This Homemade Dinner Rolls recipe makes the softest, and fluffiest rolls brushed with melted butter and made with simple pantry ingredients.
For only $1.86, you can enjoy this hot and fresh dinner rolls recipe that makes 24 rolls. That’s just $0.08 per roll.
These rolls are the perfect complement to any dinner, but I especially love them for the holidays. Serve them alongside an Oven Roasted Turkey, some stuffing, mashed potatoes, and these green beans for the ultimate holiday dinner.
Rolls, to me, are an addicting guilty pleasure. But, serve them warm from the oven with some butter, and oh my goodness, I am in heaven! I love making rolls because they are so versatile and go well with almost any dinner.
Serve them with butter and jelly as a sandwich, dip in soup, plain, or snack. You really can’t go wrong! Especially with this recipe! This Dinner Rolls recipe is easy to follow, calls for a few basic ingredients with out-of-this-world results.
The rolls are pillow-soft and buttery. Everything a dinner roll should be, in my opinion!
Ingredients and Cost
Per Serving Cost: $0.08
Recipe Cost: $1.86
- ¼ cup granulated sugar – $0.06
- 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast – $0.07
- 1 ¼ teaspoon salt – $0.01
- 4 ½ – 5 cups all-purpose flour – $0.86
- 1 cup whole milk – $0.16
- ½ cup water – $0.00
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter – $0.20
- 2 large eggs – $0.20
- 3 Tablespoons salted butter – $0.30
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
- First, make the dough. After kneading the dough, let it rise until it has doubled in size.
- Punch down the dough and form it into 24 rolls. Place them on into two 9×13-inch baking dishes to rise again.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Finally, brush the rolls with melted butter and serve.
SERVE: These homemade dinner rolls are best served fresh and warm. With that said, you can make these up to a day ahead of time.
STORE: Cover and store the rolls for up to two days.
FREEZE: Once the homemade rolls are cool, wrap them in two layers of foil and place them in a freezer-safe bag. Freeze for 1 month. Defrost the rolls at room temperature for 3-5 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
REHEAT: Place the rolls in a 350 degree F oven for 2-5 minutes or until heated through. Brush with more melted butter if desired. Serve immediately.
- Baking sheets
- Stand mixer
- Pastry brush
- Liquid measuring cup
- Measuring cups and spoons
These homemade dinner rolls are made of simple ingredients: sugar, yeast, salt, all-purpose flour, whole milk, water, eggs, and butter. With these pantry staple ingredients, you can have fresh homemade rolls whenever you want.
When it is done baking, the internal temperature of a roll should be about 190-200 degrees F. As a result, the tops of the rolls will be a light golden brown.
The typical culprit is from adding too much flour, causing the dough to become too dense. Add flour one cup at a time until the dough is the right consistency. The dough can also turn into hard rolls if the dough is overmixed. Knead the dough just until the dough becomes elastic in texture.
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Homemade Dinner Rolls
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4 ½ to 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ cup water
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 3 Tablespoons salted butter melted
- In a small saucepan, combine milk, water, and butter. Heat over medium-high heat until the mixture reaches 120 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, yeast, salt, and 2 cups of flour.
- Add milk mixture to the dry ingredients mixture and mix on medium speed for 3-4 minutes.
- Add the eggs and mix on high for 2 minutes.
- Gradually add flour 1 cup at a time until the mixture forms into a soft, round ball.
KNEAD AND RISE DOUGH:
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5-8 minutes, adding more flour until the dough becomes elastic.
- Transfer the dough to a large, lightly greased mixing bowl.
- Cover with the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place for 90 minutes or until the dough is doubled in size.
- Spray (2) 9X13-inch baking dishes with non-stick cooking spray.
FORM ROLLS AND SECOND RISE:
- Punch down the dough and form the dough into 24 equal-sized rolls.
- Place 12 rolls into each baking dish, spacing them to about 2 inches between each dough ball.
- Cover and let the rolls rise for 60-90 minutes or until doubled in size.
- Move the oven racks to the lower-middle and upper-middle positions. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned, rotating the pans halfway through baking.
- Brush the rolls with melted salted butter once they come out of the oven. Serve.