Melanie’s Soft Potato Rolls

What is the Secret to Super Soft Rolls?

There’s nothing quite like soft fluffy potato rolls on a Sunday evening.   Gather your family, and get ready to see these lovely rolls disappear faster than… uh, something that is really fast!  Like a cheetah.  Because cheetahs are fast, you know?

But seriously, you’re gonna love this recipe.

Melanie's Soft Potato Rolls

(yields about 30 rolls)
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Rising Dough1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time2 hours
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread, Potato Rolls
Servings: 15
Cost: $4


  • Stand mixer optional


  • 2 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water
  • cup white sugar
  • cup melted butter
  • ½ cup mashed potatoes
  • 2 ½ tsp salt
  • cup dry milk powder
  • 5-6 cups all-purpose flour


  • Preheat the oven to 375°.
  • Let yeast and water sit in a mixer with the dough hook attachment for 5 minutes
  • Once yeast is activated, combine all ingredients into the mixer. Knead for 5 minutes.
  • Place dough into a greased mixing bowl. Cover the bowl with a towel. Let rise for approximately 30-40 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Shape dough into 30 rolls. Place rolls onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake the rolls in the oven for 18-22 minutes.
  • Take rolls out of the oven. Immediately, spread with butter. Enjoy!
  • If you want to freeze the rolls, let them cool completely, put them in a ziploc bag and place them in the freezer.
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