So incredibly easy to make and wonderfully delicious, these 30-Minute Dinner Rolls are the perfect addition to any meal!

dinner roll on plate with butter

There is truly no smell as amazing as fresh warm bread or rolls coming out of the oven! I remember coming home from school to the smell of freshly baked buns or bread, ready and waiting as the perfect after school snack! To this day when I smell fresh baking, I am immediately transported to that happy time and place of my childhood.

Fast forward to today with busy work schedules, running to kids activities and trying to simply keep up with life, it is difficult to put together a meal – let alone add on the extras!

This 30-Minute Dinner Roll recipe is wonderful because it is truly so easy to prepare, the buns take a short time to rise and the result is such a delicious treat that it is worth the extra effort! What a great side to enjoy with a hot and tasty bowl of soup or chili!


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I love the convenience of buying dinner rolls from the store and the quality is very nice. In most cases however, store bought items have additives or preservatives in order to keep a longer shelf life. Making these homemade dinner rolls from scratch ensures that nothing is added except wholesome goodness! And these tasty little buns never last long enough to have to worry about shelf life!

If you are lucky enough to have any left over the next day, they do stay fresh and are so wonderful served with butter and jam in the morning! I love to enjoy this special treat with my morning coffee – it is comfort food at it’s best!

Our sense of smell is one of the most highly acute of all our senses and tends to influence our mood. It is no small wonder that when we smell freshly baked dinner rolls, it makes us feel happy and excited in anticipation of these tender, tasty treats!

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30 Minute Dinner Rolls

There is truly no smell as amazing as fresh warm bread or rolls coming out of the oven! These 30 minute dinner rolls are the perfect addition to any meal!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 rolls


  • 1 cup warm tap water
  • cup oil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour I used closer to 3
  • cup milk room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 400*F.
  • In a large bowl, combine 1 cup water, oil, sugar, and yeast. Let sit until yeast is bubbly (about 8 minutes). Stir in beaten egg, softened butter, and salt.
  • With a stand mixer or by hand, add flour, one cup at a time until you have a soft dough that isn’t sticky. Knead by hand 10 minutes or 5 minutes with a stand mixer.
  • Divide dough into 18 even pieces, and form into balls. Place in a greased pan and cover with parchment paper and a kitchen towel.
  • Let rise 10 minutes in a warm place. (You can allow them to rise up to an additional 30 minutes if time allows).
  • Lightly brush with milk and bake on the middle rack for 10-12 minutes or just until browned.



If baking in a 9x13 pan, I make 15 rolls.
If baking in a 10x15 pan, I make 18 rolls.
4.86 from 1246 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 134 | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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Whether it’s a special occasion or you simply want a delicious addition to your weeknight meal, 30-Minute Dinner Rolls are perfect! Absolutely delicate, delicious and simple to make, you will want to bake them often. And your family will ask for them even more!

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  1. These are easy to make and turn out great! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Just curious if you have earned using this recipe and method for a larger sandwich-type bun?5 stars

  2. This recipe is absolutely wonderful!!!! Just made them for my kids burgers and they turned out fantastic, happy yo say I’m a terrible baker and I’m not precise with measurements but this recipe allows space for that. They rose beautifully and the flavour is fantastic! I was actually shock to see they worked! Very easy and cheap ingredients that everyone surely has in the pantry.5 stars

  3. I halved and quarted the recipe, both worked great.

    the halved recipe i made 4 large buns to use for hamburgers.

    will be saving this for future use!5 stars

  4. Just made these rolls for dinner last night and although I was reminded how much muscle power it takes to knead bread, these turned out so good! They are soft, moist and some of the rolls I’ve made. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!!5 stars

  5. These were not good. It sounded too good to be true and it was. These rolls hardly rose and tasted of yeast once baked. I was so hopeful!2 stars

  6. My rolls came out super dense and doughy, even after leaving them in the oven for some extra time. Where did I go wrong?!

    1. Super dense rolls can mean there was too much flour, you can check out how to measure flour guide for helpful tips on preventing this. You will also want to check to make sure your yeast is fresh for the best rise possible.

  7. Please. I love your recipe but I cannot for Pete’s sake, take the towel and parchment paper off the risen rolls without making them “deflate” flat as a cornbread fritter!!!. Please tell me how to get the paper off without making them fall. I have tried so much . Everything from Pam spray to almost ready to try WD40!!!
    Thanks!!!5 stars

    1. It’s possible your dough is being under-kneaded. You could also try removing the cloth about half an hour early so that the rising dough does not touch the cloth or use an oiled piece of plastic wrap. I hope this helps Kandice.

    2. I have made these dozens of times since I found this wonderful recipe and I have never covered them. unless you have a very dusty kitchen or a cold draft or something, I don’t think its necessary. Since I set mine on top of the stove to rise its plenty warm there with the oven on 400°. I also bake them for about 6 minutes before brushing them gently with milk and then slather them with butter when they come out of the oven. But I admit I have forgotten the milk a time or two and they still brown up just fine without it. They come out perfect every time, very soft with smooth tops. Way better than those you buy frozen. I have the recipe memorized because my family loves these, definitely a keeper.5 stars

  8. I love pretzels, my braid kind of tasted like pretzel bread. I followed the recipe exactly, but it must have been something I had done to change the flavor. any tips would be appreciated.4 stars