Skillet Potato Rolls

Skillet Potato Rolls

I absolutely do not have the will power to keep Skillet Potato Rolls in the house. And I’m not ashamed to admit it. I will just keep devouring ’em til they’re gone. These made from scratch dinner rolls are light and airy and oh so yummy! They’re also a fantastic way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. The potatoes keep the bread soft and moist and also lend a tiny bit of flavor. You’ll be impressed with how easy these delicious rolls are to make. Even a baking newbie can handle this one. AND… you’ve probably got all the ingredients in your house already. Let’s get rollin’!

Here’s all you’ll need: flour, sugar, yeast, salt, water, butter, and mashed potatoes (without added milk or butter).

Skillet Potato Rolls ingredients list #potatorolls #castironskilletrecipes #dinnerrolls #stpattysdayfood #stpatricksdayrecipes #bread

Let’s get started! First combine 2 cups of flour, sugar, yeast (quick-rise works best)and salt in a large bowl. Mix to combine.

Flour, sugar, yeast and salt mixed together in a large bowl. #skilletpotatorolls #dinnerrolls #skilletrecipes #potatorolls

Next place the butter and water in a microwave safe dish. My glass Pyrex measuring cups are perfect for jobs like this. They’re microwave safe have the measurements right on the side of the cup. Heat in 30 second intervals until the butter is melted. Pour over the dry ingredients.

Water and melted butter are poured into the dry ingredients. #skilletpotatorolls #potatorolls #castironskilletrolls

Then beat with a hand mixer on the very lowest speed until smooth. If we use a high speed the bread will get sucked up into the mixer and we’ll have ourselves a mess. Of course you can always mix by hand as well if the mixer is giving you difficulties.

The ingredients are mixed together with a hand mixer to form a soft dough. #skilletpotatorolls #potatopanrolls #rolls #dinnerrolls #breadrecipes

Stir in the potatoes and the remaining flour. Turn the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 6-8 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Knead lightly until all of the flour has been absorbed into the dough. Kneading dough activates the gluten, resulting in bread and rolls that are light, airy, and chewy. Cover the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.

If you don’t have mashed potatoes on hand, you can easily make them. Fill a small pot about halfway full of water and boil over medium heat on the stovetop. Peel the potatoes and cut into chunks. Place the potatoes in boiling water and cook for 6-10 minutes or until tender. Mash the potatoes with a hand mixer, a potato masher, or the back of a large wooden spoon.

Dough resting in a large bowl. #skilletpotatorolls #potatorolls #potatopanrolls #potatobread #howtomakedinnerrolls

Divide the dough into 16 pieces. Roll each piece in your hands to form a ball. Place in a greased 12-inch cast iron skillet. There’s something about baking with cast iron that makes me feel all warm and cozy inside. Of course you can swap out for any oven safe skillet or a round baking pan. Cover and let the rolls rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Sprinkle the tops lightly with flour.

Skillet Potato Rolls in a 12-inch cast iron skillet. #potatorolls #potatopanrolls #castironskilletrecipes #breadrecipes #stpattysdayfood #stpattysdayrecipes

Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Skillet Potato Rolls are best enjoyed hot out of the oven with a little bit of butter.

If you love filling the bread basket with homemade goodies try out our Make Ahead Crescent Rolls or Everything Dinner Rolls next!

Skillet Potato Rolls

March 11, 2020
: 16 rolls
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour (as much as you can knead in to form a soft dough)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 packages (or 5 teaspoons) yeast (quick-rise works best)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
Directions
  • Step 1 Combine 2 cups of flour, sugar, yeast (quick-rise works best)and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Step 2 Place the butter and water in a microwave safe dish. Heat in 30 second intervals until the butter is melted. Pour over the dry ingredients. Beat with a hand mixer on the very lowest speed until smooth.
  • Step 3 Stir in the mashed potatoes and the remaining flour. Turn the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 6-8 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Knead lightly until all of the flour has been absorbed into the dough. Cover the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Step 4 Divide the dough into 16 pieces. Roll each piece in your hands to form a ball. Place in a greased 12-inch cast iron skillet. Divide the dough into 16 pieces. Roll each piece in your hands to form a ball. Place in a greased 12-inch cast iron skillet. Cover and let the rolls rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Sprinkle the tops lightly with flour.
  • Step 5 Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

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