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Three-In-One Refrigerator Rolls

 Three-In-One Refrigerator Rolls
Over 50 years, these excellent rolls have never failed me- no matter how I decide to shape them. Once you've tried them, they'll become a mainstay for you, too. There will be no question about what to do with leftover mashed potatoes.
48 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm mashed potatoes (110° to 115°, prepared without milk and butter)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 7 to 7-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in potatoes,
  • sugar, shortening, salt, eggs and 5 cups flour; beat until smooth.
  • Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough. Turn onto a
  • floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Place in a large greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough
  • into three portions.
  • For cloverleaf rolls, divide one portion into 48 pieces. Shape each
  • piece into a 3/4-in. ball; place three balls each in greased muffin

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Three-In-One Refrigerator Rolls (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cups.
  • For four-leaf-clover rolls, divide one portion into 16 pieces. Shape
  • each into a 1-1/2-in. ball; place in greased muffin cups. With
  • scissors, cut each ball into quarters, but not all the way through,
  • leaving dough attached at bottom.
  • For pan rolls, divide one portion into 16 pieces. Shape each piece
  • into a 1-1/2-in. ball. Place in a greased 9-in. square baking pan.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/4 hours.
  • Bake at 400° for 13-16 minutes or until golden brown. Brush
  • with melted butter. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 108 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.