Homemade Buttery Yeast Rolls Recipe

We don’t know about you, but there is nothing that gets us more excited than some hot baked rolls straight out of the oven! They are soft, light, and quite perfect for soaking up gravy, or acting as the vessel for turkey/mashed potatoes/you name it!

This homemade buttery yeast rolls recipe is a Thanksgiving (or any meal for that matter) staple and shouldn’t be missed! If you’re new to homemade yeast bread, don’t worry! These rolls are simple to make, however, they take some time to rise (3 rises total!) – so just be patient! It will be well worth it, we promise!

Homemade Buttery Yeast Rolls

Makes: 12-16 rolls

Total Time: 3.5 hours


4 teaspoons instant dry yeast

1/3 cup warm water

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup butter, softened

2 teaspoons salt

1 cup warm milk (110°F)

2 large eggs

4 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more if needed


Add 1/3 cup warm water to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, and sprinkle with yeast. Let sit 10 minutes until foamy. After 10 minutes, add the sugar, butter, salt, eggs and milk. Mix for several seconds until just combined. Let this mixture sit for 5 minutes.

Gradually add the flour to form a stiff dough, beating well after each addition. Knead for 5-7 minutes on medium speed until the dough is smooth and satiny.

Remove bowl from the stand mixer, and cover with a lint-free towel. Move to a warm place and let rise 1 hour.

After 1 hour, punch down, then recover and let rise for another hour. After the second rise, remove the dough from the bowl and divide in half. Separate each dough half into 6-8 rolls depending on the size you desire. Place in a lightly greased 9×13 baking dish and cover once more with a dish towel. Let rise, 1 hour.

Bake 15-18 minutes at 350°F or until golden brown on top. Brush with butter immediately after removing from oven. Serve warm and enjoy!


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