Bob Evans Dinner Rolls


Bob Evans Dinner Rolls

Get the taste of Bob Evan's soft, warm dinner rolls without having the leave the house. This copycat recipe is easy, delicious and pairs well with any meal.


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Cooking Time30 min


  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 2 cups milk, scalded, cooled to lukewarm, divided
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening or margarine
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter


  1. Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup milk. Stir in remaining milk, the sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 5 cups flour. Beat until smooth, adding more flour as needed to make the dough easy to handle.
  2. Turn dough onto lightly floured board and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl and turn greased side up. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled.
  3. Shape into rolls. Dip in melted butter. Place in greased muffin cups or 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Let rise again, then bake at 325 degrees F for 20-30 minutes. Brush again with melted butter.

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Could i use wheat flour or will it ruin the fluffyness?

Nothing is better than soft rolls served with dinner, especially if they are homemade. If I made this, I would double the recipe. Leftovers could be frozen, and saved for another meal. For these rolls, I would use skim milk and butter, instead of shortening and margarine.

How many rolls does this recipe make? It doesn't say how many rolls to divide the dough into. Thanks!

The shortening or margarine used in Step 1 is worked into the dough. The rolls are dipped in melted butter (listed separately in the ingredients list) in Step 3. -RecipeLion Editors

Wait, wait, the shortening or margerine MELTED??? OR 'WORKED IN'??


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