Sweet Potato Buttermilk Dinner Rolls

This is so far, my favorite dinner roll to make. It is soft, fluffy, refrigerates well, you can freeze the dough and it uses sweet potato (YUM). I made this, for the first time, Thanksgiving and it was well received. It is really easy to make, just need the time to make it. I would recommend this recipe to any first time breadmakers because of its simplicity.


1 cup of mashed sweet potato (see note)

2 cups of butter milk

1 egg

1/2 cup melted butter

1/4 cup of sugar

4 1/2 teaspoons (2 packets) of active-dry yeast

2 1/2 teaspoons of salt

6 to 6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


Note: Take a sweet potato, pierce it all around with a fork and then wrap with plastic wrap. Microwave (turning periodically) until potato is soft. Then remove skin and mash.


  1. Combine all ingredients together and knead until soft. You will end up with a soft, sticky dough.
  2. Allow dough to sit in a greased bowl (spray top with cooking spray) for at least 1 hour.
  3. Punch down dough and divide dough into 24 balls
  4. Place each roll on an ungreased baking sheet and cover with a towel.
  5. Allow rolls to rise for 1 more hour
  6. Bake at 375 F for 20-25 minutes.

* I wanted big dinner rolls (For sandwiches later), so I make 12 rolls, instead of 24.


Sweet Potato Buttermilk Dinner Rolls




1 Comment

Filed under Breads, Yeast Breads

One response to “Sweet Potato Buttermilk Dinner Rolls

  1. Jason

    Tiny loaves of bread. I ate 1 and it got me all full up!

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