Glazed Mashed Potato Doughnuts

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These are yummy and gooey doughnuts. On a crisp fall evening, nothing is better than eating one of these doughnuts with a cup of hot cocoa.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 35 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
24 doughnuts


  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • ¼ cup warm water

  • 1 cup milk, scalded

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup mashed potatoes

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

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


  • 1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar

  • 6 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups oil for frying, or as needed


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.

  2. Meanwhile, combine scalded milk, shortening, sugar, and salt in another bowl. Cool until lukewarm, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir yeast mixture, mashed potatoes, and eggs into the milk mixture. Gradually add enough flour to make a soft dough.

  4. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth. Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn over to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

  5. Roll dough out to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into doughnuts with a cookie cutter.

  6. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

  7. Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and water for glaze until smooth.

  8. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  9. Fry doughnuts in the hot oil, working in batches if needed, until golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, about 10 minutes.

  10. Dip doughnuts in glaze or drizzle over top.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

211 Calories
5g Fat
38g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 211
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 70mg 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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