Ultimate Dinner Rolls Recipe
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Ultimate Dinner Rolls

November 1st, 2022
4.94 from 229 votes
4.94 from 229 votes

This simple recipe for homemade ultimate dinner rolls makes beautifully golden brown rolls with a soft and fluffy texture! Tons of baking tips, video for how to shape rolls, and make ahead instructions included.

Yield: 12 dinner rolls

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Buttery with the perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness.
Texture: Soft, fluffy, and tender with a golden brown exterior.
Ease: If you’re not familiar with making homemade bread, this roll recipe is a great place to start!
Pros: Easy, relatively quick, delicious, perfect for Thanksgiving or a special dinner.
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? Absolutely!

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This Ultimate Dinner Roll recipe is the most delicious dinner roll recipe you and your family will ever try!

There’s no need to be intimidated by homemade yeast bread baking – especially with a practically foolproof recipe like this one for the best-ever Ultimate Dinner Rolls.

a pan of dinner rolls being brushed with egg wash before baking.

I promise this dinner roll recipe is way easier than it may seem. These will become the surprise star of your Thanksgiving dinner table, Easter brunch, or just your Sunday night family dinners!

I actually originally developed this recipe in 2013 after testing tons of tweaks on dinner rolls for my Ultimate Dinner Roll Guide post here. I learned exactly what made homemade dinner rolls fluffy or hard, tender or crusty, and compiled my favorite tweaks to create this recipe for Ultimate Dinner Rolls!

pan of baked dinner rolls being sprinkled with flaky sea salt.

Over the years, I’ve continued to tweak and improve the recipe to make it even more soft, fluffy, and flavorful.

I hope you give this dinner roll recipe a shot soon. If you’re still nervous about working with yeast, get my *free* Beginner’s Quick Guide to Bread here.

a pretty pile of rolls on a plate, all topped with flaky sea salt.

How to Make the Ultimate Dinner Rolls

Top Tips for Fluffy, Soft Dinner Rolls

  • Avoid adding too much extra flour to the dough. This dough is enriched with milk, butter, and sugar. These ingredients slow down gluten development and can make the dough a little sticky. Your instinct might be to add extra flour; however, any extra flour will create a denser, tougher roll instead of the light, fluffy, soft dinner roll we want.
  • Measure your flour correctly. I highly recommend using a digital kitchen scale for accuracy, but if you don’t have one, be sure to use the spoon and level method to ensure you’re not accidentally compacting too much flour in your measuring cups. Learn more about that here.
  • Don’t skip the sugar. There’s just a touch in these dinner rolls, to help make the rolls tender and golden brown. Learn more about sugar’s role in baking here (spoiler alert: it does SO much more than simply sweetening!)

Do I Have to Use Bread Flour? 

Bread flour has a higher level of protein content than all-purpose flour, which helps create tall dinner rolls with a nice chewy, fluffy texture. If you don’t have bread flour, use the same amount of all-purpose flour – but your rolls may just be slightly shorter and less chewy, and may take longer to knead and rise.

Which Yeast Is Best to Use For Dinner Rolls?

  • This dinner roll recipe utilizes a shortcut ingredient: instant yeast, also called rapid-rise or quick-rise yeast.
  • One of the three should be available at most grocery stores or you can buy my all-time favorite yeast on Amazon.
  • These types of yeast are specifically formulated to allow you to skip proofing (aka the step where you combine the yeast with warm liquid for 5 minutes). You can add instant yeast directly into the mix with all of the ingredients.
  • If you don’t have or can’t find instant yeast, you can easily use active dry yeast instead. Add it right in with the dry ingredients like instant yeast – just know the dough will take about 20% more time to rise.
  • Or, to speed up that rise time slightly, simply combine it with the warm water and milk called for in the recipe and allow it to proof for 5 minutes before adding into the bowl with the other ingredients.

What Type of Milk Should I Use? 

Whole milk produces the absolute best flavor and texture. I don’t recommend using a non-dairy or low-fat milk unless you absolutely must.

What Type of Salt for Dinner Rolls?

I recommend using fine sea salt inside the dinner rolls, and I also love sprinkling flaky sea salt on top of the freshly baked and buttered rolls, for even more flavor. Learn more about different types of salt here.

Can I Knead the Dough By Hand?

