With just a little patience, you can transform your leftover mashed potatoes into rich, tender rolls just calling out for a pat of butter or a meaty sauce to soak up! Amish Dinner Rolls are fluffy, perfect pillows—the perfect side dish for a relaxing evening meal or a family potluck. Amish Dinner Rolls have that touch of country cooking that makes them delectable and delightful. Make sure you try them out in sandwiches!
Ingredients• 2 large eggs • 1/3 cup sugar • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt • 6 tablespoons butter, softened • 1 cup mashed potatoes, unseasoned and lightly packed • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast • 3/4 cup water, lukewarm, using the leftover water from boiling the potatoes if possible • 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided, plus more as needed • butter, melted, optional, for topping
Lightly grease a bowl.
In a separate large bowl add the eggs, sugar, salt, butter, mashed potatoes, yeast, water, and 3 cups flour. Mix until combined, carefully adding more flour until a soft dough forms. You may not need all of the flour.
Place the dough in the prepared bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise in a warm place until it's doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
Gently deflate the dough.
Heavily flour a work surface.
Place the dough on the floured work surface and knead, adding flour as needed, to form a soft, workable dough.
Divide the dough into 24 balls and place them in the prepared baking pan.
Cover the baking pan with lightly greased plastic wrap. Let the dough rise until puffy, about 1 1/2-2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Remove the plastic wrap and bake until the rolls are golden brown and set, for about 20-25 minutes.
Brush with melted butter.