5 from 4 votes

Easy Homemade Garlic Butter Dinner Rolls

These Easy Homemade Garlic Butter Dinner Rolls are the perfect for your Sunday dinner or holiday table! Made from simple dough, garlic butter and sea salt!

Course Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Canadian, Dinner, Holiday, Side Dish, Thanksgiving
Keyword Easy Homemade Garlic Butter Dinner Rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rise Time 2 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 rolls
Calories 138 kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


  • 1 1/4 cup room temperature water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 1/4 cup all purpose flour (plus 1/4 cup if necessary)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • fresh parsley for garnish
  • flaked sea salt for garnish (or coarsely ground sea salt)


  1. In a 2-cup glass measuring cup, add the water, yeast and sugar, and stir together with a fork. Set aside to rise.

  2. Add the flour and sea salt to the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment (use a large bowl and a wooden spoon if you don't have a stand mixer).

  3. When the water, yeast and sugar mixture has risen up slightly and is nice and fluffy, add it to the mixing bowl along with the egg and melted butter.

  4. Turn the mixer on low speed and mix until the dough comes together. Turn the speed up just slightly until the dough forms a very soft ball around the dough hook and clears the sides of the bowl. If the dough appears very sticky and too fluid, add the extra 1/4 cup flour.

  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and rise in a warm place in the kitchen for 90 minutes or until the dough at least doubles in size.

  6. When the dough has finished rising, grease 2 muffin tins (you'll need about 18 cups) with a little bit of melted butter and set aside.

  7. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  8. Melt the 1/3 cup butter in the microwave and stir in the garlic, parsley and sea salt. Set aside.

  9. Punch the dough down after it rises and divide the dough in two equal parts.

  10. Roll out one part of the dough on a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin into an 12-inch by 12-inch square.

  11. Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut the square into 9 smaller squares (make a tic tac toe shape with the large square).

  12. Brush each of the 9 squares with the melted butter mixture. Twist each square one and a half times in the middle and place them twist side down into the muffin cups. Repeat with the second half of the dough.

  13. Once all the dough squares have been twisted and placed in the muffin cups, brush the tops with the leftover melted butter mixture.

  14. Cover the muffin tins with a clean kitchen towel and let rise a second time for about 20-25 minutes.

  15. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15-18 minutes or until the rolls are a light golden brown colour.

  16. While the rolls are hot, sprinkle with some flaked or coarse sea salt and some chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

  17. Remove them from the muffin cups and let cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Garlic Butter Dinner Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 167mg7%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.