Winter Squash Rolls


This recipe is always a real hit! Every time I make these squash rolls I get asked for the recipe. People can't believe it when I tell them that they're made from winter squash. These delicious rolls taste best fresh out of the oven.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
12 rolls


  • 1 ½ cups cubed winter squash

  • 1 cup scalded milk

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • ½ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ½ cup shortening


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a small saucepan, cover squash cubes with water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain; cool and mash.

  2. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine 5 cups flour, sugar, and salt. Stir in yeast mixture, shortening, squash and milk; mix well. Stir in remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When dough has pulled together, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  3. Divide dough into twelve equal pieces and form into rounds. Place the rounds in a lightly greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Bake rolls in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
10g Fat
61g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 399mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 233mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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