Rhodes Rolls

What Are Rhodes Rolls?

These homemade dinner rolls are a copycat of the classic Rhodes Rolls. They’re light and fluffy, with a delicately sweet and salty flavor!

What You'll Need

You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy recipe, so let's round them up and get started!

Activate the Yeast

Mix warm water, sugar, and yeast in a small bowl. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes until frothy and creamy.

Combine Dry Ingredients

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the remaining sugar, plus the flour, malt powder, and salt.

Create the Dough

Mix the dry ingredients with the activated yeast mixture and canola oil on low speed until a shaggy dough forms.

Knead the Dough

Knead the dough with a dough hook until it becomes smooth, elastic, and no longer sticky.

Portion the Dough

Lightly flour your work surface and divide the dough into 12 equal portions.


Flatten dough into a 2" square, fold edges over, pinch edges into center, and seal center to form a tight ball.

Seal It

Then roll the dough ball, seam side down, on the counter a few times to really seal it.

Place in Baking Dish

Place the rolls in a lightly greased 9×13-inch baking dish and cover with plastic wrap or clean dish towel.


Let rise in a warm spot until the rolls expand and fill the pan, nearly doubled in size.


Bake the rolls in a 375° F oven for 18-20 minutes, until they’re puffed-up and golden brown.


Top the rolls with classic butter, honey butter, herb butter, or garlic-parmesan butter.


If you want to finish your rolls with flaky sea salt, Maldon sea salt flakes is recommended.

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