Easy, Fluffy Dinner Rolls with Cream Cheese for Extra Sweetness

Easy, Fluffy Dinner Rolls with Cream Cheese for Extra Sweetness

These easy, fluffy dinner rolls are perfect for making ahead and freezing, so you can enjoy fresh dinner rolls all week long. The secret ingredient, cream cheese, makes them incredibly soft and tender. Whether you use them for sandwiches or as a side, these rolls are sure to become a staple in your kitchen.


Why you'll love these buns

You'll love these buns because they're soft, fluffy, and versatile. The addition of cream cheese ensures that they remain moist and tender, even after freezing and reheating. They are easy to prepare and the recipe is forgiving, allowing for both machine and hand kneading. These rolls are perfect for sandwiches, rolls, or a snack, and their delicious texture will have you coming back for more.

Perfect opportunity for buns

These dinner rolls are ideal for any meal or occasion. They're perfect for breakfast sandwiches, lunchbox snacks, or buns. Their soft texture makes them perfect for absorbing sauces and spreads, making them a great choice for burgers, pulled pork or other savory toppings. They're also perfect for holiday get-togethers, potlucks, and picnics. Make a batch ahead of time, freeze them, and you'll have fresh rolls ready when you need them.

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Decorating Tips for Buns

replaces the word nice with empty make these buns even more attractive, you can sprinkle the tops with various seeds before baking, such as sesame, poppy or sunflower seeds. For a shiny, golden finish, brush the top with a little egg wash before baking. If you want to add a sweet touch, you can sprinkle them with a little flour before putting them in the oven. Serve them hot with a knob of butter for an extra treat.


  • 115 ml of lukewarm milk
  • 1 teaspoon of honey or sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons of dry yeast or 15 g of fresh yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 200 g of fresh cheese
  • 400 g bread flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  1. In a small bowl, combine warm milk, honey and yeast. Let it sit for about 10 minutes until it becomes foamy and bubbling, indicating that the yeast is activated.
  2. In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, combine all ingredients, including the activated yeast mixture. Knead the dough for about 5 to 7 minutes with a machine or 10 minutes by hand, until it is smooth and elastic. Avoid adding more flour than necessary.
  3. Place the dough in a warm place to rise until doubled in volume. This will take approximately 1.5 hours, but time may vary depending on temperature and type of yeast used. For slow rising, you can refrigerate the dough for up to 12 hours.
  4. Once the dough has risen, press it down to release the gas and divide it into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and place them on a baking sheet.
  5. Cover the rolls and let them rise a second time in a warm place for about 45 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  6. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit). Lightly dust the tops of the buns with flour.
  7. Bake the buns in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Storage advice:

replaces the word nice with empty store, freeze the rolls in a bag. When ready to use, let them defrost for 10 minutes at room temperature or heat them in an air fryer at 120 degrees Celsius (248 degrees Fahrenheit) for 5 minutes.


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