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Amish Dinner Rolls

Soft yeast rolls recipe for warm fluffy buns. Made with instant mashed potato flakes, best served with any dinner comfort food. Watch video tutorial below.
Amish Dinner Rolls
Yield 16 -20 rolls


  • 3/4 cup warm milk (about 120-130°F)
  • 1/2 cup warm water (about 120-130°F)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Platinum Yeast


  • In a mixing bowl combine milk, water, butter, mashed potato flakes, egg, sugar, flour, salt, and yeast. Using a stand mixer fitted with dough hook, knead for 6-8 minutes or until smooth and soft without being too sticky. The dough should clear sides of the bowl but slightly stick to the bottom. Add additional flour one tablespoon at a time if too wet. Add additional milk 1 tablespoon at a time if too dry. Remove from bowl and set on clean surface. Using the heel of your hand knead briefly until it forms a nice round ball. (Alternately you can knead by hand on a floured surface until you have a smooth soft dough.)
  • Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled, about 60-90 minutes.
  • Punch down dough and turn out onto a clean surface. Cut dough into 16-20 equal pieces. Using the heel of your hand, quickly and firmly roll each piece around in circles until it forms a tight little ball. Arrange rolls in a greased 9 x 13-inch pan. Cover with greased plastic wrap. Let rise for about 1-1 1/2 hours. They will have doubled in size and be puffy.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. After the rolls have risen, uncover and place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.


Adapted from an old Amish cookbook.
Recipe by Gather for Bread.