Mashed Potato Dinner Rolls

Mashed Potato Dinner Rolls resting on a blue cloth , on a white plate, on a wooden table

Mashed Potato Dinner Rolls

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We made these deliciously soft mashed potato dinner rolls with leftover Yukon Gold potatoes.

The potatoes absolutely do not have to be plain! Ours had roasted garlic, butter, sour cream and a splash of milk–but plain potatoes will work just as well.Try them with either vegan or dairy milk and butter for scrumptious results.

If you would like to make ahead, freeze them after they have been formed in step 7, but before adding the egg wash and the rise. Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight, add egg wash, and allow to rise until doubled in a warm, draft-free place before baking.

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Mashed Potato Dinner Rolls

Ingredients: 

Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter until butter is melted, and mixture is warm to the touch– about 110°-114°F.
  2. Add yeast and sugar to the warm milk mixture and let sit for about 10 minutes, or until foamy. If your yeast doesn’t foam up it is likely expired and you will need fresh yeast.
  3. Whisk together unbleached wheat flour, and salt.
  4. Stir milk and proofed yeast mixture and mashed potatoes into the flour mixture. A soft dough will form.
  5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 8 minutes, adding a little more flour if dough is too sticky. You’ll want it a little tacky, but not sticking to the surface or your hands. Return to the bowl and cover loosely. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Generously grease a 7 x 11-in baking dish with butter.
  7. After the dough has rested, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 12 even pieces, about 2 oz each. Roll each piece into a ball, and place in the prepared baking dish. Brush with a thin layer of egg wash, if using.
  8. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Allow to rise in a warm, draft free place until doubled, about one hour to 90 minutes. 
  9. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Remove plastic wrap and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until rolls are golden brown. Brush hot rolls with butter. Remove from the baking dish and allow to cool 20 minutes before serving.

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