Potato Bread from Idahoan®


If you've ever tried potato bread, you know that the addition of mashed potatoes makes for some nice, soft bread and, unlike a lot of homemade breads, these loaves stay soft for a surprising number of days.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
2 loaves


  • 1 cup Idahoan® Original Mashed Potatoes*

  • 1 ½ cups warm water

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast**

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 tablespoons melted, cooled butter or oil

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine warm water and yeast; let stand for several minutes.

  3. Stir in mashed potatoes, sugar, butter, and salt; mix well.

  4. Stir in enough flour to make a soft dough.

  5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead 5-8 minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic, adding flour as needed.

  6. Place dough in bowl, cover, and let rise 1 hour. Punch dough down, divide in half, and shape each half into a loaf.

  7. Place in 4 x 8 loaf pans, cover, and let rise 30-45 minutes, or until doubled.

  8. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.


* Or try one of our flavored varieties to add some extra flair.

** 1 package active dry yeast equals 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast.

Related products:

Original Mashed Potatoes

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

85 Calories
1g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 30mg 1%

* 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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