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Overnight Refrigerator Rolls and 21 Other Homemade Bread Recipes

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Homemade rolls are a must when it comes to Thanksgiving. Consequently, this is usually what I bring to contribute to the big feast. So, I decided to try out a new recipe this year. I love the idea of making the dough the day before and then on Thanksgiving. All I have to do is roll out the dough and let it raise before baking. After trying this overnight refrigerator rolls recipe, this is what I am taking this year.

The dough for these overnight refrigerator rolls is beautiful and easy to work with. Additionally, it produces a soft tender roll. The consistency of the roll itself is different than what I usually make. It’s more sponge like.

The recipe does make 2 dozen rolls but they we a little on the small side.  For Thanksgiving, I’m going to do a double batch of dough, but shape it into 3 dozen rolls.

Overnight Refrigerator Rolls | realmomkitchen.com

Well, today also happens to be #homemadebreadday ! A perfect day to celebrate a week before Thanksgiving. So to celebrate, I have teamed up with the #celebratingfoodholidays bloggers to provide you with a great collection of bread recipes. So not only do you get this delicious roll recipe, but there are also 21 other tasty ones to check out below.

Overnight Refrigerator Rolls | realmomkitchen.com

Here is what you need to make the
Overnight Refrigerator Rolls

  • EGG
  • SALT

Overnight Refrigerator Rolls

Real Mom Kitchen

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Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill Time 8 hours
Total Time 9 hours 32 minutes
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Servings 24 servings
Calories 126 kcal


  • 1 ¼ cups warm water 105 degrees F to 115 degrees F
  • 1 pkg or 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • cup sugar
  • 4 to 4 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • cup melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 Tbsp butter melted (optional)


  • In a large mixing bowl (I do this in my kitchen aid mixer), add in the warm water and yeast; stir to dissolve yeast. Sprinkle with a little of the 1/3 cup sugar.
  • Next, add in 1 1/2 cups of the flour, the rest of the sugar, melted butter or oil, egg, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute, scraping sides of bowl constantly.
  • Now, using a wooden spoon or dough hook on the kitchen aid, mix in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough that just starts to pull away from sides of bowl (dough will be slightly sticky).
  • Coat a 3-quart bowl with cooking spray. Place dough in container; turn once to grease surface of dough. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Punch dough down and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Lightly grease two 13 x 9 baking pan or a 18 x 13 baking sheet.
  • Shape dough into 24 balls or desired rolls (be careful not to overwork dough; it becomes stickier the more you work with it) and place in the prepared baking pan or 2 to 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (about 45 minutes).
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes for individual rolls, about 20 minutes for pan rolls, or until golden. Immediately remove rolls from pans. If desired, brush tops of rolls with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Serve warm. Makes 2 dozen rolls.


Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 0.001mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens.

21 Homemad Bread Recipes | realmomkitchen.com

Celebrating Food Bloggers Bread Recipes (all pictured above)

Copycat King Hawaiian Rolls from Ashlee Marie
Small Batch 30 Minute Easy Dinner Rolls from Yummy Healthy Easy
Braided Sweet Bread from The Baker Upstairs
Dutch Apple Bread from Butter with a Slice of Bread
100% Whole Wheat Rolls from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
One Hour Cinnamon Rolls from Creations by Kara
Pumpkin Honey Butter Crescent Rolls from Life Made Simple Bakes
Potato Rolls from Like Mother Like Daughter

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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
Sweet Corn Bread with Maple Butter
15 Minute Cream Biscuits
English Muffin Bread
Easy Potato Rolls
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Lion House Dinner Rolls with Honey Butter
Shaping Homemade Rolls
Orange Rolls
Easy Peasant Bread
Divine Breadsticks
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