These Quick, Easy Dinner Rolls are just the ticket when you want fluffy, buttery, warm rolls fresh from your oven, but just don’t have the time to wait hours for the yeast dough to rise. This dinner rolls recipe goes from mixing bowl to table in about an hour!
Quick and Easy Dinner Rolls
Many of you have undoubtedly heard of the The 5 Love Languages. Some of you have probably read it front to back and over again.
Dr. Gary Chapman, you’re kind of genius. Nearly five thousand rave reviews inhabit Amazon’s page for this classic, game changing book…for good reason.
I mention this because during our weekly Moms’ Time Out, a table of us girls sat over coffee and quizzed each other about what our love languages were.
Words of Affirmation…Acts of Service…Receiving Gifts…Touch…Quality Time?
I promise this has to do with these fluffy soft dinner rolls recipe.
I first became hip with the various love languages blue moons ago, but it’s always an engaging revisit.
Not to mention 1,000,001% practical for everyday life.
If you don’t know the love languages of yourself and the significant peeps in your life, I’ll bake you a plate of cookies for you to go find out. It’s that worth it.
As for me…
From Scratch dinner rolls that are actually easy
…my main love language is Acts of Service. I love on my peeps by doing things for them.
Whether it’s cooking meals for exhausted mamas, sewing crooked tush cushes for my kid, losing my voice on the soccer field, or turning my kitchen upside down baking goodies for the fam…it’s one of the ways I share my heart.
It’s the reason I tossed myself into the wacky world of BYOB. Bake Your Own Bread.
The Littles can’t get enough of it and devour it lightening fast. That’s partly why I adore putting DYI bread in front of them at dinner time. But yeast. And rise. And hours. Plus hours.
So yeah, from-scratch bread is soooo not a daily thing for us.
I was super stoked to find this Fast, Easy Dinner Roll recipe. It was originally titled One-Hour Dinner Rolls, but that depends largely on how speedy of a roll-roller you are.
I’m no razzy tazzy roller. And I can be a bit of a fussy measurer. Even so, this recipe is significantly faster and easier than other from-scratch dinner rolls I’ve made.
Soft, fluffy, straightforward, and delish. You’ll be rewarded with a golden brown exterior and a pillowy center.
Have your bread and eat it too. Enjoy!Print
These dinner rolls are much quicker and easier than most dinner roll recipes. Ready in about an hour, these rolls are soft, fluffy, easy, and delicious! They’re golden on the outside and pillow soft on the inside.
- 4 to 4/14 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 TB or (1 1/2 packages) rapid rise (not active rise) yeast
- 1 1/2 tsp table salt
- 3/4 cup water
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 4 TB salted butter, diced
- 1 1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- olive oil for brushing during rise
- 2–3 TB melted butter for brushing after baking
- Preheat oven to 180F. In bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, whisk together 4 cups of flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. In a microwavable bowl, combine the water, milk, and butter. Heat in microwave on high until it reaches 115F and butter is melted, a little over 1 minute. Stir.
- Pour butter mixture into the stand mixer bowl. Add lemon juice. Set mixer with hook attachment and mix on low speed 3-4 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Add a bit more flour as needed to create a dough that is similar to play-doh. (For me, 4 cups of flour is perfect already) Dough should stick together nicely to form a ball, without being overly sticky nor dry feeling. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and rest 5 minutes. Butter a 13×9 baking dish.
- Roll dough up into a cylinder and cut into 16 equal sized pieces. Keeping dough covered as you work, shape each piece into balls by tucking edges under, pinching them together, and rolling the ball in your palms. Place rolls into buttered baking dish, smooth side up. Turn oven off.
- Lightly brush tops of rolls with olive oil so they keep moist while rising. Cover with plastic wrap. Place rolls in oven and allow to rise for 25 minutes. Transfer covered rolls to counter and set oven to 375F. Once oven reaches correct temperature, uncover rolls and bake on center rack for 14-16 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with the melted butter. Serve rolls warm. (If you have leftovers, store them in airtight container at room temp. Cover with damp towel and reheat in microwave upon serving.)
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adapted from Cooking Classy
Here are some homemade breads that are to-die-for!
- Rosemary Garlic Rustic Bread. We made this in honor of Macaroni Grill’s yummy table bread, but found that this homemade version outshines the restaurant’s!
- Better Than O.G. Breadsticks! We’re not trying to brag, but we kind of are. Because these are SO much better than Olive Garden’s, for reals.
3. Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread. This is one you can have on the table in about 5-10 minutes! Who cares that it’s on the McCheaty side? It’s awesome for last minute delicious carb needs.
- Chewy Crusty French Bread. This is something awesome, with a rustic crisp crust and chewy soft center.
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