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Homemade Dinner Rolls: Easy Recipe With Yeast

homemade dinner rolls
Foto: Utopia / K.Stankiewicz

Homemade dinner rolls go well with just about anything. Learn how to make these homemade yeast rolls with our simple recipe.

A perfect dinner roll should be light, fluffy, and soft to the touch. While you can purchase rolls from the grocery store or a local bakery, making homemade yeast rolls is a nice way to spend a lazy weekend afternoon. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy fresh bread straight from the oven? We’ll show you how to make homemade dinner rolls. 

Making Homemade Dinner Rolls

You need to let the homemade yeast rolls proof before baking.
You need to let the homemade yeast rolls proof before baking.
(Foto: Utopia / K.Stankiewicz)

These homemade yeast rolls are easy to make, but do require a bit of patience due to proofing time. This recipe yields 16 homemade dinner rolls and will take approximately 2 hours. 


  • 1½ cups warm water 
  • 3 tsp active dry yeast (or you make your own yeast)
  • 2 tbsp sugar 
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • 2 tsp sea salt 
  • 3½ cups flour 
  • more extra virgin olive oil for brushing 


  1. Add warm water, yeast, and sugar to a bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes until cloudy. 
  2. Add oil, 1 tsp. salt, and flour to the bowl, and stir with a wooden spoon until the dough starts to pull away from the bowl.
  3. Turn the dough onto a floured surface, and knead for approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover with a fresh tea towel, and leave for 1 hour to rise, or until doubled in size. 
  5. Divide the dough into 16 smaller dough balls, and place on a greased or lined baking sheet. Allow them to rest for another 30 minutes, then brush with olive oil and sprinkle with remaining salt. 
  6. Bake in the oven at 400F for 20–25 minutes, or until the tops are nice and golden. 

Serve alongside vegan chili, briam, or any number of soups. For inspiration, check out our other soup recipes: 

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