Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls Recipe

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I made these for the first time on Thanksgiving, and they turned out a beautiful color, and were soft and tasty.

I only kneaded the dough to make sure the sweet potato puree was well incorporated.

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Servings: 10


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  • 1 tbs. yeast or 1 packet
  • 1/2 tbs. sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105-115 F)
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temp
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3-4 tbs. melted butter
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sweet potato puree (about 1 medium sweet potato)
  • 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 cups AP flour


  1. Proof yeast in water and 1/2 tbs. sugar.
  2. Add the yeast to the milk, then add the egg, half the butter, and the potato puree.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add 2 cups flour to the bowl, begin to stir, adding flour until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  5. Add salt, and flour a work area.
  6. Knead 2-3 minutes until potato puree is incorporated.
  7. You want a soft, but not tacky/wet dough.
  8. Let rise in a warm place, covered, until doubled.
  9. Punch down.
  10. Shape rolls as desired, let rise again 30-60 minutes.
  11. Heat oven to 375F.
  12. Bake rolls util golden brown on top, about 12-15 minutes.
  13. Brush on the rest of the butter on the tops.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 37g
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 87  
Calories from Fat 43 49%
Total Fat 4.92g 6%
Saturated Fat 2.93g 12%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 157mg 7%
Potassium 49mg 1%
Total Carbs 10.01g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 9.63g 6%
Protein 1.45g 2%
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  • Lois Davis
    I think I will mix this in my bread machine on the dough cycle. Can't wait.

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