Classic Dinner Rolls

Classic Dinner Rolls

Classic dinner rolls--perfect for any holiday meal!

40 min. prep time
12 rolls
11411 Ratings


2 to 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise Yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted, if desired


Combine 3/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt in large bowl; set aside.

Combine milk, water and butter in 2-quart saucepan; cook over medium heat until temperature reaches 120ºF. to 130ºF. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until mixture is smooth. Increase speed to high; add 1/4 cup flour. Beat until well mixed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough.

Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic (8 to 10 minutes). Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

Divide dough into 12 equal pieces; shape each piece into a ball. Place into greased 8-inch round pan. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in size (about 30 minutes).

Meanwhile, heat oven to 375ºF. Bake rolls for 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan; brush with additional melted butter, if desired. Serve warm.

Recipe and image has been provided by ACH Food Companies, Inc.

Nutrition Facts (1 roll)

Calories: 110

Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 120mg

Carbohydrates: 19g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #14656©2009Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made these once and my family always asks for them at every holiday now. They are easy to make and delicious. My only complaint is they are not soft on the tops. How can I get them to be softer instead of crusty? I usually bake them for just 15 minutes as the 20-22 minutes in the recipe makes them WAY to hard on the tops.
Test Kitchen Comment


Hi Sarah, these rolls are meant to have a soft texture on the inside, and a bit of a crust on the top. However, if you'd like them to be even softer, we'd suggest baking for a less amount of time. There's the possibility that your oven may be running a little hot, which could cause the top to get drier than usual. Hope this helps!
Posted November 25, 2015
Easy, texture is nice. The only critique I have is that there isn't as much of a yeast flavor as I like, and the baking time is waaaaay too long. 10-15 minutes would render a softer roll.
Loved them and soo easy to make!
It disappeared 5 minutes after taking it out of the oven. My grandkids loved it.
This is very easy and gets great reviews for homemade rolls!. I make mine ahead and freeze for special dinners like Thanksgiving. They are still the best!
These taste just like my grandma's dinner rolls but way easier to make. My whole family loves them :)
sooooooo tastey. the perfect dinner yeast roll and super simple to make
These were too sweet for our taste.
Easy and delicious!
Reminescent of the rolls I had in grade school. Yeasty, and taste like a roll not like an egg roll. Try these and you won't ever eat any other kind again.
This is the easiest recipe for rolls I have found and I make them all the time.

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