Easy Homemade Rolls for Holiday Dinners

Easy Homemade Rolls

This week I baked some very easy homemade rolls. Our holiday dinners wouldn’t feel complete without fresh baked bread, and it’s one of the additions to the table that I love to contribute. When my family gathers, I love to spoil them with the foods they remember from growing up. It’s how I show them how much they mean to me. 

And I don’t mean that to say you have to slave away in the kitchen in order to prepare a holiday meal! Not at all. There are many foods that can be prepared from scratch without a huge time investment. Easy Homemade rolls might sound like a long ordeal but trust me, it shouldn’t be. 

Breaking Bread

Bread is a traditional part of most meals. Historically, bread in some form, has been a part of human diets for many thousands of years. Rich and poor alike consumed bread, although in different forms. White bread was available only to the rich and royals until modern times. Wheat is the most common grain used to bake bread. Wheat contains carbohydrates, protein and important B vitamins.

Fresh baked breads and rolls are comforting too, and make a great gift.

So it’s no surprise that most of us look forward to the aroma of fresh baked bread and rolls on our dinner tables. Thanksgiving is a time to bring out our best recipes. We break bread together and enjoy it as an appetizer or a accompaniment to a delicious dinner. 

Lets Get Started

easy homemade rolls

 The recipe for easy homemade rolls is one that I have adapted from a recipe for sandwich rolls in an old cookbook. 

I make the rolls a smaller size for dinner parties, but you can make them large or small and adjust the baking time accordingly. The Easy Homemade Roll bakes in about half the time that a sandwich size roll requires. Be careful not to over bake. The small size of a dinner roll means it can dry out quickly.

Easy Homemade Rolls

You’ll find the full recipe, including a print version, on Homestead Scratch Cooking. Hop on over to grab the Super Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls recipe.

roll dough


Make sandwich rolls by dividing the original dough ball into 12 pieces. Continue as above. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. or until golden brown.

Adapted from an old cookbook for bread machines.

Easy homemade rolls

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”
 James Beard