No-Fail Yeast Rolls

No-Fail Yeast Rolls. Photo © Erin Huffstetler
  • Prep Time
    120 min
  • Cook Time
    15 min
  • Total Time
    135 min
  • Yield

Here's a no-frills, no-fail recipe for homemade yeast rolls. These are excellent with a bowl of soup, and are my go-to rolls for holiday meals. Slice them in half, and they even work well for sandwiches. Seriously, you can't go wrong with these rolls.


  • 1 package dry yeast (2-1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3-1/2 cups flour


1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water.

2. In a large bowl, mix the eggs and sugar.

3. Add the salt and oil.

4. Add the yeast.

5. Mix in the flour one cup at a time, stirring well.

6. Cover the bowl with a dish cloth, and allow the dough to rise until double in size.

7. Punch down the dough to let out the air.

8. Form the dough into any size rolls.

9. Cover, and let rise until the rolls are double in size.


Bake 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees, or until golden brown.

Tip: One packet of yeast = 2-1/4 teaspoons of yeast

Double or Triple the Recipe

These yeast rolls freeze beautifully. Make a bunch, and stick them in the freezer to pull out as you need them.

Planning to serve these rolls with your holiday meal? Make them a week or two before, and freeze them, so you have less work to do leading up to the event.

Make Sure Your Yeast is Fresh

Before you start your recipe, proof your yeast to make sure it's still good. It's really easy to do, and well worth the small amount of time that it takes.