Potato Bread


When I daydream chances are it’s about one of the following:
or Homemade Potato Bread 

This is my very favorite bread ever. Growing up we would get it rarely. Thanksgiving for sure and maybe occasionally with Sunday dinner. I’m not kidding when I say that I get pretty excited for those occasions.

Last year we had Thanksgiving at my sister’s house and I made sure to mix up the dough when I got there so that we could have them with our feast. These guys have to rise for at least 8 hours in the fridge so of course I made the dough at 9pm when I got there.

Potato Refrigerator Roll Dough
Recipe from Betty Crocker and my mom, of course. 


  • 1 package regular active dry yeast (2 1/4 t)
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (105 -115 degrees)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 t salt
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup lukewarm mashed potatoes
  • 7 – 7 1/2 cups flour


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, butter, eggs, potatoes, and 3 cups of the flour. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Stir enough remaining flour to make the dough easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough about 5 minutes or until smooth and springy. Grease large bowl with shortening or spray with cooking spray. Place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover bowl tightly; refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 5 days.
  3. Gently push fist into dough to deflate. Divide dough into 2 parts. Place in greased bread pans and allow to rise for 2 hours in a warm place or until an indention remains when touched. 
  4. Preheat oven to 375 and place loaves on low oven rack so tops of pan are in center of oven. Bake 35-40 minutes or until loaves are deep golden brown and sound hollow when tapped. Remove from pans and cool on a wire rack. Brush with softened butter.

4 thoughts on “Potato Bread”

  1. Ok..I think I will make some in the form of bread ..soon. I usually make it into rolls.. 3 pans to be exact! But 2 loaves of bread sound good!

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