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The BEST Knotted Dinner Rolls

If you're looking for an amazing roll recipe for Thanksgiving or even a weeknight, these knotted dinner rolls are it. Buttery, soft, and so pretty when tied in a knot!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword amish rolls, buttery, dinner rolls, knot rolls, knotted rolls
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 18 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 175kcal


  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 packets
  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup  sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 1/2 cups flour bread or all purpose
  • 1/4 cup butter to spread over roll dough
  • melted butter to brush over finished rolls


  • In a small bowl mix warm water and yeast. Allow to proof until foamy (about 5 minutes).
  • Heat milk in microwave until hot (90 seconds-2 minutes). Stir in butter. Let stand until milk is warm NOT hot.
  • Pour butter and milk mixture into a large bowl. Add water and yeast mixture.
  • Stir in sugar and salt.
  • Mix in flour, one cup at a time.
  • Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth.
  • Place in a well oiled large bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap. Allow rolls to rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down and divide into two portions. Roll each portion into a 12" x 18" rectangle. Spread with 2 tablespoons of butter. Fold dough in half and slice into 12 (1") strips.
  • Pick up one strip, streth it slightly, and fold it in half. Tie the dough in a knot and tuck the ends under slightly. (Watch video for step-by-step instructions). Place on greased baking sheet, 12 rolls per sheet.
  • Allow to rise for 40 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Brush rolls generously with butter while in pans.



I preheat my oven for 60 seconds and then shut it off. It makes for the perfect warm spot for my rolls to rise.


Calories: 175kcal