3 Ingredient Rolls

3 Ingredient Rolls are the easiest things you’ll ever make, but don’t let the simplicity fool you. They’re loaded with flavor. Butter and sour cream come together to create rolls that are tender, golden, and absolutely delicious.

Closeup shot of 3 ingredient rolls stacked atop one another on plate

Rolls are a classic meal side. They’re perfect with everything from steaks to seafood. One of our favorite rolls is also one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make. These rolls have 3 ingredients, and they come together so quickly.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

They’re delicious, and they’re easy. It doesn’t get much better than that! They’re also incredibly versatile, so you can serve them with almost anything you can think of. They’re just as at home with beef stew as they are with gumbo or shrimp scampi.


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  • Self rising flour
  • Softened butter
  • Sour cream

See the recipe card below for quantities.

🔪 How to Make 3 Ingredient Rolls

Making these rolls is just as easy as gathering up the ingredients. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps.

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a 6 to 8 count muffin tin.

Step 2: Make the Dough

Cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Overhead shot of pastry cutter muxing butter and flour together in bowl

Then, stir in the sour cream until combined. The mixture will be crumbly.

Overhead shot of roll dough in bowl

Step 3: Bake

Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Overehead shot of baked 3 ingredient rolls in muffin tin


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Spicy – Add red pepper flakes to the dough for a spicy kick.
  • Cheesy – Add cheddar cheese to the dough for a cheesy variation.
  • Greek Yogurt – Use Greek yogurt for a kick of protein with almost the same flavor.

Be sure to check out this other delicious dinner roll!

🥄 Equipment

You won’t need much of anything to make this super easy recipe.

  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing bowl
  • Pastry cutter
  • Muffin tin
3 ingredient rolls stacked atop one another on plate

🥫 Storage

Store these rolls in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

💭 Tips

This recipe only has 3 ingredients, so it should come as no surprise that there aren’t a lot of tips to be had for it. We do have a couple to help you make them as tasty as possible, though.

  • Don’t overmix the butter and flour. As soon as it resembles coarse crumbs, stop mixing.
  • Be sure not to overwork the dough mixture. Stop stirring the sour cream into it as soon as everything is just combined.
  • You can easily double, triple, or quadruple this recipe, depending on how many you need.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Are these rolls really bread?

They are. They may not have all the ingredients you think of when you think of bread, but when you get down to it, bread is simply flour combined with wet ingredients.

What can I serve with these rolls?

You can serve these rolls with almost anything. They’re so simple and versatile, they pair well with everything from seafood to pasta.

How long will 3 ingredient rolls last?

You can store them for up to 5 days in an air-tight container at room temperature.

Can I freeze these rolls?

Absolutely. Place them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag for up to 3 months.

Closeup shot of golden brown 3 ingredient rolls on plate

🍽 More Recipes

Do you enjoy bread and rolls? Then, try these delicious recipes:

🧾3 Ingredient Rolls

Want to make this recipe? Print the recipe card below, or pin this recipe, so you can find it later.


3 Ingredient Rolls

These 3 Ingredient Rolls are simple to make and loaded with flavor. Sour cream is the secret ingredient in these golden brown beauties.
4.15 from 7 votes
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Rob


  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Pastry cutter
  • Muffin tin


  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup sour cream


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut softened butter into self-rising flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in sour cream until combined. The mixture will still be a little crumbly.
  • Spoon mixture into 6 – 8 muffin greased tins.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.


This recipe is easily doubled or tripled.
Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes


Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 444IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.2mg
4.15 from 7 votes (6 ratings without comment)

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  1. 5 stars
    We love these! Easy and delicious!