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One Hour Dinner Rolls

These one hour dinner rolls are soft and fluffy, and really do take only about an hour from start to finish, including rising time. They are the perfect compliment to any meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Kristin Maxwell


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water1 tablespoon active dry yeast2 tablespoons sugar2 tablespoons butter softened1 teaspoon salt4 cups flour, more or less as needed3 tablespoons melted butter, for brushing on topsea salt, for sprinkling on top


  • In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water and let stand for five minutes, or until foamy. 
  • Add butter, salt, and 3 cups of flour. Mix until combined. 
  • Add additional flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and is only slightly sticky to the touch (careful not to add too much flour!).
  • Knead the dough 3-5 minutes, until smooth. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let rise for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Gently punch the dough down and divide into 20 equal sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and space evenly in the prepared pan. 
  • Brush with melted butter, sprinkle with sea salt, and let rise for an additional 15-20 minutes. Bake 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush with more melted butter. 
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.