30 Minute Dinner Rolls? Yes, It’s Possible and Delicious!

30 Minute Dinner Rolls? Yes, It's Possible and Delicious! | 31Daily.com

It doesn’t seem possible, does it? 30 Minute Dinner Rolls? Truthfully, I didn’t think it would work. Or at least… I thought it might have an odd texture. Neither was true. And yes, it did work. Beautifully and deliciously.

The trick to 30 minutes is using Red Star’s Platinum Yeast, available at most markets.

A side note. I’ve also made these delicious rolls with instant rise yeast when my market was out of Platinum. And they worked just as well. Increase the rising time by a few minutes, and they’re just as tasty… and easy.

No more last minute store runs before a special dinner.


30 Minute Dinner Rolls

Dinner rolls in 30 minutes? Yes, it’s possible. No need to buy them anymore. Soft and delicious — and oh-so-good!

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons Platinum Yeast (2 packages)
  • melted butter for brushing over rolls after they’ve cooked


In the bowl of a stand mixer, add flour.

In a glass measure, add milk, butter, sugar, and salt. Microwave until the butter is melted, about 1 minute or less. The temperature should be between 110 and 115°F. Pour half of the milk mixture into the flour. Scatter yeast over the top. Gently stir and let sit a few minutes.

Fit the bowl into the mixer and with the dough hook, start mixing on low speed while adding the remaining milk mixture. Continue mixing until the dough comes together and cleans itself from the side of the bowl, about 4 – 5 minutes. Add flour if necessary.

Remove the dough from the bowl and divide into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball. Place in a greased 11-inch round baking pan, a 13×9-inch baking pan or even an oven proof skillet.

Cover and let rest about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F.

Bake for 17-19 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and while still hot, brush with melted butter.


The yeast used in this recipe is RED STAR Platinum Yeast. I have also used instant rise yeast. This works just as well but increase the “resting” time before putting them into the oven. Instead of 10 minutes, allow to rise about 20 minutes.

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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