Yes! I call for a stand mixer to make easy work of kneading in this dinner roll recipe, but you can also knead by hand. Be sure to knead the dough properly, until the dough is smooth and elastic, to get rolls that hold their shape and bake up nice and fluffy. You can see my full tutorial on how to knead dough here.

How to Tell When Dough Is Risen

After kneading, shape the dough into a ball. Place in a lightly oiled mixing bowl. I like to use glass so I can see how much it’s rising. I’ll even snap an iPhone picture of the dough before rising so I can compare later. The dough should be turned over to oil the top so that it doesn’t dry out. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, foil, or a clean kitchen towel. Let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free location. Ideal rise temperatures are between 80°F and 90°F. Lower temperatures will require more rising time; warmer temperatures will mean a shorter rising time.

The dough is done rising when it’s about doubled in size and passes the “ripe” test: gently stick two fingers in the risen dough up to the second knuckle and then take them out. If the finger marks remain, the dough is ready for shaping into balls. If not, cover and let the dough rise longer until it is.

The same finger test can be done again when the rolls are shaped before baking. Here’s what my dough looked like before and after rising:

dough before and after rising.

How to Shape Bread Rolls

  1. Once the dough is risen, press it down to gently deflate.
  2. Place the dough onto a clean surface (not a floured surface).
  3. Use a bench scraper to section the dough into 12 equal pieces. Don’t worry if they’re not perfectly equal in size. However, if you’re a perfectionist, you can weigh the entire mass of dough, divide that number by 12, and then portion each piece perfectly by weight.
  4. As you’re shaping each piece into a round, make sure to pinch the dough into one central point to create a tight ball. This will help the rolls rise beautifully. Don’t flour your work surface when shaping the rolls because you want some resistance to roll them into taut balls.

dinner rolls being shaped and placed in a ceramic baking pan before rising a second time and baking.

You can also get creative with shaping this dinner roll recipe! Check out my article for 5 Ways to Shape Bread Rolls here.

What Type of Pan for Dinner Rolls?

This recipe was written to use a 9×13-inch baking pan. While I usually prefer metal baking pans over glass or ceramic (metal conducts heat more efficiently), I actually prefer the table presentation ceramic pans offer when making dinner rolls. Also, because ceramic (and glass) conduct heat more slowly than metal, it allows these rolls to stay soft in the centers. 

How to Make Dinner Rolls Ahead of Time

Most yeasted doughs can be made ahead of time and baked off later by simply chilling the dough. Refrigerating basically stunts the rise time and can actually allow more flavor to develop!

For this dinner roll recipe, here’s my recommended method:

  1. Make the dough all the way through to rising once and shaping into rolls.
  2. Once the rolls are shaped, cover the pan well with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  3. When ready to bake, bring to room temperature as the oven preheats before baking as the recipe directs.
  4. If the rolls haven’t doubled in size yet, allow to sit at room temperature until they do.
  5. The rolls are best served the day they’re baked. However, you can easily reheat the rolls briefly in the oven or toaster oven at 300°F until warmed through to refresh before serving.

If you need to prep these rolls further in advance, see the freezing instructions just below.

How to Freeze Dinner Rolls

  1. Freeze the dough after it has risen for the first time and been shaped.
  2. Place the rolls in a baking dish, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and store in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  3. When ready to bake, loosen the plastic wrap and thaw to room temperature.
  4. Let rise until an indentation made with your finger into the dough remains.
  5. Proceed with the recipe as written.

one roll on a small plate, ready to serve.

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4.94 from 229 votes

How to make
Ultimate Dinner Rolls

Yield: 12 dinner rolls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Rising time 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
This simple recipe for homemade ultimate dinner rolls makes beautifully golden brown rolls with a soft and fluffy texture! Tons of baking tips, video for how to shape rolls, and make ahead instructions included.


  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 cup warm milk (100 to 110°F)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted plus more for greasing
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fine salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) instant yeast
  • 4 1/2 cups (572 grams) bread flour

For egg wash & finishing

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Melted butter
  • Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling


  1. Combine the water, milk, 1 tablespoon of the melted butter, eggs, sugar, salt, and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add 2 cups of the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until the dough forms a rough, shaggy mass. Attach the dough hook to the mixer, turn to medium-low speed, and gradually add the remaining flour, kneading until a mass of dough begins to form. Continue kneading on medium-high speed for 4 to 5 minutes until a soft, smooth ball of dough is formed. The dough should feel elastic and slightly tacky to the touch.

