Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls

Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls

Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls are exactly as the name suggests. These are simple and unpretentious dinner rolls. Using quick-rise yeast, you can have these piping hot and on your table in around an hour.

No bread machine is needed, but you can run this on the “mix only cycle” if you do have one.  I use my KitchenAid Stand Mixer with the dough hooks. I personally have never tried to hand mix this recipe. If you want to try hand kneading, please do email me the results…I’d love to know how it worked.

It’s spring. My garden has just started to produce kale again, my earliest crop of the season. So I guess this isn’t technically a garden-fresh recipe. But it is still homemade…do I get points for that at least?

I adapted this recipe from a one hour bread recipe I found on Pinterest and adapted it until it worked for dinner rolls. The first couple of times I had epic failures. With most of my recipes, you can wing the measurements. With this one, however, please measure carefully!

These are great to serve alongside a meal in place of bread. I make them on the smaller side, like a slider roll and serve them as tiny, cute sandwiches quite frequently. They pair great with my Sloppy Doe recipe.  In fact, I didn’t intend to post this recipe but within 5 minutes of posting my Sloppy Doe recipe, I received an email requesting this info.

Sloppy Doe aka Venison Sloppy Joe
Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls make great slider rolls.


  • 5 cups white bread flour
  • 1 packet Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Instant Yeast
  • 4 tbl sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tbl olive oil
  • 1 3/4 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
  1. Place the packet of yeast, the sugar, and warm water in the bowl of your stand mixer.  While it proofs, place the dough hooks in your stand mixer. Also, take a minute to spray a silicon mat and two baking pans or cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. After the yeast begins to proof (bubble), add the salt and olive oil.
  3. Start your stand mixer slowly, and begin to add your bread flour a little at a time. I go about 1 cup at a time.
  4. Turn up to a medium speed, and let it mix for about four minutes. You should not have any dry bits in it.  The texture should NOT be dry feeling, it should be slightly sticky. If it’s not a little sticky, start your mixer and add water 1-2 tbl at a time until it is.  This may vary depending on your altitude.
  5. After mixing, turn the bread onto the silicon mat which sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Hand-knead about 6 to 8 turns.
  6. Divide dough into 24 equally sized balls. Shape them into little rolls and place them onto the prepared baking pans.
  7. Cover loosely with plastic wrap for 30 minutes in a draft-free place. They will rise and the sides will probably touch but that’s just fine. They will pull apart after baking.
  8. Fire up the oven – 350, please.
  9. After 30 minutes of rising, bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes. They should be golden brown on top and bottom.

Remember that baking results vary based on your altitude, humidity, etc. Make minor adjustments if needed. And happy baking!

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