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30 Minute Dinner Rolls

Soft and fluffy homemade rolls in less than 30 minutes! These foolproof dinner rolls are so easy to make you'll never go store-bought again!
30 Minute Dinner Rolls
Yield 12 rolls


  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/3 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 (0.25oz each) packages (14g) or 4 1/2 Platinum Yeast
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (for brushing, optional)


  • In a mixing bowl add the flour and make a well in the middle.
  • In a measuring cup, add the milk, butter, sugar and salt. Microwave in 15 seconds increments until the butter is melted and the mixture is temperature is between 110 and 115°F. Pour half of the milk mixture into the flour well. Scatter the yeast over it. Gently stir and let sit for a few minutes.
  • Fit the mixer with the dough hook attachment. Start mixing on low speed, slowly pouring the remaining milk mixture until the dough comes together. Knead until dough is soft and elastic and cleans itself from the sides of the bowl, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove the dough from the mixing bowl and divide it into 12 pieces (approximately 73 grams each). Shape each piece into a ball. Place all the rolls into a greased 11-inch round baking pan or 13X9-inch baking pan. Cover the rolls with a clean tea towel and let rest for about 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake the rolls for 17-19 minutes or until golden brown. As soon as you remove the rolls from the oven, brush them with melted butter.


*You can substitute Red Star Quick Rise or Red Star Active Dry Yeast. Increase rise time (after shaping rolls) to 30-45 minutes.
The short rise times in this will result in a denser roll than typical yeast-raised rolls.
Recipe by A Treats Affair.