The BEST Homemade Potato Dinner Rolls


Servings: 18

  • 1/2 cup Warm Water
  • 4 tbsp. Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp. Instant Yeast
  • 1 cup Mashed Potatoes (boil 3-4 Yukon gold potatoes, peel, then mash)
  • 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 6 tbsp. Olive Oil, or melted and cooled butter
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 4 - 4 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsp. Honey, for brushing
  • + 1 Egg, for brushing


  1. In the bow of a stand mixer, proof the yeast by mixing the warm water, 1 tablespoon sugar, and yeast together. Set aside for 10 minutes to activate.
  2. Add in the remaining sugar, mashed potatoes, milk, olive oil, eggs, and salt. Whisk until well-combined.
  3. Add in the flour. Using the dough hook attachment, knead on medium-low for 5-6 minutes. The dough should be smooth and pliable.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with a damp kitchen towel or plastic wrap, then set aside in a warm environment to rise until doubled in size, about 1-2 hours.
  5. Grease a 9x13" baking pan.
  6. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and cut into 18 equal pieces.
  7. Roll each dough piece into small balls, then place seam side down in the prepared baking pan. (It's okay for them not to have any space in-between.)
  8. Cover and let the rolls rise for 20 more minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 350F.
  10. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 egg and the honey. Brush the mixture on top of the rolls.
  11. Bake until golden brown on top, about 20-25 minutes.
  12. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!