Magical One Hour Dinner Rolls: Comfort and Joy in Every Bite

Feb 28, 2024 | Baking & Bread

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25 minutes
12-15 minutes

Once upon a time, in a cozy kitchen filled with the warm scent of freshly baked bread, I stumbled upon a recipe that forever changed my weeknight dinner game – One Hour Dinner Rolls. This delightful creation has quickly become a staple in my culinary repertoire, bringing comfort and joy to my dinner table with minimal effort and maximum flavor.

Ingredients for One Hour Dinner Rolls


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp rapid rise yeast
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp melted butter for brushing

One Hour Dinner Rolls


1. Prepare the Dough

In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm water, rapid rise yeast, and sugar. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until foamy.

2. Mix Ingredients

Add the vegetable oil, salt, egg, and 2 cups of flour to the yeast mixture. Mix well until a sticky dough forms.

3. Knead the Dough

Gradually add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough comes together and is no longer sticky. You may not need to use all of the flour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.

4. Shape the Rolls

Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape them into balls. Place them in a greased 9×13 inch baking pan, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let them rise for 15 minutes.

5. Bake the Rolls

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Once the rolls have risen, brush them with the melted butter. Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

6. Serve Warm

Remove from the oven and brush with more melted butter before serving warm.

These One Hour Dinner Rolls are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven, with a generous slather of butter or your favorite jam. The simplicity of this recipe leaves plenty of room for creativity – try adding herbs, cheese, or garlic for a savory twist, or a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar for a sweet treat.

May these rolls bring a touch of homemade goodness to your weeknight dinners, just as they have to mine. Enjoy the comfort and satisfaction of freshly baked bread in just an hour – a magical feat made possible by the humble but mighty dinner roll.

One Hour Dinner Rolls

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