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No Knead Dinner Rolls are soft, fluffy and absolutely delicious. The easiest yeast dinner roll recipe you will ever make, and a recipe you definitely need in your life!
I never knew dinner rolls could be so easy to make until this recipe blew my mind! I've always been intimidated by baking bread and rolls. I like soft, fluffy bread and dinner rolls. I have been practicing and tweaking recipes to get just the right texture I like! This dinner roll recipe makes soft, fluffy, large rolls that taste delightful. Plus, the house will smell amazing when they are baking! These rolls are great for Sunday dinners, holidays and family get togethers. Use the extra rolls for slider sandwiches. You can't go wrong with this recipe!
Ingredients Needed to Make No Knead Dinner Rolls
Tips for Making the Best Dinner Rolls
- Water should be lukewarm around 110-115° any warmer than that and the heat will kill the yeast.
- Use fresh yeast, old yeast that is near expiring will not rise properly. To keep your yeast fresh, keep it in the freezer. I keep all my yeast in the freezer.
- Fluff your flour, then spoon it into your measuring cup and level it off. Accidently adding too much flour to bread dough is what can make it heavy and dense instead of soft and fluffy.
How to Make Easy No Knead Dinner Rolls
Step 1: Make the Dough
This recipe is great because you can use a stand mixer or you can use a bowl and wooden spoon. Whichever you choose, add the warm water and then the yeast to the bowl and let it bloom for 5 minutes. Next, stir in the sugar, melted butter, eggs and salt. Then add flour and mix until a sticky dough forms. Spray the top of the dough with olive oil and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Place the bowl in a warm place that is draft free. Let the dough rise until it has doubled in size, this takes about 1 hour.
Step 2: Shape Into Rolls
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Shape the dough into a log. Using a dough cutter, cut the log in half, cut each half into thirds and then cut each third into thirds to equal 18 pieces. To shape the dough, flatten into a small rectangle, then look at the rectangle as if you were to divide it into thirds, fold the sides down and under the middle third and pinch the seam. Place the roll seam side down in a greased 9x13 baking pan. Repeat with remaining dough. Your pan should have 3 rows of 6 rolls. Now, cover the rolls with plastic wrap, return to the warm and draft free place, and let rise for another 30-40 minutes until doubled in size. I like them closer to the 40 minute mark.
Step 3: Bake the Rolls
Remove plastic wrap from rolls, and bake in a 400° preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. The tops will be golden brown and will sound hollow when completely baked. Tap your knuckle on the top of the dinner roll, if it sounds hollow it is done. If you think your rolls are getting too brown, loosely tent with foil.
Step 4: Butter Em!
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and brush butter on top of the rolls and then sprinkle with a little salt. Let the rolls sit for 5 minutes and then pull apart and serve warm.
How to Store and Freeze Dinner Rolls
Store: Wrap leftover rolls tightly in plastic wrap and store on counter or in bread box.
Freeze: Wrap baked rolls in plastic wrap, place in freezer safe air tight container or zip top bag and freeze.
Thaw Frozen Rolls: Take out of freezer and thaw on counter for a couple hours.
Reheat Rolls: Unwrap the rolls, then wrap them in foil. Heat them in a 350° oven for 10-15 minutes.
Make Ahead No Knead Dinner Rolls
This roll recipe is nice because you can make the rolls the day before, or make them in the morning the day you want to serve them. Follow the recipe instructions up to step 2. Once the rolls are shaped and covered with plastic wrap, place them in the fridge to rise. They will need at least 4 hours in the fridge to rise enough, but they can stay in there up to a day. When ready to bake, pull out of fridge, uncover and pop in the oven and finish with the remaining steps! This roll recipe really is a game changer!
More Bread Recipes to Complete Your Meals
- Homemade French Bread
- Cheesy Corn Muffins
- Easy Peasy Garlic Bread
- Garlic Parmesan Focaccia Bread
- Easy Drop Biscuits
- Garlic Cheese Drop Biscuits
- Cheesy Zucchini Biscuits
- Sweet Cornbread Recipe
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No Knead Dinner Rolls
- Add warm water and yeast to a large bowl or bowl of stand mixer. Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Stir in sugar, butter, eggs and salt.
- Add flour and stir until a sticky dough forms.
- Spray top of dough with olive oil and cover bowl with plastic wrap.
- Place bowl in warm, draft free place and let dough rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Turn dough out on a floured work space and shape into a large log.
- Using a dough cutter, cut dough in half and cut each half into thirds. Then cut each third into thirds creating 18 pieces of dough.
- To shape rolls, flatten into a small rectangle, then look at the rectangle as if you were to divide it into thirds, fold the edges down and under the middle third pinching seam. Place the roll seam side down in a greased 9x13 baking pan. Repeat with remaining dough. Your pan should have 3 rows of 6 rolls.
- Cover the rolls with plastic wrap and place back in warm, draft free place for 30-40 minutes until rolls have doubled in size. (Or you can place in fridge for 4 hours or up to one day.)
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Remove plastic wrap and bake rolls for 35-40 minutes until tops are golden brown and the rolls sound hollow when knocked on. (If the rolls are starting to look too brown, loosely tent with foil.
- Brush rolls with melted butter and sprinkle with a little bit extra salt.
- Let rolls sit for 5 minutes, then pull apart and serve warm.