Honey Butter Dinner Rolls

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Honey Butter Dinner Rolls – A light and fluffy homemade dinner rolls recipe that goes with just about anything!

One of the best parts of dinner is the bread!  It can be Cheesy Garlic Bread with pasta or it can be dinner rolls with a fancy holiday dinner.  But bread and carbs are pretty much my favorite.  I mean, these Easy Biscuits are pretty much on repeat at all times.

For the holidays I like to make a Prime Rib and then serve with dinner rolls on the side, along with all the other traditional sides.  But these homemade dinner rolls are great for more than just holidays!  Pork chops on the weekend?  Making your favorite Broccoli Cheese Soup?  These are perfect!

dinner roll on a plate with honey


These homemade dinner rolls are ready in about an hour, which is great for any day of the week. They do use yeast, but trust me they are easy and fool proof!  The nice thing about making dinner rolls vs homemade bread is the rise time is less.  You shape them in to small balls of dough, and those rise much more quickly than a loaf of bread does.

The touch of honey gives these dinner rolls and light and slightly sweet flavor. They are super slight and fluffy and great for just about any meal. These Potato Rolls are another great option that will surely impress!

dinner rolls in a baking dish


How do you Make Dinner Rolls

There is no mixer required to make these rolls, you just whisk together in a bowl.

  • Once everything comes together, knead the dough for 4-6 minutes until it is nice and smooth. If you have to add more flour because the dough is sticky, that is ok
  • Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.  This allows the yeast to work and the rolls to rise and get nice and tender.
  • Shape the dough into 12 small balls of dough. You can make larger rolls if you want too!
  • Let the rolls rest again and double in size. They will be nice and fluffy.
  • Bake until golden brown and delicious. Brush with melted butter to serve for extra deliciousness.

dinner rolls in a baking tray


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dinner roll on a plate

A dinner roll on a plate
4.82 from 33 votes

Honey Butter Dinner Rolls

By Erin
Honey Butter Dinner Rolls - A light and fluffy homemade dinner rolls recipe that goes with just about anything!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active yeast, (1 package)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water, (120-130 degrees)
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder


  • In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Add water and 2 Tbls butter. Beat for about 3 minutes, until smooth. Using a spatula stir in cheese and enough of the remaining flour (1/2-1 cup) to form a soft dough.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 4-6 minutes, until smooth. Add additional flour if the dough is sticky. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Spray a pie plate or other round pan with non stick spray. After the dough has rested, divide into 12 equal portions. Roll into balls, and place in the pan. Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Once the rolls have risen, bake for 11-14 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
  • In a small bowl combine 1 Tbls butter, honey, garlic powder and onion powder. Heat for a few seconds, so it is thin. Remove rolls from the oven, and brush with the butter honey mixture. Let rolls cool until the glaze sets. Then serve.


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 130
Keyword: dinner rolls
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  1. 5 stars
    Dinner rolls are a favorite in my family, and these look amazingly easy! Never thought about adding honey butter, but that sounds delicious

  2. Did this recipe get revised? I have it saved on Pinterest from 2013 and have made it a dozen or so times since then. I’m positive the rolls had cheese in them though. Is it possible to find the original recipe still?


    1. Thanks for pointing that out. When I switched recipe card formats a handful of recipe were affected. I thought I fixed them all. This one is now back to the original. Enjoy!