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Best Dinner Rolls: No Bread Machine Required

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Best Dinner Rolls Recipe: No Bread Machine Required

Best Dinner Rolls Recipe: No Bread Machine Required

Since the loss of my bread machine a few months ago (it danced itself off the counter), I was thrilled to discover this recipe for the best dinner rolls!

Using your stand mixer, it’s not hard to create these buttery, soft, and irresistible rolls.  It will take plenty of rising time, so plan ahead.

In the meantime, I suppose it’s time I start researching bread machines–my last one was as old as our first born! Seven years! If there’s a brand you love, I’d love to hear about it!

Best Dinner Rolls Recipe

Print Dinner Rolls: No Bread Machine Required

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Yield: 16 Rolls

Serving Size: 2 Rolls

Dinner Rolls: No Bread Machine Required


I subbed in warm water and powdered milk so I wouldn't have to heat up the milk, too. It worked well!


  • 1 1/4 Cups Warm Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Yeast
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1/8-1/4 Cup Butter (Reserved)


  1. Sprinkle the Yeast over Warm Milk and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add Sugar, 1/2 Cup Melted Butter, Salt, and the Eggs. Mix well.
  3. Add Flour. Mix well.
  4. Blend on medium-low speed with your stand mixer 5-10 minutes.
  5. Cover bowl and let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  6. Punch down the dough.
  7. Let rise a second time, if desired.
  8. Divide into 18 rolls and place in greased 9 x 13 pan. The gaps will vanish as it rises!
  9. Cover and let rise for 20-30 minutes.
  10. Melt the reserved Butter and drizzle over the tops.
  11. Bake 400* for 10-15 minutes or until light golden brown.



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