Amish Potato Rolls

The perfect soft dinner roll recipe. These rolls are not only very easy to make but are fluffy and full of flavor. A wonderful addition to any dinner or gathering.

Amish Potato Rolls Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com The perfect soft and fluffy dinner rolls that are full of flavor and easy to make!

Glitter and boots. The highs and lows of my weekend. More specifically… After Carrie shared a photo of her new boots I immediately had to have them. Or at the very least try them on to make sure they were indeed everything I’ve been searching for. I’ve been hunting high and low looking for the perfect nearly flat boots. They’re incredible, comfy and gorgeous. In. Love.

Now, I love glitter and sparkles as much as the next girl but not so much when it’s stuck in the grout between my kitchen tiles. This, thanks to my oldest who was crafting and clearly made a huge mess. I may just have to embrace a sparkly kitchen. Please tell me some people pay big money for that look. Maybe it’ll help ease the frustration.

Amish Potato Rolls Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com The perfect soft and fluffy dinner rolls that are full of flavor and easy to make!

I’m sure you have your Thanksgiving menu mostly set. But stop everything that you’re doing, put that menu on hold and add these Amish potato rolls to the list. They are quite possibly the best rolls I’ve ever made. Ever. They remind me of those rolls you can buy in a package and just pop in your oven.

They’re so soft and fluffy. You’ll want to slather them in butter and eat one after another (which just might be how they disappeared here – no, seriously… every person in my family was obsessed). They’re irresistible and totally delicious. I promise they’ll be a hit of any dinner you serve them at. In addition to their incredible texture and flavor, these rolls are truly easy to make. Get the kids in the kitchen and help you out! They’ll have a blast and will be proud they helped out with such a special part of the meal.

Make these Amish potato rolls, you’ll be glad you did! They’re a new family favorite for us and may be for you too!

Amish Potato Rolls Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com The perfect soft and fluffy dinner rolls that are full of flavor and easy to make!


Yield: 16 rolls

Prep Time: 3 hours and 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours

Amish Potato Rolls

The perfect soft dinner roll recipe. They're not only easy to make but are flavorful and extra fluffy.

Ingredients:

3/4C water
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 tsp plus 1/3C granulated sugar, divided
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, partially melted
1C unseasoned mashed potatoes
4 1/4C all purpose flour

Directions:

In a measuring cup, combine warm water (roughly 115°F), yeast and 1/2 tsp granulated sugar. Allow yeast to proof.

Meanwhile, in the bowl of a stand mixer, add remaining ingredients. With mixer on low, add yeast mixture. Slowly increasing speed to medium, continuing to mix until ingredients are well combined.

Transfer dough to a lightly greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise in a warm location for 90 minutes or doubled in size.

Prepare a 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper or lightly greased.

Divide dough into 16 equal portions. Shape into a ball, placing seam side down in prepared pan. Cover and allow rolls to rise for an additional 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake rolls for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve immediately or at room temperature. Store remaining rolls in an airtight container for up to several days.

Mashed potatoes may be seasoned with butter and cream or milk, omit any other flavorings or seasonings for the purpose of making these rolls.

Adapted from King Arthur Flour

More bread recipes to try:
Garlic and herb dinner rolls
Cornbread muffins
Pumpkin cinnamon swirl bread
Garlic and herb pull apart bread
English muffin bread
Apple cinnamon pull apart bread
Garlic monkey bread


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62 Responses to “Amish Potato Rolls”

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — November 18, 2013 at 6:48 am

    These look incredible, Rachel! The dinner rolls are my favorite part of the meal, and these look so soft and perfect. Making me so hungry right now :)

    • Rachel — November 18th, 2013 @ 11:22 am

      One of mine too! And thank you Marie :)

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    Kerry — November 18, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Since I don’t eat turkey I usually look forward to Ham and bread on Thanksgiving. These look so light and fluffy! Must make them!

    • Rachel — November 18th, 2013 @ 11:22 am

      You truly must! You’ll love them :)

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    Renee {Eat.Live.Blog} — November 18, 2013 at 8:52 am

    These look SO good, and exactly like what I would want at my Thanksgiving dinner!

    • Rachel — November 18th, 2013 @ 11:22 am

      Thanks so much Renee!

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    D — November 18, 2013 at 9:08 am

    How would I make these without using a stand mixer?

    • Rachel — November 18th, 2013 @ 11:23 am

      If you have a bread machine you could allow the dough to mix and rise in there. Otherwise, you would need to mix the ingredients together by hand in a large bowl and then knead by hand until the dough is shiny and smooth.

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    Erica @ In and Around Town — November 18, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I am always on the lookout for great dinner roll recipes. I will definitely have to give this a go – never made bread with potatoes :)

    • Rachel — November 18th, 2013 @ 11:24 am

      If you love soft rolls then you’ll definitely love these!

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    Leia — November 18, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I will try these also. Made your garlic-herb rolls using the bread machine to mix and rise the dough, they were “the bomb”!! Thank you.

    • Rachel — November 18th, 2013 @ 11:25 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them and I hope you like these as well! :)

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — November 18, 2013 at 10:57 am

    You know how I feel about carbs!! These looks like little pillows of heaven!

    • Rachel — November 18th, 2013 @ 11:25 am

      That is seriously the perfect description!

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    Leia — November 18, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Erica, the potatoes “feed” the yeast. You can also use the water the potatoes are cooked in to replace the water in any bread recipe and get good results.

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — November 18, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Look how amazing those rolls look!!!! I need one now!

    • Rachel — November 18th, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

      Thanks Carla! You should add them to your menu ;)

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    natalie@thesweetslife — November 18, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I’m seeing potato rolls all over the internet today and it’s making me carb-hungry!! ;) These look so perfectly fluffy!

    • Rachel — November 18th, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

      Thank you so much Natalie! :)

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    Laura @ Laura's Baking Talent — November 18, 2013 at 11:57 am

    These look great! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — November 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Honestly, I’ve never seen a fluffier looking homemade roll! These are amazing, Rachel! A must, must try for my Thanksgiving feast. :)

    • Rachel — November 18th, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

      Thanks so much Georgia! They really are fluffy :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — November 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    omg these look so perfect!!!! so fluffy and pillow-y. oh man, i seriously cannot wait to make some with you! i will finally have decent dinner rolls, haha

    • Rachel — November 18th, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

      You’ll LOVE them. Promise :)

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    Tracey — November 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Woah, mashed potatoes in rolls? It’s almost too good to be true! They look amazing! PS – love those boots, I’m still looking for the perfect pair :)

    • Rachel — November 18th, 2013 @ 6:27 pm

      I know!! The best of both worlds… buttery mashed potato rolls mmm mmm so good

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    Rachel @the dessert chronicles — November 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    These looks so perfect! Seriously nothing better than a hot buttery roll!

    • Rachel — November 18th, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

      Thanks Rachel! :)

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — November 18, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Gorgeous, my dear! I want to reach right in and grab one of these babies! Of course…pinning!

    • Rachel — November 19th, 2013 @ 7:10 am

      Thanks so much Stacy! Wish I could offer you some :)

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    Shari Kelley — November 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    These look perfect!

    • Rachel — November 19th, 2013 @ 7:10 am

      Thanks Shari!

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    marniebella — November 19, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I wonder if I could use potato flour and white rice flour to replace the wheat for a GF version. These look amazing. Have you heard of anyone converting to a GF flour for these?

    • Rachel — November 19th, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

      If you’re familiar with adjusting recipes to be gluten free, then I’d go ahead and try. I’m not familiar with what adjustments or changes would need to be made for it to work. Good luck! :)

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    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — November 19, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Rachel, these rolls look perfect. I don’t just want them on my Thanksgiving table, but at my dinner table every night…with lots of butter of course!

    • Rachel — November 19th, 2013 @ 7:16 pm

      Thanks so much Kari! I agree fully. They should definitely be enjoyed more than just at Thanksgiving dinner. :)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — November 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I neeeeeed some comfy flat boots! Darn you.

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

      yes you do!!

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    Rachel Cooks — November 21, 2013 at 8:47 am

    These rolls look so perfect! Especially with that melted butter.

    PS: I hate glitter too.

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    Carla — November 22, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I love Amish food since I’m only a few hours away from Amish country. Absolutely love potato rolls.

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    Molly — November 27, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Any chance I can make dough ahead of time and refrigerate? Knead and bake the next day?

    • Rachel — November 27th, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

      I haven’t personally done that with this particular recipe, but I have with others so I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Just be sure to bring the dough to room temperature before working with it the next day. Good luck and enjoy! :)

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    Kiara — December 2, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I made these for dinner tonight to go with some homemade soup. I found them a little on the sweet side compared to rolls I normally make but they were absolutely perfect in terms of texture – light, fluffy, gorgeous. I will use a little less sugar and perhaps try using potato water to feed the yeast as my nana has done.
    I brushed the tops of mine will a little eggwash for colour. I’ll be making these again and again – thank you!

    By the way, I don’t have a stand mixer. I used a hand mixer for the beginning and finished by kneading with my hands. Genuinely the best rolls I’ve ever made.

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed them! :)

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    HMiller — December 3, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I’ve made these twice now, with dairy-free ‘butter’ and in the bread machine. (Milk allergy). They’re amazing! I do think I will tone the sugar down just a bit, but otherwise fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Rachel — December 3rd, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

      I’m glad to hear you enjoyed them and that you were easily able to adapt for the milk allergy!

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    Kaitlin Weiler — January 14, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I love any and all carbs, and these look amazing. I would love to make little sliders with them!

    • Rachel — January 14th, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

      Thanks Kaitlin!

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    Ilona — April 21, 2014 at 4:28 am

    These rolls are so good! I just omitted 1/3C of sugar, because we wanted to eat them with meatballs with bbq sauce :) I would love to make them again, and eat with butter or strawberry jam :) Great recipe, thanks :)

    • Rachel — April 21st, 2014 @ 7:10 am

      So glad to hear you enjoyed them! :)

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    Sally — April 22, 2014 at 5:55 am

    I have just made these heavenly, fluffy, slightly sweet, buttery balls of utter goodness. It’s a great simple recipe. I can’t wait to try out some of your other ones. I have bookmarked your site on my phone and I admire it’s going to be a fav.

    • Rachel — April 22nd, 2014 @ 9:09 am

      So glad you found me and enjoyed the rolls! They’re definitely one of my favorites! :)

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    Sarabeth — July 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Just wondering if using instant mashed potatoes would change the outcome… For the days ur in a rush.

    • Rachel — July 14th, 2014 @ 4:24 pm

      I haven’t personally tried that method. If you’re comfortable using instant mashed potatoes, then it would be worth a try. If you do, please let me know how they turn out for you! :)

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    Amanda — August 31, 2014 at 4:23 am

    I made these with instant mashed potatoes, and they turned out wonderful. I also hand mixed the dough in a large bowl. The pan I used was a little too small to fit all 16, but the extras I tied in a knot (tucking the ends underneath) and baked on a baking sheet instead, for the same amount of time and temp. They turned out really nice that way too, although the bottoms were more brown than the ones in the pan. Both ways were very fluffy and very delicious! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    • Rachel — September 1st, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    Andi — September 25, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Thank you for a great recipe. I made these rolls yesterday my first attempt at making yeast rolls. I have posted them on my blog. I used my heating pad to help in the rising of the rolls. It worked great. Thanks Rachel I will make these again.

    • Rachel — September 25th, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them!

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    Nancy Long — November 23, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    very frustrating – I cut and paste recipes into my word documents and your site won’t let me do that, so guess I won’t be using your site

    • Rachel — November 24th, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

      I have it setup that way for theft reasons. There is a free print option that can be used.

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    Nancy Long — November 24, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks, got the recipe – so sorry you’ve had a problem with theft – I cut and paste from all the other blogs I follow w/o a problem. I usually like to keep part of the blog with the recipe

    • Rachel — November 25th, 2014 @ 7:20 am

      If you sign up to receive emails, you’ll be able to copy a portion of the blog post from there. However, you’ll still have to click over for the actual recipe. I hope that helps and I do hope you continue to enjoy the recipes! Have a lovely Thanksgiving! :)

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