Fluffy Potato Dinner Rolls

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Dinner rolls are a must for any holiday lunch or dinner. I have so many recipes for rolls. I must say that I love each of them for different reasons. These fluffy potato dinner rolls are another great addition to my dinner roll recipe collection.

You can cook and mash the potatoes for these rolls in order to make them. Or you can use leftover mashed potatoes if you happen to have them. Either way will work.

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These dinner rolls also include butter and egg in the dough. I have found that both of these ingredients help make the very best rolls. They help make a deliciously tender and flavorful dough.

The sweetener in this dough isn’t the usual sugar. This one uses honey. It add sweetness and I also feel the honey gives a different flavor to the rolls.

Store bought potato rolls always have that dusty flour top. So, you dust these rolls with some flour before you bake them to get that traditional flour dusting on top of them.

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Here is what you need to make the

Fluffy Potato Dinner Rolls

  • EGG
  • SALT
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Fluffy Potato Dinner Rolls

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Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Servings 16 rolls


  • 2 potatoes peeled and diced (or you can use 1 1/4 cup mashed potatoes)
  • 1 cup warm cooked potato water or warm water if using mashed potatoes
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 4 Tbsp butter cut into pieces
  • 4 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ tsp salt


  • In a pot, add diced potatoes and 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil and cook for 15-20 minutes until fork tender. Drain potatoes reserving 1 cup Cooked Potato Water. Allow potatoes to steam to remove excess moisture and then mash potatoes until smooth. Let cool until at least 110 degrees or less.
  • Grease two 9 x13 inch pans.
  • In a stand mixer, add warm potato water, 1 tsp honey, and yeast. Mix until honey and yeast is dissolved. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes until yeast is bubbly.
  • Add mashed potatoes, beaten egg, butter, and 1 tablespoon honey to the yeast mixture. Mix until combined but don't worry if butter isn't dissolved.
  • Add in 4 1/4 cups flour and salt. Knead dough for 8 minutes or until dough is smooth and pulls away from the side of bowl. Add additional flour a little at a time if needed to make a smooth soft dough that isn't sticky.
  • Place dough into a well greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size. Should take about 1-1 1/2 hours.
  • Divide dough in half on a lightly floured board and then each half into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.
  • Place 8 rolls into each greased 9 x13 baking pan leaving about 2 inches between each ball. Dust the top of rolls with additional flour.
  • Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size about an hour. Rolls should look light and fluffy.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until lightly brown. 
  • Allow to cool until warm before removing from pan.  Makes 16 rolls.
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