Easy Potato Rolls
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 1-1/3 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
- 1 cup warm mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 2-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 2/3 cup warm water. In a large bowl, combine mashed potatoes, sugar, shortening, eggs, salt, remaining 2/3 cup water, yeast mixture and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
- Do not knead. Shape into a ball; place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Punch down dough; divide into thirds. Divide and shape 1 portion into 15 balls; place in a greased 9-in. round baking pan. Cover with a kitchen towel. Repeat with remaining dough. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°.
- Bake rolls until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts1 roll: 106 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Apr 5, 2020
I made these rolls for a ladies luncheon I was hosting and they were a smash hit! One lady, who often brings her homemade rolls, even asked for the recipe! My husband is not a big bread eater, but asked for a roll instead of toast for breakfast until they were gone.
Mar 29, 2020
I am not a home baker of buns/bread but these were very easy to make, I loved them. Thank you Jeannette McKinney for posting a delicious recipe. One thing you stated is that you try to keep some in the refrigerator to bake, do you make the buns up, then place in the fridge
Mar 15, 2020
Just a cool little tip. I have a small heating pad that I set my bowl on to rise the dough. Set it on low and Wallah it's ready in no time.
Nov 4, 2019
I’d like to make these ahead of time. At what point can the dough be refrigerated, or frozen?
Jul 9, 2019
Make these often, also use the dough to male cinnamon rolls, absolutely wonderful.
May 2, 2019
I make bread all the time, and have taught myself shortcuts to make it less time consuming. The optimal way for yeast is to let it rise in warm water, but u can skip step and just add it to ur dry ingredients. It will rise, unlike what nemeneme said! It just takes alittle longer! But it will work. As far as the new baker that added that less of flour, u need to practice again and again. U didn’t do the recipe correctly Baking is an art! Once u get the hang of it, it is easy to make!
Apr 28, 2019
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Apr 27, 2019
These are delicious! The addition of mashed potatoes makes them outstanding in our house. These will make the regular bread rotation, for sure!
Dec 18, 2018
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Dec 2, 2018
I've been making these rolls for years and they always turn out well. I even put in cold mashed potatoes and they turn out well. One of my grandsons will always be here if he knows I'm making these. They freeze well also - just wrap them in foil and warm in the oven.