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Thanksgiving Sides - Homemade Dinner Rolls

Adding to your Thanksgiving sides this year? This recipe for homemade dinner rolls is perfect! Warm, fluffy and soft, they're delicious!
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Bread/Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Author: Stacy Barr


  • 1 cup warm water – about 110° F
  • 2 packages active rise yeast or 4 1/2 tsp active rise yeast
  • 1 ⁄2 cup melted butter
  • 1 ⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 1 ⁄4 cups bread flour


  • Preheat your oven to 375° F.
  • Proof yeast and water for 5 minutes.
  • Use a wooden spoon to stir in proofed yeast, melted butter, eggs, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in flour, 1 cup at a time, until stiff dough forms.
  • Cover and chill dough for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • Divide dough into 24 equal pieces.
  • Place dough balls in greased 9x13 baking dish.
  • Cover and let rise 1-2 hours until dough balls reach a size you want.
  • Bake at 375° F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Brush with melted butter and serve warm.


Do not use quick rise yeast in this recipe.