Buttery Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

These Buttery Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls are light, airy, buttery, tender, and SO delicious. Serve them warm right out of the oven and you will have melt in your mouth good dinner rolls that are the perfect compliment to any dinner.

dinner rolls stacked on top of each other on a wood board

We have been making these dinner rolls for as long as I remember. It’s always something we make in such big batches so we freeze these to have them all year long!

They are just as delicious straight out of the oven as they are when they’ve been frozen for a few months.

What makes these rolls so good you ask?

Well, the fact that they are literally dipped in butter before baking is the secret.

dinner rolls on a wood board

So, maybe they aren’t the healthiest side dish you could have but who needs healthy during the holiday’s? These rolls are a Thanksgiving classic in our home and the big day wouldn’t be the same without them!

How to make pull-apart dinner rolls

With patience and some prep work! Like any bread, there is a proving stage. So, be prepared to spend a lot of time playing the waiting game.

Alright, first things first, get all the ingredients and measure them out. This will make things much easier.

ingredients for dinner rolls in glass bowls on a marble board

Combine the butter, milk, and sugar in a saucepan and place over a low heat. Stir the mixture continually until butter melts and the sugar is completely dissolved.

Take the sauce pan off the heat and allow the butter mixture to cool. Once it cools, pour it into a large mixing bowl and stir in the yeast and 4 cups of sifted flour.

Once mixed together, cover the mixture with a towel and leave to rise for 1-2 hours.

mixture covered with a white towel

After the dough has risen considerably, uncover and stir in baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the rest of the flour 2 cups at a time until a soft dough forms.

Set the dough aside and melt salted butter and transfer into a small bowl.

Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface and roll out until about 1/8inch thick.

Using a 2 inch cutter, cut out rounds. Make sure to try and get them as close as you can so you have less dough to re-roll!

rolls being cut from dough

Once you finish cutting, take a round and fully submerge it into the melted butter. Lay it flat in your hand and fold it over in half. Place in a greased baking pan. Repeat these steps until there are no more rolls. You will need multiple pans so make sure you have them handy!

Once rolls are dipped and formed and placed into pans, set them aside. Let them to rise in a warm place for about an hour (or until they have doubled in size).

rolls doubled in size in a circle baking pan

When the rolls have finished rising, place them in a 400 degree oven. Bake rolls until golden brown. This should take about 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and serve hot!

baked dinner rolls in a circle baking pan on a marble board

Can dinner rolls be frozen

Absolutely! These dinner rolls freeze wonderfully and taste just as good as the day you made them. I recommend freezing them in a large airtight bag to ensure they last as long as possible and don’t become freezer burned.

dinner rolls on a wood board with one broken in half

Expert tips:

  • While the dough is rising, go ahead and spray the baking pans. You don’t wanna be dipping rolls in butter and trying to spray pans at the same time. Trust me, I learned the hard way!
  • This dough rolls out to be quite large so, make sure you have enough counter space to work with.
  • Make sure to knock off excess flour from the rolls before dipping them into the butter.
  • You’re probably going to have to remelt the butter while you’re working. That’s okay. Just stick it in the microwave for a few seconds and get back to work.
  • Baking these rolls isn’t an exact science. Weather or altitude can change baking and proving times. Keep an eye on the dough!

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dinner rolls stacked on top of each other on a wood board

Buttery Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

Traci
Tender, buttery, and absolutely delicious! These Buttery Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls are the perfect compliment to any meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Additional Time 4 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 5 mins
Course Breads
Cuisine Southern
Servings 9 dozen
Calories 385 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons yeast
  • 8-10 cups all purpose flour divided and sifted
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups salted butter

Instructions

  • Combine milk, unsalted butter, and sugar in a medium saucepan.
  • Place over low heat and stir until sugar dissolves and butter melts. Do NOT boil.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Once cool, stir in yeast and 4 cups of flour.
  • Cover and allow to rise at room temperature for 1-2 hours, until dough swells noticeably.
  • Stir in baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Stir in the rest of the flour 2 cups at a time until a soft dough forms.
  • Melt salted butter over low heat and transfer to a small bowl.
  • Spray pans with cooking spray.
  • Roll dough out on a heavily floured surface.
  • Cut out rounds using a 2-inch cutter.
  • Dip rounds, one at a time, into melted butter, fold in half and place in prepared pan.
  • Allow to rise in a warm place 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
  • While rolls are rising, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bake rolls until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

Notes

  • While the dough is rising, go ahead and spray the baking pans. You don’t wanna be dipping rolls in butter and trying to spray pans at the same time. Trust me, I learned the hard way!
  • This dough rolls out to be quite large so, make sure you have enough counter space to work with.
  • Make sure to knock off excess flour from the rolls before dipping them into the butter.
  • You’re probably going to have to remelt the butter while you’re working. That’s okay. Just stick it in the microwave for a few seconds and get back to work.
  • Baking these rolls isn’t an exact science. Weather or altitude can change baking and proving times. Keep an eye on the dough!

Nutrition

Serving: 1rollCalories: 385kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 10gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 101mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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