Homemaking, Large Family

The Best Dinner Roll Recipe

These rolls are seriously the best rolls I have ever had. They are so delicious and sooooooo simple! There are only 6 ingredients. You whip up the dough, let it rise, turn it into rolls, let them rise, then bake. Easy peasy. Here is a photo tutorial to help you make them.

Mix the dough:

The flour, yeast, salt and sugar.
Mix the dry ingredients.



Slowly add the oil.
Slowly add the hot water.


All mixed.

Let the dough rise:

Place the dough in a bowl, sprayed with cooking oil.
Cover the dough with a clean towel.


Make the rolls:

Pinch off a golf ball sized piece of dough.
Shape it into a smooth ball and place it between your index finger and thumb.
Squeeze the dough up through your fingers to smooth the top and form a round ball of dough.
Place the rolls into a greased 9×13 pan. (I had some help with these ones ;))

Let the rolls rise:

Cover the rolls with a clean towel and place them in a warm area to rise.
Usually I let them rise longer, but I got impatient and was ready to cook them.

Bake the rolls:

After baking, I rub the tops with real butter. Yummy!

Eat the rolls!


All that was left, an empty butter dish and one crumb. I’d say everyone loved them! And I hope you do too!

Let me know in the comments below if you tried them!


The Best Dinner Rolls

Easy and delicious dinner rolls, made from scratch!


  • 3 cups white flour
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup oil any kind is fine
  • 1 cup hot tap water


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees

    If you are using a mixer-

    Put the dry ingredients into the mixer bowl. Attach dough hook and give them a little swirl to mix them together. While the mixer is running, slowly dump in the oil and then the hot water. Let the mixer knead the dough for about 3-5 minutes, until the dough is smooth. Spray a bowl with cooking spray. Once the dough is done, shape into a ball and put it in the bowl. Cover with a towel and let it sit until doubled in size.

    Once the dough is doubled, spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Pinch off golf ball sized pieces of dough and then shape them in your hand, squishing the dough through your index finger and thumb, then pinching it off to make a roll. Line the pan with the rolls and cover with a towel. Let them sit until they are doubled or tripled in size. Remove the towel and bake them at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

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