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The Best Homemade Rolls

These rolls are made with potatoes and are a tiny bit sweet.  They are the best rolls ever!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword rolls, bread, homemade, potato rolls, potato,


  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup potato flakes
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp yeast
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 8 cups flour

Recipe Notes

Microwave milk for 6 minutes in a glass measuring cup or small bowl.  When done add ½ cup butter (1 cube) and potato flakes to the hot milk and stir.  Let sit for a few minutes while butter melts and potatoes absorb liquid.

While the milk is in the microwave put ¼ cup warm water and 1 ½ TBSP yeast in a separate measuring cup and let sit.  Do not stir. Set aside.

Using a stand mixer and the dough hook attachment, put the eggs, salt, sugar, powdered sugar, and ¼ cup butter in the mixing bowl. Mix for about one minute.

Add milk/potato mixture to the mixer on the lowest setting. Mix for about 30 seconds.

Add 4 cups flour to mixing bowl one cup at a time and mix for about 30 seconds.

Add yeast/water mixture, then add 4 more cups of flour one cup at a time.

Knead on low speed for about 4-5 minutes.  Dough is quite sticky and moist.

When done mixing the dough, spray a large metal or glass bowl with cooking spray and put the dough in the bowl to proof. Cover with a damp thin dish towel and let rise for about an hour.  The dough will double in size.

When done proofing, sprinkle some flour on a clean surface. Cut dough into 4 sections. I usually do croissants so I roll it into a large circle about 1/4" thickness.  Cut with a pizza cutter into triangles and roll up.  Lay them on a greased cookie sheet. Let them rise for about 10-15 minutes and then bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until they start to lightly brown on top and bottom.