30 Minute Dinner Rolls

30 Minute Dinner Rolls

We love bread and eat it daily. This recipe is for a super quick dinner roll recipe that can be made in under an hour. Instead of always buying packaged rolls, try this recipe for homemade from scratch 30 Minute Dinner Rolls.

30 Minute Dinner Rolls on plate
recipe for sourdough discard

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Published July 8, 2022
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Another variety of dinner rolls

For a sweeter option, try this recipe for Sweet Pineapple Dinner Rolls which is my take on those amazing Hawiian Sweet Rolls. By using pineapple juice instead of water, you can make a sweeter roll that tastes delicious for a fraction of the price.

Cost for this recipe

Math is not my forte; however, budgeting is the best way to save our family money each week. We budget and then make certain foods from scratch to help save our family money. Below is a cost breakdown for the ingredients included to make these 30 Minute Dinner Rolls from scratch.

2 Tbsp yeast $0.18
1 tsp salt $0.01
3 1/2 cup flour $0.53
1/4 tsp sugar $0.01
1/3 cup oil $0.15
1 egg $0.17

The total cost for this recipe is $1.05, making each roll cost $0.07.
If you were to buy the biscuits in the deli section, the pack of eight would cost $1.65 at ALDI or premade pack of twelve for $2.55.
However, a twelve pack at a local grocery store would cost $5.29 for the name brand King’s Hawiian rolls, or $3.89 for a 6-pack.
Making your own, even though it does take time, can save you $2-$5 respectively, and when on a budget, this helps cut costs.

To bring in some fun math, let’s say you buy a pack of rolls once a week. This would cost $132.60 from ALDI. In comparison with $275.08 for a name-brand variety.
However, if you make your own weekly, the cost would be $54.60 for a weekly supply for a year saving you $220 yearly on a weekly supply of dinner rolls.

Bake House Creations Jumbo Buttermilk Biscuits
16 oz
$1.65
L’oven Fresh Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
12 oz
$2.55
King’s Hawaiian Savory Butter Rolls
12 ct
$5.29
Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Soft White Rolls
6 ct
$3.89

30 Minute Dinner Rolls Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/4 cup warm water
2 Tbsp yeast
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp sugar
1/3 cup oil
1 egg

ingredients for 30 minute dinner rolls on counter

Directions

1. Firstly, in a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water with 1/4 tsp sugar, stirring well to combine. With this recipe, there is no need to let the yeast rest in the water as it will rest once all of the rolls are formed.

mix yeast, water, sugar in mixer bowl

2. Secondly, add oil, salt, egg and flour and mix well to combine. For this recipe, I used my KitchenAid mixer as it helps to create a smoother and softer roll than mixing by hand. Feel free to mix your dough by hand or with a wooden spoon in a large bowl.

3. Add extra flour to the mixture if it is still sticky to the touch once combined, making sure to only add 1-2 Tbsp at a time until the consistency is perfect.

add more flour if sticky

4. Spray a 9 X 13 baking dish with non-stick spray and then set aside.

spray 9 X 13 baking dish with non-stick spray

5. Divide the dough into fifteen equal parts and shape into a ball, then, once shaped, place in the prepared baking pan. To shape the dough balls, either place the dough ball onto a clean countertop, then gently roll the ball around in the palm of your hand against the counter. Another option is to hold the dough ball and pull the edges into the center and rotate 45-degrees and continue forming the dough until a ball is formed. When done, pinch the seam at the bottom so the dough balls cook and do not open up, then place the seam-side down in the pan.

30 Minute Dinner Rolls in baking sheet formed

6. Cover the baking pan with the fifteen shaped rolls with plastic wrap, then let it rest on the counter for 20-minutes. This step helps not only for the dough to rise, but also for the yeast to develop. The rolls can double in size at this point and will further expand during baking.

cover rolls in baking pan with plastic wrap to rest 20 minutes

7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit while the rolls are resting.
8. Once the oven is warm and the rolls have rested, remove the plastic wrap and place the baking dish into the oven and bake for 25 minutes, the rolls will grow while baking.

uncover baking pan before baking rolls

9. Remove the baked rolls once browned and spread butter on the tops of the rolls, then serve and enjoy!
~Monica

removed baked rolls from oven to rest and cool
30 Minute Dinner Rolls on plate

Recipe for 30 Minute Dinner Rolls

Ingredients for Dinner Rolls

1 1/4 cup warm water
2 Tbsp yeast
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp sugar
1/3 cup oil
1 egg

Directions for 30 minute Dinner Rolls

1. Firstly, in a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water with 1/4 tsp sugar, stirring well to combine.
2. Secondly, add oil, salt, egg and flour and mix well to combine.
3. Add extra flour to the mixture if it is still sticky to the touch once combined.
4. Spray a 9 X 13 baking dish with non-stick spray and then set aside.
5. Divide the dough into fifteen equal parts and shape into a ball, then, once shaped, place in the prepared baking pan.
6. Cover the baking pan with the fifteen shaped rolls with plastic wrap, then let it rest on the counter for 20-minutes.
7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit while the rolls are resting.
8. Once the oven is warm and the rolls have rested, remove the plastic wrap and place the baking dish into the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
9. Remove the baked rolls once browned and spread butter on the tops of the rolls, then serve and enjoy!
~Monica

Published by Monica's Scratch Kitchen

I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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