Potato Rolls

Sorry for the pause in posts the last couple days. Normally I post nearly everyday, but I went on a little weekend getaway this weekend and didn’t have a good internet connection to get something up and ready for you. Have no fear though, I am here again and can’t wait to share today’s recipe with you!

This is my grandma’s recipe for Potato Rolls, and let me tell you, they are amazing!

There are mashed potatoes IN the recipe itself! The mashed potatoes make these rolls so soft and delicious!

These rolls make a great side dish and can be made into a recipe that I will be sharing with you soon enough :) Be on the look out for it!

Until then- make these dinner rolls if you get a chance! They are fairly simple to make and truly can’t compare in their softness to most all other dinner rolls!

Potato Rolls from chef-in-training.com ...These rolls are made with mashed potatoes and are so soft and delicious!

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Potato Rolls
These rolls are made with mashed potatoes and are so soft and delicious!
Recipe type: Bread
  • 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes (on the runny side)
  • 6½ to 7 cups flour
  1. In a kitchen aid stand mixer, dissolve yeast in the warm water and sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of sugar over the top.
  2. Once yeast has proofed, add oil, sugar, salt, egg and mix well.
  3. Add mashed potatoes and mix well.
  4. Gradually add the flour.
  5. Cover and let rise until doubled in size.
  6. Beat dough dough down and dump onto a lightly floured surface.
  7. Divide dough into 24 balls and roll unil smooth and place onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 16 to 18 minutes.


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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Hope you guys had a blast on your weekend trip and I still cannot believe you post daily with three little ones - you're a miracle worker! These rolls look absolutely spectacular and I know they are so soft, moist, and just perfect! Love potato rolls - pinned!

  2. Bonnie Kirk

    I'm pretty sure I've been looking for this recipe for 35 years! Thank you, thank you.

  3. Nikki

    More of a question then a comment. I am currently on a low sodium diet for medical reasons and always in search of a roll that has flavor. What does the salt do for this recipe? I mean what happens if i simply omit it from th recipe? will it turn out badly, if so, is there something I can use besides fake salt to substitute it?

  4. Julia

    mushed potato - with butter, salt and milk ? Or just mushed boiled potato?

    1. Julia

      Wasted my time and ingredients...

  5. shifa


    How long it will take to proof the yeast?

  6. Darlene

    I made similar rolls with instant mashed potatoes as directed on the package and they were great! I asume you could do this with this recipe as well. I will be trying these and let you know.

  7. Mary mcdougall

    not a comment a question. What type of flour do you use? Look forward to your reply thanks.

    1. Chef in Training

      I just used all purpose

  8. Tammy

    How can I make the potato rolls gluten free. Please Please Please tell me you know how.

  9. Jackie

    Hello, I tried making these rolls, followed the directions to the T. Let the dough sit for hours, covered with plastic and it did not double at all, I can't figure out what went wrong.
    I cooked them anyway, came out smelling good, heavy like a rock.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated as to what I might be doing wrong.

    1. Samantha

      This has also happened to me

  10. sylvie

    Most often, family recipes are the best ones and your rolls are the proof!

  11. Lola Aldrich

    Do you make the mashed potatoes as normal with butter, milk and salt? Can you use leftover mashed potatoes?

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