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Best Traditional Dinner Rolls

These buttery, fluffy best traditional dinner rolls make the perfect light sweet dinner roll for any occasion!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Proof1 hr 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best dinner roll recipe, yeast dinner rolls, yeast roll recipe
Servings: 12 rolls


  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 pack active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon sea salt or pink salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoon real butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 4-½ cups unbleached flour
  • About a tablespoon melted butter to brush on rolls after baking


  • In a large mixing bowl add a ¼ cup warm water and yeast. Let the yeast set a couple minutes to activate.
  • Whisk in sugar and salt.
  • In a saucepan on low heat- heat milk and butter. (Don't overheat this you just want the butter melted and warm to the touch.) whisk this into the yeast mixture.
  • Whisk in the 2 eggs.
  • With a wooden spoon, Mix in flour one cup at a time, and mix well until you get a nice smooth dough.
  • Cover and set in a warm part of your kitchen until the dough doubles in size- about 30 minutes to an hour. (This time varies depending on the temperature of your kitchen.)
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Dump your dough out on a floured surface. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces.
  • Brush a 9x13 pan with butter or coconut oil.
  • Take each piece of dough and make into a smooth ball by stretching the dough down around to the bottom until you have a ball.
  • Place each one in the baking dish until you fill the dish.
  • Cover and let them rise about 20 minutes, or until doubled in size. Cover the rolls with a dish towel or plastic wrap if necessary.
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove and brush with melted butter.


See post for tips on making the perfect rolls!