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Potato Rolls

These no-knead potato rolls are soft, fluffy, and super easy to make!
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  • ½ cup unsalted butter (113 grams)
  • ½ cup reserved potato water or water (118 ml)
  • 1 cup whole milk (237 ml)
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes (213 grams)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (100 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ½ teaspoon active-dry yeast (2 packages, 14 grams)
  • 5 - 6 ½ cups bread flour (600-780 grams)
  • Butter , for brushing


  • In a small saucepan, combine the butter, potato water, and milk over medium low heat. Heat until butter is melted and mixture is steaming. Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes, or until mixture reaches 110-115°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the potato water mixture with the mashed potatoes. Add the sugar, salt and eggs and mix with a wooden spoon until combined. Sprinkle the yeast over the mixture and stir until incorporated. Add the flour 1 cup at a time, stirring with the wooden spoon, until the dough is smooth and only slightly sticky.
  • With floured fingers, gather the dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise in a warm in place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down dough, then pat it out into a rectangle on a floured surface. Flour your fingers as necessary. Cut the dough into 2-3 inch squares. Shape each piece into a ball by pinching all four sides underneath to seal. Place buns almost touching in a greased pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Brush rolls with melted butter. Bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and brush with butter. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for several days.
Note: To make mashed potatoes, simmer peeled, cubed potatoes until fork tender. Drain and mash with a vegetable masher or pass through a ricer. Let cool completely.


Calories: 392kcal, Carbohydrates: 68g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 149mg, Potassium: 170mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 206IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 1mg
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