dinner rolls recipe

Easy Dinner Rolls

These classic, fluffy, homemade dinner rolls are the perfect, delicious rolls your whole family will love!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Dinner Rolls
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting 3 hours
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 135kcal


  • 2 packets of active dry yeast or 2 cakes fresh yeast
  • ¼ cup plus 1 cup warm water
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 4 Tbs granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 4 ½ - 5 cups white flour
  • 1 ½ tsp salt


  • Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup of warm water and let sit until bubbling. If your mixture does not start bubbling after 5-10 minutes, throw it away and start again.
  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, melted butter, 1 cup warm water and yeast mixture. Whisk until totally combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour and salt mixture. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir.
  • The dough will become difficult to mix by hand - I suggest using a Kitchen Aid mixer with dough attachment for 5-8 minutes on low. If you don't have a mixer, you can knead by hand for 10-15 minutes. The dough should become soft and springy.
  • Grease bowl and place dough inside, covering it with a towel. Allow dough to rise in bowl until it doubles in bulk, about 1 hour.
  • Once dough is risen, roll it out to about ¼ inch thick on a floured surface. Cut with a biscuit round and dip in butter. Fold in half and place on a baking sheet. Allow about 1/2 inch of separation between rolls.
  • Once the baking sheet is filled, cover with towel and let rise for an additional 90 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees once the rolls are risen. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.


Calories: 135kcal