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Moms Rolls and Pesto Rolls in a bread basket with a plaid napkin

Mom’s Homemade Rolls

Mom’s Homemade Rolls recipe is a classic recipe for delicious rolls. We serve them as a side with soup or salad, and they are a must at Thanksgiving dinner!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Dinner Rolls, Rolls, Side Dish
Prep Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 275kcal
Author Emily Walker


  • 9x13 inch pan


In a small bowl combine:

In a large bowl combine:

You will also need:


  • Beat the ingredients in the large bowl with an electric mixer for 1 minute. Add the yeast mixture in the small bowl. Stir in the 8 to 10 cups of flour 1 cup at a time. You will know you have enough flour when the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl, it should still be sticky. Pour some more flour onto a flat clean surface and knead into a soft dough, adding flour as needed.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Knead again then place into a bowl sprayed with cooking spray. Cover and raise for 1 hour.
  • Punch down the dough and let raise 10 more minutes.
  • Roll out dough, and break off sections to form into small rolls. They should be about half the size you would like your finished roll to be.
  • Place rolls in a pan or cookie sheet and raise again for about 15 to 20 minutes. They shouldn't be touching before raising, but should be after raising.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

For Pesto Rolls:

  • Instead of breaking dough into rolls, roll the dough out into a large rectangular shape. Brush pesto sauce (I get mine from Costco) all over the dough. Roll the dough up lengthwise and seal along the edge. Cut into 2 inch slices and place on a greased cookie sheet. Let raise until double in size then bake at 375 for 10 to 15 minutes. Immediately after removing from oven, sprinkle with parmesan or mozzarella cheese.


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg