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Rows of baked Parker House rolls on a baking sheet.

Parker House Rolls

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Rising Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 36 rolls 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dinner


These soft Parker House rolls are a classic dinner rolls recipe! Fluffy, buttery, and light, homemade rolls are the perfect side dish for any meal.


  • 4 3/4 to 5 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 envelopes Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 1 egg
  • Optional – 2 tablespoons melted butter to brush on baked rolls


  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt. Mix on low until combined.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl heat the milk, water, and 1/4 cup butter in 30 seconds increments until very warm to the touch (120°F to 130°F). Butter might not be melted all the way, which is ok.
  3. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  4. Add in the egg and 1/2 cup flour and mix for 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and be slightly sticky. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes, or alternately, you can do this step in your mixer with a dough hook.
  5. Cover the dough with a clean towel and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  7. Divide the dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half to a 12-inch square, about 1/4-inch thick. Using a knife or a pizza cutter cut the dough into 6 (12 x 2- inch) strips. Then cut each strip into thirds (4 x 2-inch rectangles).
  8. Melt the remaining 1/4 cup butter. Brush each rectangle with butter.
  9. Crease each rectangle slightly off center with dull edge of knife and fold at crease, so it’s not quite folded in half.
  10. Place the rolls onto the prepared baking sheet, short folded side facing down. Cover and place in a warm, draft-free place. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  11. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  12. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  13. Brush with more melted butter, if desired. Serve warm.


Recipe adapted from

Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days


  • Serving Size: 1 roll
  • Calories: 103
  • Sugar: 2.2 g
  • Sodium: 102.1 mg
  • Fat: 3.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.5 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.7 mg
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