Easy Dairy-Free Dinner Rolls Recipe

Table of Contents

Some people are lactose intolerant; others choose not to eat dairy. Others are just looking for a great dinner roll recipe. Guess what? The recipe below checks all the right boxes.

Dinner rolls are great add-ons at the dinner table. The perfect side dish and compliment for saucy meals. The two-biters are just fantastic! 

The problem with most dinner roll recipes, though, is that they call for milk, butter, or both. And there’s nothing wrong with that, as long as you’re not avoiding eating dairy.

Easy Dairy-Free Dinner Rolls Recipe

What goes into dairy-free dinner rolls?

These rolls are as easy to make as they’re tasty. Let’s just say, you only need seven ingredients. And even though you need to let the dough rise for a while, it’s totally worth it.

For this recipe, you’ll need all-purpose flour, instant yeast, a pinch of sugar and another one of salt. An egg brings the mixture together, and just a splash of oil keeps the bread silky and smooth. 

Making bread is relaxing, even therapeutic, so take your time and don’t rush things. You’ll be serving your family freshly made bread today!

What to serve with dairy-free dinner rolls?

If you’re avoiding dairy, chances are creamy sauces are a big no-no, but try these rolls with your favorite Italian recipes, especially if they come with a scrumptious tomato sauce.

These rolls are also fantastic with roasted birds, pork roasts, barbecues, grilled steaks and everything that drips, really. Proper dinner rolls never steal the spotlight. They’re supporting actors that will let your main course shine!

Got leftover dinner rolls? Reheat them in the microwave together with a mug of water; they’ll soften within seconds. 

And you know what? Spread some strawberry jam over these, and you’ve got yourself a quick breakfast!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time50 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time1 hr 10 min
  • Serving Size10
  • Energy138 cal




In half a cup of warm water, hydrate the yeast and set aside.


In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Stir in the yeast.


Incorporate the egg and oil and mix to form a dough.


Cover the mixing bowl with a kitchen towel and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.


Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9″ round baking pan.


Knead the dough for 10 minutes and form two-bite-sized balls (around 10.)


Arrange the dough balls in the baking pan. Brush with olive oil and bake for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size10
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories138
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat4.9 g78 g6.28%
  • Saturated Fat0.6 g20 g3%
  • Cholesterol16 mg300 mg5.33%
  • Sodium123 mg2300 mg5.35%
  • Total Carbohydrate20.1 g275 g7.31%
  • Dietary Fiber0.8 g28 g2.86%
  • Total Sugars0.9 g
  • Protein3.3 g50 g6.6%
  • Calcium6 mg1300 mg0.46%
  • Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
  • Potassium41 mg4700 mg0.87%

Share This Recipe

Skip to content