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40 Minute Bread Rolls

photo of a basket of bread rolls

I really love the taste of freshly baked bread. If it’s the result of my own labor, that’s even better. But I don’t have much patience and so I don’t make my own bread often.

I love coming across easy bread recipes that don’t require a lot of waiting around. I came across a recipe for 40 Minute Hamburger Buns and was in the kitchen the next day making it. It’s 40 minutes start to finish including baking time. Pretty impressive.
photo of dough balls on a baking sheet
And the taste is even more impressive. Super soft and fluffy. I gobbled two in a matter of minutes. I originally wanted to use them as hamburger buns and I even sprinkled the tops with sesame seeds. But once they came out, I didn’t think they were really ideal for hamburger buns. They didn’t bake up large enough for regular-sized hamburgers. They were somewhere in between the size of a regular burger and a slider. I also thought the bread was slightly too sweet for burgers. Also, the bottoms of the bread rolls cracked.

photo of baked rolls on a baking sheet

Nevertheless, these were delicious and I would use them for making sliders or dinner rolls. The recipe and preparation were similar to the 30 minute bread rolls I previously made but these didn’t have as much of that yeasty taste that was in those. The full recipe can be found here.
photo of a bread roll on a blue napkin

40-Minute Bread Rolls

Servings: 12 rolls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
These rolls are soft and fluffy and only take 40 minutes to make start to finish.


  • 2 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp warm water 110° to 115°F
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • Grease baking sheets and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the oil and sugar and let it stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, salt and enough flour and mix until a soft dough forms.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead it until the dough turns smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 12 pieces and shape each into a ball. Place the dough balls 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Cover the dough balls with a dish towel and rest them for 10 minutes. While the dough balls rest, preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Bake the rolls for 8-12 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.


Recipe source: Taste of Home


Serving: 1roll, Calories: 193kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 201mg, Potassium: 57mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 20IU, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1.6mg, Net Carbs: 27g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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4 comments on “40 Minute Bread Rolls”

  1. These look so fluffy!

  2. Fill them with philly cheese and the result would be even more amazing

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