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Potato Roll Recipe

Lil' Luna
Potato rolls are soft, chewy and buttery. The mashed potatoes make the rolls very pillow-y and add that little extra something to make them melt in your mouth!
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Rise Time 2 hrs
Servings 24


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup prepared mashed potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • 4-5 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted


  • In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. In a small microwave safe bowl or measuring cup, add the milk, mashed potatoes, and 4 tablespoons butter. Heat on high for one minute, stir, then heat for an additional 30-60 seconds, until the butter is melted and the milk is warm but not hot.
  • Add the milk mixture, sugar, salt, and egg to the yeast mixture. Add two cups of flour, and mix to combine. Mix in additional flour, 1/4 cup at a time, to form a soft dough that pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball, place in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise for about one hour, until doubled.
  • After one hour, gently punch the dough down. Preheat the oven to 400. Divide the dough into 24 pieces and shape each piece into a ball. Place the balls of dough on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Cover and let rise for 30-60 minutes, until the dough springs back when touched lightly.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Brush with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Serve warm.
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