These Homemade Potato Rolls are a wonderful addition to any meal. These potato rolls are soft, buttery, and chewy. All you need are a few simple ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen, such as mashed potatoes, flour, yeast, butter, and milk, to bring these rolls to life.
Are you looking for the perfect side dish to accompany your family meal or holiday dinners such as Thanksgiving or Easter? If so, homemade potato dinner rolls are a delicious, easy-to-prepare option that will tantalize the taste buds. With only a few ingredients and a bit of time, you can create a dish that is sure to become a favorite.
When I think back to some of the most memorable dinners of my childhood, they all consisted of a comforting meal and some of the most amazing homemade dinner rolls. I also learned later in life that the dinner rolls always served were called potato dinner rolls. I went through most of my life not knowing the name of some of the best dinner rolls I’ve ever had.
What is a Potato Dinner Roll?
Potato rolls are, well, to put it simply, dinner rolls made with mashed potatoes. These can be homemade or instant mashed potatoes. The potatoes keep the rolls soft and chewy. The moisture and the creaminess from the potatoes make these rolls amazing. Made with a blend of potatoes, flour, yeast, and spices, these slightly sweet rolls have a tender, fluffy texture and a robust flavor.
The remaining ingredients are basic, requiring only milk, yeast, flour, butter, salt, and sugar. The process is pretty basic and straightforward if you’ve made homemade dinner rolls or bread.
Tips for making this Potato Roll Recipe
Making homemade bread can be intimidating and scary, but considering these tips, you will always make great dinner rolls and bread.
Tip 1: Use fresh yeast ALWAYS. When you combine the water, yeast, and sugar and the mixture doesn’t become foamy, that is a key indicator that you need fresh yeast.
Tip 2: Use the right potatoes: Use starchy potatoes like Russet or Idaho potatoes for the best results. These potatoes help to create a soft and fluffy texture in the rolls. However, you can also use leftover mashed potatoes.
Tip 3: Don’t over-knead the dough: Kneading the dough helps to activate the gluten, which gives the rolls their structure. However, over-kneading can result in tough and dense rolls. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, but be careful not to overdo it.
Tip 4: Let the dough rise properly: Allow it to rise in a warm, draft-free environment until it doubles. This can take 1-2 hours, depending on the temperature and humidity.
Tip 5: Store properly: Store the rolls in an airtight container or plastic bag at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze for longer storage. Reheat the rolls in the oven or microwave before serving.
The recipe is partially adapted from Simply Recipes.
Commonly Asked Questions
Can I make potato rolls without a stand mixer?
Yes, you can make potato rolls by hand. Kneading the dough by hand will take longer, but the results will be as good.
To ensure soft and fluffy potato rolls, use enough liquid in the dough, allow the dough to rise properly, and brush the baked rolls with butter to keep them moist.
Yes, you can make the dough ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight. This will allow the dough to rise slowly, resulting in a more flavorful and tender roll.
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