Perfectly Easy Dinner Rolls Recipe

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Miriam Published: November 23, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021
Perfectly Easy Dinner Rolls Recipe

How To Make Perfectly Easy Dinner Rolls

Soft, buttery, and flakey. This homemade dinner rolls recipe pairs well with any savory dish. You also wouldn’t need to knead the dough with your hands.

Preparation: 50 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Proof Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 45 minutes



  • 2cupsflour,or more if needed
  • tsprapid rise yeast,1 packet
  • tbspsugar
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½cupwhole milk
  • ¼cupwater
  • 2tbspunsalted butter,melted


  1. Add the yeast to the stand mixer.

  2. In a saucepan, heat the whole milk, water, and butter until very warm it reaches between 120 and 130 degrees F on a thermometer and add the milk mixture to the stand mixer and let it sit for 5 minutes to proof the yeast to ensure super fluffy rolls.

  3. Add 1½ cups of flour, salt and sugar to the stand mixer with the regular whisk attachment for 2 minutes on medium speed.

  4. Change to the dough hook. Add ½ cup of flour and keep it on medium speed for another 8 to 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.

  5. Roll the dough into 12 balls and place into 8×8-inch baking pan, covering with a dry, clean kitchen towel in a warm place for 30 minutes until the rolls are double in size.

  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Brush the rolls with melted butter and bake for 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes


Be mindful to not heat the milk to exceed 120 and 130 degrees F or else it’ll kill the yeast.



  • Calories: 107.49kcal
  • Fat: 2.51g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.45g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.63g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.18g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.26g
  • Fiber: 0.76g
  • Sugar: 2.13g
  • Protein: 2.80g
  • Cholesterol: 6.11mg
  • Sodium: 94.45mg
  • Calcium: 15.63mg
  • Potassium: 43.49mg
  • Iron: 0.27mg
  • Vitamin A: 20.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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