Homemade Parker House Rolls being brushed with melted butter

Easy Parker House Roll Party Platter w/ 4 Homemade Compound Butters

Easy Parker House Rolls made with Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast is a classic homemade dinner roll recipe that’s brought the aroma of freshly baked bread to the heart of the home kitchen for over 150 years. Full of fresh yeast roll flavor and a ready in flash, these easy dinner rolls are so satisfying you’ll never go back to store-bought again.
Course Biscuits and Breads
Cuisine American
Keyword beginner dinner rolls, easy dinner rolls, easy parker house rolls, yeast rolls
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
Author Amber



For the Parker House Dinner Rolls:

  • 2-2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) packet Fleischmann's® RapidRise® Yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup milk (whole, 2%, 1% OR skim)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp butter


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF and grease an 8-inch round or square baking pan w/ butter. Set aside.
  • Combine 3/4 cup flour, sugar, dry yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl, and stir until blended. Combine milk, water, and butter in a small microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on HIGH in 15-second increments until lukewarm, but not hot to the touch. Use a food thermometer to make sure the liquid is between 120° to 130°F.  Add to flour mixture. Note: The butter won’t be completely melted!
  • Add mixer bowl to the stand mixer w/ the dough hook attached and beat for 2 minutes at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1/4 cup flour; beat on high speed for another 2 minutes then stir in just enough of the remaining flour (1 to 1-1/4 cups) so that the dough forms into a ball. 
  • Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic and springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover with a towel and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Cut dough into 12 equal pieces, shape into balls then place in prepared baking pan.  Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size. About 30 minutes.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the pan by running a knife around the edges and invert onto wire rack; brush with additional melted butter, if desired. Serve warm on a platter w/ homemade compound butters and your favorite jams and jellies.