30 Minute Dinner Rolls

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

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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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Review Recipe

30 Minute Dinner Rolls

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 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!

Ingredients

  • 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

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Instructions

  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Note: 
If baking in a 9x13 pan, I make 15 rolls.
If baking in a 10x15 pan, I make 18 rolls.

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

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. The additional yeast in this recipe helps them to rise faster (and I do find it slightly changes the flavor).

  1. I made these this morning as I was having lunch guests and didnt have bread in the house. I followed the recipe exactly, did the milk wash before baking, but they never browned on
    top. I took them out of the oven after 14 minutes because I didnt want them to burn on the bottom. (The bottoms were nicely browned, just right.) Any ideas why? On the positive side they tasted great, just wish they had gotten that nice golden color on top to make them more visually appealing.

    1. I am glad they turned so yummy for you and your guests, Kata! But I am sorry to hear they didn’t brown, we haven’t had that problem before when using the milk wash. You can also try an egg white wash, that might help them brown a little better next time.

  2. These were perfect and easy!!!! I’m vegan so I just substituted the egg for a flax egg and milk with cashew milk. It worked the same and tasted wonderful! Thank you for sharing!