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Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe
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Soft Dinner Rolls
Use your bread machine to make soft, buttery dinner rolls. See more

Soft Dinner Rolls

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"These rolls are soft and delicious and mixing them up in a bread machine makes them easy."

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Original recipe makes 15 rolls Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    2 hrs 25 mins


  1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Place bread flour, water, sugar, egg, 2 tablespoons softened butter, yeast, and salt into the pan of your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the Dough cycle and press Start. When the cycle is complete, remove the dough and press down to deflate.
  3. Divide dough into 15 equal pieces and form into rolls. Place rolls in prepared baking dish, brush with melted butter, and cover dish loosely with plastic wrap; let rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Bake rolls in the preheated oven until the tops are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 17, 2013

I made these in the KA, kneaded for about 10 minutes, let the dough rise for about an hour, punched down and deflated the dough. From that point, I followed the rest of the recipe. The texture is light, the rolls are tender, they have just a hint of sweetness, and they cooked perfectly at 15 minutes. Great dinner rolls, but will make good slider buns or a bun for a breakfast sausage patty. I might try an egg wash the next time rather than brushing them with butter. Thanks, Beth, this is a 5-star recipe, we loved it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 09, 2014

Although easy to make, they seemed day old right out of the oven. They weren't the 'soft' rolls I was looking for or expected from such a highly rated recipe.

Dec 17, 2013

I wanted to add to my review. I use all purpose flour, and it comes out great no matter what I make with it. I'm photo of the rolls and a loaf of bread I made with this recipe. Amazing results, soft bread slices real nice!! Thanks again for this incredible recipe :)

Oct 21, 2013

Seriously easy and fast! They came out perfectly. :) I never use my bread machine because it has never turned out a single decent loaf of bread. I wanted some rolls in a hurry and it wasn't going to be life or death if the recipe didn't work. I used Bronze Chief High Gluten Chemical Free flour just to see what would happen and the result was perfect! Definitely a go-to recipe.

Oct 24, 2013

Made these last night. Used the breadmaker dough setting. The dough was very wet and sticky, had to add a lot more bread flour to keep from sticking to the sides. Once I punched it down and removed from the pan it was still very sticky and hard to handle and I had a tough time separating into the pieces. All that being said, the rolls are great, everyone here loved them and I will be making them again. If not for the stickiness issue (and that was probably my fault some way), they are a 5 for sure because of the ease in making them and the great texture and taste. *****Updated**** made them again and they are perfect - figured it was user error last time. We are in love with the flavor and texture. My rating is a definite 5+++

Nov 19, 2014

Wow, wow, wow! We loved these! I got rid of my bread maker so I used my KA. I proofed my yeast by combining the water sugar and yeast and let it sit for maybe 15 minutes. I mixed in the butter, egg, salt and 1/2 of the flour with a wooden spoon and then mixed everything else up on my KA using the dough hook. I had it on I think 2 or 3 for about 3 minutes. I turned it out in an oiled bowl and placed it in my plate warmer for an hour on low. I punched the dough down and followed the rest of the directions from there. I made mine bigger and had only 12 rolls. These would make phenomenal hamburger buns! They were delicious with our stew, but I can't wait to make burgers with these.

Mar 02, 2014

This recipe is awesome. My whole family loved these rolls. They were great for little sandwiches the next day too. The first time I used all bread flour. The next time I used a mix of bread flour and white whole wheat flour. Great both ways!

Feb 16, 2014

I'll be making these again, they are so light and tender. I made this into 24 rolls in a 9"x 13" pan. They came out about the size of King's Hawaiian rolls, only a bit taller. I added a teaspoon each of poppy seeds and dried onion to the topping butter before baking and it came out nicely. I plan to make these again to use for my slider recipes.


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  • Calories
  • 154 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 183 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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