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 (0 saturated fat), 0 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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zillymom User ID: 6090557 20637
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."

cookbookmom User ID: 807408 64493
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

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

cindy baker User ID: 2833605 26078
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!"

ewoksmom User ID: 5433664 33674
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!"

rjswanhorst User ID: 2305045 71098
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!"

Kathleen A Stalker User ID: 3234366 50066
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2008


PeterDT User ID: 3526202 71096
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2008

"This recipe makes an excellent loaf of bread in my bread machine. I have also experimented with adding eggs to the recipe and got great results. To make this with eggs, replace the water and vegetable oil with three large eggs plus enough water to make 1½ cups total liquid. Whisk the eggs and water together with the sugar and salt and warm the liquid up in the microwave to between 105°F and 115°F. Put the warmed liquid in the bread machine pan and add the potato flakes, flour and yeast as directed.

This recipe makes a very soft bread which rises to pretty much fill my 2-pound capacity machine."

lssrls User ID: 1447889 50064
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2008

"This is delicious !!"

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