Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls


Deliciously soft sweet potato rolls that disappear so fast you will wonder where they all went.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
12 rolls


  • ¼ cup warm water

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 1 cup milk

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted


  1. Combine warm water and yeast in a measuring cup; stir to dissolve. Set aside.

  2. Heat milk, unsalted butter, sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until butter melts and milk begins to bubble.

  3. Place mashed sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl and pour milk mixture over top. Add lemon juice and mix until smooth. Let cool to lukewarm, 10 to 15 minutes. Add egg and yeast mixture; blend well.

  4. Stir in 2 cups of flour and beat with an electric hand mixer at medium speed, about 3 minutes. Add enough additional flour to make a stiff dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.

  5. Place dough in a buttered bowl. Turn dough to butter top, then cover and let rise until double in size, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  6. Punch down and knead once more, then shape into rolls. Place on a greased baking sheet, cover, and let rise until double in size, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  7. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  8. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 20 minutes. Brush tops with melted butter while hot.

Cook's Note:

Bake for less time if you have made your rolls small.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

229 Calories
8g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 229
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 352mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 162mg 3%

* 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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