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1-Hour Dinner Rolls Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr

My 1-Hour Dinner Rolls are brushed with garlic butter and lovely enough for a Thanksgiving dinner, but easy enough for a weeknight comfort meal.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 rolls
Calories: 151 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 4 cups (1 lb 4oz/568g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablepoon instant yeast* (see notes below)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons (1oz/28g) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups (12floz/355ml) warm water or 1/2 and 1/2 milk and water
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2oz/ 43g) butter, room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, dried
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Mix to combine.

  2. Add in the softened butter and mix on low speed until the butter breaks up into large breadcrumbs.

  3. While still mixing, slowly stream in the water. (Note: add enough water all for your dough to form a tight ball and clean the bottom of the bowl. You might not need all the liquid)

  4. Increase the speed to medium and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.

  5. Transfer the dough into a lightly greased large bowl and cover tightly with cling wrap and a dish towel. Let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 20 minutes.

  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form it into an even ball. Using a dough cutter or knife, cut the dough in half. Roll each half of the dough into a long log. Cut each log into 8 rolls. Roll each one into the shape of a ball (see easy rolling technique in video above)

  7. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place each rolled piece of dough about 1 centimeter apart.

  8. Cover the rolls with cling wrap and allow to rise again while your oven is preheating to 400°F (200°C). This will take around 20 minutes. 

  9. While the rolls are rising, mix together the melted butter, minced garlic and dried parsley in a small bowl. Set aside.

  10. When the rolls have risen for the second time and joined together, lightly brush the rolls with half of the melted garlic butter (reserve the other half for after they are baked).

  11. Bake until golden brown, roughly brown, roughly 18-22 minutes. Immediately after removing the rolls from the oven, brush them with the remaining melted garlic butter.

  12. After cooling slightly pull apart and serve. Cover remaining rolls and store at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. They also freeze really well.

Watch the Recipe Video!

Recipe Notes

*You can replace the sugar with runny honey in the same quantity. You may need to adjust the liquids if you use a liquid sugar in any recipe.

Use dried instant yeast in all my bread recipes because it can be added straight into the dry ingredients without sponging in water beforehand.

Nutrition Facts
1-Hour Dinner Rolls Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 282mg12%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.