  2. Lightly spray a large clean bowl with cooking spray and place the dough in the bowl. Cover the bowl lightly with plastic wrap. Let rise for about 1 hour to 90 minutes at room temperature or until the dough is big, puffy, and about doubled in size.

  3. Grease a 9x13-inch or similarly shaped baking pan with butter. Gently deflate the dough. Use a bench scraper, knife, or pizza wheel to divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and place in the prepared pan. Lightly cover the dough with plastic wrap and let the rolls rise for about 1 hour, or until about doubled in size.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  5. Brush the rolls gently with the beaten egg. Bake the rolls for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt. Serve warm. Store leftovers in an airtight container or ziptop bag for up to 3 days.

Recipe Video

Course : Side Dish
Cuisine : American
Keyword : bread rolls, dinner roll recipe, dinner rolls, homemade rolls, thanksgiving, thanksgiving side dish
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This recipe was originally published in 2013 and has been updated with new photos and more baking tips. Photos by Joanie Simon.

November Baking Challenge

This recipe was the November 2021 selection for our monthly baking challenge! Every month you can join the challenge by baking the recipe and snapping a photo for a chance to win prizes! Learn more about my monthly baking challenges here. Check out everyone’s dinner rolls:

baking challenge entries from participants in our community.

Tessa Arias
Author: Tessa Arias

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Jordan — November 19, 2023 at 7:51 pm


    Do you have the recommendation for weight of each shaped dough ball in grams?

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — November 20, 2023 at 8:55 am

      Hi Jordan! Place a bowl on you scale and hit zero/tare to tare the bowl out. Then add your entire mass of dough. Divide the number by 12 to give you your exact weight for each roll 🙂

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    Pamela — November 19, 2023 at 7:02 pm

    My first go with homemade rolls, followed the recipe to the letter, they were wonderful!! Big, bready and an absolute delight!

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    Emily — November 14, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    I’m planning on doubling this recipe. Could I bake the rolls on a half sheet pan or would two 13x9s be better? All one pan would be easier but I’m not sure if they need the support from the sides of the pan.

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — November 15, 2023 at 9:14 am

      Hi Emily! Just in case your rolls spill over as they rise and bake, I would recommend using a pan with higher sides, or using two 9×13 pans as you mentioned. This will also ensure that your rolls are uniform and pretty, as well as baking evenly. I hope that helps! Happy baking 🙂

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    Meagan Foster — November 9, 2023 at 7:17 am

    is it possible to make these ahead of time and freeze the unbaked dough? what would be the best way to unthaw and bake?

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — November 9, 2023 at 2:58 pm

      Hi Meagan! Tips and instructions for making these rolls ahead can be found in the pink tip box, above the recipe 🙂

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        Michael — November 15, 2023 at 11:28 am


        Can these be made as clover rolls? If so, would all the baking directions be the same?

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          Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — November 15, 2023 at 12:18 pm

          Hi Michael! We haven’t tried that, so we can’t say for sure! Let us know how it goes if you give that a try!

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    Emerald — August 4, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Thank you so much for the recipe. I have made it four times this year.

    Your baking dish is so pretty.

  6. #
    Brian — August 1, 2023 at 8:39 am

    Excellent recipe! Came out perfect first try!

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    Jeanne — April 11, 2023 at 11:57 am

    thank you so much for solving my baking problems, number 1 being my oven temp. It was off by over 50 degrees!!! That in itself makes a huge difference. My frustration level has disappeared!

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — April 14, 2023 at 1:13 pm

      Wow, that’s a crazy difference, Jeanne!! So glad Tessa’s great tips helped you!! 🙂

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    Pam — April 9, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    They are great!! I followed the directions and made no changes they are a hit, thanks for the recipe!!!

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    Julia — March 2, 2023 at 11:45 am

    I read your article about glass pans Vs metal pans in relation to baking brownies. Which 13 x 9 pan do you recommend using with this recipe?

