When you need a good roll mighty quick, you need these mayonnaise rolls. Quick and easy to make in just 10 minutes with 3 ingredients, they’re the perfect tender texture to serve with butter and jam.
I’m the world’s worst when it comes to planning a meal from start to finish and not thinking about the bread until we’re about ready to eat. That is where these mayonnaise rolls come in handy. If you work fast, you can have them ready from start to finish in about ten minutes using ingredients you probably already have on hand.
What are those ingredients I hear you ask? Mayonnaise, self-rising flour, and milk (and an optional dash of salt). Now, this mayo roll recipe has you just throwing these few ingredients together in a bowl and stirring, then baking in the oven for eight to ten minutes. So yep, it is entirely possible to have these done from start to finish in ten minutes.
Sometimes I make these quick and easy mayonnaise rolls for breakfast, sometimes for supper, and sometimes as a little afternoon treat. Serve them warm straight out of the oven with a spread of butter and jam and y’all, you’ll feel like you’ve ascended to heaven! They’re soft, dense, and have the perfect tender texture. Kind of a cross between a biscuit and a dinner roll a.k.a the best combination out there.
Before we dive in, I have one more thing to say. If you are someone who doesn’t care too much for mayonnaise, you’re in good company. I’ve never been an “Oh, mayo!” type of gal myself. It kinda grosses me out. The thing is, though, mayonnaise is mostly just oil and eggs, so let’s look at it from that perspective for the basis of this recipe. Because, while I don’t care for mayo, I love these quick dinner rolls and I know you will too.
- Self-rising flour
- Pinch of salt
How to Make Mayonnaise Rolls in 10 Minutes
Place your flour, mayo, milk, and salt in a bowl.
Stir that up with a spoon until it is well mixed.
Now spray six cups in a muffin tin with cooking spray.
I also like that this recipe just makes six, which is usually plenty for us.
Divide your dough between the muffin cups and bake at 425 for 8-10 minutes.
See how easy that was? Dump in a bowl, stir and bake.
Here are our finished rolls!
Store leftover mayonnaise biscuits in an airtight container either at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Any type of milk will work, but I personally use whole milk.
- That extra dash of salt gives them a bit more oomph but you can omit it if you like. You can also swap it for a teaspoon of granulated sugar or brown sugar for a dash of sweetness instead.
- To make your own self-rising flour, simply add 1.5 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt for EACH cup of all-purpose flour.
- If you like, sprinkle the tops of your dinner rolls with poppy seeds or sesame seeds before baking.
- Another option is to stir some shredded cheddar cheese into the batter.
How do you serve mayonnaise rolls?
There are so many ways to serve mayonnaise rolls:
- Enjoy them with your favorite spread for breakfast with a coffee. That might be peanut butter, Nutella, homemade strawberry jam, or peach butter.
- Serve them as a side dish with your favorite soup or stew, like chicken noodle soup, butternut squash soup, or beef stew.
- Enjoy them with a gravy-soaked dish like chicken fried steak with gravy or Southern cubed steak with gravy.
Basically, use them instead of garlic bread (add a spread of garlic butter and prepare to have your mind blown), ordinary dinner rolls, or homemade biscuits and you’re in for a treat!
Can you freeze mayonnaise rolls?
I don’t recommend freezing mayonnaise rolls as the texture will dry out in the freezer. Luckily, they only take 10 minutes to make!
You may also like these easy bread recipes:
Easy Challah Recipe with Honey
Homemade Dinner Rolls (a.k.a Preston Rolls)
2-Ingredient Biscuits With Ice Cream
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup milk
- dash of salt
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until well combined.1 cup self-rising flour, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1/2 cup milk, dash of salt
- Grease six cups in a muffin tin and divide the dough evenly among the muffin cups.
- Bake at 425 for 8-10 minutes.
- Serve as a roll or a biscuit.
This recipe was originally published here in 2011. I updated the post and photos in 2020.
This post was featured on Meal Plan Monday.
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it is what’s in the chairs around the table.
Well, I guess my mind has been on vacation. After I posted the above note tonight I was eading all the notes people have sent in, and lo and behold there was a note from me back in November, sent after I made these rolls. As I say, I’ve slept a lot since November and can’t begin to remember what all I did w back then! They were good then and they were good tonight, too!!!!!!
LOL, sometimes my mind stays on vacation Janel!! I am so glad you are enjoying the rolls!!
I finally got around to making these Ten Minute Rolls tonight and they are so easy and good. I will make them often. One additional plus for them is that they make just six which is a good number for the two of us. Thanks for another winner of a recipe, Christy!
I have been making these rolls for years and have varied the recipe to make cheese biscuits that taste very much like those from Red Lobster. Add about 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese and 1/2 tsp garlic salt to flour before you mix in the wet ingredients. Another tip, don’t over stir the mixture as this will cause the biscuits to be tough. So easy!
I made these 10 minute rolls tonight for the first time. When I try a new recipe, I ask my husband if it is a keeper, and tonight when I asked him that question, he said” “Absolutely. They are good!” So, we’ll be having Ten Minute Rolls now! In addition to being good rolls, the fact that the recipe is small and doesn’t make a “bunch” is appealing to us, too. When we have a “bunch” of rolls left, we can’t leave them alone. So thanks again, Christy, for sharing your delicious recipes with us!
I am so glad they were a hit!!! Thank you so much for sharing with me!!
People and fellow cooks who haven’t tried these. THEY ARE WONDERFUL! i I had to try these. I couldn’t believe that they would taste good with Mayo in them. Well, I was WRONG! Don’t worry about the Mayo. You can’t taste it at all. They are quick, they are good and they don’t make a ton. Give them a try. Next are the Jorden Rolls also at this website. Thanks Christy!
I was also wondering about using Miracle Whip…..
Hi there! Like you i dislike mayo and was wondering if a person could use miracle whip instead? Love your website!!