EASY 30-MINUTE DINNER ROLLS

Easy 30-Minute Dinner Rolls are made with a few basic ingredients, you don’t need a mixer, and they turn out perfectly soft and delicious every time!

Easy 30-Minute Dinner Rolls are a staple in my house – I make them almost every Sunday and since I discovered this recipe I just can’t bring myself to make any of my other recipes because they take so much longer! I had tried a lot of “quick” roll recipes before this one, and most of didn’t up being quite as fast as they claimed, or they just didn’t taste very good! I had almost given up on finding a roll recipe that I liked that took less than 2-3 hours to make, but then I discovered this one!

Easy 30-Minute Dinner Rolls are made with a few basic ingredients, you don't need a mixer, and they turn out perfectly soft and delicious every time!

These Easy 30-Minute Dinner Rolls are soft and delicious and every time I make them, people go crazy for them and nobody can believe that I really can make them in 30 minutes from the minute I start mixing up the dough to the time they come out of the oven. But I’ve timed myself! They really do take just 30 minutes from start to finish! They take about 5 minutes to prep, 10-15 minutes to rise, then 10 minutes to bake – that’s it!

The other thing I love about this recipe is that it makes just 12 rolls. Some of the other roll recipes that I have make 2-3 dozen rolls which is just way too many for my family of 6. And rolls just aren’t quite as yummy a day or two later. Plus, when I have 24 rolls, I tend to eat way too many of them so they don’t go to waste! Anyone else have that problem?!?

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One warning – the recipe says to just mix the dough with a spoon and it’s pretty easy to do but one time I decided to use my mixer and the rolls just didn’t turn out quite as well. I’ve never had them not work any other time so even if you are tempted to use a mixer, don’t! I think it overworks the dough or something but they just won’t rise as well and you’ll have more dishes to wash too!

Also, this recipe originally called for vegetable oil, which works just fine, but I like them better when I use melted butter instead. I’ve actually made them with coconut oil too and they are wonderful that way too, but they do have a very slight coconut flavor to them. You will use 1/3 cup whether you use oil or butter.

EASY 30-MINUTE DINNER ROLLS

  • 3 1/2 cups flour, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. regular yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup hot water (I never measure the temp of the water, I just use really hot tap water, but if you like more specific directions, I think it’s supposed to be around 110° F)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup melted butter OR 1/3 cup oil (vegetable, coconut, canola, etc)
  1. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour with yeast; stir together until well combined.
  2. Add sugar and salt, mix well.
  3. Add hot water and stir to combine, then add the melted butter and the egg.  Mix completely (until the butter and the egg are no longer visible).
  4. Add the remaining 2 cups of flour and mix until the flour is incorporated.  Dough will be sticky.  At this point, I like to add just a little bit more flour and incorporate it into the dough with my hands for about 1 minute. The dough should then be smooth and not sticky.
  5. You can shape the rolls however you prefer – I usually make crescent rolls because it’s fast.  To do this, you just roll the dough into a large circle (1/8-1/4 inch thick). Cut the dough into triangles with a pizza cutter and then starting with the larger end of each triangle, roll the dough up.
  6. Place on a lightly sprayed cookie sheet, making sure that the tip of the triangle is tucked under the roll.  Let the rolls rise for 10-15 minutes and then bake them at 425 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top. (Mine are always done right at 10 minutes.) I like to brush the rolls with a little bit of melted butter right when they come out of the oven – so yummy!

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EASY 30-MINUTE DINNER ROLLS

Easy 30-Minute Dinner Rolls are made with a few basic ingredients, you don't need a mixer, and they turn out perfectly soft and delicious every time!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups flour divided
  • 2 Tbsp. regular yeast 
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup hot water I never measure the temp of the water, I just use really hot tap water, but if you like more specific directions, I think it's supposed to be around 110° F
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup melted butter OR 1/3 cup oil vegetable, coconut, canola, etc

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour with yeast; stir together until well combined.
  2. Add sugar and salt, mix well.
  3. Add hot water and stir to combine, then add the melted butter and the egg.  Mix completely (until the butter and the egg are no longer visible).
  4. Add the remaining 2 cups of flour and mix until the flour is incorporated.  Dough will be sticky.  At this point, I like to add just a little bit more flour and incorporate it into the dough with my hands for about 1 minute. The dough should then be smooth and not sticky. 
  5. You can shape the rolls however you prefer – I usually make crescent rolls because it’s fast.  To do this, you just roll the dough into a large circle (1/8-1/4 inch thick). Cut the dough into triangles with a pizza cutter and then starting with the larger end of each triangle, roll the dough up.
  6. Place on a lightly sprayed cookie sheet, making sure that the tip of the triangle is tucked under the roll.  Let the rolls rise for 10-15 minutes and then bake them at 425 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top. (Mine are always done right at 10 minutes.) I like to brush the rolls with a little bit of melted butter right when they come out of the oven – so yummy!

10 COMMENTS

    • Isn’t it wonderful! Completely changed my life when I found this recipe – or at least we have rolls a lot more often! 😉

  1. I love that I don’t need my mixer for this one and how easy they come together! Such a great roll recipe to have handy!

  2. Made them tonight and they turned out great. I added some Italian seasoning and garlic powder to it when I was mixing them and they were awesome!

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