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35 Perfectly Fluffy Dinner Roll Recipes

Tender and delicious—a good dinner roll can almost steal the spotlight from the main course! Whether you want to make them in a pan, in a muffin tin, or freeform, we've got a fluffy dinner roll for every occasion.

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Easy Potato Rolls

After I discovered this recipe, it became a mainstay for me. I make the dough ahead of time when company is coming, and I try to keep some in the refrigerator to bake for our ranch hands. Leftover mashed potatoes are almost sure to go into these rolls. —Jeanette McKinney, Belleview, Missouri
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Best Ever Crescent Rolls

My daughter and I have cranked out dozens of these homemade crescent rolls. It’s a real team effort. I cut the dough into pie-shaped wedges; she rolls them up. —Irene Yeh, Mequon, Wisconsin
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Soft Buttermilk Dinner Rolls

Warm, buttery dinner rolls are absolutely irresistible. I save time and use a stand mixer to make my dough. —Jennifer Patterson, Shoshone, Idaho
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Hawaiian Dinner Rolls

Pineapple and coconut give a subtle sweetness to these golden homemade rolls. If there are any leftovers, they're great for sandwiches. —Kathy Kurtz, Glendora, California
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Cornmeal Pan Rolls

These delightful golden rolls are always requested at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The recipe is one we’ve enjoyed for years. —Vivian Eccles, Gridley, Kansas
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Herbed Dinner Rolls

After I had my sixth child, a friend dropped off dinner, including these rolls, which start in a bread machine. They were so delicious that I quickly bought my own machine so I could make them myself. —Dana Lowry, Hickory, North Carolina
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Golden Honey Pan Rolls

A cousin in North Carolina gave me the recipe for these delicious honey-glazed rolls. Using my bread machine to make the dough saves me about two hours. The rich, buttery taste is so popular with family and friends that I usually make two batches so I have enough! —Sara Wing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Dilly Rolls

These versatile rolls are great served warm alongside any dinner. I always make a big batch since my family enjoys the rolls after they’re cool, too, stuffed with filling like egg salad or ham salad. —Mary Bickel, Terre Haute, Indiana
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Tender Crescent Rolls

My family’s holiday meal consists of a selection of different delicious soups and breads. This is one of the favorite breads during that meal. —Bonnie Myers, Callaway, Nebraska
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Cloverleaf Rolls

When I was a girl, my mom relied on traditional recipes like this one. My sister and I ate more than our share of these versatile golden rolls. —Brenda DuFresne, Midland, Michigan
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French Onion Pan Rolls

A crusty topping of Parmesan cheese and onion soup mix adds lots of flavor to these golden brown rolls. They’re great with a bowl of soup or a salad. I often use frozen rolls to make preparation even easier. —Anne Prince, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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Butternut Squash Rolls

With their cheery yellow color and delicious aroma, these appealing buns will brighten your buffet table. Plus, I've found this recipe is a wonderful way to use up squash from the garden. —Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri
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Whole Wheat Potato Rolls

My cousin gave me this recipe for classic potato rolls with a twist. If you have leftovers, go ahead and freeze them for later, they’ll be just as tasty. —Devon Vickers, Goddard, Kansas
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Herb Buttermilk Dinner Rolls

When I couldn't find a recipe for dinner rolls, I created my own using a variety of herbs for extra flavor. —Sue Friesen, Thorold, Ontario
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Oat Pan Rolls

I’ve made so many of these delicious rolls that I think I could make them blindfolded! I always take about 200 of them to the senior citizens’ dinner at our church. After shaping the rolls, you can freeze them, then just thaw and bake when you need them. —Debbie Johnson, Centertown, Missouri
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Honey-Squash Dinner Rolls

These puffy dinner rolls take on rich color when you add squash to the dough. Any squash variety works. I've even used cooked carrots. —Marcia Whitney, Gainesville, Florida
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Cornmeal Parker House Rolls

My mom deserves the credit for making this recipe a family tradition. These sweet, tender rolls have been on every holiday table at her house for as long as I can remember. —Lisa D. Brenner, Harrisburg, Nebraska
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Pillow-Soft Dinner Rolls

