Best Dinner Rolls

One of my favorite things to do with my wife and kids is make part of a meal from scratch. It is so much fun to experiment in the kitchen together. Based on a friend’s recommendation, we tried these dinner rolls. They’re super simple to make, highly customizable and perfect for the holidays! If you load up the toppings they’re like the perfect combination of a breadstick and a dinner roll. One note though: make sure your yeast and bread flour are fresh or they may end up more like pretzels. If so, break out the mustard!


  • Preparation Time: 01:00
  • Cook Time: 00:12
  • Cuisine: American
  • Servings: 24


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter (cut into pieces)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 3 teaspoons yeast


  • 1Add ingredients directly into a bread maker as listed above. Run dough cycle.
  • 2Remove dough from bread maker. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 24 equal portions.
  • 3Divide each portion into 3 equal pieces; shape into balls. Grease two standard muffin tins or use non-stick spray of choice.
  • 4Place 3 balls into each greased muffin cup.
  • 5Let rise for 45 minutes.
  • 6Brush with lightly beaten egg and sprinkle rolls with toppings of your choice.
  • 7Bake (on second rack from the top) at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • 8Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.
  • 9TOPPERS Parm-Garlic: 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese and 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 10Almond Herb: 2 tablespoons chopped sliced almonds and 1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt, dried basil and dried oregano
  • 11Everything: 1 teaspoon each poppy seeds, kosher salt, dried minced garlic, sesame seeds and dried minced onion