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    Carol phillips — February 6, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    I am 74 years old and have tried many times to make rolls and years ago gave up because the texture just was not right ..and I’m very picky about texture in rolls… well I came up on your recipe yesterday and decided I would try it. I tried it today . I made half the recipe because I was fearful that these too would go into trash ..but much to my amazement they turned out absolutely perfect ..perfect …the texture is beautiful.. they’re so good I can’t believe I’ve actually made a homemade roll and can enjoy it . I will certainly be making many more… and by the way I have a bread maker in which I made my dough in and then just took it out and made my rolls ..thank you so much for the recipe and for the encouragement from other comments to give it a try ..I’m so glad I did. thank you ..what a beautiful thing!!!

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    Zoe — February 1, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    Sorry this is my third comment, but I’ve seen other similar recipes call for kosher or coarse salt on top of the dinner rolls; would those be a good fit instead if I don’t have any flaky?
    Thank you so much!

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — February 3, 2023 at 10:32 am

      No problem, Zoe – yes, you can use a little kosher salt, or skip the salt topping if you prefer! 🙂

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    Zoe — February 1, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    I used a scale and followed all measurements to a T, however the dough was still quite sticky, so I had to add a bit more flour. Why would this be?
    Thank you!
    On a side note:
    I tried this recipe around a week ago and it was wonderful. Tall, fluffy, perfect! Just this time we had to add a bit more flour to make it not stick to our hands and I was just wondering why. I’m sure they’ll turn out perfect this time too 😀

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — February 3, 2023 at 10:31 am

      Hi Zoe! I’m happy to hear that you enjoy these rolls! There are several reasons why yeasted doughs can become overly sticky. The first is environment; if the weather is humid, or your kitchen is humid, that will immediately contribute to your dough’s stickiness. Your dough can also become sticky when you add too much water, or if using the wrong kind of flour. Over proofing or under-kneading the dough can also result in sticky dough. Even if the dough is a bit sticky, as you mentioned, a tiny bit more flour on your workbench will help counteract this, and help you shape the dough! I hope that helps! Happy baking 🙂

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    Zoe — January 22, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    I don’t have flaky salt and can’t seem to find it anywhere, what should I do?
    Thank you!!!

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — January 23, 2023 at 9:58 am

      Hi Zoe! The flaky sea salt for topping is optional, so if you cannot find it, simply leave it off 🙂 You can use fine sea salt or table salt for the actual dough. Let us know what you think of these rolls once you have given them a try!

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    Victoria Soodak — December 23, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    where are the make ahead directions?

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — January 3, 2023 at 2:25 pm

      Hi Victoria! The make-ahead instructions can be found in the pink tip box, above the recipe! Happy baking 🙂

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    Kendra — December 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    I made these a few days ago and they were perfect. My first time making dinner rolls – thank you so much for the great recipe. I have now volunteered to make them for our family Christmas dinner. When I made them the first time (it was a test run ) I made the dozen as the recipe indicated. I’m thinking I might like to make them slightly smaller – maybe measure out 15 or so. Do you think baking time would need to be adjusted, or since they all join together anyhow, will the timing not be impacted that much?
    P.S. wish I could share a photo on here to show just how beautiful they were – I was so proud!

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — December 21, 2022 at 9:06 am

      Hi Kendra! We are so glad to hear that your rolls were such a success! Unfortunately we haven’t tried baking more, smaller rolls before, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work – you’ll just have to watch them closely as they will possibly bake for less time – but again, we haven’t tried this, so I can’t say for sure. Happy baking 🙂

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    Minki — December 3, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    Your step by step instructions (and the promise they’d turn out good) gave me the confidence to make these. I followed every detail and they turned out great! Thank you.

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — December 6, 2022 at 12:12 pm

      Yay! So glad to hear this, Minki!

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    Lisa Gretz — November 25, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    First time baking with yeast and this recipe was fantastic! The rolls were light & fluffy, so delicious. Thank you for giving me the confidence to do this.
    You rock! My family loved them and I was happy to see how beautifully they turned out. I will bake these again.

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — November 28, 2022 at 1:46 pm

      Hooray!! So thrilled these were such a winner for you, Lisa! 🙂

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    Cynthia — November 24, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Looks delish and I can’t wait to make these rolls! y question, since I’e gone down the rabbit hole of glass vs metal pans, what type of 9×13 pan should be used? What is the type of pan that she used for the rolls in this post. It is soooo beautiful! Thank you!

