Yield: 9 rolls

Dinner Rolls

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Nothing beats the taste of homemade Dinner Rolls! Try this soft, buttery, and very easy yeast roll recipe to complete your next family dinner.


  • ⅓ cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon (or one packet) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for melting on top


    1. Combine warm water with sugar and yeast in a small bowl or glass measuring cup. Allow to proof for about 10 minutes.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of flour with the salt. 
    3. Warm the milk and butter in a small saucepan on the stove over low heat, until butter is melted and temperature is around 110°F. Add this to the flour and salt. Beat with electric mixer or by hand until well combined. Add in ¼ cup more flour and the yeast mixture and again mix until well combined. Continue mixing in ¼ cup flour at a time until a soft ball of dough forms. 
    4. Knead with hands, or dough hook attachment on stand mixer, until smooth and elastic - about 5 to 7 minutes. Place dough in bowl and cover and let rest for 20 minutes.
    5. Place dough on well floured surface and divide into 9 equal-sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and place in a well greased 9” cake round or 9x9” baking dish.
    6. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 45 to 60 minutes.
    7. Brush tops of rolls with melted butter, and bake at 375°F for 20 minutes, until golden brown on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes. Brush again with melted butter if desired. Serve warm.


  • Be sure not to get the milk too hot. It needs to be warm, but if the liquid is too warm, it can kill the yeast, thus making it not rise your bread. Use a kitchen thermometer and do not add to the dough until it is cooler than 120°.
  • You may not need the entire amount of flour for your dough. Stop adding when the dough forms a ball and is still slightly sticky. You will use a bit more flour when kneading.
  • To divide dough into rolls evenly sized, use a kitchen scale to weigh them.
  • Store rolls covered in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. However, the fresher the better!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 roll

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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