Perfectly Easy Dinner Rolls

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This batch of dinner rolls can be made up to 4 days ahead--perfect for those big dinners where you want to do as much as possible the day before.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the warm water and yeast in a large bowl.
  2. Let the mixture stand until yeast is foamy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in butter, sugar, eggs and salt.
  4. Beat in flour, 1 cup at a time, until dough is too stiff to mix with a spoon (some flour may not be needed). At this point, use dough hook or knead on floured surface for 10 minutes until dough is smooth.
  5. Place in a greased bowl and cover. Let rise until doubled, or at this point it can be refrigerated for up to 4 days.
  6. Grease one 16.5x12-inch or two 12x9-inch baking pans.
  7. Turn the chilled dough out onto a lightly floured board.
  8. Divide dough into 24 equal-size pieces (about 50 grams each).
  9. Roll each piece into a smooth round ball; place balls in even rows in the prepared pan.
  10. Cover and let dough balls rise until double in volume, about 1 hour. (Remember if you are using dough that has been refrigerated and is cold this step will take longer).
  11. Preheat oven to 375°F Bake until rolls are golden brown, 15-20 minutes.
  12. Brush warm rolls with melted butter, if desired.
  13. Break rolls apart to serve.


Most Helpful

These are easy, rich and delicious. I mixed up the dough and refrigerated it for 2 days before shaping into rolls and baking. The directions are right on target and the rolls were a big hit at Thanksgiving dinner. They are also wonderful wrapped in foil and reheated.

PaulaG November 27, 2005

okay don't leave out the sugar!!!!:) still editable but it taste like cornbread rolls, that is the best way I can explain it.. I still liked this recipe a lot..

hayleighsmom February 02, 2013

This recipe produces soft, light, rich dinner rolls. The only deviation I have made is on occasion I have substituted room-temperature sour dough culture for the water. It may need a tad more flour or water depending on the atmospheric gods. My family loves these rolls. I have made larger rolls (75 grams) for sandwiches. My husband loves sandwiches with these rolls.

CheyenneAnn December 05, 2015

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