Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe

Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe

Irresistibly Soft Dinner Rolls are easy to make with just 6 ingredients. There’s nothing like fluffy warm homemade dinner rolls. These are holiday-worthy!


  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk warmed to 110F
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (more if needed) measured correctly
  • 2 tbsp butter melted to brush the tops of dinner rolls


  1. In a bowl, combine warm milk (~110F), melted butter, salt, sugar and yeast. Whisk everything together and let it sit for about 5 minutes.

  2. Pour the liquids into a mixing bowl, and add flour in small portions until the dough is no longer sticky. You’ll need about 4 cups of flour. 

  3. Knead the dough with the dough hook in a stand mixer for 2 minutes or knead by hand (10-12 min), then place dough in an oiled bowl. Cover it with a towel and let it rise for about an hour in a warm place. 

  4. Once the dough rises, remove it from the bowl and cut it into 24 even pieces. Shape each piece into a round shape and place them on an oiled baking sheet next to each other. 

  5. Cover the dinner rolls with a kitchen towel and let them rise another 30 minutes in a warm place until puffed then bake at 350F for about  20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

  6. Immediately brush tops with melted butter and set aside to cool to room temperature before serving.

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