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Make Ahead Dinner Rolls

Make ahead dinner rolls are a tried and true recipe passed down from my Grandma. They can be made up to one month in advance and kept frozen until ready to bake.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 48 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 60 kcal
Author Foodtastic Mom


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 packets active dry yeast
  • 2 cups milk scalded and cooled to between 105 and 110 degrees F
  • 1 stick (8 tbsp) unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 t salt


  1. Place milk in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup. Microwave for 4 minutes. Place in refrigerator and allow to cool to between 105 - 110 degrees F.

  2. Melt butter and set aside to cool.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the 6 cups of flour and salt.

  4. Remove the milk from the refrigerator and whisk in the yeast and sugar. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.

  5. Beat the 2 eggs into the melted butter. Add the yeast, sugar and milk mixture to the flour and salt and knead on low speed until dough begins to come together. Stop mixer and add the eggs and melted butter. Knead the dough, scraping down the sides of the bowl if necessary, for 6 minutes.

  6. Remove the dough hook and bowl from the stand mixer. Cover the dough ball in the bowl loosely with a towel.

  7. Place the dough bowl in a warm spot and allow to rise for about 60 minutes or until dough is doubled in size.

  8. Gently push down on the dough to deflate. Place on clean counter and evenly divide dough into 8 log-shaped pieces, using a bench scraper or sharp knife. Cut each of the eight dough logs into four equal pieces, giving you 32 rolls.

  9. Pull down on the sides of each roll and pinch the seam underneath to form rounded rolls. Place the rolls on a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the freezer for 3 - 4 hours. Then transfer the frozen rolls to a freezer safe zippered bag. You can keep the frozen rolls in the freezer for up to one month.

  10. When ready to bake, place the frozen rolls in greased baking pans (about 1 inch apart) and cover the rolls with plastic wrap (sprayed with cooking spray so the tops of the rolls don't stick to the plastic).

  11. Allow the rolls to rise for about 4 hours until they are nice and puffed up.

  12. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake rolls for 14 - 18 minutes (until the tops are nicely browned and they feel firm when tapped). Brush the tops with melted butter. Serve warm.