This 1 Hour Dinner Rolls recipe makes 30 soft and buttery rolls. This recipe will cost $3.32 to make, that’s just 12¢ per serving!
Are you craving homemade dinner rolls for your Thanksgiving dinner but are dreading the time it takes to make the rolls? Us too! Well, dread no more! We’ve got you covered. We have received a lot of positive feedback on our 1 Hour French Bread. A lot of you said that you need more 1-hour bread recipes in your life, so we worked to create this 1 Hour Dinner Rolls recipe to make all of your dinner roll dreams come true! You dream about dinner rolls right?! Because we do! 🙂
I have dreams of my Grandma’s weekly homemade dinner rolls. Growing up I couldn’t wait until Sunday dinner to eat her delicious rolls. I did not truly appreciate, until having a family of my own, what a true labor of love bread making really is. My Grandma is even more amazing in my eyes now. How did she spend all of that time every week baking bread? I do not have time for that but my desire is still the same as it was when I was younger. I want to eat the rolls!
These easy dinner rolls solve that problem. They are truly so easy to make in no time at all you can simply make them any day of the week, not just on Thanksgiving. Now you really can have your bread and eat it too! PLUS, this recipe makes 30 rolls! They’re perfect for large family gatherings. You can also make the entire batch and freeze some for later (see the freezing instructions below).
1 Hour Dinner Rolls Recipe Questions Answered:
Can I use all-purpose flour for bread?
You can absolutely substitute purpose flour for bread flour. Substitute 1 cup for 1 cup. Just be aware that the textures for each type of flour will affect the recipe differently. The texture when using bread flour maybe a little chewier than it is when using all-purpose flour.
How do you eat dinner rolls?
Mostly I just want to slap some butter on the roll and get the whole roll into my mouth as quickly as possible! But when we have company over I try to restrain myself and eat a dinner roll with a little more dignity. 🙂 The proper way to eat dinner rolls is to first tear off a small piece of bread and while holding the piece in your fingers user your knife to put some butter on the piece.
How do you keep dinner rolls warm?
Recipe Tips has the best idea for keeping your rolls warm using beans. Just warm up some dry beans and then place them on the bottom of a napkin lined basket. I cannot wait to try this!
How to Make 1-hour dinner rolls Recipe:
- First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Then in a bowl add the water, milk, 4 tablespoons butter and honey. Next, microwave it for 1 minute and gently stir it.
- Next, continue microwaving it in 15-second intervals until the mixture is warm to the touch and the butter is melted but not boiling.
- Then pour the mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle the yeast evenly on top and whisk to combine. After letting the yeast sit for 5 minutes add in 7 cups of flour and salt.
- Next, mix with a dough hook until the dry ingredients are combined. Add in ¼ cup of flour at a time until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Mix for about 5 minutes and then form the dough into a ball with your hands and place it in a greased bowl.
- Let the dough rise by covering it with a damp towel. After 15 minutes, gently punch the dough down and divide it into 30 equal-sized pieces. Form each piece into a ball and place the dough balls onto a greased baking sheet. Then, cover the baking sheet with a damp towel and let the balls rise for another 15-20 minutes.
- Finally, bake for 15 minutes and brush the tops with 4 Tablespoons of melted butter.
How to get the kids involved with this recipe:
- Ages 2-3: Have them help you pour the water, milk, honey, and butter into the bowl. Also, have them help you measure out each of the ingredients.
- Ages 4-5: Let them add in the flour to the mixing bowl and turn on the mixer. Assist their little fingers as you show them how to lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Ages 6-8: Teach them how to use the microwave and cooking the mixture in intervals. Have them help you roll the dough into balls and place them on the baking sheet. Teach them how to move the oven rack to the correct position and how to safely remove a hot pan from the oven.
- Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
- Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Discover why we love getting the kids involved in the kitchen and more tips in our How to Get Kids Involved In Cooking article.
The flavor and Recipe Variations:
- Add some homemade Instant Pot Strawberry Jam. There’s nothing better than a homemade roll with homemade jam. Yum!
What to Serve with 1-hour dinner rolls:
- For a delicious weeknight meal serve these easy dinner rolls with our Chicken Noodle Soup. For Thanksgiving serve it alongside our Instant Pot Turkey Breast.
How long is this good for:
- Serve: Serve these warm. I like to keep the rolls together on the pan so that they stay warm longer when they’re all together.
- Store: When storing, pull the rolls apart and place them in Ziploc bags at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- To reheat: Place rolls in a paper bag. Fold down the top to close the bag, and sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of water over the bag. Place the bag in a 350 degree F oven for 5-6 minutes, or until bread is warmed through.
- Freeze: After the rolls have cooled completely, wrap them in foil and then place them in a freezer bag. They will keep up to 1 month in the freezer. To reheat, defrost the rolls and then follow the directions for reheating above.
How much will these 1 Hour Dinner Rolls cost:
RECIPE COST: $3.32
PER SERVING COST: $0.12
To find out more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained.
- 2 cups water – $0
- 1 cup milk – $0.14
- 8 Tablespoons butter – $0.80
- ¼ cup honey – $0.66
- 2 Tablespoons instant yeast – $0.18
- 7-8 cups all-purpose flour – $1.52
- 2 teaspoons salt – $0.02
Large Batch 1 Hour Dinner Rolls
- large liquid measuring cup
- instant-read thermometer
- stand mixer with dough hook
- large mixing bowl
- dish towel
- rimmed baking sheet
- small microwave-safe bowl
- pastry brush
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup milk
- 8 Tablespoons butter divided
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 Tablespoons instant yeast
- 7-8 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- Add water, milk, 4 Tablespoons of butter (cut into 8 pieces), and honey to a 4-cup measuring cup or small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 90 seconds, and then 15-second intervals, until the butter is melted and the mixture is between 100-110 degrees F.
- Whisk the yeast into the mixture and let it sit for 4 minutes. Then, pour the mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer (you’ll need to use a rubber scraper to get the settled honey from the bottom of the measuring cup).
- Add 7 cup of flour and salt to the stand mixer. Mix with the dough hook on low speed until the flour is absorbed into the wet ingredients. Keep adding more flour, ¼ cup at a time, until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and the dough is not sticky, just slightly tacky.
- Knead on medium speed for 3 minutes. Then, transfer the dough to a large greased bowl. Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel, and let the dough rise for 20 minutes.
- Grease a standard rimmed baking sheet (18”x13”) with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
- Punch the dough down and divide the dough into 30 pieces. Working quickly, roll the dough into balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet (make 6 rows of 5).
- Cover the dough with a kitchen towel again. Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Once the oven has preheated, remove the towel from the rolls and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the rolls are light golden brown on top and baked through.
- Melt 4 Tablespoons of butter in a small bowl, and brush the tops of the rolls with the butter. Serve.