These mayonnaise rolls are super simple to make, only 4 ingredients and delicious. A great addition to any meal.

Easy Mayonnaise Rolls

If you love easy recipe, you will also love these Garlic Cheese Biscuits. They are very similar to the cheddar bay biscuits at Red Lobster.


What we love most is how easy these rolls are and you can make them up really quickly. You can throw these rolls together while you are preparing a meal with just 4 ingredients!  Quick easy mayonnaise rolls make a wonderful addition to your recipe file and for people with a busy schedule. This is an old-fashioned recipe that has been around for quite a few years.


  • self-rising flour
  • mayonnaise or Miracle Whip salad dressing (can use either)
  • milk
  • sugar


You can use buttermilk in the place of the milk. You can leave the sugar out if you like. You could also add some herbs or garlic powder, etc.


Since this is only 4 ingredients this takes nothing to put together.


Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl about two minutes with a spoon. Spray muffin tins. Fill tins 2/3 full; bake in preheated 450 degree oven until golden brown or about 10 to 12 minutes.

Easy Mayonnaise Rolls


Do not overbake your rolls. All ovens vary with hot how they will get so you need to be sure and check your rolls. If they are doughy you didn’t bake them long enough.


If you love dinner rolls you will definitely want to try these out too:

Pan Yeast Rolls – these are made with grits! They are so good and wonderful addition to and holiday.
Quick Rising Yeast Rolls – These are some of our favorite dinner rolls.
Old Fashioned Spoon Rolls – These are great and you can make the dough up in advance and keep it in the fridge.


These rolls go great with any meal and they are delicious with butter. We love them with our Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy, Baked Spaghetti, or Sausage and Cabbage Casserole.


Can I add herbs to these rolls to make them go with an Italian meal?

Yes, you could easily do that.

Can I leave the sugar out?

I’m sure you can, I haven’t made them that way read the comments, there are people that have.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes, you can.


We store these in an air-tight container and just heat them up in the microwave and enjoy them with butter.

Sourdough Bread and Starter

Our sourdough starter is made with potato flakes and the bread is great!

Sour Cream Bread

This bread is easy to make and has a wonderful texture. Crust on top and soft center.

Old Fashioned Sweet Bread

This is a bread your Grandmother may have made. More like a cake!


This recipe makes 10-12 rolls and you can double it.

Quick Easy Mayonnaise Rolls

These rolls are so good and they are very easy to make, you’ll want to make them over and over.
4.87 from 37 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Course bread
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 12 Rolls


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise or Miracle Whip salad dressing (can use either)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl about two minutes with a spoon. Spray muffin tins. Fill tins 2/3 full; bake in preheated 450 degree oven until golden brown or about 10 to 12 minutes.
Keyword Mayonnaise Rolls
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  1. Merryl Kaplan says:

    Yum! Delicious and so simple to make.
    They remind me of the hot biscuits that were served at the very famous Lundy’s restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y.5 stars

  2. Would homemade Mayo work in this recipe? I’d love to try it. My son can’t have yeast. Thanks

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I don’t see why it wouldn’t but I’ve never made it that way so I can’t advise.

  3. Perfect dinner biscuits, flaky and so easy to make!5 stars

  4. These are AYMAYZING! I substituted the milk with buttermilk and these rolls literally melt in your mouth. Thank you so much!5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yay! We’re so glad they were a hit!

  5. Joyce S Thompson says:

    What a coincidence! I already had these on my Easter menu. They’re so easy and so good. I use lots (and I do mean lots) of your recipes.

  6. I made these for decades but as the kids grew up the recipe was forgotten. I ran across it recently, and have started making them again. You can make them up in about 2 minutes, let them cook while you finish up dinner. I like mine A little sweet!4 stars

  7. Douglas Murray says:

    My mother made these with buttermilk and no sugar. I agree that they are fastest bread!

  8. Made these yesterday for Easter dinner. I thought they were just as good as biscuits, but with less fat and a lot quicker to mix up. I want to try using buttermilk next time. Maybe add in a small amount of baking soda, as buttermilk recipes generally do that. Will definitely make them again!5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Glad they were a hit!

