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Potato Rosemary Rolls

Potato Rosemary Rolls

I have fond memories of waking up early on Thanksgiving to help my dad in the kitchen. We always watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade while we cooked up a storm. My favorite job was helping my dad make his famous potato rolls. This year we are making my dad’s potato roll recipe with a kick of fresh rosemary. Potato rosemary rolls are the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving table.

My dad’s potato rolls are my favorite part about Thanksgiving. They are so good, especially hot out of the oven. Nothing beats a freshly baked roll. Mmmm!  These potato rolls are soft, tender, and even better with a dab of butter. We always make them in clover leaf form, but you can make them in regular dinner roll form if you wish. The fresh rosemary is a nice addition to my dad’s recipe. The rosemary isn’t over powering, but adds a nice herb flavor to the rolls.

Make potato rosemary rolls this year for Thanksgiving. Your house will smell amazing while they are baking and your guests will love them.

Side note-we spent the last five days in California. We had so much fun. We attended a blogging event, went to Disneyland, and toured LA. I will be posting about our trip on our “On the Side” page this week. Make sure you subscribe to Two Peas and Their Pod so you don’t miss a post!

Potato Rosemary Rolls

Yield: Makes about 30 rolls

Cook Time: 15-17 minutes

Ingredients:

2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast
1/2 cup warm water
3/4 cup shortening
½ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 cup scalded milk
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, put the yeast in the warm water and stir with a spoon. Let sit for about five minutes or until the yeast starts to bubble. Scald the milk and let it cool for two minutes.

2. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, shortening, and salt. Add the milk and stir in one cup of the flour. Next, add the yeast mixture and the beaten eggs. Add the mashed potatoes and rosemary and stir. Stir in the remaining flour until the dough comes together.

3. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until smooth, about 5 minutes. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour. Place the dough in a large greased bowl and let rise in a warm spot for about 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

4. Punch down the dough. To form the rolls, pinch off about a 1/2 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Place three balls into a greased muffin tin. Continue forming rolls until dough is gone. Let the rolls rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes. Bake rolls at 375 degrees F for about 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve warm.

If you like these potato rosemary rolls, you might also like:

Potato Rolls from Two Peas and Their Pod
French Bread Rolls from Dine and Dish
Lion House Dinner Rolls from My Kitchen Cafe
Flaky Dinner Rolls from Recipe Girl
Homemade Pull Apart Dinner Rolls from Amanda’s Cookin

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96 Responses to “Potato Rosemary Rolls”

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — November 22, 2010 @ 4:46 am

    Those are some of the most perfect rolls I’ve ever seen. I just want to devour one with that slab of butter.

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    Erica — November 22, 2010 @ 5:12 am

    I always love seeing the pictures of your dad’s rolls. I can’t just imagine how amazing they are. The rosemary is a nice touch. Glad you guys had fun on your trip

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — November 22, 2010 @ 5:34 am

    There’s nothing more delicious than fresh rolls!!! These look incredible!

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    Rosa — November 22, 2010 @ 5:38 am

    Beautiful! Those smooth and flavorful rolls look to die for.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    jenna laughs — November 22, 2010 @ 6:29 am

    I seriously want to reach through my monitor. I can’t deal. I absolutely love the flavor of rosemary with bread. I went to college in New York, and used to walk a few blocks over to this bakery, where they made a to DIE for rosemary ciabatta. I would use it for everything: grilled cheese, toast in the morning, cold cut sandwiches… I once made stuffing with it. Out of control. I can’t wait to try these rolls! Thanks for stirring up the memory of my love affair with rosemary ciabatta.

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    Liz — November 22, 2010 @ 7:09 am

    These looks awesome. They’re perfect! I’m loving rosemary lately – I actually just posted a biscuit recipe with rosemary!

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    Eliana — November 22, 2010 @ 7:19 am

    These rolls would make a perfect addition to any Thanksgiving meal. They look incredible.

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    Amanda — November 22, 2010 @ 7:27 am

    Super gorgeous and fluffy, I have a feeling I could eat a LOT of these!

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    Tickled Red — November 22, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    Oh my word! Those look so soft and buttery. I’ll take a tray please just for myself, forget the guys they’re on their own.

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    El — November 22, 2010 @ 8:08 am

    These look delicious. Perfect for a traditional holiday feast. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    the urban baker — November 22, 2010 @ 8:20 am

    I could eat these right now. They look great

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    A Bowl Of Mush — November 22, 2010 @ 8:22 am

    These look absolutely delicious! I would love these on my Thanksgiving table!

