Yummy White Roll Recipe

Affiliate link disclosure for yummy white rollsThis yummy recipe for white rolls  has been a favorite for years now. It makes rolls that are soft, tender, and so flavorful!

These yummy white rolls are always a hit no matter where I serve them. A soft, tender, and flavorful dinner roll recipe.

This has been my favorite basic white roll recipe for almost two decades. The evaporated milk and potato flakes give them a little something extra and people are always asking for the recipe. If you are looking for a fantastic recipe for white rolls, this is it!

Recipe for the best ever white dinner rolls. Soft, tender, and flavorful rolls. Everyone wants this recipe for rolls!

I am always asked to bring rolls to every family gathering. From Thanksgiving to family reunions, this is my go-to roll recipe. I’ve tried several others over the years, but I always come back to this one. The flavor of the rolls is simply amazing!

The flavor of these homemade white rolls is unbeatable! A perfect recipe for dinner rolls!

I love my carbs, and there is nothing that beats a hot homemade roll slathered with butter. Yum!

These yummy white rolls are unbeatable. So flavorful and soft. Everyone loves these rolls!


I have a KitchenAid and a Bosch, but I usually make these in a large mixing bowl. I use my hand mixer to beat the dough at first, but I just stir the remaining flour in. I find that I get a much more tender roll that way. You can definitely use your appliances, just make sure you don’t over-knead the dough!

Yummy White Dinner Rolls - this has been a favorite roll recipe for years. Soft, fluffy, and delicious homemade rolls every time!

Ninety percent of the time, I form these rolls into round balls, and they fit perfectly in my half sheet baking pan. Sometimes I roll them out into crescents, and they are fun to serve that way. You just need two pans because you need to leave more space between them.

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Yummy White Roll Recipe
Yield: 3 1/2 dozen
  • 2 Tbsp instant yeast (I use SAF brand)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup potato flakes
  • 1 12oz can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 5-6 cups of flour (approximately)
  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water in a large mixing bowl. Add potato flakes, milk, oil, salt, sugar, eggs, and 2 cups of the flour. Beat till smooth. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Let rest for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Form dough into balls and place on a large cookie sheet with sides. Let rise till doubled, about 45-60 minutes. Bake at 350° for about 25-30 minutes or till light golden brown. Brush tops with butter while still hot.
If you make crescent rolls, space them further apart, and use two cookie sheets.

roll recipe(original photo- photos updated 12/2016)

This has been a favorite dinner roll recipe for years! You will get rave reviews if you serve these yummy white rolls! The best soft and flavorful roll recipe. -from creationsbykara.com


A few more roll recipes you might like:

Soft and Chewy Pretzel Rolls
These soft pretzel rolls are absolutely incredible!

Bacon Cheese Rolls
Homemade rolls filled with bacon and cheese. These rolls are fabulous with a bowl of soup, or just all by themselves!

Oatmeal Rolls

Cornmeal Rolls


  1. Pauletta Dove says:

    Do you use self rising flour?

    • No, you don’t need self rising flour for yeast breads. I use all purpose flour for all my recipes. I prefer unbleached, but that is just a matter of preference. 🙂

  2. Susan King says:

    On your Yummy white rolls, how much evaporated milk do you use. Another question is that I use yeast from a jar. (Quick rising) Should I reduce the amount of yeast to 1 T. 1/2 t. for this?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I did 6 cups of flour and it was too soft to handle HELP

  4. Just keep adding flour a little bit at a time till your dough isn’t sticky anymore. With yeast breads, the flour is never an exact measurement, so it’s fine to add more or less than the recipe states. Good luck!


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