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Amish Dinner Rolls

Amish Dinner Rolls - Soft Yeast rolls recipe for warm fluffy buns. Made with instant mashed potato flakes, best served with any dinner comfort food. Adapted from an old Amish cookbook.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Bread
Servings: 16 -20
Author: Melanie Kathryn - Gather for Bread


  • 3/4 cup warm milk about 100-110 degrees
  • 1/2 cup warm water about 100-110 degrees
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 packet Red Star 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. 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 and let rise until doubled about 60-90 minutes.
  • Separate dough into 16-20 equal pieces. Using the heel of your quickly and firmly roll each piece around in circles until it forms a tight little ball. Arrange rolls in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Cover with greased plastic wrap. Let rise for about 1 1/2 hours. They will have doubled in size and be puffy.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. After the rise, place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Look for rolls that are golden brown.