Easy Dinner Rolls

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Easy Dinner Rolls are soft, buttery and ready in one hour! Anyone can bake these one hour dinner rolls. Perfect for when you want some quick yeasted bread but you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen!

close up of a dinner roll in a basket

You’ll love these dinner rolls because they. are no-knead, no fuss and so good!

This is the recipe to make when you need bread but you don’t have hours to spend kneading dough, letting dough rise and all what not.

Easy Dinner Rolls in a basket

These bread rolls are pretty straightforward with only 10 minutes of prep time, 30 minutes of rise time and 20 minutes of bake time.

You’ll love their simplicity and their fluffiness!

Photo showing opened dinner roll to show fluffiness

They are the perfect side dish for the Holidays or anytime of the year! They are also perfect for sandwiches and breakfast!

Easy Dinner Rolls Ingredients

Evaporated Milk. For richness and flavor. Evaporated milk can be substituted with whole milk.

Instant Yeast. To help the rolls rise. Instant yeast can be substituted with active dry yeast.

Sugar. For sweetness.

Salt. For flavor.

Egg. For richness.

Flour. All-purpose (plain) or bread flour would work.

12 Dinner Rolls in a Baking Sheet

How To Make Easy Dinner Rolls

1. Add yeast to milk then add in sugar, salt, melted butter and egg.

2. Add in flour and mix to form a dough.

flour in a bowl with wet ingredients for dinner rolls

3. Shape dough into balls and place in a greased baking dish to rise.

Hand placing balls of dough into a baking dish

4. Brush risen rolls with beaten egg.

5. Bake until golden brown.

freshly baked golden brown dinner rolls in a baking dish

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Happy Baking!

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Watch How To Make Easy Dinner Rolls

See how to make Easy Dinner Rolls in one hour!! Watch me making some in the video below. Also, please SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel so you do not miss any of my videos!

close up of a dinner roll in a basket

Easy Dinner Rolls

5 from 4 votes
Sometimes you just need to make Easy Dinner Rolls in one hour! These rolls are ridiculously easy to make and out of this world good! They are soft, fluffy, buttery and I insist that you must try one warm!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Rising Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 12 rolls


  • 12 oz evaporated milk (354 ml or 1 can) sub with 1 1/2 cups whole milk, slightly warmed (110 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 4 cups all purpose flour (500 grams)
  • More butter for greasing pan
  • 1 egg for egg wash


  • Pour milk into a large mixing bowl. Note that I didn't warm my milk in the video but you could slightly warm the milk to be lukewarm (about 110 degrees Fahrenheit) to help activate the yeast. If you use instant yeast, it will still activate if you use room temperature milk. But warm the milk to speed things up.
  • To the milk, add the sugar, salt, melted butter and egg. Whisk well to combine.
  • Add in the flour and mix using a wooden spoon until all the liquid is absorbed then continue mixing using your hands until combined. Dough will be sticky and that's okay.
  • Generously flour a working surface. Transfer the dough unto the floured surface and fold in 2-3 times so it's easier to cut. Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces.
  • To cut the dough into 12 equal pieces, first cut the dough into 2 equal pieces then cut each piece into 2 to make 4 equal pieces. Further cut each of the 4 pieces into 3 equal pieces and you will have 12 pieces.
  • Generously rub butter all over a 9 by 13 inch baking dish.
  • Form each piece of dough into a ball and place on the baking dish.
  • Cover the rolls with a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm place to rise. Let them rise until doubled in size. About 30 minutes.
  • About the last 5 minutes of the dough rising, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees C).
  • Beat an egg and brush all over the risen rolls.
  • Place the rolls in the oven to bake until golden brown. About 20 minutes.


1. I love using evaporated milk in baked goods because it has a rich flavor!
2. The all-purpose flour could be replaced with bread flour.
3. Nutritional information is per dinner roll.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2mg

Additional Info

Course: Bread
Cuisine: International
Calories: 222
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