Light and fluffy, these potato rolls are full flavored, absolutely tender and delicious, and the perfect addition to your holiday meals. Plus they are so easy to make.
Aren’t holiday traditions the very best ever? Most of our family holiday traditions seem to revolve around food.
When I was younger I loved making rolls with my mom. She would make these amazing crescent rolls. We would brush butter over them, and we would all help to roll them up, and she would very discreetly “fix” the ones we messed up. It was great.
The last couple years life has been insanely busy, and our holiday dinners have been accompanied by rolls, but not homemade rolls. I have been feeling lately like my “busy-ness” (something I think we all experience) has been taking away more from my family than I would care to admit. I have found myself too busy to have those meaningful moments with my children. And that made me sad.
So I decided that this needed to stop. Immediately. But how do you stop a habit? You establish a new one.
My kids are still a little young to help roll out crescent rolls, and my OCD nature would probably result in a lot of “fixing” of said rolls, so I decided to skip that headache, and instead make potato rolls!
They are less fussy, and just as delicious. And a great thing to have the kids help with.
The trouble I ran into is who really has leftover mashed potatoes?
In my life we rarely have leftover mashed potatoes because everyone loves them, so these rolls are hard to come by. But not any more. I
grabbed a packet of Betty Crocker instant mashed potatoes, and whipped them up, and then I was able to make these tasty rolls without hassle.
Betty Crocker Potatoes are 100% real potatoes, and they are farmed in the US, so using this as a quick way around not having leftover mashed potatoes is something I felt great about. Plus it meant I got to spend more time with my kids, and that is not something I can rejoice in.
Anyway, you will LOVE these potatoes, they are so easy and fun, and a great way to use up leftovers if you happen to have any. And if you don’t, use these Betty Crocker potatoes.
These potato rolls are going to be a new holiday tradition for us!
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 2 1/2 Tbs yeast
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 2 eggs
- 6 Tbs softened butter
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup Betty Crocker mashed potatoes
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 1/2 cups flour
- Combine warm water, yeast, and sugar in a mixing bowl, and let the yeast proof.
- Add eggs, softened butter, salt, mashed potatoes, milk, sugar, and flour in a mixing bowl and mix together.
- Knead for 5 minutes with a dough hook.
- Cover dough and let rise for 90 minutes or until doubled in size.
- Divide the dough into 18 rolls, and place on a tray sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Cover and let rolls rise until doubled in size, another 90 minutes.
- Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
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