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Perfect Potato Rolls

These potato rolls are fluffy, soft, slightly sweet and nearly perfect in every way! Plus, if you have leftover mashed potatoes, this is a great way to get rid of them! Holla! I love carbs.
Course Breads, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner rolls, potato roll recipe, Potato Rolls
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rise Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Servings 16 Rolls
Calories 256kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • .5 oz quick rise yeast two .25 oz packets
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter melted & cooled slightly
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes warmed
  • 2 eggs
  • 5-6 cups all purpose flour


  • Sprinkle yeast and sugar onto warm water. Stir to dissolve. Let stand until yeast bubbles form, about 5 minutes. Pour into large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in butter, sugar, warm milk and salt.
  • Add in mashed potatoes, eggs and 3 cups flour. Stir until dough becomes thick and hard to mix.
  • Knead dough adding in more flour as needed until dough is slightly sticky but won't stick to your hands (for me, its between 4 1/2-5 cups).
  • Grease large bowl with a little oil or melted butter, place dough into bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise for 1-1 1/2 hours until doubled in size.
  • Punch down dough and divide into 24 equal pieces. Roll into small balls and place into greased glass baking dishes. Cover rolls with plastic wrap and let rise another 1-1 1/2 hours until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake rolls 15 minutes (except, check them after 10!) Rolls are best served warm, but are still great at room temperature. Store in air tight containers.


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 219IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg