Homemade Dinner Rolls

Who is ready for Thanksgiving? I definitely am! Today I am sharing with you my recipe for soft and fluffy dinner rolls. Thanksgiving is just two weeks away and these dinner rolls are super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients that you probably already have. I make this bread at least once or twice a week and my little family loves it. 

I love the smell of fresh bread baking in my home and enjoying it straight out of the oven. I rarely ever wait for it to cool before taking a piece after I've pulled it out of the oven. If you've ever had fresh homemade bread piping hot right out of the oven then you'll know what I mean. It does take some time to make but it is worth it and will definitely compliment your Thanksgiving dinner.


Homemade Dinner Rolls

Yield; makes 12 large dinner rolls


2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 envelopes active dry yeast
5 cups bread flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


In the bowl of a standmixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine water and the two tablespoons of sugar. Sprinkle yeast into the water and set aside for 5-10 minutes until yeast is activated and foamy.

Combine flour, ¼ cup sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add 4 cups of the flour mixture into the yeast mixture, and pour melted butter over the flour. Mix on lowest speed for a few seconds until the mixture just starts to come together. Remove the paddle attachment and replace with the dough hook and mix on low speed adding the remaining flour a ¼ cup at a time until the dough is elastic and doesn't stick to the bowl.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough for a few seconds and form a ball. Leave the dough on floured surface and cover with mixing bowl. Let dough rest for 20 minutes.

Grease a large bowl with oil; set aside. Punch the dough down and knead to remove air bubbles. Form the dough into a ball and roll it once or twice into the greased bowl coating all sides with oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let dough rise for 1 hour in a warm spot until it has doubled in size.

Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish and set aside. Turn risen dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead dough to remove air bubbles. Form dough into a ball and cut with a knife to divide it into 12 equal sized pieces. Form pieces of dough into balls and place them 1 inch apart on prepared baking dish. Let dough rise uncovered in a warm spot for 45 minutes until the dough roughly triples in size.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake risen dough in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.