Easy Potato Bread

A friend made this recipe for the Valentine’s Banquet, and I had to have the recipe! It’s a great potato bread recipe that you can also find on www.tasteofhome.com.


2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup butter or shortening

1 cup mashed potatoes

2 1/2 tsp. salt

2 eggs

2 T. yeast

1 1/3 cups warm water (110-115), divided

6 to 6 1/2 cups flour

In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter (or shortening). Add potatoes, salt and eggs. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 2/3 cup warm water; add to creamed mixture. Beat in 2 cups flour and remaining water. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. 

Shape into a ball; do not knead. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. 

Punch dough down; divide into thirds. Shape each portion into 15 balls and arrange in three greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. 

Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks. 

Yield: 45 servings.

Note: To make 45 rolls, they’ll have to be really small! Corrie and I made them a little larger…maybe it was closer to 30 rolls or something. Also, it’s good to brush them with butter before and after baking. Why wouldn’t that be good?


5 thoughts on “Easy Potato Bread

  1. Lizzy says:

    man, those look good. I’ve never had them before, they sound good though.

  2. Bethany says:

    My mom just made some poppy seed potato bread! It looks a lot like your.

  3. Kayla says:

    Wow, I need to make these! They look so soft and yummy. One question: is there shortening in them? It’s in the instructions, but not the ingredients list. “In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening.” Maybe you meant the butter?

  4. Rachel says:

    Sorry Kayla. I guess the recipe called for shortening, but we used butter…maybe it called for either/or. I’ll get it fixed! =)

  5. Okay, so I /finally/ made these last night to go with dinner! (I hadn’t gotten around to getting the mashed potatoes.) They were so easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Rachel. 🙂

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