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Homemade Pan Rolls

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 18 min
  • Servings 48
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One whiff of these fragrant Homemade Pan Rolls, and you'll be counting the moments until you can take them out of the oven! Golden brown and buttery, dinner rolls in a pan are the perfect starter or complement to a tasty meal. You may never buy pre-made rolls again after you give this recipe a try. Our pan rolls recipe also makes plenty for a dinner party, or you can simply enjoy them with your family and freeze any leftovers!
Updated Jun 16, 2022
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  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package regular or quick active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup very warm water (120°F to 130°F)
  • 1/2 cup very warm milk (120°F to 130°F)
  • 1 egg
  • Butter or margarine, melted
Make With
Gold Medal Flour


  • 1
    Mix 2 cups of the flour, the sugar, shortening, salt and yeast in medium bowl. Add warm water, warm milk and egg. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
  • 2
    Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl and turn greased side up. Cover and let rise in warm place about 1 hour or until double. Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.
  • 3
    Grease bottoms and sides of 2 round pans, 9x1 1/2 inches.
  • 4
    Punch down dough. Cut dough in half; cut each half into 24 pieces. Shape into balls. Place close together in pans. Brush with butter. Cover and let rise in warm place about 30 minutes or until double.
  • 5
    Heat oven to 400°F.
  • 6
    Bake 12 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    “Proofing” is another term for the time that dough spends rising. Successful leavening is “proof” of active yeast.
  • tip 2
    Any leftover pan rolls can be frozen in plastic freezer bags. Thaw at room temperature about 2 hours before serving.
  • tip 3
    Rise to the occasion! If using self-rising flour, there is no need to add salt.


55 Calories, 2 g Total Fat, 1 g Protein, 8 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Roll
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
2 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
5 mg
60 mg
20 mg
Total Carbohydrate
8 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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