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Homemade Dinner Rolls that are light and fluffy. Easy to make and delicious to eat.

Homemade Dinner Rolls

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Prep Time 5 hrs
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Servings 16


  • 2 Cups Warm Water (105° - 120°)
  • 2 Tbsp. Yeast
  • 2 tsp. Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Margarine, melted
  • 6-7 Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, softened


  • Use tap water that registers between 105° - 120° with a thermometer.
  • Add yeast and 2 tsp. of sugar.  Mix and set aside.
  • Beat eggs in mixer with a whip attachment.
  • Melt margarine in the microwave.
  • Add 1/2 cup of sugar to beaten eggs.
  • Gradually add melted margarine in a small stream into egg and sugar mixture.
  • Add one cup of flour then add yeast mixture.
  • Add 2 more cups of flour, gradually and then add salt.
  • Switch out the whip attachment for the dough hook.
  • Add 3-4 cups of flour, a cup at a time, until dough begins to form a ball and pull away from the side of the bowl.  Do not add more flour.  Continue to knead for 4 minutes in the mixer with a dough hook.
  • Grease a large bowl with cooking spray.
  • Place dough into the bowl and cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with oil.
  • Let the dough rise for 2 hours.
  • Punch the dough down and cut into four equal parts.
  • Grease two cookie sheets.
  • Roll out each quarter into a large circle and cut into 16 pieces like you would a pie.
  • Roll each triangle of dough starting at the fat side and roll to the point.  
  • Place point side down on a cookie sheet, four across and four down.  
  • Do steps 16 - 18 until all the dough has been shaped into rolls.
  • Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking oil.
  • Let rolls rise for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°. 
  • Take off the plastic wrap and bake one tray at a time for 11-13 minutes.
  • When rolls are done, take them out of the oven and let them rest for 5 minutes. Then brush with softened butter.
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