Bread Machine Dinner Rolls


Bread Machine Dinner Roll broke in half on a white plate.

Soft buttery and fluffy these bread machine dinner rolls are melt in your mouth good. These savory but slightly sweet rolls are the perfect compliment to any meal . In 2020 more people were staying at home and learning to bake. The bread machines made a comeback and the new and improved version is so nice , click HERE to see what I use.    Even if you aren’t a seasoned baker this recipe is easy to follow and anyone can make these. The bread machine literally does all the hard work , it’s like magic. Once you learn to make a basic dough like this it can be turned into other recipes like garlic knots and cinnamon rolls .

What you will need to make Bread Machine Dinner Rolls:

  • Bread Machine click HERE to see the kind I have
  • Kitchen Thermometer-click HERE to see the one I have
  • Measuring cups
  • Baking Pan
  • Active Yeast
  • sugar
  • Warm Milk
  • melted butter
  • beaten egg
  • salt
  • all purpose flour


Frequently Asked Questions :

Do I have to use a bread machine?

This is great basic dinner roll recipe and can be made without a bread machine. It will be a little more labor intense but you will need to knead the dough 10-15 minutes . This can be done by hand or a stand up mixer. Then allow the dough to rise in a cover bowl.

Do I have to Proof the yeast?

I highly recommend this just to make sure the yeast is dissolved especially if you are not using a bread machine.

Can I use Rapid Rise Yeast?

I have accidently bought and used the rapid rise yeast and used it with no problems

I have yeast in a jar, how much do I use?

The Yeast packets are 2 1/4 Teaspoons

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes you can. Once the rolls are formed on a pan cover them with plastic wrap and place them in the fridge. Take them out when you are ready to bake them

Do I have to check the temp of my warm milk?

Yes , this is a very important part of the process. If the milk is too hot it will kill the yeast .



All of the ingredients for Bread Machine dinner rolls

Begin by proofing the yeast. This can be done by combing the sugar  and yeast either in a bowl or bread well. Mix in the warm milk and let sit for 10 minutes

The yeast and milk proofing in a bowl

Add the beaten egg and melted butter to the proofed yeast mixture. The add the salt and flour.

Pouring melted butter into the bread machine

My bread machine has the cycles written on the machine so this makes it super simple. Select the dough cycle and let the maker do its magic.

Bread Machine on dough cylce

Once the dough cycle is done empty the dough onto a floured surface. Divide the dough in half and each half into 6 pieces , total of 12.

Bread dough cut in half ready to roll into balls

Roll each piece of dough into a ball and place on a buttered pan, careful not to over crowd. Cover and let rise for 15 minutes  then bake in 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes

Dough Balls on a buttered baking pan

Once the rolls are golden brown they can brushed with butter

Baked Hot Rolls being brushed with butter

These rolls are the perfect compliment to any meal

Bread Machine dinner rolls on a white platter

What can you spread on Hot Bread Machine Dinner Rolls:


Bread Machine dinner roll torn in half and buttered


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Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

 Soft buttery and fluffy these bread machine dinner rolls are melt in your mouth good. These rolls are the perfect compliment to any meal
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Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes


  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 packet active yeast-approximately 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour


  • First read your manufactures recommendations on using your bread machine . Mine says wet to dry ingredients
  • Warm your milk between 100-110 degrees *see notes
  • In the well of the bread machine add the sugar , warm milk and yeast . Allow the yeast to dissolve for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the melted butter and beaten egg
  • Lastly add the salt and flour
  • Close the lid and select the dough cycle *see notes
  • Once the dough cycle is done empty the dough onto a floured surface
  • Divide the dough in half and each half into 6 pieces , total 12
  • Roll each piece of dough into a ball and place on a buttered pan, careful not to over crowd
  • Cover with a towel and let rise for about 15 minutes *see notes
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes


If you are not an experience baker I recommend using a kitchen thermometer make sure your milk isn't too hot. If the milk is too hot you will kill the yeast.
I have the Cuisinart Bread machine and the dough cycle is clearly marked . This cycle mixes and knead the bread but doesn't bake it.
The order the ingredients go into the bread machine does matter , refer to your handbook. Mine say wet to dry and I think this is pretty standard. 
These rolls can be made a head of time, i have done them the night before. Once the rolls are formed place plastic wrap over the rolls and put them in the fridge. Bake when you are ready to serve them . 
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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2 years ago

This dinner rolls recipe is the best! Not only are they so easy to make (thanks, bread machine), but the results are delicious

2 years ago
Reply to  Linda

And what if you don’t have a bread machine?

2 years ago

Thank you so much for this, Super tasty and really delicious! Will surely make this amazing recipe! Highly recommended!

2 years ago

My bread machine is my bff but I never thought to make dinner roll dough in there! Thanks for the great idea and tips!

Uma Srinivas
2 years ago

Bread rolls looks so soft and yum! I love to have these rolls with warm soup or curry!

Farrukh Aziz
Farrukh Aziz
2 years ago

These were so fluffy and delicious! The dinner rolls made a perfect compliment to our family dinner! Thanks a lot for sharing! 🙂

2 years ago

This is the best dinner rolls recipe I came across! The bread was so fluffy and buttery. I highly recommend this recipe!

Katie Crenshaw
Katie Crenshaw
2 years ago

Where has this recipe been all of my life? These are so easy to make and turn out fantastic!

2 years ago

What a great recipe, very easy to follow. I love freshly baked bread and I don’t usually use a bread machine, but reading your recipe I ran to the garage to get mine and try this out.

2 years ago

These look like pillows of heaven. I want a bread maker now!

Amy | Amycakes Bakes
Amy | Amycakes Bakes
2 years ago

These were so soft and delicious! Thanks for inspiring to get my bread machine out–easy to make and so much better than store bought rolls!

2 years ago

Hello. I regularly make bread in my Bread Machine. However, I am eager to try Fresh Homemade Buns! Thank you for this recipe. I am looking forward and I am just waiting for the occasion! Your recipe promises to be not only good tasting but also looking great. I have no doubt, I also like the ingredients you use. I do have Bread Flour though? I will not be rating the recipe today because I have not tried it!
If I did I would probably give it a 5+

2 years ago

Can I add stuff to make it my own or will it ruin the dough

2 years ago
Reply to  Debbie

Shredded cheese.

7 months ago

my bread machine has to water not milk but I can use dry powder milk and would be the same amount as the milk