Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Rolls

Sweet potato or pumpkin roll recipe

These delicious rolls have a sweet taste. Make them using sweet potatoes or pumpkins—the choice is yours! 


  • 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes or pumpkin
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1 package RED STAR® Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 ¼ cups lukewarm water (110-115°F)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 ¼ - 5 ½ cups bread flour


  1. In large mixing bowl, blend lukewarm (110°F) sweet potatoes or pumpkin together with margarine.
  2. Dissolve yeast in water and stir into bowl. Add egg, salt, and sugar. Blend, gradually adding 4 cups flour. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft, slightly sticky dough.
  3. Knead until smooth and elastic, 10 to 12 minutes. Be careful not to add extra flour! (The dough will be sticky.) Place dough in a greased bowl and turn to grease top.* Cover and let rise in warm place until double.
  4. Punch dough down. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape as desired. Cover and let rise in warm place until double.
  5. Bake in preheated 400°F oven 15 to 16 minutes, or until golden.

*Note: You can cover and refrigerate the dough at this step if you want to bake it later. Punch down whenever it doubles in size. Use within 2 days. To use, keep covered and let dough reach room temperature. Then proceed with directions above.

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