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Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Sweet potatoes don’t have to be mashed to make it on your holiday table. Add it to yeast rolls for a classic dinner.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, Sweet Potatoes
Servings: 16
Calories: 172kcal


  • Measuring Cups/Spoons Set
  • Glass Liquid Measuring Cups
  • Glass Nesting Bowls
  • 2-Quart Saucepan
  • 9" Wire Whisk
  • 5-Quart Stand Mixer
  • Half-Sheet Pan
  • Scraper & Chopper
  • Pastry Brush Set



  • 1 cup 1Whole milk
  • ½ cup Baked, mashed sweet potato (4 oz.)
  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Ground mace, optional
  • ¼ tsp Ground turmeric, optional
  • 1 Egg, beaten


  • cups All-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 Tbsp Instant yeast
  • 2 tsp Table salt


  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbsp Whole milk


  • Coat a bowl with nonstick spray.
  • Heat 1 cup milk, sweet potato, butter, honey, mace, and turmeric in a saucepan until hot. When mixture cools to 110–115°, whisk a small amount into the beaten egg, continuing to whisk in more until all has been added; transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment.
  • Whisk together 4 cups flour and yeast in a separate bowl, then whisk in salt. Add flour mixture to milk mixture; knead on low speed until all flour is incorporated. Increase speed to medium and knead until dough pulls away from sides of bowl (add remaining ½ cup flour if not pulling away) and springs back when pressed with a finger, about 5 minutes. Form dough into a ball and place in prepared bowl. Cover dough and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 45–60 minutes.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; coat with nonstick spray.
  • Punch down dough; cut into 16 equal pieces, about 2¼ oz. each.
  • Shape dough pieces into rounds; place on prepared baking sheet. Coat a sheet of plastic wrap with nonstick spray and cover rolls, sprayed side down; chill overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400°. Let rolls sit at room temperature 30 minutes; remove plastic wrap.
  • Whisk together 1 egg and 1 Tbsp. milk; brush over tops and sides of rolls. Place rolls in oven, reduce oven temperature to 375°, and bake until golden, about 25 minutes. Let rolls rest 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories172
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 4g 7%
    • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  • Cholesterol 27mg 9%
  • Sodium 310mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Protein 5g 10%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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