Use leftover mashed potatoes in these fluffy potato rolls. These soft dinner rolls stay tender at room temperature for several days.
Potato Rolls Recipe
Wondering how to use up leftover mashed potatoes? In homemade bread, of course!
It’s almost laughable that we’d have leftover mashed potatoes in our house. With three teenagers who think that potatoes are the ultimate major food group, it’s rare that there are any potatoes left after dinner. When we crave homemade potato bread rolls, I make a pile of mashed potatoes just for this purpose…and the kids gobble up the leftovers that don’t get made into mashed potato rolls.
What Are Potato Rolls?
Potato rolls are a homemade bread recipe that uses mashed potatoes. Potatoes keep the dinner rolls soft and tender. Sometimes bread dries out after a day or two, but these rolls stay soft.
Tips for Making Homemade Rolls
Make sure both the milk and water are warm, about 110 to 115 degrees F so that the yeast proofs.
We’ve used mashed potatoes that are just that…a mashed potato. But we’ve also used mashed potatoes with butter and milk already mixed in. Either will work!
You can use bread flour or all-purpose flour for these rolls. Bread flour, which has a higher protein content, will make the rolls just a little bit sturdier. If you’re looking for the softest of soft rolls, use all-purpose flour.
When the rolls rise for the second time, be sure they don’t rise too much. This will cause the rolls to be too airy. You want them to just barely double in size.