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Homemade Dinner Rolls (Freezer Rolls)

These light, fluffy, and buttery dinner rolls are the perfect addition to any dinner. The best part? This dough is freezer-friendly! Make ahead of time and freeze until you're ready to have delicious homemade dinner rolls ANY time.
Course Side
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Homemade Dinner Rolls
Prep Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings 2 dozen
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 6 cups all purpose flour plus more to knead
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of melted/ softened butter
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 envelopes of active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup warm milk


  • Add the flour, dry yeast, sugar, butter, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour in the warm water, and warm milk.
  • Crack open 2 eggs, and add them into the bowl as well.
  • Mix until everything is combined, and it forms into a nice sticky dough.
  • Knead the dough on lightly floured surface for about 10 minutes.
  • Oil a large bowl, then place the dough into the bowl.
  • Cover the bowl with a clean cloth or towel, and let it rest for 1 1/2 hours in a warm draft free place.
  • Knead the dough for 10 minutes, then divid the dough into equal parts.
  • Grease, or oil a aluminum bake dish, and place the rolls into the dish.
  • Cover the dish with the top, then label, and freeze.
  • You can freeze these rolls for up to a month
  • When you're ready to back the rolls, remove them from the freezer.
  • Remove the cover/lid, and cover the rolls with a clean cloth or towel.
  • Put the rolls in a warm draft free place, and let them rise( takes about three hours).
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Separate 1 egg, discard the yolk, and brush the egg whites on top of the rolls.
  • Bake the rolls for 15 minutes, or until done.
  • Remove the rolls from the oven, and brush with desired amount of melted butter.
  • Pull the rolls apart, and serve!