Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (2024)

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These Amish dinner rollsare absolutely perfect and a delicious addition to any dinner. The rolls are buttery, light, and fluffy! These rolls are so delicious served with soup on a cold day. They are also the BEST thing to mop up gravy off of your Thanksgiving plate!

If you like easy bread recipes you’ll love our Amish white bread, jalapeno cheese bread and cinnamon swirl bread!If you’re looking for a show stopper recipe for holiday dinners try our knotted dinner rolls!

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When I was a kid, homemade rolls were for special occasions. Usually Easter, Christmas, and Thanksgiving. My aunt made the BEST rolls and I always looked forward to the holidays when she made them. I think I’ve ruined it for my kids. I make dinner rolls all the time and they don’t know what a treat they are anymore, ha!

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This is my go to dinner roll recipe, although theseHomemade Pretzel Rolls are great for so many things as well! I memorized the recipe for these years ago when we started using it for making Amish white bread. They are buttery because I give them a generous brushing as soon as they come out of the oven. It soaks in and adds the perfect flavor. I also love that you don’t need to scald milk to make these. The recipe simply calls for warm water!

This recipe makes a large sheet pan of rolls. About 24, depending on how big you make your balls of dough. They also freeze well. Just store in plastic Ziploc freezer bags and thaw before serving. Scroll to the bottom for some frequently asked questions on bread making.

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Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe

These Amish dinner rolls are absolutely perfect and a delicious addition to any dinner. The rolls are buttery, light, and fluffy!

4.43 from 49 votes

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Prep Time: 2 hours hours

Cook Time: 18 minutes minutes

Total Time: 2 hours hours 18 minutes minutes

Servings: 24

Calories: 144kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 packets
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (I use sea salt)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 1/2 cups flour bread or all purpose flour
  • melted butter for brushing on finished rolls

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until foamy (about 5 minutes).

  • Mix salt and oil into the yeast mixture.

  • Mix in flour one cup at a time.

  • Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth (or use your dough hook/paddle on your stand mixer on low speed).

  • Place in a well oiled large bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap. Allow rolls to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

  • Shape rolls and place in a baking pan (grease the pan or spray with cooking spray). I use a half-sheet pan. Allow to rise for 30-40 minutes.

  • Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

  • Brush generously with butter while still in baking dish.

  • It soaks in and adds the perfect buttery flavor and smooth texture.

Notes

I preheat my oven for 60 seconds and then shut it off. It makes for the perfect warm spot for my rolls to raise.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal

Can I use my bread maker to make the dinner roll dough?

Absolutely! I used to do this all the time. Run the dough through the “dough” cycle, shape into rolls, then let rise a second time before baking.

What is the best kind of flour to use for bread?

I always use bread flour or all-purpose. Honestly, I can’t tell a difference between the two.

What is the best way to proof yeast?

I like putting 1/2 c. of the warm water into a small bowl with the yeast and 1 tsp. of sugar. Give it a stir. Place a small plate on top and let it sit for 5 minutes. When you go to add the rest of the ingredients make sure to subtract the 1/2 c. of water and 1 tsp. of sugar that you already used for the yeast proofing.

Where is a good place to let the dough rise?

A warm place is a perfect place for yeast to do its thing. I preheat my oven for 60 seconds then shut the heat off. I place my bowl of dough with a damp cloth covering it inside my oven.

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  1. Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (7)Kiersten says

    This is very similar to my mom’s recipe. And my mother-in-law does the butter on top thing. They’re always a huge hit. I’m actually kind of disappointed that I wasn’t asked to bring them this year.

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    • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (8)Brandy says

      I’ve brought rolls to the past couple of dinners we’ve had at your parents house and I always feel about 10′ tall when your mom loves them. I’m excited that she is making them for Thanksgiving this year and that we were invited to join them! 🙂

      Reply

    • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (9)Jason L dove says

      Hi,when icame to shape my rolls I found the dough to be quite sticky altho I stook to the original recipe amounts .had to add slightly more flour to be able to work the dough into rolls ?

      Reply

      • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (10)Brandy says

        Humidity and other factors can come into play. It’s better to have the dough be a little wet and have to add a bit of flour than for the dough to be too dry so you did exactly what you should have done! Hope they were tasty!

