Easy Yeast Rolls

A basket of these freshly baked Easy Yeast Rolls are the perfect addition to your dinner table!

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A basket of these warm Easy Yeast Rolls is the perfect addition to any dinner table!What are the recipes that remind you of childhood?  Did Mom make a delicious meatloaf?  Or maybe the recipe for Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies is a highly guarded family secret.  For me, these yeast rolls rank pretty high up there on the list of childhood memories.

I know it’s probably a bit strange that yeast rolls remind me of my younger years, but I grew up in a Southern kitchen.  My mom was always baking something delicious.  Usually it was a chocolate cake or some other tasty dessert, but these yeast rolls also made a frequent appearance on our dinner table.  A basket of these warm biscuits/rolls was always the perfect addition to the Easter or Thanksgiving dinner table.

Easy Yeast Rolls

Not only are these yeast rolls delicious, but they are perfect for leftovers later in the day.  Leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches on these yeast rolls is where the party’s at.

Easy Yeast RollsThese Easy Yeast Rolls are, well, really easy to make.  If you usually avoid recipes with yeast, don’t skip this one!  It’s possibly one of the easiest yeast recipes you’ll ever come across.  The rolls are light and airy, and I can promise that your family will love ’em!  And an added bonus?  The dough is actually made the day before and then it rests in the fridge overnight.  That means you can focus on more important things and still have delicious homemade rolls on your dinner table!

I will warn you that these rolls don’t have a terribly long shelf life though.  I find that they dry out after about 2-3 days…but then again, it’s pretty rare that I still have any left after the first day!  These rolls are seriously addicting…and I challenge you to only eat one.  I can’t do it.

Easy Yeast Rolls

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  Have you got all of your recipes planned out yet?  I’m still working on my Turkey Day menu, and I’m certainly going to draw some inspiration from my fellow dude food bloggers.  If you aren’t following these guys, then you totally need to start!  Check out their posts below for some Thanksgiving inspiration.  #WolfpackThanksgiving

Did you make a batch of these Easy Yeast Rolls at home?  Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  I’d love to see your version!

A basket of these warm Easy Yeast Rolls is the perfect addition to any dinner table!

Easy Yeast Rolls

A basket of these freshly baked Easy Yeast Rolls are the perfect addition to your dinner table!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chilling/Rising Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 18 rolls
Calories: 101kcal



  • In a large bowl, add the vegetable oil, sour cream, and sugar; mix until well combined. Add the remaining ingredients (yeast, warm water, egg, flour, and salt); mix until a smooth dough forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 8 hours).
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured countertop and fold dough lightly 2-3 times. Roll dough out to about 1/2"-3/4" thick. Either cut dough into squares or use a biscuit cutter to make rounds. Place cut biscuits on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Continue rerolling any leftover dough until all dough has been used. Cover biscuits lightly with plastic wrap and place in a warm (80°-85°F) location to rise for 2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  • Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes. Serve warm.

A basket of these freshly baked Easy Yeast Rolls are the perfect addition to your dinner table!

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  1. Homemade yeast rolls are amazing, but let’s face it. They do take an investment of time. I love your simplified version man, so much I might even try it next week!
    #WolfpackEats #WolfpackThanksgiving

    1. Yeah, man, these bad boys are super easy! They’re a family favorite…and I think I fell asleep last night dreaming about a leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich on one of these yeast rolls. No wonder I drooled on my pillow…haha.

  2. If I duplicated these rolls for Christmas – my mom and sister would tear into them – these 18 rolls would be gone before we got up from the dinner table – they look so light and fluffy – just like some rolls I tasted at Costco!
    My sis and I grew up with my parents making Sri Lankan Christmas Cake – they would start prepping almost a month ahead and the smells when they mixed and baked the ingredients was phenomenal! Kinda like the smells from these rolls baking…
    P.S. I think you 5 guys should open up a “#Wolfpack Diner” …

    1. Shashi, I’m ready to scream and whine and cry at the top of my lungs because THAT MAN up there…grr…he used yeast in a recipe again! *sniffle* I’ve tried begging him to stop…. he never listens to me… *sobs* YEAST HATES ME… 🙁

      1. Haha! Becca. Stop crying and pick up that package of yeast. You…yes, YOU…can make these rolls. They are so flippin’ easy! The only problem will be when you have to make a second batch because you ate the entire first one by yourself. Haha!

