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Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

Are you looking for an easy dinner roll recipe? The easiest way to make fresh dinner rolls is with your bread machine. Relax while you use the dough setting of your bread machine to get the time-intensive steps out of the way.

You'll be delighted with the results of this easy bread machine dinner roll recipe. The best bread machine dinner rolls are the ones you make yourself.

How to Make Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

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Freshly baked dinner rolls in a pan.

When you use your bread machine to make dinner rolls most of the work is done by the machine.  You'll be delighted with how easy it is to make fresh rolls. While most of the work is being done by the bread machine you can be doing something else.

Another reason to make dinner rolls at home using your bread machine is your ability to control the ingredients you'll use.  Have you looked at the ingredients on store-bought rolls?

Ingredients list for frozen dinner rolls.

You'll like that you can control the ingredients you add to your dinner rolls.

Bread Machine Dinner Rolls Ingredients

This recipe uses bread flour. You can substitute all-purpose flour for bread flour but your results will change.  Bread flour has higher protein content resulting in better structure in your baked bread and rolls. 

The amount of water and the temperature of the water are both important when making bread and rolls.  First, you want the water to be warm but not hot.  The right temperature is around 80 degrees F, about what you would want a baby's bottle temperature to be. You also want to use enough water to give your dough a soft, tender texture.  You'll need to check your dough for consistency a couple of minutes into the mixing cycle of your bread machine.

This recipe uses olive oil. I generally use extra virgin olive oil for its taste, the soft and fluffy texture it produces, and its health benefits. Can you substitute?  For the best flavor choose either extra virgin olive oil or melted butter.

The granulated sugar in the recipe feeds the yeast and adds a bit of sweetness to your rolls.

Bread machine yeast is used in the recipe because it is dependable in all of my bread machine recipes.

This is the bread maker I use.

Bread Machine Dinner Rolls Video

Pro Tips for Dinner Rolls

Add your ingredients to your bread machine in the order listed in the recipe. It is usual to add wet ingredients first, then dry ingredients with yeast being the last.

Measure carefully. Amounts make a difference.

Check your water temperature.  Use an instant-read thermometer if you are uncertain about the water temperature.

Check your dough for consistency a few minutes into mixing.  Add water, a teaspoon at a time, if your dough feels too stiff.  Add flour, a few teaspoons at a time, if the dough feels too wet or soft.

You can make your rolls any size you want.  Just be aware the baking time will need to be adjusted. Use a digital kitchen scale for uniformly-sized rolls. 

You can also either place your rolls close together in the pan or completely separate them.  Rolls that are separated will bake more quickly than tools that are touching.

You can check rolls for doneness with an instant-read thermometer.  Rolls should be 190 degrees F. You also want the crust to be a nice, golden brown.

Brush your baked rolls with melted butter when removed from the oven.  The butter will make the crust soft and will add a buttery flavor.

Cool your rolls on a rack to avoid soggy bottoms.

The Steps for Making Bread Machine Rolls

  1. Add the ingredients to your bread machine in the order listed.
  2. Set the dough cycle. Check your dough for consistency. If necessary, add water one teaspoon at a time.  If too, wet, add a little flour.
  3. When the dough cycle completes, form your rolls and set them in a lightly greased pan. Use a digital scale for consistent sizing.
  4. Cover your rolls with lightly greased plastic wrap and let rise until double in size.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the rolls until they are golden brown and have an internal temperature of 190 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Brush the tops of your baked rolls with melted butter. Cool the rolls in the pan for 10 minutes then turn them onto a cooling rack.

How to Freeze Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

You can freeze your unbaked rolls. for up to 3 months.  Form the rolls and place them in the pan.  Cover tightly and freeze.  Thaw the rolls overnight in your refrigerator.  Let rise until double in size and bake in the oven at 350 degrees F.

Freshly baked rolls can also be frozen. for a short time.  Wrap the cooled rolls individually in plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer bag.  These are best when thawed in the wrap and then gently warmed in the oven. 

Other Bread Machine Recipes You Will Love

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bread machine, dinner rolls
Yield: 16-24 dinner rolls
Author: Donna Urso
Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

Make homemade dinner rolls in your bread machine.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 30 MinInactive time: 2 H & 30 MTotal time: 3 H & 10 M



  1. Add the ingredients to your bread machine in the order listed.
  2. Set the dough cycle. Check your dough for consistency.
  3. When the dough cycle completes, form your rolls and set them on a lightly greased pan. Use a digital scale for consistent sizing.
  4. Cover your rolls with lightly greased plastic wrap and let rise until double in size.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the rolls until they are golden brown and have an internal temperature of 190 degrees F.
  6. Brush with melted butter. Cool the rolls in the pan for 10 minutes then turn them onto a cooling rack.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

3.21 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.45 g

Carbs (grams)

25.16 g

Fiber (grams)

0.92 g

Net carbs

24.25 g

Sugar (grams)

2.35 g

Protein (grams)

3.99 g

Sodium (milligrams)

292.62 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

0 mg

Nutritional information is approximate.


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