The best Thanksgiving Side Dish is going to be the dinner rolls, hands down, and this homemade dinner roll recipe is easy and delicious. They may be drenched with liquid gold, aka butter, but I love flavor, and I never have an extra hand to add butter while making my plate at those large family gatherings.

Thanksgiving is actually my favorite holiday. It’s a time laid out just for family… and eating. There are no gifts, there aren’t days of preparation leading up to it, and the majority of people just want to eat and relax (maybe watch a football game). With that being said, I also believe the food is the MAIN EVENT! The food is the best way to show your family you love them on thanksgiving, but not everyone can bring the Main Dish…

In collaboration with friends and fellow bloggers, I am bringing you several recipes today for the best Thanksgiving side dishes around. St. Martha’s Lens is bringing you a simple and delicious recipe for Dinner Rolls. Then if you scroll to the bottom of this post, you find more Thanksgiving side dish recipes to click on from other bloggers. Please check them all out, especially those of you hosting your intimate gatherings in which you’re providing the majority of the food.

Homemade Dinner Roll Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup warm milk
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 packet (~2 tsp) active dry yeast
4 cups flour (this measurement may vary)
6 Tbs shortening, melted
2 large eggs
1 Tbs salt
1/2 cup butter, cubed

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, combine yeast packet and sugar, then add 1/2 cup warm milk Let sit until yeast becomes foamy (anywhere from 5-10 minutes).
2.Using a mixer and mixing bowl, beat eggs, melted shortening and remaining cup of milk until combined.
3. Using the bread hook attachment of the standing mixture gradually add the flour one cup at a time. (Your dough should be sticky, but not too sticky to manage. add 1/4 cup of flour extra until dough reaches the desired consistency).
4. Grease a large bowl and place the dough (after forming it into a smooth ball) into the bowl and cover. Leave this to rise for about 2 hours or more, until it’s doubled in size, in a non drafty area.
5.Punch dough down once or twice, then divide into two equal parts, form into a ball and cover. Let rest for 15 minutes.
6. Grease your baking dish or cast iron skillet and Preheat oven to 350
7. Pull pieces of dough off to form small rolls (golf ball size) and squish one cube of butter into the center of the roll. To do this I flattened the bread dough, placed the cubed butter in the center, the formed the dough into a ball around the butter.
8. Place each rolled ball of dough into your dish or cast iron skillet leaving about an inch of space between them. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes near the warming oven.
9. Melt the butter left over and brush gently on the bread dough just before placing them in the oven.
10. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown, and finish them by brushing more melted butter on the top directly after getting them from the oven (this prevents the from crust being flaky and hard).

Check out these other great Thanksgiving Side Dishes on some other really terrific blogs!

Rice Pilaf by Essentially Handmade | Bacon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts by Vintage Kitchen Vixen | Herbed Garlic Mashed Potatoes by The Bluebonnet Homestead

Buttery Scalloped Corn by Hearty Sol | Sourdough Cornbread Stuffing by Farmhouse Basic Collection | Bordeaux Mushrooms by Our Amyable Farmhouse

Sweet Potato Stackers by Our Future Homestead | Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce by Our Gabled Home | Homemade Buttery Dinner Rolls by St. Martha’s Lens

Gluten Free Gravy by Life on Leetown | Rustic Dressing with Giblet Gravyby Homegrown Hopes

Printable Recipe

Buttery Homemade Dinner Rolls

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 packet ~2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 4 cups flour this measurement may vary
  • 6 Tbs shortening melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbs salt
  • 1/2 cup butter cubed

Instructions

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine yeast packet and sugar, then add 1/2 cup warm milk Let sit until yeast becomes foamy (anywhere from 5-10 minutes).
  2. 2.Using a mixer and mixing bowl, beat eggs, melted shortening and remaining cup of milk until combined.
  3. Using the bread hook attachment of the standing mixture gradually add the flour one cup at a time. (Your dough should be sticky, but not too sticky to manage. add 1/4 cup of flour extra until dough reaches the desired consistency).
  4. Grease a large bowl and place the dough (after forming it into a smooth ball) into the bowl and cover. Leave this to rise for about 2 hours or more, until it’s doubled in size, in a non drafty area.
  5. 5.Punch dough down once or twice, then divide into two equal parts, form into a ball and cover. Let rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Grease your baking dish or cast iron skillet and Preheat oven to 350
  7. Pull pieces of dough off to form small rolls (golf ball size) and squish one cube of butter into the center of the roll. To do this I flattened the bread dough, placed the cubed butter in the center, the formed the dough into a ball around the butter.
  8. Place each rolled ball of dough into your dish or cast iron skillet leaving about an inch of space between them. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes near the warming oven.
  9. Melt the butter left over and brush gently on the bread dough just before placing them in the oven.
  10. 10. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown, and finish them by brushing more melted butter on the top directly after getting them from the oven (this prevents the from crust being flaky and hard).

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14 replies on “Homemade Dinner Rolls

  1. Shortening and butter? That’s sounds awesome. I bet it gives the rolls a moist bite. I love rolls, bread anything with yeast. I will have to try these, they look so good!

  2. Thanksgiving is actually my favorite holiday as well, much less pressure with all the family and food! These look delicious and I know they would be a hit with my carb loving family members!

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