Homemade Pan Rolls


This recipe for pan rolls makes four dozen of the best dinner rolls you've ever had!

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
4 dozen


  • 3 ¾ cups bread flour, divided

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package rapid rise yeast

  • ½ cup warm water (120 to 130 degrees F/50 degrees C)

  • ½ cup warm milk

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Stir 2 cups flour, sugar, shortening, salt, and yeast together in a large bowl. Add warm water, warm milk, and egg; beat on low speed with an electric mixer for 1 to 2 minutes, scraping the sides frequently. Mix in remaining flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until dough comes together.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl and turn to grease all sides. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  3. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and divide in half. Cut each half into 24 pieces; form each piece into a round. Fit 1/2 of the rolls into a lightly greased 9-inch round cake pan; brush 1/2 of the melted butter over top. Place remaining rolls in a second greased cake pan and brush with remaining butter. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  5. Bake rolls in the preheated oven until golden brown, 12 to 18 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

53 Calories
2g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 53
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 16mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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