Buttery Dinner Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Jul. 25, 2023
These lovely buttery dinner rolls are tender, fluffy and delicious when eaten warm from the oven. —Debbie Leonard, Roseburg, Oregon
Buttery Dinner Rolls Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 4 to 4-1/3 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup warm milk (70° to 80°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten


  1. In a large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan, heat milk, butter and sugar to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Add eggs; beat to combine. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 24 portions; shape into balls. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Cover; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 1 hour. Bake at 375° until golden brown, 15-18 minutes.

Buttery Dinner Rolls Tips

How can you make these buttery dinner rolls ahead of time?

You can bake, then freeze, the cooled rolls for up to one month. To use, thaw the rolls in the refrigerator overnight before warming in an oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

Can you skip the rising time when making these buttery dinner rolls?

The rising time is important for this buttery dinner rolls recipe. Yeast has to do its job, or the texture won’t be right. (While you’re planning ahead, make sure your yeast isn’t expired, either!) Learn more about yeast breads to become a home baking pro.

What are some variations of these buttery dinner rolls?

Add your favorite herbs and seasonings to the dry ingredients. Try rosemary and garlic powder, chives and cheddar, or mix in cinnamon and top with honey when they’re fresh out of the oven. A little creativity and these bread baking tips from Grandma can make all of your creations irresistible. Plus, read our ultimate bread baking guide to make your own modifications with confidence.

Elizabeth Harris

Nutrition Facts

1 roll: 138 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.