Soft Dinner Rolls

Holiday season means tons of great food, time of giving and best of all family time. This dinner roll is so great to serve during family dinners and potlucks! So soft and fluffy it melts in your mouth, it’s a dinner roll that is very versatile and great year round. They can easily become a sweet dinner roll or a savory one by just a touch of extra ingredients. Its also great to try different shapes and sizes, believe me it won’t take away from its taste and softness! 

Soft Dinner Rolls
Yields: 24 servings Prep Time: 20 min Dough Rise Time: 4-5 hrs (approx) Bake Time: 15-20 min

  • 1 Tbsp Yeast (Rapid Rise)
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water (warm)
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk (warm)
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-2 Tbsp Butter (melted)


First step is to start your yeast. In a small bowl mix the yeast with 1/2 tsp of sugar and 1/4 cup of warm water. Set aside, it will bubble and rise double its size.


In a large bowl combine the warm milk, oil, salt and the 1/2 cup of sugar.

If you do not have a stand mixer with a dough hook, a sturdy spoon like a wooden spoon will work good.


When the liquids are well incorporated, add the 1 cup of flour and combine.


When your batter is lump free whisk in your eggs.


At this point the batter should be very smooth like pancake batter. Add your yeast and mix.


Now it’s time to add the rest of the flour. Add the 4 cups of flour to the mixture.


Once the dough forms, transfer the sticky dough into another lightly greased bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place. Let it rise for about 2-3 hours or until it has doubled in size.


When the dough has doubled in size punch down to release any extra gas bubbles. Divide in half for easier rolling.


On a floured surface roll the dough into a large circle. (Like an over sized pie crust). Brush the dough with melted butter.


Using a knife cut the dough into triangle shapes, roll from the bottom up.


Place the rolled up dough into a parchment lined or greased pan. Cover again with a kitchen towel and let it rise for about another 2 hours or until doubled in size.


Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 15-20 minutes until browned.
Brush with butter one more time and enjoy them while they are warm!

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