  9. Easiest rolls I’ve ever made! Thank you for this great recipe.5 stars

  10. I made these and mine didn’t come out right. They were real heavy and doughy what did I do wrong?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I’m not sure unless they didn’t cook long enough. Ovens vary in temp.

      1. Melissa Busler says:

        Did you use self rising flour? I only ask as I got this recipe from somewhere else and had the same issue. The recipe I followed didn’t indicate that I needed self rising flour. Just a thought.

      2. The Southern Lady says:

        I’ve always made this recipe with self-rising flour.

  11. Joyce S Thompson says:

    I’m making these tonight!

  12. Best rolls on the internet!! Seriously, I make them all the time. They are my go to dinner roll.5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you for the kind comment. We love that you love these rolls!

  13. Christy hansen says:

    I want to make some of these today november 6th
    Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away
    I want to freeze them until then
    Do these rolls freeze well
    If so how do i reheat them
    In the oven and on what temperature ?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Christy, I have not tried freezing these rolls. They are so easy to make, I always just make them and they are always gone with none to freeze. I would think they could be frozen and just reheated in the oven like any frozen bread. Maybe on 350 degrees for 15 minutes or so.

  14. I really enjoyed making these rolls. This will be a go-to recipe for me. Thanks for sharing! Billie5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much. Hope you have a wonderful Easter and glad you enjoy these rolls.

  15. Holy cow in to the recipe box it goes

  16. I love making mayonnaise rolls and have no problem with any of the ingredients. However, I am trying to come up with easy, tasty bread ideas for a friend who can’t have gluten, soy, yeast, milk or mayonnaise (among many other restrictions). I have gluten-free flour and can use baking powder (for the self rising flour) and use rice milk, but what can I use for the mayonnaise? I was thinking about coconut oil. Do you have any ideas?

    I posted this twice earlier and it showed it was awaiting moderation, and now I don’t see it. Please delete any duplicates that post.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have never tried it that way Linda but it might work since the mayo just takes the place of the oil in this recipe. If you try it and it works, please let us know. Thank you.

  17. I made these last night and they were fabulous. I live in France and can’t always find all the ingredients for a recipe but I had everything for these. With French self rising flour I need to add a little extra baking powder and I forgot so mine not quite as lite but still very good. My husband loved them. This recipe is a keeper. I know I will make them again and remember a little extra baking powder next time. Thank you so much.5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      So glad these rolls turned out so well for you Rhonda! So nice to have a follower from France. Have a wonderful week!

  18. Mary Elliott says:

    These rolls are awesome!! I just got through cooking them, I must admit I did leave out a 1/4 cup of milk and added buttermilk to them.. These are FABULOUS!!!!5 stars

  19. I made these tonight, only I added a bit of cheddar cheese to the batter, and I sprinkled some cheddar on top. They were really moist, soft, and delicious. I left out the sugar.

  20. Sylvia P. says:

    I am going to make these rolls tonight. I make a mayonnaise cake (white and chocolate) and it turns out beautiful so I can imagation these rolls. Maybe my grandkids will not call them hockey pucks. Lol

  21. When I was a teenager I learned to make these in home ec class. We put half the batter in the muffin tin, then added a teaspoon of jam or jelly and covered with the other half of the batter. Great for breakfast.

  22. Reda Copeland says:

    Do these have to be refrigerated

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I don’t refrigerate them Reda but you could if you want.

  23. Just did these… Amazing!! Next time would omit sugar and put some salt however! Thanks for sharing 🙂5 stars

  24. Can you use buttermilk in the recipe? If so, how much?

    1. yes you can they will taste like buttermilk biscuits if you omit the sugar. you can actually use this as a biscuit recipe just let the mayo be your oil/butter/grease in the mix.

  25. I made these and they are awesome.5 stars

  26. i made these tonight they turned out great. i did add a handful of cheese to mine.5 stars

  27. Lynn Swearingen says:

    These are so delicious hot out of the oven with butter! My family loves them & I love how easy they are!5 stars

    1. Marcia Smiley says:

      I’m stuck at home, doing my best to keep busy., during the Corona virus. This recipe looks so delicious. Problem is that I only have Unbleached White flour. I do have yeast however. Any suggestions in using my ingredients? Thank you

      1. The Southern Lady says:

        Hi Marcia, I have not tried adding yeast to these rolls and don’t know how that would work. I am assuming you don’t have mayonnaise which is what makes these rolls rise. They also take self-rising flour. Here is a link on how to convert all-purpose flour to self-rising if you need to do that. https://thesouthernladycooks.com/make-your-own-self-rising-flour/ You might like to check out our quick rising yeast rolls here: https://thesouthernladycooks.com/quick-rising-yeast-rolls/ I hope this helps.

