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Buttery Soft Dinner Rolls

Easy Dinner Roll recipe perfect for procrastinators! Done in just over an hour, these buttery soft dinner rolls are the perfect addition to dinner. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Rise Time25 mins
Total Time52 mins
Course: bread, Rolls
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner rolls
Servings: 12
Calories: 233kcal


  • 2 TBSP yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3-3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 egg whisked with 1 tsp water for textured top
  • 2 TBSP melted butter for brushing


  • In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Add yeast; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add the canola oil, egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes.
  • Form dough into a smooth ball. Keeping the dough in the bowl, spray with non-stick spray and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes.
  • Punch down dough. Knead for 1 minute. Take the dough and divide it into 12 portions. Shape each ball dough by rolling it gently into a ball and tucking the sides underneath so that the roll looks smooth.
  • Place rolls in a greased 9x13 pan. Brush each with egg wash on the top of each roll to give them that smooth, shiny crust.
  • Let rolls rest and rise while oven is preheating to 425 degrees F, or about 10 minutes.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until rolls are golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes, then brush with butter and serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 2mg