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Buttery Dinner Rolls

Their light, fluffy texture and buttery flavor make these rolls perfect for dinner, or toasted a spread with butter and jam for breakfast.

Buttery Dinner Rolls

There is nothing like fluffy, warm, buttery dinner rolls with honey butter or jam. This recipe is easy and approachable for any home cook
Prep Time3 hrs 38 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time4 hrs
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, Brown Butter, Buttery Dinner Rolls, Dinner Rolls, Rolls
Servings: 12
Calories: 181kcal


  • ⅔ cup whole milk
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, diced (4 Tbsp.)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast (2¼ tsp.)
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. table salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten


  • Heat milk in a small saucepan to 180° over medium heat. Add diced butter and sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar. Let mixture cool to 105–110°. Stir in yeast. Allow mixture to rest in a warm place until it swells and becomes bubbly, about 10 minutes.
  • Grease inside of a bowl and a muffin tin with 2 Tbsp. softened butter.
  • Whisk together flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add yeast mixture, egg, and egg yolk.
  • Knead mixture with a dough hook, on medium speed, until dough forms a ball and pulls away from the bowl, 6–8 minutes. Add 1 Tbsp. extra flour at a time, if necessary. Place dough in prepared bowl, cover, and let it rise until it's doubled in size, about 2 hours.
  • Divide dough into 36 equal portions. Shape portions into balls; place three balls in each well of the prepared muffin tin. Cover dough with plastic wrap. (At this point, shaped dough may be refrigerated overnight.) Let dough rise until doubled in size, about 1½ hours (2½ hours if dough was chilled). While dough is rising, preheat oven to 375° with rack in the lower third.
  • Bake rolls until light brown, about 10 minutes. Let rolls cool slightly in pan before serving.


Per roll, Calories: 181

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories181
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7g 11%
    • Saturated Fat 4g 20%
  • Cholesterol 48mg 16%
  • Sodium 173mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Protein 4g 8%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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