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    Dana — November 22, 2010 @ 8:22 am

    Oh my. I am required by my family to make the very same bread every year. It’s delicious and beautiful, but I would really prefer to eat these beauties. Your site is looking so wonderful Maria!

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    Jenna — November 22, 2010 @ 8:28 am

    Potato rolls are, hands down, my favorite…they are so fluffy and soft! Yours look delicious!

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    Sues — November 22, 2010 @ 8:29 am

    Oooh, I’ve never made my own potato rolls, but these look so awesome, I might have to change that :) Perfect dinner roll!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 22, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    hey girl – what altitude are you at? either way, do you know how to adapt this to high altitude? i would LOVE the make them but i still haven’t figured out the altitude baking at all!

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    Traci — November 22, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    LOVE Rosemary! The perfect addition to a roll. PS Read my blog Wednesday. I’ve got some cookies I’m posting that made me think of you when I made them!

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    Heather — November 22, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    Beautiful pictures Maria! It’s amazing how certain things remind you of times in your life. Love the story of how these remind you of your dad during Thanksgiving. These rolls look delicious. I love bread so I’m looking forward to trying them.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Looking forward to hearing about your trip to LA. Sounds like it was a lot of fun!

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    alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — November 22, 2010 @ 9:41 am

    omg these look awesome!! I will have to try these for sure. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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    What a wonderful family recipe! These rolls are absolutely beautiful, and perfect for Thanksgiving. I’m glad you had a great time in California – There are limitless fun things to do and see. I may not be a native, but I sure do love living here!

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    Jenny Flake — November 22, 2010 @ 10:08 am

    Ok, these are the prettiest rolls I’ve seen! Nice job girl!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — November 22, 2010 @ 10:13 am

    I absolutely love potato rolls and with rosemary, wow wee! I can’t wait to try them. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — November 22, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    I bet those potatoes give these rolls the best texture!! Would love to be at your house while these are in the oven & for sure when they come out!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — November 22, 2010 @ 10:46 am

    These sound great! I love bread, rolls, etc. of any kind.

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    Tracy — November 22, 2010 @ 10:46 am

    I can’t stop staring at these rolls. I really want to make them for Thanksgiving…maybe I’ll give them a “test run” tonight…you know, just to make sure. ;-)

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    Joanne — November 22, 2010 @ 11:02 am

    I love the clover shape of these rolls and I bet that hint of rosemary adds such a nice flavor!

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    Melanie — November 22, 2010 @ 11:16 am

    I love how you took a classically delicious potato roll and added the flair of rosemary. Fantastic! And thanks for the link to the Lion House Rolls – I might even try the rosemary trick with those for a change.

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    Katie Rose — November 22, 2010 @ 11:56 am

    mmm, I love homemade rolls. We never seem to get them on the table for Thanksgiving so I will just have to try harder this year! I have an award for you on my blog, I hope you will accept it!

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    Kristen — November 22, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    Those look so soft and buttery – my kind of rolls! And I see a glimpse of your new kitchen. Can’t wait to see it all!

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    Mags — November 22, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    Just finished making my Thanksgiving rolls this afternoon (going to freeze them, then bake them on Thursday.) I so wish I would have thought to add some fresh rosemary. These look sensational!

    • twopeas replied: — November 22nd, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

      Freezing and baking is a great idea! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Nam @ The Culinary Chronicles — November 22, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    Goodness-these look delicious! How do you think they would be with some fresh thyme? Thanks for sharing! :)

    • twopeas replied: — November 22nd, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

      Thyme would be great as well. Any herb would be nice, use your favorite!

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    Jenna — November 22, 2010 @ 2:20 pm

    Mmm, these rolls do look like perfection. Soft . . . buttery . . . heavenly . . .

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    Becky — November 22, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

    Apparently we are on the same wavelength bc we both posted rolls on our blog this morning!!

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    Renee (Kudos Kitchen) — November 22, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    I hate to admit it, but I think I would gladly eat an entire basket of these rolls. They sound and look perfect!!!

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    Angela@spinachtiger — November 22, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

    They look and smell delicious.

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    Anat — November 22, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

    These look amazing!
    I really want to make them this Thanksgiving.
    Is it possible to use butter instead of shortening?
    Thank you!

    • twopeas replied: — November 22nd, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

      My dad has always used shortening, but I am sure butter would work as well. Let me know if you try them. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Margaret — November 22, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

    Looks/sounds lots like BBA rolls made last week. wish I had included more Rosemary.

    These are pretty.

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    Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather — November 22, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

    Yum! They look so fluffy and perfect.

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    ann steinbach — November 22, 2010 @ 6:36 pm

    These rolls look so perfect. I love them!

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