Skip to main content

Baked Potato Bread

Baked Potato Bread
Mashed potatoes make this homemade bread so soft and fluffy, and the perfect base for grilled cheese sandwiches.
Yield 1 loaf



  • 2 3/4 cup bread flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup mashed baked potato (see note)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion


  • Add 1/2 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt to stand mixer bowl; stir to combine. In a saucepan or microwave-safe dish, warm milk and oil to 120-130°F.
  • Add warm milk mixture to flour mixture. Using a paddle attachment, beat for 4 minutes on medium speed. Add egg, potato, and onion; beat 2 to 3 minutes. Switch to dough hook attachment. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead 5 to 7 minutes until smooth and elastic. Use additional flour if necessary.
    (NOTE: For hand mixing: following above steps, mix ingredients in large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or dough whisk. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic.)
  • Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after poking dough with finger down to second knuckle.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Roll or pat into a 14×7-inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll. Pinch edges and ends to seal. Place in greased 9×5-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake in preheated 375°F oven 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.


Get Bread Machine Method here.
Note: Bake potato in microwave 4 to 5 minutes on “HIGH.” Split open and allow to cool 15 minutes. Mash with fork and measure.
Photo by Stephie Cooks.

Did you make this recipe?

We want to see it! Tag @redstaryeast and use hashtag #redstaryeast

Review & Comments


5 stars
I made that bread a few days ago. Excellent !

Ledris | Reply

This sounds just terrific. I do have a ?. If I put all the ingredients in my bread machine and just put it on the dough cycle, how many times should I let it rise and for how long. Thanks so much.

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Ledris,
You could use the white bread/normal cycle for this recipe.
Happy baking!

Ken Busch | Reply

I live by myself and am wondering if using packaged instant mashed potato can be substituted for whole potatoes in making potato bread. If they can, what preparation would be necessary to make this change?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Ken,
You can substitute instant mashed potatoes in this recipe 1-for-1. Just don’t add butter or any additional flavors/seasonings.
Happy baking!

JOSEPH | Reply

3 stars

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Joseph,
Yes, used a baked potato as listed in the ingredients. See our notes section for microwave tips for baking the potato.
Happy baking!

Lucy | Reply

Love this! Never thought that you could add potato to bread. Thanks for opening my eyes and expanding my tastes!

Jamie | Reply

Should have a recipe for all hand mixing!

Wayne Scott | Reply

This is a fantastic recipe. I think this will become a regular in our home. Great for sandwiches, french toast, and late night bread and butter cravings!

Sheri Post | Reply

I’m wondering what kind of oil did you use? Thanks~

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Sheri,
Use canola or vegetable oil for this recipe.

Happy baking!

Donna | Reply

5 stars
Very tasty recipe… This is a wonderful recipe, I am so happy with the baked loaf!

Amyghtu10 | Reply

This is the first time I am reading about Baked Potato bread. I never thought that such a bread a can be cooked easily with simple ingredients. I am so happy that you shared the recipe. I am going to try this at my home and I am sure that everyone is going to love this. Thanks a lot.

Leave a Reply

Made the recipe? Rate it!