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    Barbie Koopa — November 23, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Can these be made ahead of time? If so, please elaborate. I would like to make today the pur in the oven tomorrow. I hope I get an answer this late on Turkey Day eve! I’m a terribly good procrastinator!
    I’m attempting this recipe now. I have tried other recipes maybe 6 or 7 different times before to absolutely zero success. I was so ashamed of my terrible creations no one ever saw them. Straight to ths bottom of the trash can they went, with garbage on top to make sure no one else saw my feeble attempts & waste of ingredients! I have bought 3 pack packets of yeast over a dozen different times over the years only to chicken out & let it expire because I was afraid of the failure I just knew would come. I’ve watched countless videos & Googled “Yeast Rolls for Beginner’s” time after time. They all made it look so VERY effortlessly easy… and fun. What came out of my oven could be used as weapons! My dough never rose like the videos, nor did I seem to ever get the correct texture. Well, this time I stepped it up & bought the good high protein bread flour by ‘King Authur’. I alsi got digtal scales & weighed my flour instad of hand measuring. I was surprised to see I had nearly 1/2 a cup over when weighing! That will surely mess up a recipe! My stand mixer is broken so I had to use my hand held one, but I quickly notice a big difference! It’s covered & rising now. I’m almost scared to look. My husband & I are going to my sisters home for Thanksgiving (tomorrow, since it’s already Wed. morning, it’s 1:20 a.m.). What a hit I would be to bring beautiful & delicious homemade yeast rolls! No can cressent rolls this year! Oh, dare I dream!?? I’ll hopefully be back with pics and good news. Then pray I can do it again to take to Sissy’s!

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — November 23, 2022 at 9:00 am

      Hi Barbie! I really hope you have success with this recipe and gain some confidence in the bread arena! You can absolutely make these rolls today, as Tessa talks about in the Tip Box above the recipe. As she says in the Tip Box, make the dough all the way through to rising once and shape the rolls. Once the rolls are shaped, cover them well with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Bring to room temperature as the oven preheats before baking as the recipe directs. If the rolls haven’t doubled in size yet, allow to sit at room temperature until they do. If this makes you too nervous, you can always just make the rolls entirely today, and just reheat briefly tomorrow before serving – totally up to you! Be sure to read through everything Tessa has in the Tip Box above the recipe, to arm yourself with all the information you need before starting your roll adventure today! Good luck, and let us know how it goes 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Linda — November 22, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Fantastic and easy!
    This was my 3rd recipe I tried and the easiest. I tried two other recipes from other people but did not like the taste of the roll itself. This was the tasted i was looking for! Love the recipe and want to make it for Thanksgiving. These are so easy to make the day before and they rose in the fridge wonderfully. My only issue was how big they were for the Thanksgiving table. I made 12 in a glass pyrex pan. I just want them to be slightly smaller since everyone will be eating a big meal and these are quite filling. If I make 15 in a 9 x 13 pan would they still be a good size. What do you think the bake time should be?

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — November 22, 2022 at 12:55 pm

      Hi Linda! I’m so happy to hear that these rolls were winners for you! You probably can make the rolls smaller, but because we haven’t tried this ourselves, I can’t tell you exactly how long to bake them for, sorry. I would just recommend starting at a few minutes less than the recommended bake time, and remove from the oven once they’re golden brown. Let us know how it goes!

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    Lilly — November 21, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Made these last year for Thanksgiving and everyone loved them!
    Question – can the rolls be made a smaller size to get more servings?

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — November 22, 2022 at 8:04 am

      Hi Lilly! So glad these were a hit last year! To answer your question, I don’t see why not – but because we haven’t tried this ourselves, I can’t tell you exactly how long to bake them for. I would just recommend shaving a few minutes off the recommended bake time, and remove from the oven once they’re golden brown. Let us know how it goes! Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

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      Kathy — November 25, 2022 at 10:19 am

      Yes, I divided them into 15 rolls, 5 X 3 rows in a 9×13 pan. Still plenty big enough.

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    Kathy — November 19, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Y’all I do not bake. Never have because I am not good at it. I stumbled upon Handle the Heat and started trying to bake. These rolls are the 4th thing that I have baked. They were absolutely beautiful and delicious. A real hit with my family. They took a little time, but were very doable with this amazing recipe. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with all of us.

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — November 21, 2022 at 12:15 pm

      So thrilled to hear that, Kathy!! Well done – you’ll be a total pro baker in no time 🙂

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    Emily — November 17, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Can you freeze these then bake?