  28. My Mom wasn’t a really good cook but she made these often and they were always yummy! I did know the exact ingredients or measurements but now I will surely try them, good memories!! Thanks 🙂

  29. Sounds awesome! Going to make them right now.

  30. I’m always looking for a great roll/biscuit/muffin to go w/meals and since this is so quick & easy, I’ve GOT to try it! thanks so much!

  31. I’ve made these rolls for years, I love adding a little cinnamon an extra teaspoon of sugar and after they are baked drizzle with a little powdered sugar glaze, nice sweet treat but not to sweet, I have also added chopped nuts very nice.

  32. These are amazing! So quick and easy, these will be my go to biscuit/bread from now on. This recipe is going to be a huge help to me!.5 stars

  33. Just wanted to let you know that I have made these several times now for my family and everyone loves them. Thank you for the recipe! I have even changed it up a bit and used miracle whip when I didn’t have mayo, and also added cheese and garlic instead of any sugar. They have turned out so delicious that my boys fight over them. Thanks again for sharing such an easy and delicious recipe!

  34. So good and easy! Thanks for the recipe

  35. Karen Snyder says:

    I made these tonight & thought they were really good! Next time I make them I’m gonna use Miracle Whip & I’ll let u know how they come out….Thanks for the recipe…..it’s a keeper!5 stars

  36. Angel biscuits is what my grandmother used to call them

  37. If you don’t have self-rising flour, I don’t @ the moment, than I read you can make your own w/all-purpose flour to use in this recipe: http://southernfood.about.com/cs/breads/ht/self_rise_flour.htm, so I’m gonna try making my own self-rising flour for this recipe. Ty for sharing Judy, the rolls will be a yummy and easy side for Thanksgiving dinner.

    1. Special Update: Don’t use the substituent for self-rising flour in my post above, makes the recipe just awful and bitter cuz of the baking powder, follow Judy’s recipe exactly. I’m gonna buy some self-rising flour and make the rolls the correct way next time. Again, ty you, Judy!

  38. 225 would be just about right…..that would compare to 425 in the United States. They may have to bake just a little longer.

  39. vickie Benfield says:

    We had a recipe like this back home, North Carolina , we called it Mayonnaise Muffins — Was the first bread I ever made , that was in the 70’s , I haven’t made them in a long time . Can’t remember sugar being in our recipe , They look good !

  40. When I make rolls or bread I always use my Mom’s recipes with yeast! Will definitely have to give these a try! Nothing like homemade bread!!

  41. Hello, I just wanted to ask before trying whether these rolls are hard or soft crusted….other than the query, they look mouthwatering!

    1. Hi Annie, Thanks for coming by. They are kind of like a biscuit. They are not hard. We love them and I make them about twice a week. If we are doing something on the grill, I make these while the meat is on. So easy and quick.

  42. hi, if dont use self raisaing flour, do we need to put yeast or baking powder? Den plz tell me da quantity, thanks

    1. Hi Sara, You can substitute 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt with 2 cups of all-purpose flour for the self rising flour. Do not use yeast. Hope this helps and thanks for your question. Judy

  43. This is a wonderful recipe. We have a 22 month old grandson who likes to eat these fresh out of the oven – mmmmmm yummy is what he tells us. Easiest recipe for rolls ever. Thank you for sharing!!!

  44. That’s so interesting, I’ve never heard of mayo in dough. What does it do for the texture? We live in the South too and they make wonderful yeast rolls at a lot of places. Still haven’t tried them. Always, love visiting your blog.

      1. For some reason yeast recipes intimidate me. I think I could make this one! Thanks. Sheila

    1. Marilyn Swearingen says:

      I’ve been making these for years and they are very good. The mayonnaise does the same thing as pure lard or crisco. The rolls come out nice and fluffy,if you don’t stir way to much.
      Just mix until all ingredients are wet.