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Dinner Rolls Recipe

There's nothing like fresh warm homemade dinner rolls straight out of the oven! These rolls are easy to make and even easier to devour!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Rising time: 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 24 rolls


  • 2 T dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 7 cups flour - see notes
  • 3 eggs - at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup shortening


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer add the water, yeast, and a pinch of sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes. You want the yeast to get bubbly and foamy, this signifies the yeast is active and working.
  • Once the yeast is bubbling add the sugar, salt, and 3 cups of flour. Using the paddle attachment, mix until combined. With mixing speed on low add the eggs one at a time. Add shortening and mix until combined. Switch to the dough hook, add remaining 4 cups of flour. Mix on medium low speed for 8 minutes. The dough should pull away from the sides of the bowl. Dough will be tacky but not overly sticky. If the dough is sticky add additional flour 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough reaches the correct consistency.
  • Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl then flip it over so that the top and bottom of the dough are lightly oiled. Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • When dough has nearly doubled in size punch down, and shape into 24 balls. Place the dough balls on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap and let the dough balls rise for 30-40 minutes or until puffy and almost double in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 400° F. Once the rolls have nearly doubled in size place the rolls in the oven and bake for 12-20 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown on top and fully baked.
  • Brush the tops of the warm rolls with butter.
  • Store rolls in an airtight container. Rolls will keep for 4-5 days at room temperature, but best when eaten the same day they are made. You can't beat fresh rolls!


For the flour, the recipe states 7 cups of flour. I live in a humid climate, so that's what I used. However, you might need more flour. If the dough is too sticky, add additional flour to the dough 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency. 


Calories: 177kcal (9%), Carbohydrates: 32g (11%), Protein: 5g (10%), Fat: 3g (5%), Saturated Fat: 1g (5%), Cholesterol: 20mg (7%), Sodium: 204mg (9%), Potassium: 50mg (1%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 4g (4%), Vitamin A: 30IU (1%), Calcium: 9mg (1%), Iron: 2mg (11%)