The Perfect Dinner ROll

Dinner Rolls

Soft, warm, and buttery dinner rolls everyone will love
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner rolls, rolls
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 24 rolls
Calories 146kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 cups warm milk 100-110 degrees F
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp sugar divided
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp yeast dry active
  • 6-7 cups of unbleached all purpose flour
  • melted butter for garnish


  • Add yeast into warm water along with 1 tsp of the sugar. Stir to combine and allow to sit for 6-8 minutes or until foamy.
  • Mix together milk, butter, remaining sugar, salt and yeast mixture.
  • Add in 5 cups of flour and mix until dough forms with the paddle attachment on a stand mixer or by hand. Continue adding flour, 1/2 cup at a time until the dough becomes smooth and a ball forms.
  • Dough will be slightly tacky.
  • Spray a large bowl with cooking spray and place dough in the bowl. Cover and allow to rise until double in size (30 minutes or so depending on room temperature)
  • Pressh dough down and roll into a 8 x 12 rectangle. Cut the dough into 4 strips the long way and then each strip into 6 pieces for a total of 24 pieces.
  • Roll each piece of dough into a ball and place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature for 20-25 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Brush the baked rolls with melted butter if desired. Serve warm.



Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.5mg