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Servings: 12 rolls

Potato Rolls

Prep Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 55 mins
Fluffy, soft, and perfect! These Potato Rolls are great for dinner or lunch.


  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup potato flakes
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons 1 packet Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest — optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper — optional
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onions — optional


  1. Combine yeast, 1 cup flour, potato flakes, sugar, salt, and optional ingredients (if using) in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. (See notes for hand mixer instructions.)
  2. Combine water and oil and heat to 120° to 130°F. It’s best if you can use an instant read thermometer, but I don’t have one. I heat my water to very hot bathwater temperature, about 45-60 seconds in my 1100W microwave.
  3. Pour the liquid ingredients into the mixing bowl with the flour and yeast and mix with the paddle attachment for 4 minutes on medium speed. Change to the dough hook and gradually add remaining flour.  Knead in mixer for 5-7 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place dough in a bowl that’s been lightly oiled or sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until double in size, about 2-3 hours. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and punch it down to remove air bubbles. Divide dough into 4 parts, divide each part into 3 sections for a total of 12 rolls. Shape each piece into a smooth ball and place in a 9x13” baking dish that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. For individual rolls, you can place in muffin pans or 2 to 3 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
  5. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until indentation remains when touched (about 30 minutes).
  6. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 roll) — Calories: 171, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 296mg, Potassium: 80mg, Carbohydrates: 28g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin C: 2.2%, Calcium: 5%, Iron: 0.4%