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Best Darn Dinner Rolls

This dinner roll recipe is a game changer if you're looking to impress guests, or just want to sink your teeth in to something amazing.
Course Side Dish


  • ¾ cup milk
  • 6 Tbs unsalted butter melted (plus 2 Tbs for brushing)
  • 6 Tbs sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¼ tsp Instant Yeast Rapid-rise; 1 packet
  • 3 cups flour


  • Mix together milk, 6 Tbs melted butter, sugar, and salt to a bowl.
  • Add eggs and yeast; mix well.
  • Add in flour; kneed until cohesive, elastic dough is formed.
  • Transfer dough to lightly floured work space; kneed dough by hand two to four minutes, until not sticky anymore.
  • Lightly spritz medium-sized bowl with nonstick cooking spray or oil. Transfer dough to oiled bowl. Lightly coat surface of dough with cooking spray; cover bowl lightly with a damp towel.
  • Let dough rise in a warm, draft-free location until it doubles in volume (2-3 hours)
  • Once dough has doubled in size, shape dough into 12-16 equal shaped balls.
  • Arrange shaped rolls on lightly oiled pans about one inch apart. Spritz the rolls with more oil; cover prepared pans with plastic wrap. If making them the same day: leave out and covered for at least two hours (for a second rise). If making them the next day: refrigerate for up to 24 hours. *If refrigerated take out of the fridge 4-6 hours before you plan on baking them.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400°
  • Remove plastic wrap from room-temperature dough balls. Brush rolls with remaining 2 Tbs melted butter.
  • Bake for about 10-15 minutes. When rolls turn golden brown, use a food thermometer to check the internal temp. Rolls are done when they reach 190°. Put a foil tent over rolls if this heat has not been reached, but if the rolls are already browning on top.
  • Let cool for 5-10 minutes; serve warm.