QUICKEST EVER YEAST ROLLS

Quickest Ever Yeast Rolls - The Southern Lady Cooks

These yeast rolls are kind of a cross between a biscuit and a roll.  They make the best sandwich rolls and go great with any meal.  We love these yeast rolls for breakfast with ham, egg and cheese.  They will keep for several days in the fridge or an airtight container.  You can reheat them in the microwave and slather them with fresh butter and jam for a treat anytime.  This is the quickest and easiest recipe for yeast rolls and my favorite to make.  I love these rolls!

Yeast Rolls Ingredients Needed:

Active dry yeast (1/4 ounce or 2 1/4 teaspoons each)

Warm water

Milk

Butter

White granulated sugar

Salt

All-purpose flour

These rolls only have to rise for 15 minutes twice, which makes them much quicker to make. These rolls really go with just about any meal. The last time I made them we enjoyed them with our Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy. It was a wonderful addition. These would be a great addition to any holiday menu too.

Recipe feedback: “Best quick rolls ever! I had my doubts…. but I was invited to dinner and I only had an hour so I decided to give it a shot. I didn’t roll the dough out and cut it. I rolled it into balls and it was fine. Also I threw all the ingredients in my Bosch mixer and let it knead for 5 min. Everyone LOVED them and they are definitely going to be made over and over again. I love that they tasted like I took all day to make them and it was actually less than an hour!” – Tara 

“I loved how quick these really were, and you can mix them with a spoon to boot! I cut the recipe in half and it worked really well. My only mistake was that when I picked a sheet pan, I forgot to pick one where the rolls could nestle close together and rise nice and high. Mine “spread” a bit but they were still edible and again, fast and easy! I think I rolled the dough to about 1/2 inch thick; next time I’ll pull out my ruler. But 15 minutes was still a good bake time!” – Anu

Full recipe in recipe card below.

Quickest Ever Yeast Rolls - The Southern Lady Cooks

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5 from 3 votes

Quickest Ever Yeast Rolls

These Yeast Rolls are so easy to make! The perfect addition to any meal! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Yeast Rolls
Servings: 15 Rolls

Ingredients

  • 2 packages active dry yeast 1/4 ounce or 2 1/4 teaspoons each
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter or 1/4 cup or 1/2 stick
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Dissolve yeast in the 1/2 cup warm water. Set aside. Combine milk, butter, sugar and salt in a saucepan or bowl. Heat just till warm. (I do this about 1 minute in the microwave) Combine yeast and flour with milk mixture. Stir well with spoon. Cover and let rise 15 minutes in a warm place. (I turn on my oven to about 350 degrees and put this on top of the stove under the light for 15 minutes). When the 15 minutes is up, flour your hands, put some flour on your dough board and press the dough to about 1 inch thick. Cut out in circles. (I use a tin can for a cutter because we like these rolls big). Place on a sprayed cookie sheet. Let rise for 15 minutes. (I cover with dish towel).
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Makes about 15 rolls. Note: I brush these with melted butter before placing in the oven.

If you like this recipe you may also like these Easy Mayonnaise Rolls.

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23 Comments

  1. Best quick rolls ever! I had my doubts…. but I was invited to dinner and I only had an hour so I decided to give it a shot. I didn’t roll the dough out and cut it. I rolled it into balls and it was fine. Also I threw all the ingredients in my Bosch mixer and let it knead for 5 min. Everyone LOVED them and they are definitely going to be made over and over again. I love that they tasted like I took all day to make them and it was actually less than an hour!5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I’m so glad these rolls worked out so well! My family loves them too!

  2. Anu Riley says:

    I loved how quick these really were, and you can mix them with a spoon to boot!

    I cut the recipe in half and it worked really well. My only mistake was that when I picked a sheet pan, I forgot to pick one where the rolls could nestle close together and rise nice and high. Mine “spread” a bit but they were still edible and again, fast and easy!

    I think I rolled the dough to about 1/2 inch thick; next time I’ll pull out my ruler. But 15 minutes was still a good bake time!5 stars

  3. katrin nappe says:

    Hi!
    Can you tell me pls what d you mean by the yeast 2 1/4 teaspoons “each”.
    Tks a lot
    It sounds to be an amazing recipe
    Katrin/Chile

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      There are 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast in each package of active dry yeast. Hope this helps.

      1. katrin nappe says:

        Tks a lot!
        They were really awesome. The taste was soo good.
        Very good recipe.

        Saludos!5 stars

  4. Dixie Metcalf says:

    I’m like Bob in the earlier post. Mine looked like spoon bread or something. I added almost another full cup of flour and they came out pretty decent. Next time I will start with four cups of flour instead of three

  5. Bob Glosson says:

    I took 1 cup of flour as being 136 grams . So I measured 408 grams of flour. After I tossed that batch, away I made another and I used a measuring cup to measure. I think I’ll throw away my new kitchen scales.

  6. Bob Glosson says:

    I followed this recipe to a T.
    Dough looked more like a thicker pancake batter than biscuit constancy
    Ended up going down the drain. Wonder what I did wrong?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have no idea, Bob. Sounds like you did not use enough flour. You can always add more flour to any recipe to get the consistency you need.

      1. Bob Glosson says:

        The second go around turned out PERFECT. Delicious! Thanks for all the recipes you share. Your a great Southerner!

      2. The Southern Lady says:

        So happy you figured it out Bob and sorry I was not more help. We love these rolls and I am glad you do, too. Have a great week ahead and happy to have you on the site. Sounds like you got it down pat now.

  7. Can these be frozen?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have frozen after they were cooked and reheated but have not tried freezing the dough.

      1. Could you make cinnamon rolls out of these.

      2. The Southern Lady says:

        I have not tried making cinnamon rolls with this recipe. There is a great recipe for cinnamon rolls on the site made with yeast. Just type cinnamon rolls into the search box and it should come up for you or click on breakfast recipes on the right hand side of any page.

  8. Saundra Mack says:

    Is the tin can regular size or pie filling size?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      It is regular size, Saundra, not the pie filling size.

  9. You had me at breakfast sandwich! Pinning to try soon 🙂

  10. Oh Wow, Just up my alley a quick roll recipe that I can actually do!
    We love hot rolls.

  11. mary hodgkins says:

    Aren’t these delicious? I had them for the first time 40 years ago at a hunting camp. The cook called them her ‘angel biscuits.’ I’m pretty sure she was referring to the biscuits ….not to those to whom she was serving them!

      1. mary hodgkins says:

        Yes, there is a difference in the recipes. Maybe the cook really was referring to biscuits for angels, ie, her ‘angel biscuits! Both recipes are delicious! I love your site!