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Best Homemade Dinner Rolls

Light, buttery and fluffy dinner rolls that are made with just a handful of ingredients! These are the best homemade dinner rolls!
Course Bread
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 14 minutes
Servings 12 dinner rolls
Calories 97kcal
Author Nina


  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ cup warm milk
  • 2.5 tablespoon unsalted butter room temperature, divided
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour


  • Grease a 9-inch round pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place instant yeast, sugar and warm milk into the bowl of a stand mixer. Let it sit for a few minutes and then add in the 2.5 tablespoon butter, egg and salt.
  • Weigh the flour into a small bowl. Add ¾ of the amount of flour into the stand mixer bowl with the other ingredients and mix with the dough hook attachment, adding a bit of flour at a time until dough comes to the right consistency. You may need more or less flour depending on the temperature of your kitchen.
  • Knead the dough until it is a solid mass and wipes the sides of the bowl clean.
  • Place the dough into a large greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place in a warm environment until the dough doubles in size, about 1 hour.
  • Punch the dough down and weigh it. Divide that number by 12 so you will know the size each roll should be to have consistent size dinner rolls.
  • Shape each dinner roll and place into the prepared 9-inch pan.
  • Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in a warm environment until the rolls double in size, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Bake the dinner rolls for 12 - 14 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  • Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and brush on to the tops of the dinner rolls right when they come out of the oven.
  • Let the dinner rolls cool in their pan for 10 minutes and then remove onto a wire rack.
  • Dinner rolls are best eaten the day they are made.


Serving: 12g | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg