Potluck Pan Rolls Recipe
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Potluck Pan Rolls Recipe

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The appealing homemade yeast-bread flavor of these golden rolls is unbeatable. Soft and light, they're great alongside any entree. Folks are disappointed if I don't bring them to potluck dinners. —Carol Mead, Los Alamos, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:27 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 27 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 142 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1/2 cup water. Add the butter, eggs, milk powder, salt, 3 cups flour and remaining sugar and water. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. 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 top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Punch dough down. Divide into 27 pieces; shape into balls. Place 18 balls in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan and remaining balls in a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  4. Bake at 375° for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 27 rolls.
Originally published as Potluck Pan Rolls in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p33

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 214563
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Delicious but easy yeast roll recipe. It was a hit with my family and friends!"

Francisca3032 User ID: 6052254 55163
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"My husbands new favorite roll."

Vmoseleyb User ID: 5891721 51992
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"I thought I'd never find this recipe. I lost mine, and I was typing the name in wrong. This is the best recipe I have ever tried for rolls."

mhbtjb User ID: 3484654 28975
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"excellent rolls!!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2138912 70292
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"I have made 2 batches of these rolls every Thanksgiving and Christmas since 1999. I was just beginning to make homemade rolls and these seemed very easy to make. The first batch is made on Tuesday before Thanksgiving, because I know my family cannot wait until Thanksgiving for these delicious yeast rolls. Definitely a keeper!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 970349 49796
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"Yummy bread!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe :)"

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