- 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
- 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 with plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Punch down dough; divide into thirds. Divide and shape one 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. Yield: 45 rolls.
Reviews for Easy Potato Rolls
"Made these over the weekend and I was impressed with how easy they were and how delicious. My family loved them and I will Make again this weekend. The best yeast bread I have ever made."
"I saw this recipe yesterday and immediately printed it. I then made the rolls since I had some potatoes that needed to be used. They are some of the best rolls I've ever tasted! I made one third as dinner rolls and used the rest for cinnamon rolls. Delicious!!!"
"Easy and everyone loved them"
"I did something wrong with my yeast. It never doubled but I decided to make it anyway. best rolls me and my husband have ever had!"
"I tried this recipe today and it turned out great! Very easy to make and quite tasty, will definitely make this again!"
"This was very easy recipe to follow. As always read the recipe thoroughly first, then start following it.My kitchen must have been a little cool, because it wasn't rising in a timely manner, so I put a heating pad under the pans with a heavy towel in between the heating pad and the pans with another towel over the pans. The rolls turned out wonderful. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thank you Jeanette for passing it on."
"very good I used homemade mashed potatoes w/ roasted garlic yummy"
"Great way to use leftover mashed potatoes!"