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Easy Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe in a Bread Machine

Soft dinner rolls are comforting, soft, fluffy, and buttery. Fresh and homemade soft buns are always a favorite for dinner.

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Easy dinner rolls go for any main or side dish. Homemade bread is a staple at the dinner table! This sweet dinner rolls recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving, family dinners, or any night of the week. Baking bread isn’t a hard task to master!

Bread machine dinner rolls make the process so much easier. Instead of kneading the dough, using a mixing bowl, or any other difficult process, combine the ingredients in a bread machine. This simplifies the process for homemade dinner rolls!

Key Ingredients

dinner rolls ingredients- butter, milk, yeast, eggs, sugar, flour, salt, and water.

Dry ingredients

Dry Active Yeast: This easy recipe calls for just 2 tsp of active dry yeast. If you buy the little packets, 1 will be enough.

Sugar: Gives the rolls a hint of sweetness.

Flour: I usually use Canadian flour, which I get at Costco when visiting my in-laws. I have only tried this recipe with the all-purpose flour, Canadian flour, and baking flour. I haven’t tried others, so I can’t say if all kinds of flour would work. But make sure the flour you use is unbleached!

Salt: To bring out the flavors.

Wet Ingredients

Warm Water and Warm Milk: These serve as our liquids for the bread dough, and make sure it’s warm, not hot.

Eggs: You will need two eggs plus one more for brushing the tops of the buns to give them a golden color.

Melted Butter: Make sure it’s unsalted.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to Make Easy Soft Dinner Rolls at Home

I used a bread machine for this recipe. You could also use a hand mixer for the following steps. You can use a stand mixer and follow the steps.

Step 1: Mix the yeast first

Into a small bowl add yeast, 2 teaspoons of sugar, and ½ cup of warm water. Let it rise for 15 minutes.

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Step 2: Add to the bread machine

In a bread machine bowl add the rest of the sugar and warm water. Combine with the rest of the ingredients.

ingredients in bread machine.

Step 3: Make the dough

Turn on the DOUGH setting on your bread machine, and let it do the job. My bread machine takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. This can vary depending on your machine.

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Step 4: Prep the pan

Spray a rectangular 18″ X 13″ baking sheet. (If your pan is not a nonstick type, then you should put a sheet of parchment paper.)

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Step 5: Form the balls

The dough will be easy to work with. Use unbleached flour to form the dough into 24 balls and lay them on the baking sheet.

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Step 6: Rise

Let rise for 35 minutes.

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Step 7: Preheat the oven

Preheat the oven to 360F.

Step 8: Brush the egg

For the nice golden color of the soft buns, whisk the egg and brush on the tops of the buns.

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Step 9: Bake

Place in the oven for 20 minutes.

Step 10: Enjoy

Let it cool down and enjoy!

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Expert Tips

  • Use fresh ingredients.
  • Check the yeast so that is not expired (it happens)!
  • Use a kitchen scale to measure out ingredients accurately.
  • Let the dinner rolls rise before placing them in the oven (35 minutes).
  • Make sure you have a clean work surface when working with the dough.
  • Make sure you chose “dough” setting for the bread machine.

Recipe FAQs

How to Store Bread Rolls?

Store rolls in an airtight container in a warm place to keep bread rolls fresh the next day.

What flour should I use for fluffy dinner rolls?

Using bread flour, this one is my favorite Bob’s Red Mill. My favorite flour to use is Canadian flour all-purpose flour.

Can I make these rolls ahead and bake later?

 Yes, after shaping the rolls, cover and refrigerate overnight. Bring to room temperature before baking.

How do I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days or freeze for longer storage.

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Here are some tasty dishes you can enjoy these rolls with!

More Bread Recipes to Try

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Easy Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe in a Bread Machine

This soft bun bread recipe requires little effort but will result in major softness and goodness! Enjoy with jam, a soup or Thanksgiving dinner.
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Course: Starters and Sides
Cuisine: American, Breads
Allergy: Nut Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 4 hours
Servings24
Calories: 151kcal

Equipment

  • Bread machine
  • parchment paper
  • small bowl
  • Stand mixer

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp yeast
  • cup sugar
  • cups warm water
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup warm milk, I used organic 2%
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 cups unbleached flour, + a handful for shaping buns
  • 1 large egg, for brushing the tops of the buns, optional

Instructions

  • I used a bread machine for this recipe. You could also use a hand mixer for the following steps. you can use a stand mixer and follow the steps.
  • Into a small bowl add yeast, 2 teaspoons of sugar, and ½ cup of warm water. Let it rise for 15 minutes.
    2 tsp yeast, ⅓ cup sugar, 1½ cups warm water
    yeast-mix-and-dishes
  • In bread machine bowl add the rest of the sugar and warm water. Combine with the rest of the ingredients.
    ⅓ cup sugar, 1½ cups warm water, 2 large eggs, ½ cup unsalted butter,, ¼ cup warm milk,, 1 tsp salt, 5 cups unbleached flour,
    ingredients-in-bread-machine
  • Turn on the DOUGH setting on your bread machine, and let it do the job. My bread machine takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. This can vary depending on your machine.
    dough-in -bread-machine
  • Spray a rectangular 18″ X 13″ baking sheet. (If your pan is not a nonstick type, then you should put a sheet of parchment paper.)
    parchment-paper-on-baking-sheet
  • The dough will be easy to work with. Use unbleached flour to form the dough into 24 balls and lay them on the baking sheet.
    raw-buns-on-baking-sheet
  • Let rise for 35 minutes.
    raw-buns-on-baking-sheet-with-towel
  • Preheat the oven to 360F.
  • For the nice golden color of the soft buns, whisk 1 large egg and brush on the tops of the buns.
    1 large egg,
    raw-dinner-rolls-on-a-baking-sheet-egg-wash-and-brush-on-the-side
  • Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Let it cool down and enjoy!
    dinner-rolls-on-a-baking-sheet

Notes

  • Make sure the yeast is not expired before starting to make this recipe. 
  • Use a really good quality unbleached all purpose flour. 

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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