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Soft Dinner Rolls

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Ahh, summer.  It’s the time for yummy ice cream treats and fresh fruit and veggie sides.

But forget all that!  Cuz Amanda needs her carb fix. 😋  Who’s with me?  It’s been too long since I’ve had a bread post.  I’m going through withdrawal here. 😉  So let’s have some dinner rolls.

These dinner rolls might just be your new favorite roll not only for the holidays, but for any random Tuesday.  They’re seriously that easy to make.  There’s no fear that they won’t rise correctly.  And they come out soft and fluffy each time.  Ahh, carb bliss.

These dinner rolls are great any which way you can have them.  A lil’ pad of butter?  Yep!  Jelly?  Of course!

soft dinner rolls

 But since these guys are nice and sizable I think they’re begging to be part of your dinner.  These dinner rolls are great as a melty ham and cheese.  And they’re strong enough to hold up to sloppy joes and pulled pork sammies.  Are you hungry yet?  I am.  But…of course…I’m always hungry for bread.  That’s not just me, right?

Another great thing about these dinner rolls is that the dough hook on the mixer really does all the work for you.  I’ve made recipes like this before where I’ve had to knead dinner rolls by hand.  No thanks. 😀  Plus, the faster they get done, the more time you have to eat them.  And isn’t that what we all want anyway?


soft dinner rolls

(From a soft and tender dinner rolls recipe on The Kitchn)

5.0 from 3 reviews
Soft Dinner Rolls
  • 1 tbsp active-dry yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, stir the yeast together with the warm water and let sit until completely dissolved.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the milk, egg, oil, sugar, and salt. Add to the yeast mixture and stir.
  3. Fit the mixer with the dough hook and add the flour, blending until you get a shaggy dough.
  4. Knead with the dough hook on low speed for 8-10 minutes. The dough should still be tacky, and will spring back when poked.
  5. Cover the mixing bowl loosely with plastic wrap and allow it to rise in a warm place until doubled, about an hour.
  6. Dust your work surface with flour and put a little flour on your hands. Divide the dough into 12 equal balls, rolling them a little on the floured surface to make them smooth orbs.
  7. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and arrange the rolls inside, placed a little apart.
  8. Cover loosely with plastic wrap again and allow to rise until they are pillowy and fill the pan, 30-40 minutes.
  9. While the rolls rise, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  10. When the rolls have risen, brush them gently with butter and place in the oven. Bake until golden, 15-18 minutes.

{ 16 comments… add one }
  • Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop July 18, 2016, 7:13 am

    I’m with you! I need homemade bread often! These rolls look perfect 🙂

    • Amanda July 19, 2016, 8:59 am

      Thanks so much, Kathy!

  • Annie @ The Garlic Diaries July 18, 2016, 9:36 am

    These rolls look so soft and luxurious! Baking is not my strong point, but I DO love making homemade bread/pizza crust/etc…, So I’ll have to try this one out for sure!!

    • Amanda July 19, 2016, 9:01 am

      Isn’t homemade pizza crust the best? That texture is always so much better. Thanks, Annie!

  • karrie @ Tasty Ever After July 18, 2016, 10:33 am

    I seriously pinned this recipe right away because I’m a sucker for carbs too, especailly soft yeasty rolls. YUMMMMMMMY!!!! I can totally see these working perfectly as little burger slider buns. We are hosting a pool party this coming weekend and doing burgers so will use your recipe for the buns. Thanks for sharing Amanda 🙂

    • Amanda July 19, 2016, 9:01 am

      Thanks so much, Karrie. That’s so sweet. I hope you like them if you try them. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Manali@CookWithManali July 18, 2016, 11:28 am

    homemade dinner rolls are the best! these look great Amanda!

    • Amanda July 19, 2016, 9:03 am

      Thanks so much, Manali! Carbs are always my favorite! 😀

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kithcen July 18, 2016, 11:58 am

    I love homemade dinner rolls, and these look super soft, fluffy and yummy. Perfectly crafted! Hope you had a great weekend! 🙂

    • Amanda July 19, 2016, 9:04 am

      Thanks for the kind words, Anu! Have a fabulous week!

  • Mir July 19, 2016, 4:23 am

    Yay for soft carb fun! These look absolutely beyond perfect. I like mine with peanut butter…so that’s happening!

    • Amanda July 19, 2016, 9:05 am

      Oh, yes! You are speaking my language, Mir. Warm out of the oven with a little too much peanut butter. That’s perfect for me!

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice July 19, 2016, 5:34 am

    I definitely need my carb fix too, so give me ALL the rolls! These look perfect, Amanda! I’ve only made homemade rolls one other time, so I’m loving these fluffy cuties. Definitely perfect to enjoy anytime of the day!

    • Amanda July 19, 2016, 9:06 am

      Thanks so much, Gayle!

  • annie@ciaochowbambina.com July 20, 2016, 7:56 am

    Gahhhh! I can almost smell them through the screen! Yep – one of my faves! I need these soft homemade rolls in my life! 🙂

    • Amanda July 22, 2016, 11:52 am

      Haha! Thank you so much, Annie. Is there anything better than the smell of fresh bread?

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