect every time. These homemade, from scratch rolls, are going to become a regular in your home once you give them a try.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Rise Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner rolls
Servings: 24 rolls
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp instant yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 large egg beaten

Instructions

  • Grease two 9"x13" baking sheets and lightly dust with flour. 
  • In a large bowl, add flour. In the center of the flour create well. 
  • In a saucepan, combine butter, milk, water, and sugar; heat until warm. Remove from heat.
  • Pour milk mixture into the well. Add beaten egg and yeast. Give a quick stir, cover and allow the yeast to activate, about 3 minutes.
  • Mix dough until well incorporated. The dough should be soft and slightly sticky. Cover dough and set aside to rise for 30 minutes in a warm area.
  • Lightly dust working area with flour. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a long strand. Cut each strand into 12 equal parts, totaling 24 rolls.
  • Shape the dough into round balls. Place 12 rolls into each baking sheet. Cover rolls and let rise 30 minutes. 
  • Bake dinner rolls on 375°F for 12-15 minutes. Allows rolls to slightly cool and generously butter top of rolls.
  • Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Dinner Rolls Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Potassium 36mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.3%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 9 Comments
  • Olga 12/28/2018, 6:54 pm Link Reply

    How do you get the tops so nicely golden? Mine were light and so I started broiling them but it didnt darken evenly.

    • Valentina's Corner 12/29/2018, 1:10 pm Link Reply

      Hi, Olga. They just needed baked a few more minutes and they would have become golden. 🙂 Have a most wonderful New Year.

  • Jennifer 12/22/2018, 12:13 am Link Reply

    These rolls look so delicious! Thank you for sharing:)

    • Valentina's Corner 12/22/2018, 2:00 pm Link Reply

      I hope you love the rolls as much as we do, Jennifer.

  • Valentina's Corner 12/19/2018, 7:50 am Link Reply

    We love these dinner rolls too! They are soft, fluffy, and so easy to make!

  • Jessica 12/12/2018, 5:14 pm Link Reply

    Wow!! These rolls look so good! They look like yummy clouds

    • Valentina's Corner 12/12/2018, 11:09 pm Link Reply

      Thank you so much, Jessica! Haha, that’s a pretty accurate description. 🙂 Hope you love them.

  • Mom's Dish 12/11/2018, 12:44 pm Link Reply

    They look so light and fluffy! Love it!

    • Valentina's Corner 12/11/2018, 11:33 pm Link Reply

      Thank you kindly, friend!! 🙂

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