Potato Dinner Rolls Recipe

Potato Dinner Rolls Recipe

How To Make Potato Dinner Rolls

Level up a classic appetizer with these potato dinner rolls. They’re baked with milk and mashed potatoes then finished with a brush of honey butter.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Rise Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 45 minutes



For the Rolls:

  • ½cupwater,room temperature
  • tspactive dry or instant yeast,(1 packet)
  • 1tspsugar,(plus ⅓ cup), divided
  • 1cupmashed potatoes
  • ¼cupmilk
  • 6tbspregular salted butter,melted and cooled
  • 2large eggs
  • tspfresh rosemary leaves,minced
  • tspsalt
  • 5cupsall purpose flour

Fot Honey Butter Topping:

  • ¼cupregular salted butter,room temperature
  • 2tbsphoney


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the water, the yeast, and 1 teaspoon of the sugar.

  2. Set aside for about 5 minutes or until the mixture looks bubbly. If the mixture doesn’t start to bubble, then the yeast has likely expired and it’s best to start over with new yeast.

  3. Add the remaining sugar, mashed potatoes, milk, butter, eggs, rosemary, and salt to the bowl with the yeast mixture and stir with a spatula until smooth.

  4. Add 4½ cups of the flour and mix until a shaggy dough forms.

  5. With a dough hook attachment (or on the counter, if kneading by hand) knead on medium-low for 5 to 7 minutes until the dough is smooth, forms a ball around the dough hook, and pulls away from the sides of the bowl (it’s fine if the dough sticks to the bottom of the bowl).

  6. If the dough is still sticking to the sides after few minutes of kneading, add in a little more flour 2 tablespoons at a time.

  7. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and place somewhere warm for about 1 hour or until the dough doubles in size.

  8. Line a 13×9-inch baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and cut into 16 to 20 equal pieces.

  9. Roll the dough into small balls, and place seam side down in the baking dish.

  10. Cover and let the rolls rise for about 1 hour until puffed and nearly doubled in size. About 15 minutes before the rolls are ready, heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  11. Bake for the rolls for 20 to 25 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown on top and register 200 degrees F on the inside when tested with an instant-read thermometer.

  12. In a small dish, mix together ¼ cup room temperature butter and 2 tablespoons honey until smooth.

  13. Brush tops of baked rolls with the mixture, then sprinkle with salt. Allow to cool slightly before serving.


  • Calories: 241.49kcal
  • Fat: 8.77g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.98g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.29g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.76g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.94g
  • Fiber: 1.42g
  • Sugar: 2.82g
  • Protein: 5.50g
  • Cholesterol: 42.71mg
  • Sodium: 195.54mg
  • Calcium: 19.47mg
  • Potassium: 108.33mg
  • Iron: 2.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 79.10µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.04mg
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