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — November 18, 2022 at 2:32 pm

      Hi Emily! Yes – Tessa has instructions for this in the tip box, above the recipe 🙂 Happy baking!

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    Emily Larsen — November 17, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    These rolls are fantastic and you’ll be a baking rock star when you make them! And coming from someone who has always been nervous baking with yeast, they are not as hard to make as you might think. The first time I made them my family devoured every last one these in less than a day and asked me to double it next time.

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — November 17, 2022 at 12:48 pm

      Yay!! So glad these are such a hit with your family, Emily!

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    Jenny — November 15, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    Wondering if anyone has made this with gluten free flour?

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    Carly Marut — September 19, 2022 at 5:04 am

    Amazing every time I make them. My husband eats at least 5 each time. My question is can I skip the roll making and make a loaf of bread instead of rolls?

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — September 20, 2022 at 1:03 pm

      Hi Carly! We’re so glad to hear that you and your husband love these rolls so much!! We haven’t tried that, so we can’t say for sure, but with a little experimenting, it should work! Let us know how it goes if you give that a try! Happy baking 🙂

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        Shamistha — November 15, 2022 at 6:12 pm

        Hi are these somewhat sweet since it has 2 tblsp sugar ? If I reduce the sugar will it affect the texture?

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          Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — November 16, 2022 at 12:55 pm

          Hi Shamistha! These rolls have a very, very slight sweetness to them, but sugar does a lot more than just sweeten in baking. In this case, the little bit of sugar is there to help make the rolls tender and golden brown. You can read more about the role of sugar in baking here! Just be aware that the rolls won’t be as moist or fluffy, and will brown less on top, with less sugar. Let us know what you think once you’ve given these rolls a try 🙂

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            Shamistha — November 16, 2022 at 5:27 pm

            Thank you Kirsten for prompt reply will give it a try as is then since you say its very very slightly sweet . Some dinner roll recipes are a tad bit too sweet so that’s why I was concerned

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            Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — November 17, 2022 at 9:22 am

            Totally get it, Shamistha! I think you’ll love these 🙂 Can’t wait to hear what you think!

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    Bre — July 18, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    These are delicious and picky eater kid approved! It’s a very simple, easy to follow recipe too. 🙂

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — July 20, 2022 at 7:42 am

      That’s so amazing to hear, Bre!! 🙂

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      Krista Kirby — November 23, 2022 at 9:28 am

      Hi I am wanting to make this tomorrow for Thanksgiving. Can the dough be made in a bread machine?

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        Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — November 23, 2022 at 9:35 am

        Hi Krista! We haven’t tried that, but a few of our readers have done so with success! Let us know how it goes 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Jean Evans — June 18, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    These rolls were so easy to make and absolutely delicious! The family enjoyed them very much!

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — June 20, 2022 at 9:40 am

      Yay!! So happy these were such a hit, Jean!

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    Donna Vaughn — April 17, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    I made these for our Easter lunch today and they were delicious! My family loved them! They were very easy to make. I’ll definitely be making them regularly. It was nice that they were somewhat flexible on timing and didn’t fall when I waited a little longer to bake them.

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    BakerGirl — April 17, 2022 at 8:29 am

    This was a great recipe that was easy to follow and turned out so well!! I made rolls for Easter Dinner and they were a hit. They baked up nice and light and fluffy and were absolutely delicious. My family kept raving about how yummy they were. I brushed the tops of the rolls with honey butter and topped it with sea salt. Soooo good!!

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    Hilary — April 17, 2022 at 5:58 am

    Very easy roll recipe! I had a hard time getting them all the same size and as a result, the bigger ones were slightly doughy. Next time I will work harder to get them smaller and uniform. Salt on top was a nice added flavour!

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    Donette webb — January 26, 2022 at 7:47 am

    My family loves these rolls so much..I have made them about 3 times in the last 2 weeks. They have never failed me yet..I add 3 cups bread flour initially ..roll out onto floured board and kned in gently more flour till it forms up nice..thank you for this absolute gem recipe!!!!

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      Emily — January 27, 2022 at 9:46 am

      Wow, that’s incredible to hear! So happy they love them so much, I completely agree and could eat them every day! Thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂

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    Brenda — January 16, 2022 at 9:26 am

    Can you make a loaf of bread with this recipe instead of rolls

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      Emily — January 18, 2022 at 10:57 am

      We haven’t tried that! Let us know how it goes if you do 🙂

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