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Homemade Fluffy Dinner Rolls

It’s easy to make delicious, fluffy, soft dinner rolls at home for a perfect side dish to any meal. In about an hour, they are warm and ready.

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Having a delicious side dish can make or break a dinner. I love bread, any type of bread, so it was finally time to make my own dinner rolls. These came out so fluffy and soft. They reminded us of the rolls that are thrown to you at a restaurant called Lamberts in Missouri.

I also love that these can be made pretty quickly. We had them done in just over an hour, but only half of that is hands-on time. When they came out of the oven I immediately brushed the rolls with a bit of butter. Justin and Tyler liked them with honey on the rolls. We also had a few leftover dinner rolls that I saved for breakfast in the morning. I added some jelly to them and it made a great morning meal.

Dinner Rolls Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup hot water, at least 100F
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
Ingredients for homemade fluffy dinner rolls in white and stainless steel bowls on a wooden surface

Preparation

Put milk and butter in a microwaveable dish and microwave for 1 minute, until the butter has melted.

Melted butter with milk in a round white dish on a wooden surface

Preheat oven to 170F.

Add dough hook to stand mixer and combine milk/butter, water, sugar, salt, and 1 cup flour and mix on setting 2 for one minute.

Dough starter in stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Add yeast and mix in for 30 seconds.

Dough starter with yeast in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Add the rest of the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough scrapes bowl clean.

Mix on medium, setting 4, for 5 minutes.

Dinner rolls dough in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 5 minutes.

Dinner rolls dough in a stainless steel bowl covered with plastic wrap on a wooden surface

Grease 9×13 pan with butter.

Cut dough into 12 chunks, forming into dough balls.

Place dough balls in the greased pan.

Shaped dinner rolls on a baking sheet on a wooden surface

Bake for 20 minutes or until they have risen about 1 inch.

Increase oven temp to 350F and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from the oven.

Brush with softened butter (optional).

Brown and white bowl full of homemade fluffy dinner rolls on a wooden surface (vertical)

Dinner Rolls Leftovers

If you have any leftover dinner rolls, they can be stored in a sealed container at room temperature. The rolls make a great breakfast in the morning with some honey or jelly. You can eat them at room temperature or warm them slightly in a hot oven until just warmed through. You don’t want to cook too long or they will start to get crispy.

Recipe

Originally Published On: April 18, 2022

Brown and white bowl full of homemade fluffy dinner rolls on a wooden surface

Dinner Rolls

It's easy to make delicious, fluffy, soft dinner rolls at home for a perfect side dish to any meal. In about an hour, they are warm and ready.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course:
Side Dish
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Vegetarian
Keyword:
bread
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dinner rolls
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rolls
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yeast
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
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Nut-Free
Servings: 12 rolls
5 from 8 votes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup hot water (at least 100F)
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast

Instructions

  • Put milk and butter in a microwaveable dish and microwave for 1 minute, until the butter has melted
  • Preheat oven to 170F
  • Add dough hook to stand mixer and combine milk/butter, water, sugar, salt, and 1 cup flour and mix on setting 2 for one minute
  • Add yeast and mix in for 30 seconds
  • Add the rest of the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough scrapes bowl clean
  • Mix on medium, setting 4, for 5 minutes
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 5 minutes
  • Grease 9×13 pan with butter
  • Cut dough into 12 chunks, forming into dough balls
  • Place dough balls in the greased pan
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until they have risen about 1 inch
  • Increase oven temp to 350F and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown
  • Remove from the oven
  • Brush with softened butter (optional)
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Nutrition Facts
Dinner Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 141IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

16 thoughts on “Homemade Fluffy Dinner Rolls”

  1. My kids are all about the dinner rolls! This sounds delicious. I haven’t made fresh dinner rolls and I’m sure it would be a nice change from the store-bought ones.

  2. Those look like the most perfect and delicious dinner rolls. I am a bread lover so I will have to try. I usually just purchase frozen rolls and make them that way but I will be trying this instead.

  3. I can eat this everyday! thanks for the recipe. To be honest, to me – this dinner roll goes well with everything plus, its easy to make! I am printng this

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