Best Homemade Dinner Rolls

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 10m
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"These homemade dinner rolls, with a choice of 3 different toppings, compliment any holiday dinner and may even steal the show. Can’t decide on just one topping? Try them all!"

Original is 12-24 servings
  • TOPPINGS (below) 3 Different Toppings
  • Parmesan Garlic Topping
  • Almond Herb Topping
  • Everything Topping


  • Serving Size: 1 (95.2 g)
  • Calories 216.7
  • Total Fat - 4.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 37.9 mg
  • Sodium - 294 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5 g
  • Sugars - 5.6 g
  • Protein - 8.5 g
  • Calcium - 62.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, yeast and salt.

Step 2

In a small saucepan, using a candy thermometer, heat the milk, water and butter to 120-130 degrees Fahrenheit. Add to dry ingredients. With an electric blender, beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add 2 eggs and beat on high speed for an additional 2 minutes. Gradually stir in remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).

Step 3

On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until smooth and elastic. (Kneading is a necessary step to ensure that bread dough rises properly.) Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top end of the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size (about 1 hour). TIP: I heat the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 minute, turn off oven, and place the dough inside the oven to rise. (Don’t forget to turn OFF the oven.)

Step 4

Punch down dough in the bowl. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 24 portions and shape into balls. Divide the balls between 2 greased 13-inch x 9-inch baking pans. OR, on one muffin tin, place 2 shaped balls next to each other into each greased muffin cup to make 12 rolls.

Step 5

Cover with a clean, lightweight towel and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Brush with lightly beaten egg white and sprinkle rolls with the topping of your choice (or all 3!),

Step 6

Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes or until gold brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


I made these for our holiday dinner and they were delicious! I just brushed the tops with a little butter and sprinkled on a little garlic powder and Parmesan cheese. They were a nice addition to our meal!


review by:
(30 Nov 2012)

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