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One hour Dinner Rolls

Easy Dinner Rolls

Easy Dinner Rolls – soft, fluffy, tender – everything you want in a dinner roll is right here. Made in just an hour from start to finish. The fastest and tastiest dinner roll you’ll ever have!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rising Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 15 rolls
Calories 279kcal
Author Imma


  • ¾ cup (187.5 ml) water
  • ¾ cup (183 ml) milk
  • 4 tablespoons (56.7 g) butter , softened
  • ¼ cup (50 g) sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon (8.5 g) salt
  • 3 ¾- 4 cups (468.75 - 500 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 - 3 teaspoons (7 -10 grams) rapid rise yeast (See notes 4)


  • Melted butter


  • Grease a 9×13 baking pan with baking spray or oil. Set aside.
  • Combine warm water, milk, with the butter pieces, sugar, salt and microwave for about a minute. Stir until everything is melted. Add to a standing mixer.
  • Add about 3 ½ cups of flour, together with the yeast and mix for at medium speed, using a paddle hook. Add in enough additional flour (if needed) to make soft dough. You want the dough to be slightly stick. 
  • Switch with hook dough and mix for about 6-8 minutes.
  • If mixing by hand, turn dough into floured board and mix , for about 6-8 minutes 
  • Next divide dough into 15 pieces and roll to form balls. For even balls you might want to use a scale to measure evenly.
  • Place dough into 9 x 13 greased pan.
  • Cover with a clean cloth and let rise in a warm place (see notes ) for about 20 minutes or until doubled.
  • Bake rolls in at 350 Degrees  F. oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove rolls from oven and immediately brush with melted butter.
  • Let it cool slightly before serving.


  1. You can add your favorite flavor in these rolls. Sweeten it with honey or sprinkle with some herbs.
  2. If you don’t have a stand mixer, you may mix the ingredients with a sturdy wooden spoon until you achieved the needed dough texture.
  3. If your house is in a colder area, the rising time may increase beyond the said 20 minute. With that, you need to place it in a warmer environment (between 80-90°F) for it to rise quickly. A good hack for this is to place your dough inside the microwave oven (turned off) alongside with a cup of steaming hot water. Keep the door closed so the heat won’t escape. Or for bigger batches of dinner rolls, you can heat your oven to 150°F, then turn it off and quickly place your dough inside the oven with doors closed,
  4. 1 package (2 1/4  teaspoons) rapid rise yeast works. However, for faster rising use 3 teaspoons yeast, especially in a cold setting.  Store leftover yeast in an airtight container or glass jar and place it in the freezer. You can use the yeast straight out from the freezer.
  5. These dinner rolls are almost foolproof. You may replace butter with oil or swap half of the flour with whole-wheat. Please use your best judgement when making substitution or adjustment for this recipe.
  6. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 3mg