Nothing says home-style cooking like these Amish potato dinner rolls. They’re soft, moist, packed with flavor, utterly delicious, and better than anything you can ever buy from the store. If you love these, you will also love my Easy Dinner Rolls Recipe!  Make sure to serve this up with a batch of Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie!

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Amish Potato Dinner Rolls

These dinner rolls are well worth the effort. With one batch, you can have fresh rolls for dinner, buns for sliders, and something delicious to sandwich your breakfast eggs and ham between.  You will just love the flavor of these Amish Potato Dinner Rolls.  They are best piping hot out of the oven but will hold for days, that is, if they make it that long.  Your family will gobble these up before you know it.  Now is definitely not the time for skipping the bread.  Now is the time for celebrating, made-from-scratch meals, fresh for your family!

This dinner roll recipe is everything. Imagine a bowl full of nice big fluffy dinner rolls, just slathered with butter at your next meal.  Oh, and did I mention that with this dinner roll recipe, these babies stay moist for days?  They do.  I know we have all had that recipe that we cooked up and the bread turned rock hard as soon as it cooled.  That is not what will happen with these Amish potato dinner rolls, my friends.

raising dinner rolls

How To Make Homemade Dinner Rolls

Combine the water, yeast, and sugar, and set this aside to proof.  “Proofing” is a term is used by bakers, in this case, it basically means, we are letting the yeast fully dissolve.

While that is settling, add sugar, flour, mashed potatoes, salt, eggs, and butter to a stand mixer (hook attachment).  One big comment I get is “Amish don’t use stand mixers.  That is correct, but I do.  If you want to put some additional elbow grease in and do this all from hand, you are welcome to it.  I just prefer my technology:) So, since we are using a mixer, let’s turn it on low until this is all combined.  Next, slowly pour in the yeast mixture and increase the speed to medium until a smooth dough forms and it is no longers sticking to the walls of the bowl.

Transfer the dough to a greased bowl and cover (loosely) with plastic wrap.  Let that rise for about 90 minutes in a dark and warm environment, until it has doubled in size.  Divide and roll the dough into 16 balls, and place them into a greased baking pan, with the seams down.  Cover loosely with plastic wrap again and let it rise for another 2 hours.

Bake them in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden brown.  I like to give them a good coat of butter at the end too.

Flaky crust

What to Serve With Dinner Rolls?

Just looking at this dinner roll recipe, you probably don’t need any ideas for what to serve it with (aka-everything).  Just in case you do though, my favorites are Beef Short Ribs and Gravy and Country French Skillet Chicken.   You can use the dinner roll to soak up the gravy in both of these dishes.  Just a tip, you should probably double the recipe.  You’ll want some extra for tomorrow. Also, you can swap out the store-bought buns in Cheesy Egg Breakfast Sandwiches or French Dip Sliders.

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5 from 2 votes

Amish Potato Dinner Rolls

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Nothing says home-style cooking like these Amish potato dinner rolls. They’re soft, moist, packed with flavor, utterly delicious, and better than anything you can ever buy from the store.


  • ¾ cup warm water about 115°F
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast
  • ½ teaspoon (plus ⅓ cup) granulated sugar, divided
  • 4 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unseasoned creamy mashed potatoes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, partially melted


  • In a medium bowl, combine the water, yeast, and ½ teaspoon sugar. Set aside to proof.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the hook attachment, add the remaining ⅓ cup of sugar, flour, mashed potatoes, salt, eggs, and butter. Turn the mixer on low until combined.
  • Slowly pour in the proofed yeast mixture and increase the mixer to medium. Continue on medium until a smooth dough forms and no longer sticks to the walls of the bowl.
  • Transfer dough to a large greased bowl and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise for 90 minutes in a dark and warm environment, until doubled in size.
  • Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Divide and roll the dough into 16 balls, weighing about 85 grams each, and place in the greased baking pan, seam-side down. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 2 hours in a dark and warm environment.
  • During the last 20 minutes, preheat oven to 350°F. Remove the plastic and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.

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  1. Amanda I am going to try these rolls. I am looking for the Hot roll recipe that can be mixed up ,placed in large covered bowl and kept in refrig up to 1 week or until used. Years ago a friend gave me a recipe and every Sat. morning I would Mix the bread for the following week, I moved and have since lost that recipe and the friend has passed. Can you help me with a recipe of that kind?

  2. These rolls were awful the dough seemed sticky after the second rise I had to keep adding flour to my hands to get the balls made then they tailed real big and when I baked tnem they turned out doughy

      1. Hi! Since I don’t have a mixer with a hook, can I just knees them with my hands?
        They sound amazing.

  3. Do I use instant mashed potato dry mix from the store or boil and mash Real potatoes?
    If using real potatoes would I add some milk to make them creamy and possibly hand mixer for no lumps? Thank you

  4. Love these..actually used bread machine up to making rolls..shaped them..they rose up and I baked good..special…

    1. 5 stars
      Me too. I always try to use the bread machine for the first rise of most breads. I have MS and kneading is a little hard. The I bake these beauties in the oven. YUM!

  5. This recipe makes really good cinnamon rolls, my grandma has a recipe like this that she has passed down and I make dinner rolls for all the holidays and cinnamon rolls for big family breakfasts!

      1. after the 1st rice roll the dough out to a rectangle spread butter brown sugar, and cinnamon how ever much u choose i never follow a recipe t this point, im just generous, and then i add raisins roll up on the long side , cut about 1ish or a bit more down the roll to make your rolls, lay them out in a greaded 9×13 put in a warm place let rise, i dont know bout 40 min?, bake 350 until done. hope that helps i top mine w a cream cheese/powdered sugar/cinnamon /milk frosting.

  6. I made these yesterday and in the process of making them again!! Kids loved them! Reminds me of a cross between bread and croissants. Delish! Thanks for the recipe!

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