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5 from 12 votes

Large Batch 1 Hour Dinner Rolls

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! 
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Rising Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner roll, Thanksgiving
Servings: 30 people
Calories: 147kcal
Cost: $3.32


  • large liquid measuring cup
  • instant-read thermometer
  • whisk
  • 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.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg