Quick Mayonnaise Dinner Rolls

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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.

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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. Try making homemade strawberry jam, or peach butter and you family will want these every night!

Ingredients for Mayonnaise Rolls

Recipe Ingredients

  • Mayo
  • Milk
  • Self-rising flour
  • Pinch of salt

Helpful Kitchen Tools

How to Make Mayonnaise Rolls in 10 Minutes

Place your flour, mayo, milk, and salt in a bowl.

Place your flour, mayo, milk, and salt in a bowl.

Mix ingredients together.

Stir that up with a spoon until it is well mixed.

spray six cups in a muffin tin with cooking spray. 

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 batter between the muffin cups and bake.

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.

Quick Mayonnaise Dinner Rolls

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.

Recipe Notes

  • 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.

Recipe FAQs

How do you serve mayonnaise rolls?

There are so many ways to serve mayonnaise rolls:

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!

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:

Spoon Rolls, Southern-Style

Easy Challah Recipe with Honey

Homemade Dinner Rolls (a.k.a Preston Rolls)

Soft Unleavened Bread

2-Ingredient Biscuits With Ice Cream

Ten Minute Rolls

Mayonnaise Rolls

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.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rolls
Servings: 6
Calories: 90kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 90kcal
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This recipe was originally published here in 2011. I updated the post and photos in 2020.

This post was featured on Meal Plan Monday.

A great cook knows that it’s not what is on the table that matters,

it is what’s in the chairs around the table.

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  1. Recently bought your book, Come Home to Supper and the recipes are wonderful! Made these last night and they were a hit with my 4 year old. So fast and easy with simple pantry ingredients !

  2. I have been married for 45 years and have been making these rolls for all this time. My late Grandmother gave me the recipe when I first married and I don’t know how long she had been making them……..a great many years I am sure. We do use a bit more milk, 3/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup. I also made these in the mini-muffin pans for my grandchildren when they were small, they loved the “little” rolls.

  3. Can i make these without the mayo? Can i replace it will butter or oil? We dont have mayo or eggs.

  4. LOVE these rolls! So easy and tasty. These are good dipped in Italian(Carrabbas copycat ) seasoned oil with spaghetti . I sometimes add sugar to the batter for breakfast biscuits. I always use Pamela’s Gluten Free pancake mix(its almond flour) as a flour substitute with great success. No, you absolutely can not taste the mayo. I use mayo in a lot of recipes for moisture and fluff. I added some mayo to GF chocolate chip cookies yesterday and they taste as amazing as the original recipe. Just don’t tell Daddyoflittle as he is a die hard mayo hater. LOL

  5. Hello,
    Just found your site a couple of days ago and have been coming back daily for a while. Today I found your 10 minute rolls.
    I love strange, weird, unusual, off the wall recipes and can’t wait to try this one. My one question to you is, can I double or triple the recipe ingredients without having to make any changes in the quantities? I also noticed that you were asked about Miracle Whip but could not find your answer, so can MW be used?
    Really have enjoyed your site and will be making several recipe that look to be promising.
    Thank you for your labor of love.
    Take care and God bless
    Lydia Rose NM

  6. I have made these rolls 4 times this week. They are absolutely wonderful. Like the lady above I’ve put 1/2 C. shredded cheese and 1 clove of finely minced garlic in them. AMAZING. Thank You for sharing this recipe. <3

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