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Day 305: Potato Dinner Rolls

These are pillowy soft dinner rolls that just melt in your mouth. I'm not kidding, these are the fluffiest dinner rolls I've ever had in my whole life!

It's full of flavor and is a great way to use up your mashed potatoes. If you have any leftover potatoes add them to the mix! You don't actually taste the potatoes, but they do add a lot of amazing texture!

If you don't have mashed potatoes on hand, simply make them yourself. It only takes 30 minutes or so! Make sure that your potatoes are creamy! It makes a difference to the dough!

If you don't have a stand mixer you can knead everything by hand. I do find that using a stand mixer is easier.

I've had a lot of dinner rolls in my life, but none of them are as good compared to this recipe! After baking you can brush the tops with butter, it tastes fantastic that way!


|Level:👩🏽‍🍳👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 3 hours|Serves: 7|


  • 1/2 cup water, room temperature

  • 2 1/4 teaspoon (1 packet) active-dry yeast

  • 1/3 cup sugar, divided

  • 1 cup mashed potatoes

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon thyme or rosemary

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine your water, yeast, and one teaspoon worth of sugar. Let it sit for 10 minutes until foamy. Add the rest of your ingredients and with a hook attachment knead the bread for 5 minutes. Let the dough rise for 1 hour.

  2. Divide the dough into 14 pieces and roll into smooth balls. Grease two 9x13" casseroles with butter and place your dinner rolls inside. Leave 2" of space because the dough will rise. Proof for another 1 hour and preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Bake your dinner rolls for 30-45 minutes. Brush with melted butter to serve.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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