Quick Dinner Rolls (35 Minutes from Start to Finish!)

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 24 rolls 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


You can make homemade dinner rolls on a weeknight. All you need is 35 minutes


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour, divided
  • 1 and ½ cups white flour, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. quick-rise (bread machine) yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup water
  •  cup + 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, measure 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup white flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix it together using a wooden spoon.
  3. Measure water into a small bowl and put it in the microwave on high for 40 seconds. Water should be very warm but not hot. Stir in 1/3 cup olive oil and egg.
  4. Add to the flour and use the dough hook to mix it, stopping the mixer to scrape the sides with a spatula once or twice. Slowly add 1 cup more whole wheat flour and then enough white flour until the dough pulls in and forms a soft ball. Continue to use the dough hook to knead the dough on medium-high speed for 3 minutes. Add a bit more flour during kneading if dough seems really sticky.
  5. Grease a 9×13-inch cake pan with the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil. Divide dough into 24 balls. Arrange them in the pan, rolling each one around in the olive oil to have a thin coating. Cover pan with plastic wrap and put it in the microwave with the door closed. DO NOT turn on the microwave, but let the buns rise in that slightly warm space for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove buns from microwave and remove and discard the plastic wrap. Brush the buns lightly with the milk.
  7. Transfer to the oven and bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 15 minutes.