Why are my dinner rolls not fluffy?

If your dinner rolls are not fluffy, you may have added too much flour to the dough. To have fluffy dinner rolls, it is important to use fresh yeast and flour, warm water and egg, and give sufficient time to the dough for perfect leavening.

What is the difference between dinner rolls and slider buns?

Even though terminology may change depending on the region, there is not much difference between a dinner roll and a slider bun, but in general, dinner rolls are smaller in diameter than slider buns.

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dinner rolls bread machine recipe

Emine Aslan January 19, 2024
Dinner Rolls Bread Machine Recipe

Summary: Try these fluffy and buttery dinner rolls to serve alongside the meal. Your loved ones will get fascinated with its taste and texture!

Tags: Dinner rolls

Serving:15 rolls
Cook Time:1:50 hour
Prep Time:1 hour
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 134

Who can resist a warm and fluffy dinner roll during a meal? Of course, we all know the answer: no one! The dinner rolls recipe below needs only seven ingredients that are always available in the kitchen. The bread maker will take care of kneading the dough and the initial rising. You just need to shape the dough into dinner rolls and bake it. It will be surprising for you to see how easy it is to make dinner rolls with the recipe below.

Tips for your bread maker:
Bread Machine Program: Dough (#6)
Delay Start Time Available: Yes
Color Option: No
Weight Option: No


  • 1 cup warm water

  • 2 tablespoons butter (at room temperature)

  • 1 egg (at room temperature)

  • 3¼ cups bread flour

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons instant dry yeast


  1. Open the lid of the bread maker and remove the pan from the machine by pulling it upward.

  2. Make sure the pan is clean and both kneading paddles are in place.

  3. Add all the ingredients to the bread pan in the order listed.

  4. Put the bread pan back in the bread machine, pressing it down so that it clicks into its place, and close the lid.

  5. Plug the bread machine into an outlet and press the “Power” button to turn the machine on.

  6. Use the “Program” button to select program #6 for the dough cycle.

  7. Press the “Start” button to start the dough-making cycle.

  8. The machine will let you know by making a beep sound once the dough-making cycle is finished. Open the lid at this time and remove the bread pan from the bread machine.

  9. Gently take the dough out of the bread pan and place it on a floured surface.

  10. Divide the dough into 15 equal pieces.

  11. Roll each piece into a ball, and then place it on a parchment-lined baking tray. You should place the dinner rolls about 2 inches apart on the tray.

  12. Cover the dinner rolls loosely with plastic wrap and let them rise for another 45 minutes.

  13. Turn on the oven to preheat by setting the temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  14. Remove the plastic wrap and put the tray into the oven. You can brush dinner rolls with whisked egg before baking, but this is optional.

  15. Bake the dinner rolls for 14 minutes until they are light golden brown.

  16. Once they are baked sufficiently, remove the dinner rolls from the oven, and brush them with some extra melted butter if you want.

  17. Your dinner rolls are ready.

  18. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 roll
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
24.6 grams
2.2 grams
3.8 grams
15 milligrams
172 milligrams
1.1 grams

    You can make dinner rolls using whole wheat flour instead of white flour. To do so, use a little more than ¾ of the white flour, which equals almost 2¾ cups of whole wheat flour. However, you will find the exact amount for your desired fluffiness by experience.


    Dinner rolls are perfect to make sandwiches for breakfast and school lunch. You can try our Buffalo Chicken Sliders recipe by clicking on this link.

    You can also serve them alongside the meal at lunch and dinner.


    You can store dinner rolls in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-5 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

    You can also freeze dinner rolls in plastic wrap. They feel freshly baked when thawed and warmed.