One Hour Dinner Rolls

One Hour Dinner Rolls

These soft and fluffy dinner rolls are perfect for any meal, and the best part is they can be made in just one hour! With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, you can have fresh, homemade rolls on the table in no time.


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup milk (2%)
  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus extra as needed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • Additional butter for brushing (optional)


  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the water, butter, and milk. Heat the mixture until it reaches a temperature between 95-110 degrees Fahrenheit. If it’s hotter, allow it to cool to the desired range. Alternatively, you can heat the mixture in a saucepan over medium-high heat on the stove.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, whisk together 3 1/2 cups of flour, salt, sugar, and instant yeast.
  • Add the warm liquid mixture to the flour mixture and knead for 6-8 minutes until a soft ball forms and pulls away cleanly from the sides of the bowl. Add the additional 1 cup of flour as needed.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and a clean towel, and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Spray a 9” x 13” casserole dish with non-stick spray and set it aside.
  • After 15 minutes, punch down the dough and divide it into 12-15 equal-sized balls.
  • Place the dough balls in the greased casserole dish and cover again with plastic wrap and a towel for another 15 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • Remove the plastic wrap and towel from the casserole dish and place it in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until the rolls are puffed and golden brown on top.

Optional: If brushing with butter, brush the rolls halfway through baking with 1 tablespoon of melted butter and then again after baking.

Prep Time: 45 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour | Servings: 15