Easy One Rise Dinner Rolls for a Crowd

These are the easiest rolls everrrr!  Imagine just one rise...yay!  Check out the amazing instructions!

Course bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 20 -24
255 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 8-9 cups all purpose white flour
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons yeast - or two 1/4 oz packages I used regular not rapid rise
  • Melted butter to brush on rolls and coarse salt for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.  Butter (or line with parchment) a 16 x 11 baking sheet or two regular 9 x 13 cookie sheets.

  2. In small bowl or microwave safe measuring cup - heat milk and butter for 2-3 minutes on high. (butter should be melted and milk very warm to the touch)
  3. Pour into mixing bowl. (I used a Kitchen Aid with bread hook)
  4. Add 1 1/2 cups hot water (should be very warm to the touch).
  5. Add sugar and salt.
  6. Mix until well blended.
  7. Add 4 cups of flour and the yeast - mix for about 1 minute.
  8. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  9. Add another 4 cups of flour, one at a time.
  10. Add additional flour if needed until dough just separates from the bowl.
  11. Using Kitchen Aid or your hands, knead for 5 minutes until silky smooth in texture.
  12. Line a large sheet pan (or two cookie sheet pans) with parchment paper.
  13. Shape dough into approximately 3.5 once rolls and place on prepared sheet pan(s).
  14. Put into preheated 170 degree oven to rise for 30 minutes. (Add additional 10 minutes if needed)
  15. Leaving the rolls in the oven, Turn up oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  16. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until lightly brown.
  17. Top with melted butter and coarse salt if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Easy One Rise Dinner Rolls for a Crowd
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 283mg12%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.