        Reply

    • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (11)Tim says

      Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (12)
      Everytime I make these they are just amazing flavor, texture, and appearance. They are so simple and yet sooo good!

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      • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (13)Brandy says

        I love hearing this! 🙂

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        • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (14)Patsy says

          Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (15)
          I love baking Bread! I started about 30 years ago, I thought how hard can it be? My first 2 loaves were basic white bread! I was so excited they turned out! My family loves it! After that, I started making all kinds of Breads, Challah, and Dinner Rolls! You name it! I’m still baking and loving it! Thanks for this recipe I’m doing this next time!

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          • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (16)Brandy says

            Love hearing this!

  2. Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (17)Janette Stone says

    Can I freeze them before baking? At what stage?

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    • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (18)Brandy says

      Hi Janette! You can freeze them after forming the rolls. I share more info on how I freeze them on this post that I shared a couple of weeks after I posted this one. Hope that helps! https://gluesticksblog.com/2014/12/make-freeze-baked-goods-the-spray-mop-to-deal-with-the-mess.html

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      • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (19)Janette says

        Thank you. Plan on making many to have on hand for Christmas!!
        I have read that using cake yeast instead of powder gives a ore yeasty taste which I like. Would you recommend this and if so how to I convert the measurement?

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        • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (20)Brandy says

          I haven’t heard of cake yeast before. I usually just use powdered. I’ll have to look into that sometime! 🙂

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          • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (21)Janette says

            Cake might be the wrong term. Solid yeast? Would that be?

          • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (22)Brandy says

            I think so! I haven’t tried it before. Do you know if it works differently?

          • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (23)Janette says

            Yes. It has a different flavor. I am going to try making ur rolls with it. Will let you know…

          • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (24)Brandy says

            Sounds good, thanks!

  3. Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (25)Janette says

    What am I doing wrong? After the first rise, made balls, let rise. They flatten out in oven!!

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    • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (26)Brandy says

      Hi Janette, I’m not sure since it sounds like you did everything right! The first raise, then shape into balls, then let raise another 30-40 minutes. Should be good. Did you try the different yeast you mentioned or stick with the dry one?

      Reply

  4. Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (27)Orysia jakowiw says

    Do you have to use bread flour or can I use regular flour

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    • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (28)Brandy says

      You can use all purpose flour, no problem! Either works great.

      Reply

  5. Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (29)Vicki says

    Can I split recipe in half and still get the same result?

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    • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (30)Brandy says

      Hi Vicki! Yes. This recipe is enough to make a big batch of rolls or 2 loaves of bread. You can make a half batch, no problem.

      Reply

      • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (31)Tim says

        Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (32)
        These were excellent, the best rolls I’ve ever made. So far of all the dinner rolls I’ve worked, this was best.

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        • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (33)Brandy says

          So glad to hear!

          Reply

  6. Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (34)Jilly B says

    Can I substitute some whole wheat flour instead of all white flour?

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    • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (35)Brandy says

      Absolutely!

      Reply

  7. Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (36)Taylor O'Neal says

    Can I substitute melted butter instead of oil?
    I used to make amish bread as kid with my mom but I can’t remember her recipe exactly. This recipe sounds similar but I feel like we used butter. Thank you!
    p.s. I was one of 5 kids and we had a black lab mix named Toby!

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    • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (37)Brandy says

      Oh, I love that! Toby is just the perfect dog name! Yes, butter can absolutely be used in place of oil!

      Reply

  8. Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (38)Mandy says

    I don’t need to add dry milk to get airy rolls?

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    • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (39)Brandy says

      I don’t add any to these and they are delicious.

      Reply

  9. Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (40)Rhonda Mahoney says

    My family just loves these rolls! I’ve taken them to pot luck as well! They are so fluffy! Best ever ❤

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    • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (41)Brandy says

      So glad to hear!

      Reply

  10. Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (42)Kerri says

    Do I punch the dough down after the first rise? VA girl here too!!

    Reply

    • Amish Dinner Rolls Recipe: Light and Fluffy (Video) (43)Brandy says

      Hi! 🙂 Yes! You can punch it down before shaping the rolls.

      Reply

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