The Very Best Dinner Rolls Recipe

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The Very Best Homemade Dinner Rolls Recipe

If you like the dinner rolls at the Texas Roadhouse restaurants, you’ll love this best dinner rolls recipe! My husband Mike tasted them and said, “This tastes EXACTLY Like Texas Roadhouse Rolls!”

The Very Best Dinner Rolls Recipe

2 tsp. active dry yeast or 1 package
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 egg
4-4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


Dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand about 5-10 minutes until bubbly. Combine milk and butter. Warm until butter starts to melt to about 115 degrees. (If you put your finger in and it’s really warm but not hot, that’s just right. If it’s too hot, let it cool.) Combine sugar, salt, 1 cup of flour,  yeast mixture, milk and butter in a bowl. Beat thoroughly.

Add 1 cup of flour and egg and beat for 2 minutes on high.  Add 2 cups of flour and stir into dough. Sprinkle enough flour on the dough to knead the dough a few times. Knead until the dough is still soft but  not sticky. I just do this in the bowl. Place in a greased a bowl* and let rise** until doubled; 45 minutes to an hour.

Punch down. Turn out onto a floured board. Divide in half and then roll into a “log”. Cut portions for shaping.

Shape dough into rolls. Place on greased baking sheets or greased pans.

Let rise until doubled.

Bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. As soon as you take them out of the oven, spread butter all over the tops.

Serve with Texas Honey Butter.



*I do not dirty another bowl to raise my dough. I just spray the top of my dough with cooking spray, turn over and spray the other side. Then I leave it in the bowl that I used to mix and knead the dough.

**To make the perfect temperature for raising dough, turn on your oven for about 2 minutes at 350 degrees. Then turn off the oven and turn your oven light on. Then put your dough in the bowl and let it rise in the oven.


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  1. Mo says

    A heating pad set on low placed under the bowl also works well for raising dough. Not sure if it’s cheaper than heating up the oven.

  2. Emily says

    I have a heat vent on my kitchen floor, right in front of the cabinets. When I have bread dough that needs to rise, I just set the bowl or pan on top of a cooling rack over the vent. The heat is runs often enough that the dough rises quickly, usually about 30 minutes. It is a little weird to have the dough on the floor, but it is near the corner, so it is out of the way.

  3. says

    I’d like to preface this by saying that I’m finally learning to cook at 50. Never had any interest in it before.
    I made these today and they came out pretty flat and heavy. I followed the directions and let them raise in the oven after I turned it on 350 for 2 minutes. The second time to let them raise, I did the same thing. I took them out to preheat to 350 to bake them and they “fell” while the oven was preheating. I baked them anyway. I thought they’d be more light and fluffy like a dinner roll. I don’t know what they were supposed to taste like because I haven’t eaten a Texas Roadhouse.
    What did I do wrong?

    • says

      Don’t take them them out of the oven after they rise. I just get the oven warm for a minute or two. Turn it off then place the rolls in it to rise leaving the oven light on. On the second rise leave them in there even while the oven is preheating. Don’t move them or slam the oven door or anything like that because they will fall. Don’t be to discouraged because sometimes it does take a little practice on these things the same way you have to practice learning to ride a bike, drive, sew or anything. I read a book once and the lady said the best way to learn to bake a pie is to bake one everyday for 2 weeks and at the end of the 2 weeks you will know how to make a pie because you will have made all the mistakes you can and figured out how to fix them. : )

  4. andrea says

    I am really new to using yeast risen dough but I had to try this recipe..I am making it now (It is in the first rise) I didn’t have milk so I used Greek yogurt thinned out with a bit of water…hoping they taste good..this is only my 2nd time working with yeast..first time (couple weeks back) I made cinnamon rolls and was very successful

  5. says

    I can’t believe I have all of these ingredients in my apartment right now and can make these rolls in no time! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

    • says

      Great minds think alike Katie. I haven’t made any for awhile so decided I would today and just pulled mine out of the oven. They smell soooo good.

    • says

      I don’t know JoAnn. The thing is it is so easy to make without a bread machine and all I don’t know if anyone has tried it or not.


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