Overnight Yeast Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Jan. 07, 2023
It's easy to make light and flavorful rolls with this no-fuss recipe. The dough can also be used for cinnamon rolls, herb bread or coffee cake. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Overnight Yeast Rolls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, mix sugar, yeast, salt and 3 cups flour. In a small saucepan, heat buttermilk, water and 1/2 cup butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Add eggs; beat on high 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  2. Do not knead. Place dough in a large greased bowl. Cover; refrigerate overnight.
  3. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide and shape into 24 balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°. Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Brush with melted butter. Remove from pans to wire racks; serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 roll: 163 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.