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Potato Bread Rolls, baked and stacked in a bowl

Potato Bread Rolls

Recipe Type

A great addition to your family dinner.



  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1½ cups warm water (105 to 115 F)
  • 1 cup lukewarm potatoes, mashed
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ⅔ cup shortening (such as Crisco)
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 3¾ cups white flour (add gradually)
  • 3¾ cups whole-wheat flour (add gradually)


Dissolve yeast in warm water; stir in sugar, salt, shortening, eggs, potatoes, 2 cups whole-wheat flour and 2 cups white flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle. Refrigerate at least eight hours or until ready to use. Dough can be kept up to five days in refrigerator at 45 degrees or below. Keep covered.

When ready to bake, punch down dough. Let rise 1½ hours before baking. Heat oven to 400 F. Portion out 18 balls of dough, about ½ cup per bun. Evenly space buns on a lightly greased baking sheet. Allow to rise about 30 minutes. Bake 12 to 15 minutes.

Dietary and Nutrition


Potatoes are a nutrient-rich food that can be prepared in a wide variety of ways. A medium-sized red potato (about 3 inches in diameter) with skin has 150 calories, 0.3 grams (g) fat, 4 g protein, 34 g carbohydrate, 3.6 g fiber and 38 milligrams sodium. Additionally, potatoes are an excellent source of potassium and vitamin C, and they provide many other vitamins and minerals.

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This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.