Potato Bread Recipe

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From Omaha, Nebraska, Jane Hutfles writes, "I use our bread machine at least three times a week. This basic loaf made with easy instant potato flakes is so soft and delicious. I've shared the recipe with many people."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 3-4 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 3-4 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups water (70° to 80°)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 7-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons mashed potato flakes
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 108 calories, 3g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds).
Originally published as Potato Bread in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p33

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Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

"I've made this bread several times now and it consistently makes a delicious, soft, tender loaf of bread. I've also started making this through the dough cycle and then using it for cinnamon rolls and it works perfectly for those, too."

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"My advice...don't mess with perfection. This bread is wonderful made just as is!"

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"One of my absolute favorites! I add 1/4 cup dry milk and 3 tsp vital wheat gluten to mine and it stays soft and delicious!"

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"This is my old faithful recipe for the bread machine. Have made this more times than I can count, and it never gets stale!"

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2009

"I've had this recipe for years and use it all the time. I use my machine to mix it up and then shape it into rolls, smaller loaves of bread, cinnamon bread or even use it for pizza crust. I highly recommend it!"

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