30 Minute Homemade Dinner Rolls


Fast and easy 30 Minute Homemade Dinner Rolls recipe perfect for a weeknight dinner or holiday meal! One smell of these amazing rolls, and you’ll be counting down the minutes until you can take them out of the oven!

Fast and easy 30 Minute Homemade Dinner Rolls recipe perfect for a weeknight dinner or holiday meal! One smell of these amazing rolls, and you'll be counting down the minutes until you can take them out of the oven!Who cares about the turkey, the stuffing, the mashed potatoes…just pass me a big basket of warm rolls and butter.  Spoken like a true fatty, right?  In reality, I do love all of the other holiday fixings on Thanksgiving and Christmas (this Sourdough Cornbread Sausage Stuffing, Crock Pot Turkey Breast), but delicious rolls are a MUST.  The holiday meal is not complete without these 30 Minute Homemade Dinner Rolls.

Skip the store-bought rolls this year – these are complete in just 30 minutes (including prep and bake time)!  I was a total critic about this recipe for  30 Minute Homemade Dinner Rolls until I tried it for myself.  I now make these all the time.  You can’t argue that homemade bread is so much better! This recipe is so easy and perfect for beginners.  All of your guests will be so impressed that you made these completely from scratch (you don’t even have to tell them how amazingly simple they were to make).  The yeast does all of the work for you!

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Quick and easy 30 Minute Homemade Dinner Rolls recipe perfect for a weeknight dinner or holiday meal! One smell of these amazing rolls, and you'll be sold!

Just judging by my husband’s reaction to these rolls, I knew they were a hit. He may or not have eaten 4 of them just at dinner.  Sorry, Mr. Wishes…I had to.  Try these warm, buttery rolls for the upcoming holidays or just any night you want to add an extra special touch to your family dinner.  If you want to make a whole loaf of homemade bread you might like my Artisan Rye Bread or Honey Buttermilk Bread (a personal fave) recipe.

Enjoy these rolls fresh and warm right from the oven!

30 Minute Homemade Dinner Rolls
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1 dozen
30 Minute Homemade Dinner Rolls recipe are perfect for a weeknight dinner or holiday! One smell and you'll be counting down the minutes until they are done!
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp warm water
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3½ cup bread flour (can use all purpose in a pinch)
  • 1-2 tbsp melted butter, for brushing over tops when done baking
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or use hand mixer) combine the water, oil, yeast and sugar and allow the mixture to rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Using your dough hook attachment, mix in the salt, egg and bread flour.
  4. Knead with dough hook until will incorporated and dough is soft and smooth. This takes 2-3 minutes.
  5. Form dough into 12 equal size balls and then place in a greased 9 x 13 pan and allow to rest for 10 minutes before baking.
  6. Bake for 11-13 minutes at 400 degrees (some ovens may need a couple more minutes) or until golden brown (mine took closer to 13 - you don't want them too doughy in the inside. Check one in the middle to be sure they are done).
  7. Brush the tops with melted butter and serve warm!


Recipe source: slightly adapted from  yourhomebasedmom.com

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15 Responses to “30 Minute Homemade Dinner Rolls”

  1. November 16, 2016 at 8:17 AM #

    30 minute rolls – now that’s what I’m talking about!

  2. November 16, 2016 at 8:22 AM #

    Wow – I can make these in 30 minutes, including rise time?? Now I have no reason to not have fresh, fluffy rolls every week for dinner!

  3. November 16, 2016 at 10:05 AM #

    Love homemade rolls! And these look just perfect. Great texture, and I’ll bet the flavor is wonderful. Thaks!

  4. November 16, 2016 at 1:10 PM #

    THESE ARE SO DANGEROUS–I can have carby yumminess in so little time!

  5. November 17, 2016 at 3:37 PM #

    Wow, they look so perfect!! Will you make them for me? I pay in pie.

  6. November 17, 2016 at 4:04 PM #

    Ashley, these look so soft and delicious!! Love the pictures!

  7. November 17, 2016 at 9:05 PM #

    There’s nothing like homemade rolls! I think I’d want to eat the whole pan!

  8. November 17, 2016 at 11:32 PM #

    Homemade rolls are so amazing and these look perfect!

  9. November 18, 2016 at 11:03 AM #

    Anyway to get piping hot rolls on the table in the fastest way possible is a winner with me! Pass the butter!

  10. November 18, 2016 at 11:15 AM #

    YUM – these look like perfectly golden perfection. Love this “quick” bread idea!

  11. November 18, 2016 at 4:28 PM #

    I’m totally with you! I could eat JUST dinner rolls and be so happy! Especially if they look like these. 🙂

  12. November 20, 2016 at 11:11 PM #

    Few things beat the aroma of yeast bread baking. These rolls look perfect!

  13. November 21, 2016 at 7:30 AM #

    They’re perfect and hard to believe they’re done in 30 minutes!

  14. nancy pearson
    November 23, 2016 at 11:59 AM #

    Ashley – I have been a homemade roll maker for over 40 years. Would serve nothing else. I do not have bread flour. Would regular flour give the same result? I know you said regular would work in a pinch but is the flavor and texture the same as bread flour? And, by saying ‘bread flour’ I assume you mean the flour that goes in those bread makers, right?

    • November 23, 2016 at 1:38 PM #

      It will still turn out fine! Just a little less “puffy”

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