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Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls

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These Easy Homemade Dinner rolls are soft, tender and are casual enough for a weeknight dinner yet special enough for a holiday meal.
Course Breads & Baked Goods
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, dinner rolls, dough, holiday dinner rolls, homemade bread, rolls, soft, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Servings 24 rolls
Calories 146
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 cup warm water at 110°
  • teaspoons active dry yeast (NOT quick rising) or 2 envelopes
  • 1/2 cup butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • cup unbleached bread flour plus more for dusting


  • In a large bowl add the water and sprinkle the yeast over the top. Let it stand for a few minutes so the yeast can proof.
  • Combine bread flour with the teaspoon of kosher salt, and set aside.
  • Add in the butter, sugar and eggs Into the yeast mixture and stir.
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture. Stir to combine and then form into a large ball. Cover with tea towel or plastic and stick in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Grease and line (with parchment paper) a 13x9 baking pan.
  • Once the dough has risen, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Form the dough into a uniform log. Divide the log, lengthwise, in half. Cut each half into 12 equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece of dough into a ball and place into the prepared pan. You should get six dough-balls going across the long side of the pan and 4 along the short side of the pan. Cover the pan and let the rolls rise for one more hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 375° F. Bake the rolls in the oven for 15-20 minutes, rotating halfway through the baking time, until a deep golden brown.


Serving: 1rolls | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg