This Super Easy Potato Roll Recipe make a soft and slightly sweet bun that’s perfect for dinner or slider buns! Even the non-baker is going to love making them.
Potato Bread or Potato Roll recipes are a must for St. Patricks Day. The good thing about this recipe is that it’s so versatile that you’ll love them all year long.
I know that baking bread can be intimidating for people that have never tried it before or tried it unsuccessfully and are scarred for life. To some people, yeast is a scary ingredient. If you are one of those people, this Super Easy Potato Roll Recipe is for you!
This month’s Bread Bakers group is being hosted by Wendy Klik of A Day in the Life on the Farm‘s post. She chose a very appropriate theme, Irish Bread recipes. Last year I made Soda Bread that is also super easy! This year I wanted to give potato bread a try.
My sister had a potato bread recipe that I’ve been wanting to try. When I set out to make it there was an error in her instructions. I knew better but followed it anyway. She had written to start with a sponge and instead of adding 1 to 2 tablespoons or teaspoons of flour, she said CUPS! Well, that’s what I did and knew that was a mistake immediately.
Instead of tossing the whole thing and starting over, I thought I’d see if it worked without starting with a sponge and just added everything together. With a few ingredient adjustments I ended up with was a soft, slightly sweet potato roll with a tender spring.
When I make rolls or buns, I want them to all be about the same size so they cook evenly. I weighed the entire dough ball and then divided it by 34 which was the serving size on the recipe.
These are small rolls but I could easily have made them larger and even into hamburger potato rolls. That’s exactly what I do when I make Brioche buns too. This size is perfect for sliders too.
Don’t have time to make them now? Pin it for later!
Super Easy Potato Roll Recipe
- 1 medium-sized potato I used a white potato, peeled and diced
- 1 package instant yeast 2-1/4 tsp
- 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour may need an additional 1/2 cup
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup Shortening Crisco
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- *2 tablespoons melted butter for brushing roll tops prior to baking
- Caraway or other seeds
- Boil potato in 2 cups of water. Remove the cooked potato, reserving water. Mash the potato and allow it to cool. You will need 1 cup.
- In a large bowl, add remaining ingredients (excluding optional butter or seeds) to 1 cup of mashed potatoes and 1-1/2 cup of potato water. If you don’t have enough potato water add lukewarm water.
- Knead dough until soft. Add additional water or flour if necessary.
- Put dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise 90 minutes.
- Punch dough down and form rolls. I used a scale and got 34 rolls weighing approximately 1.35 ounces each. Put rolls on a greased pan. Cover and allow to raise an additional hour. Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Brush tops with melted butter and seeds. Bake approximately 20-25 minutes or until brown.
- Store at room temperature in an airtight bag or container.
These are fresh mashed potato rolls. I’ve used potato flakes in rolls before but haven’t made a potato rolls recipe with instant mashed potatoes…yet.
My neighbor stopped by and she ate the buttered prop for my photos and said they were like crack, which is a good thing. I sent her home with a bag for her family and told her to make sure her family got a few!
Now it’s time to see what amazing recipes the other Bread Bakers came up with.
- Apple, Beer, and Cheddar Soda Bread by A Baker’s House
- Cheddar and Herbs Soda Bread by Ambrosia
- Cranberry and Poppy Seed Irish Bread by kidsandchic
- Currant Drop Scones by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Four Leaf Clover Rolls by Cook’s Hideout
- Guinness Bread Rolls by The Bread She Bakes
- Guinness Buckwheat Bread by Baking Sense
- Irish Amber Ale Pretzels by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Irish Barmbrack by The Schizo Chef
- Irish Freckle Bread by Mayuri’s Jikoni
- Irish Freckle Bread by Passion Kneaded
- Irish Multigrain Bread by What Smells So Good?
- Irish Soda Bread by Herbivore Cucina
- Irish Soda Buttermilk Bread by Sizzling Tastebuds
- Irish Soda Farls by Food Lust People Love
- Oat and Potato Bread by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Potato Clover Leaf Rolls by Spiceroots
- Soft Wheat Irish Soda Scones with Raisins (Spotted Dog) by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Super Easy Potato Roll Recipe by Hostess At Heart