Are you ready to learn how to make the easiest and softest dinner rolls you have ever seen? Anyone, whether you have ever baked bread or anything else before or not can make these easy and pillow soft dinner rolls.

This recipe for homemade easy, super soft and fluffy dinner rolls is foolproof and comes out delicious every single time. You will impress anyone you serve these to and both you and any guests will enjoy every last bite. These are the best dinner rolls and are perfect for sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs or even just eating by themselves.

And better yet, you don’t need a machine or any special equipment. Just a bowl and spoon or whisk and your hands. Give these super easy, pillow soft and delicious dinner rolls for beginners a try today and don’t forget to comment below to let me know how yours came out!

Easiest and Softest Dinner Rolls for Beginners

Make these super soft and fluffy dinner rolls for your family or next get together and blow them away! So simple and easy and so delicious!

Servings 9


  • 3 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 pkg Instant Yeast
  • 1/4 Cup Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Warm Water Varies


  1. Add flour, sugar, salt, and yeast to a large bowl and mix.

  2. Add oil and egg and mix well (leave out the egg if making this vegan).

  3. Slowly add warm water, mixing with your hands or another preferred utensil until soft sticky dough comes together into a ball.

  4. Knead for about 5 minutes or until dough becomes soft and elastic.

  5. Place in oiled bowl and cover. Let sit in a warm place until doubled in size. This usually takes about one hour depending on the temperature of your kitchen.

  6. Uncover and deflate the dough.

  7. Grease baking dish.

  8. Separate dough and form into balls of your desired size (I did nine this time). Cover dough balls and let double in size again. Usually takes about 30-45 minutes.

  9. When almost doubled, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  10. Brush tops of rolls with melted butter (I use vegan butter/margarine instead of real butter) right before putting into the oven on center rack.

  11. Cook at 400F for 15 minutes. Turn oven temperature down to 325F and bake another 5 minutes. If getting too brown on top, cover them loosely with a piece of foil.

  12. Take out of the oven and immediately brush with more melted butter or margarine. Cover with a clean cloth and let cool for at least 30 minutes.

  13. Then go tear one of those rolls off and chow down. Enjoy!



As described above, these can easily be made vegan if the egg is left out and you use vegan butter or margarine (as I actually did in the video). They still come out delicious without the egg. 👍 If your rolls came out good, please send me a pic on my Instagram @ABlueEyedChef or my Twitter @TheBlueEyedChef! I can’t wait to see your photos.

Chef Tip:

If you find your dough takes a long time to proof/rise, this could be because the temperature and level of humidity in your kitchen are low. An easy way to decrease the amount of time it takes for your dough to rise/proof, is to place it in either your oven or microwave with some hot water.