The Best Homemade Dinner Rolls

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Introducing the Most Delicious HOMEMADE DINNER ROLLS! Imagine rolls that are so soft, buttery, and downright heavenly – they’ll disappear in a flash from your home. These fluffy homemade dinner rolls are an absolute crowd-pleaser!

The Best Homemade Dinner Rolls

Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 20


  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Yeast
  • 1/4 cup of Warm Water
  • 1 teaspoon of Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of softened Butter
  • 1/2 cup of Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup of Whole or 2% Milk preferably warmed
  • 4 3/4 cups of Flour may need to add more
  • 2 teaspoons of Salt
  • Brush on top of rolls: 4 – 8 Tablespoons of softened Butter


  • In a small bowl, combine yeast, warm water, and sugar. Allow the yeast to bubble and foam for 10 minutes.
  • In a stand mixer or large bowl, cream butter and sugar for 1 minute. Add eggs and milk, mix for 2 more minutes. Add the proofed yeast mixture.
  • Pour in flour and salt. Mix for 5-7 minutes until the dough starts to come off the sides of the bowl. Add 1-3 Tablespoons of flour if needed.
  • Cover the bowl and let the dough rise in a warm place until it doubles in size (about 1-2 hours). For a quicker rise, preheat the oven to 200 degrees, turn it off, and place the bowl inside until doubled in size.
  • Once doubled, roll the dough into small balls (16-20, depending on size preference). Place them on a greased or buttered baking sheet, close together. Brush rolls with softened butter, cover, and let them rise for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake for 14-18 minutes or until golden brown. Brush rolls with remaining melted butter.
  • Serve warm or store in an air-tight container.


  • What type of yeast to use?* Choose between traditional active dry yeast and instant fast-rising yeast. Fast-rising yeast, like Fleishmann’s instant dry yeast, works 50% faster. Activate yeast with warm water or milk and a sprinkle of sugar for best results.
  • How to know if the yeast is working?* Mix yeast, warm water or milk (about 105-110 degrees), and sugar into a bowl. It should become foamy or produce bubbles within 5 minutes. If not, start again with a new batch.
  • Bonus Tip:* Keep yeast away from salt during activation, as salt can hinder the yeast’s performance. Enjoy your delightful homemade dinner rolls!

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