30 Minute Dinner Rolls

30 minute dinner rolls fresh from oven ready to be buttered

One of my absolute favourite things to make is homemade buns. There is just something about the smell while they are cooking and the delicious butter melting on them when they are fresh out of the oven. This 30 Minute Dinner Rolls recipe is my go to side for winter soups, especially my Corn Chowder. This recipe is so quick and its easy enough to invite your children to help.

Mixing first few ingredients for 30 minute dinner rolls

Make sure to use warm water when mixing the yeast, sugar and water together. You also need to allow it to bloom before moving on to the next step. The picture below is a perfect example of how your yeast should look. Nice and bubbley.

dissolving yeast into warm water and sugar mixture
mixing flour into wet ingredents

So I always grease my pans with butter when I make homemade bread of any kind. It was something I remember my Grandma doing, so it’s safe to say that its the best option. Plus there is no such thing as too much butter. Whether you are making quick breads or not you must let them rest. Here you can see the difference 15 mins make, I usually like to leave them a little longer but I was running out of time.

Once the 30 minute dinner rolls are out of the oven you must brush them with melted butter! As I am typing this Im really wanting to make these again, seriously soo delicious and so easy.

Like look at those little rolls and lakes of melted butter. I swear I could never be gluten free, although I’d like to think I could. These 30 minute dinner rolls will be a new favourite.

homemade buns with butter

30 Minute Dinner Rolls

30 Minute Dinner Rolls are quick and easy, perfect for a winter evening with soup.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Bread


  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp yeast
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 cups flour


  • Mix yeast in warm water and sugar in large bowl until dissolved. Allow to sit for a few minutes until the yeast has bloomed. Add in oil, salt, egg (lightly beaten) and flour until combined. (Add a little extra flour if dough is too sticky.)
  • Once combined, shape rolls right away. You should be able to make 15 rolls and place in greased 9×13" pan. Allow rolls to raise for 15-20 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 375 F. Bake rolls for about 15-20 minutes. Melt some butter to brush on to of your cooked rolls.


  • Grease pan with butter
  • If you use 9×13″ glass pan for your rolls you will need to cooked for 5-10 mins more so I would recommend using a metal cake pan.
30 minute dinner rolls

If you’re looking for a perfect Corn Chowder recipe to go with these rolls make sure to check out this recipe.

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