Amazingly Easy Yeast Rolls (Perfect for Beginners)

Want to try homemade bread? These amazingly easy yeast rolls are perfect for beginners.

Beat your fears of yeast with these amazingly easy yeast rolls. Get hot and delicious rolls on your table without tons of kneading.
The technique to make these rolls are different than the usual yeast rolls but that is one of the things that makes them so dang easy. You don’t have to knead the dough for several minutes like in most recipes.

The final product is a slightly sweet yeast roll that reminds me of ones you get at buffets or in school lunchrooms. These are delicious hot out of the oven with butter and stay good for a couple of days after. You can always freeze the extras so you have rolls ready to go. Just wrap them well in foil or plastic wrap and store in a heavy duty freezer bag.

I remembered to take pictures of some of the steps the last time I made a batch to make the process easier for beginners.

Amazingly Easy Yeast Rolls

Heat the milk, water, sugar and salt over medium heat until warm. The temperature should be about what you would bathe a baby or toddler in. If you have a thermometer it should read 115 degrees.

Add in the eggs and yeast.

Place the flour in a large lidded bowl


Pour in the yeast mixture DO NOT STIR

Cover and let site for 20 to 30 minutes

Melt the butter

Make a well in the flour and pour the butter in it


As you can see the yeast has gotten bubbly which is a great thing.

Stir the contents of the bowl with a wooden spoon. It should look something like this:


Your dough may be a little stiffer than mine was depending on how you measured the flour

You want the dough to be soft and slightly sticky to touch but not to the point it sticks to you.


I ended up kneading in about another cup of flour a quarter cup at a time.


Divide into 12 to 18 rolls depending on how large you want the finished rolls to be

Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes


Bake at 400 for 15 minutes


Bush wih melted butter and serve


Amazingly Easy Yeast Rolls (Perfect for Beginners)

Course Bread
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 12 -18 rolls
Author Micha @ Cookin' Mimi


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 teaspoons yeast
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine , melted


  1. Heat milk, water, sugar and salt in a saucepan over low heat until warm (about 120 degrees)
  2. remove from heat and mix in the eggs and yeast.
  3. Place 5 cups of flour in a large lidded bowl.
  4. Make a well in the center and pour in the warm liquid and yeast mixture. Do not stir.
  5. Cover with the lid and let sit 20-30 minutes.
  6. Pour in the melted butter and mix well.
  7. Add flour if sticky until a soft but no longer sticky dough is formed.
  8. Knead several times.
  9. Place back into bowl and cover again with lid.
  10. Let the dough sit for another 20-30 minutes
  11. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Divide dough into 12-16 pieces depending on how large you want your final roll.
  12. Shape into balls and place on baking sheet(s)
  13. Cover with a damp tea towel or a greased piece of plastic wrap and let rise 20-30 minutes.
  14. Bake for 15 minutes or until done.

Recipe Notes

adapted from All Recipes

These amazingly easy yeast rolls are perfect for your holiday table or weekend dinners.

This post may be linked at these fabulous blogs as well as Weekend Potluck. and meal plan Monday and Whatcha Crockin’ Wednesday


  1. I absolutely love the simplicity of this recipe. I love homemade yeast rolls, but don’t have the time or desire (lazy?) to make them! This sounds perfect!!!!! Will definately make these. Thanks for a simple easy recipe.

  2. Yay, these came out great, and it was my first time ever baking bread!

  3. Yeast and I have a checkered past, but my family loves yeast rolls and these seem so easy I’m going to try them out.

    Great blog!

  4. I can NOT seem to make yeast bread come out properly. Many, many packets of yeast have died as I have tried! This recipe looks very promising! I will let you know how it turns out! Thanks!

  5. Easy=check. My problem: I made cinnamon rolls but didn’t want to bake till next morning. So I’ve been waiting for them to rise but its not happening. I guess this isn’t a refrigerate dough. It was still easy and will use it again.

  6. Ok first thing in the morning i’m on it, and will let you know how well I did

  7. I was told that my rolls were a lil heavy. How can I fix that? Other than that I did good for my first batch

    • I would try letting them rise a little bit longer after they have been shaped. Sometimes that helps.

      • Not done on the inside. Should I turn oven to 350

      • Do you mix in eggs and yeast together or seperate. What type of yeast do you use. I need all the details I can get. How do you know when you have kneaded the dough enough. I useed the cheap muffin pans from dollar store and now the bottom doesn’t burn, and I also turned over down to 350. They taste great, but not as light as I would like them

  8. Can i use self rising flour? Its all i have on hand right now. Don’t want to waste it if i can’t use it. Thank you:)


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