    2. I need to know more about this Sri Lankan Christmas Cake! A month long baking process? That totally sounds like something I need to try! These rolls only take overnight…but the smell is AMAZING! It’s pretty much the best way ever to start Thanksgiving morning. And Wolfpack Diner, huh? I think this could be a good idea. Maybe we’ll have to make it a chain, though…we’re kinda spread out all over the place! 🙂

  3. Dude I think it’s pretty funny that you gave the warning about the shelf life of 2-3 days… like anyone wouldn’t totally eat the entire batch within a day… or one sitting. These rolls look legit my man! #wolfpackeats

    1. Haha…I know, right? These rolls NEVER last 2-3 days around our house, but I figured I’d put the warning out there. These aren’t like those storebought rolls that last for like 3 weeks. But then again, these taste way better than those storebought rolls that last for like 3 weeks. Happy Wolfpack Thanksgiving, my friend!

  4. Wait… please… for the love of all that’s good in the world (you know, GOOD, like bacon, and chocolate, and cheese), PLEASE tell me that you didn’t just use yeast in a recipe again *sobs* YOU HATE ME, don’t you?! That’s why you did this to me!!

    1. I don’t hate you at all, Becca! In fact, I made this recipe just to help you get over your fear of those little yeasties. (Just kidding…it’s really a family recipe that’s been passed down to me.) But seriously…this is like the easiest yeast recipe ever. Mix it, put in the fridge overnight, cut shapes, cover ’em in a warm place, then bake ’em up. I expect to see a picture of these coming across your Instagram feed soon! 🙂

      (Tip: If you need a warm place, just turn your oven on to 100°F, then cut it off. Boom. Warm place. Just make sure you turn the oven off!)

    1. You can absolutely master this recipe, Tamara…yeast and all! This was actually the first recipe I ever made by myself using yeast. I have complete faith in you! But consider yourself warned…you’ll just become addicted to making yeasted breads after you make these rolls. 🙂

    1. Haha…I just imagined you versus a big yeast monster fighting it out in Mortal Kombat. Seriously, though, these yeast rolls are totally easy. I’m pretty sure you could rock these…but don’t blame me when you run out of butter!

    1. I couldn’t agree with you more, Oriana! The only problem with freshly baked rolls is there are never enough…and these are totally easy to make. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do here! 🙂

    1. Haha! I never have that problem, Sean…these bad boys are gone almost as fast as they come out of the oven. I’ll try to save you one, though! 🙂

    1. I couldn’t agree with you more, Valya…I think I could eat my weight in fresh, homemade rolls. In fact, I may have to do that next Thursday. 🙂

    1. Hey Alice! I have never used butter in place of the oil in this recipe, so I don’t know what would happen. Since it’s a very small amount, I would guess that it would be ok…but you might want to bump up the butter amount a bit since butter–even melted–is not entirely liquid. (I’d go with 3.5 Tbsp.) I do know that these rolls are AMAZING with the oil, but I’m curious whether the butter will work, too. If you give them a shot with butter, will you come back and let me know? Thanks, and have a great day!! 🙂

  5. Who can eat just one roll? I haven’t met that person. Fictitious. I am more of an eat yeast rolls until my guilt overwhelms me type. Especially these…want. I think the shelf life is pretty typical for homemade breads. You need preservatives to extend the life past 2-3 days. These rolls would make perfect left over thanksgiving turkey sandwiches! Little turkey, lotta cranberry sauce, maybe some stuffing. Heck yes. I need to make these rolls next! Pinned

    1. Guilt? What is this guilt that you speak of, Lindsey? We are heading into the holidays. Guilt is something that doesn’t wake up until January 2. 🙂 Oh…cranberry sauce with leftover turkey on yeast rolls. I think we’re both bringing something to this party! 🙂

    1. Oh man, Katie! One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is grabbing some leftover turkey and making sandwiches on these yeast rolls for Thursday night dinner. Then I just curl up on the couch and watch a movie…or football! 🙂

    1. I know! I don’t use sour cream in many bread recipes…but it totally works for these yeast rolls. And I love that the dough is made a day ahead, too! #ThanksgivingHack (I have no idea if that’s actually a hashtag, but it totally should be!)

  6. These look great and with a good slather of melted butter and gravy to sop up – I’d be in heaven. Funny I’ve come across 3 of you WolfPackers (you, Mike and Matt) on my own and will check out the others, too. Happy Holidays!

    1. Oh man, now you’re talking, Kevin! Melted butter and gravy…at this rate, there won’t be any of these yeast rolls around for Thanksgiving leftovers. Guess I’ll have to make 2 batches…haha. And watch out, the Wolfpack is taking over…dude food bloggers united!!

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