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Dinner Rolls Recipe

Dinner Rolls Recipe

My family loves the fragrance of these rolls as they bake, and each person has come to expect them whenever I make a special meal. After that meal, these rolls can be easily reheated and "freshened." Just pop them in the microwave, or put them in a moistened paper bag and then place the bag in an oven on low heat. —Anna Baker, Blaine, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Additional melted butter, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water with 1 teaspoon sugar. Add the milk, butter, eggs, salt, 3 cups flour and remaining sugar; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Punch dough down; turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide in half; shape each portion into 12 balls. Place rolls in two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans; cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • 4. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Lightly brush with melted butter if desired. Place pans on wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 173 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 1 fat

Reviews for Dinner Rolls

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2016

"These rolls turned out really good and they looked just like the picture! I will definitely be making these again. Thanks!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"I just made these and OMG are they good. It's the first time I've baked rolls. I haven't tried baking breads/rolls for a long time as I haven't had good results because of the yeast. So happy it turned out great, easy too."

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

"quite good and light! Nice recipe!"

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"Good and easy to make, but not quite what I was hoping for. I may have overworked the dough. They turned out tougher than I wanted."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"I made these rolls for my family last Friday, substituting stick margarine for the butter and soy milk for the milk. I also omitted the tsp. sugar in which to dissolve the yeast. These were simply outstanding! And dairy free to boot! Already my wife and kids want me to make them again!

Avram Herzog"

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013


Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"these are easy and so yummy they taste just like they are from a restraunt"

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"These were so great for Thanksgiving! I didn't do the second rise and they turned out with a little heavier feel that was perfect. I will definitely make these again."

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011


Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"Love the taste... will definitely make it again"

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"made this for sunday get together. they were like dinner rolls from a restaurant. they went fast. next time I will have to make two batches. they were so easy to make. not difficult at all."

Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"Delicious rolls! My family could not stop eating them. :)

I substituted organic raw HONEY for the sugar. I used 1 tsp. honey combined with the yeast. Additionally, I used 2 1/2 Tablespoons of raw honey for the 1/3 cup sugar. Excellent, tasty results.
I definitely will be making these again."

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2010

"My mom has had problems making rolls. Something always goes wrong. But when I made these, even my picky dad said they were good! They went great with our lasagna!"

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"These were the best rolls I've ever made! Rose high with a beautiful golden crust. A lovely addition to my Easter dinner."

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"This recipe is one that will prob. become a tradition around our house, the flavor just dances on your taste-buds and the guests cant get enough of them!"

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"These were yummy! When I rolled mine into the balls I couldn't get mine to look smooth though. My son told me however that they were the best rolls ever so I will definately make these again!"

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2009

"These smell great and taste wonderful!"

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2009

"I made these for our Sunday dinner and they are wonderful! Just the greatest!"

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