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Homemade Hoagie Rolls make for the best sandwich. Nothing beats a loaf of fresh homemade bread, and these hoagie rolls don’t disappoint!

Hoagie Sandwich on a table cloth.
  • What kind of yeast should I use?

    All yeasts will work in this recipe. It’s simply a matter of understanding how each kind of yeast works and differs. Instant dry yeast can be added straight to dry ingredients and doesn’t require any sitting or proofing. It also rises a bit quicker. Active dry yeast is a bigger size of granule and generally needs to be dissolved in a liquid before adding to a recipe. It activates a bit slower so expect 10-15 minutes extra in rise time.
  • How warm should the milk be?

    The milk should be warm to the touch, between 100 and 110 degrees. You can use 1% up to whole milk.
  • What if I don’t have a stand mixer?

    You can knead it by hand! Start out by stirring with a spoon until you can’t do it anymore and then knead it with your hands. Just keep on kneading until all the flour is incorporated and/or the dough is soft to the touch and only slightly sticky. It’s a bit of a workout, but it’s worth it!
  • Can I make this recipe gluten free?

    This recipe was not designed to be gluten free. Gluten free baking involves completely different chemistry. In general, you cannot substitute gluten free flour in baking recipes and expect it to work, however, several people have reported that a blend like Cup for Cup will work.

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Stack of Hoagie Rolls on a table cloth.

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Hoagie Sandwich on a table cloth.
Homemade Hoagie Rolls make for the best sandwich. Nothing beats a loaf of fresh homemade bread, and these hoagie rolls don’t disappoint!
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 3-4 cups all purpose flour
Instructions
  • In a large stand mixer, combine milk, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, egg and 3 cups flour. Knead on low until a smooth dough ball forms, adding more flour ¼ cup at a time to achieve desired texture. Your dough should be tacky, but not sticky.
  • Transfer dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl, cover with a towel, and let rise until double in size, about 1 hour.
  • Roll dough into a large rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick, and 24 inches wide. Cut the dough into 4 strips, about 6 inches wide on each.
  • Roll strip up. Continue rolling gently until ends and seams are pinched together (otherwise it’ll unroll in the baking process).
  • Put rolls on a lightly greased jelly baking sheets. Let rise about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake rolls for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 700mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 4.5mg
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hoagie Rolls
Hoagie Sandwich on a table cloth.
Homemade Hoagie Rolls make for the best sandwich. Nothing beats a loaf of fresh homemade bread, and these hoagie rolls don't disappoint!
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 3-4 cups all purpose flour
Instructions
  • In a large stand mixer, combine milk, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, egg and 3 cups flour. Knead on low until a smooth dough ball forms, adding more flour ¼ cup at a time to achieve desired texture. Your dough should be tacky, but not sticky.
  • Transfer dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl, cover with a towel, and let rise until double in size, about 1 hour.
  • Roll dough into a large rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick, and 24 inches wide. Cut the dough into 4 strips, about 6 inches wide on each.
  • Roll strip up. Continue rolling gently until ends and seams are pinched together (otherwise it'll unroll in the baking process).
  • Put rolls on a lightly greased jelly baking sheets. Let rise about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake rolls for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 700mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 4.5mg
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hoagie Rolls
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Michelle
March 26, 2020 9:51 am

5 stars
Perfect! Easy, delicious, and smell heavenly. Family really likes them.

I’m not a fan of sweet breads so I cut the sugar in half (to 1 tbsp) and they were great. I used my oven as a proofing box for the first rise (preheat to 200 degrees, hold for ten minutes, turn off, let rise in closed oven). That cuts the first rise down to 30 minutes.

Thank you for the great recipe!

Julia
November 10, 2020 4:17 pm
Reply to  Michelle

You can also just turn the oven light on and it acts as a proofer.

Jonni Shannon
May 6, 2019 7:01 am

You seriously know what you’re doing! I started making your dinner rolls 2yrs ago (for Thanksgiving), and they are my “thing to bring” for family get-togethers… and now at my apartment complex’s monthly pot-luck dinner! So, when I came across this recipe, I knew I had to try it — and I was NOT disappointed. I had a couple friends over to have hoagies for lunch & the first thing they asked was “Where did you buy the buns from?” When I told them I baked them, they said “No way! Those are from a bakery!” Long story short, I… Read more »

Missy
November 21, 2017 11:18 am

I have to admit something here. I have been making hoagie rolls for years, trying out different recipes because I was never quite happy with them. I have overlooked this recipe several times because the ingredients didn’t sound like they would get the results I was going for. I have learned a lot about making bread in the last few years, and a couple of weeks ago, I was wanting a really soft roll. I ran across this recipe again, and realized the ingredients probably would give me the results I desired! Well they turned out perfect! So soft, yet… Read more »

Beverly
June 4, 2020 4:20 pm

5 stars
Soft and delicious! They do bake up large though. Next time I will shape this recipe into 8 smaller ones. I added some garlic powder, onion powder, basil & oregano and they smelled so awesome when baking. So simple to make throwing everything in one bowl. This is now my go to recipe for hoagie rolls!

Brigitte
July 20, 2019 6:57 am

Perfect rolls! Soft-style, the way my husband loved them, he couldn’t stop raving about them.

Tam
November 19, 2020 7:18 am

I made these for dinner yesterday and they are so good! We had meatball subs. They weren’t sweet, but had a good flavor and texture. Mine came out a bit wonky, I guess I need to work on making straight rolls. But everyone loved them.

Joe
March 24, 2021 10:06 am
Reply to  Tam

That is the hardest part! Until you make them a couple times, its hard to get the size just right.

Abigail Mowrey
September 14, 2020 1:29 pm

5 stars
SO DELICIOUS!!!
I made these with vegan butter and almond milk because I can’t have dairy and they still turned our perfect! So soft and delicious! Thank you for this reicipe! 😍

ken jaxon
July 12, 2020 6:11 pm

I followed your recipe but only let the dough rise one hour and i made 10 smaller rolls. because they didnt rise long enough they came out a bit heavy but my wife, daughter and I still enjoyed them! Thanks!

SYT
May 9, 2020 3:51 pm

5 stars
These rolls are EXCELLENT, I followed the recipe exactly as written and wouldn’t change a thing!

Majlinda
August 13, 2019 6:21 pm

5 stars
Amazing

January 4, 2014 7:10 pm

I just made this bread, it was DELICIOUS. My new favorite bread. Thank you!

Anonymous
July 10, 2013 10:21 pm

Delicious, thanks for the recipe!

Gemma Davies
October 3, 2020 12:09 pm

I made these for the first time today. The method is very easy and simple, but i couldn’t get the size and shape quite right, but going to keep experimenting with that as they are so easy to make and taste fab. =)

Cindy
August 31, 2020 5:21 pm

5 stars
These turned out perfectly. I did a little egg wash on them to add color, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Definitely a keeper recipe. Thank you!

Laurie
May 24, 2017 6:20 pm

Can you make these into sliders? Or mini hoagies?

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