The dough for these rolls has a nice texture and is simple to shape. The recipe came from an old church cookbook. —Norma Harder, Weyakwin, Saskatchewan
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Honey-Oat Pan Rolls

These tender rolls are a welcome addition to any meal. Whole wheat flour and oats make them nutritious, too. —Arlene Butler, Ogden, Utah
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No-Knead Knot Rolls

My mom, Velma Perkins, loved to serve these light, golden rolls when I was growing up on our Iowa farm. They're extra nice since they require no kneading. The dough rises in the refrigerator overnight, so there's little last-minute fuss to serve fresh hot rolls with any meal. —Toni Hilscher, Omaha, Nebraska
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Pumpkin Pan Rolls

Serve these spicy-sweet pumpkin rolls for dinner—or any time of day—and get ready to hear a chorus of “yums” in your kitchen! —Linnea Rein, Topeka, Kansas
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Best Dinner Rolls

If you can’t decide which enticing topping to use, just make them all! —Christina Pittman, Parkville, Missouri
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Potato Pan Rolls

My family loves these rolls and requests them often. They don't take long to make because you use quick-rise yeast. —Connie Storckman, Evanston, Wyoming
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Tender Whole Wheat Rolls

Even though these are whole wheat rolls they have a light texture and are incredibly soft and tender. This recipe reminds me of many happy meals with my family. —Wilma Orlano, Carroll, Iowa
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Yogurt Yeast Rolls

People tend to snap up these fluffy, golden rolls, in a hurry whenever I take them to a potluck. It's a nice contribution since rolls are easy to transport, and one batch goes a long way. — Carol Forcum, Marion, Illinois
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Baker's Dozen Yeast Rolls

A yummy honey-garlic topping turns these easy dinner rolls into something extra special. Try ’em with soups and chili. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Pumpkin Knot Rolls

These rolls are the lightest, most delicious ones I've ever tasted...and everyone else seems to agree. The pumpkin gives them mild flavor, moist texture and a pretty golden color. At our house, it wouldn't be the holidays without them. —Dianna Shimizu Issaquah, Washington
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Parmesan-Ranch Pan Rolls

My mom taught me this easy recipe, which is great for feeding a crowd. There is never a crumb left over. Mom used her own bread dough, but using frozen dough is my shortcut. I make a wheat bread dough version with poppy and sesame seeds that’s popular, too. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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English Batter Buns

Since receiving this easy-to-prepare recipe from a dear friend, I've made these rolls often for the holidays. —Geraldine West, Ogden, Utah
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Extra Quick Yeast Rolls

Making homemade rolls usually takes a lot of ingredients and time, but this recipe makes it so simple! They come together quickly, and they freeze well, too. —Eleanor Paine, Junction City, Oregon
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Icebox Rolls

I remember my mom making these rolls almost every Saturday so they'd be ready to bake on Sunday for company or someone just dropping by. Although they take a little time to prepare, they're really not all that difficult to make. And there's nothing in the stores that can compare to them! —Jean Fox, Welch, Minnesota
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Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

These fluffy rolls go perfectly with any meal. They have a delicious homemade flavor that’s irresistible. They’re not hard to make, and they bake up nice and high. —Patricia Staudt, Marble Rock, Iowa
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Honey Whole Wheat Pan Rolls

With their pleasant wheat flavor and a honey of a glaze, these rolls impress my guests. Every time I take them to potluck dinners, I come home with an empty pan. —Nancye Thompson, Paducah, Kentucky
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Sour Cream Fan Rolls

I received this recipe from an e-mail pen pal in Canada. The dough is so easy to work with, and it makes the lightest yeast rolls. I haven’t used another white bread recipe since I started making this one. —Carrie Ormsby, West Jordan, Utah

Hazel Wheaton
Hazel is a writer and editor who has worked in the publishing industry for over 25 years in the fields of travel, jewelry arts and food. As the editor of the Taste of Home Christmas Annual (among other titles), she's in the holiday spirit all year round. An enthusiastic baker, she's known for her cookies, cakes and other baked goods. And she still wishes she could cook like her mother.

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