Sweet Potato Rolls

Sweet Potato Rolls
Diana Rattray
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 22 mins
Total: 42 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
141 Calories
6g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 326mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 4g
Calcium 70mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These soft, delicious sweet potato yeast rolls are kneaded in the bread machine, making them a snap to prepare, shape, and bake. 

The simple combination of ingredients makes about 2 dozen pull-apart rolls. You don't have to have a bread machine to make these rolls. Knead the dough by hand or with your stand mixer if you'd like. 


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (1 cup, mashed)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted, plus extra to top rolls out of the oven)
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (18 ounces)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Peel 2 medium sweet potatoes and cut them into cubes.

  3. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. 

  4. Add the sweet potato cubes to the boiling water and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan and cook for about 20 minutes, or until tender.

  5. Drain well and mash.

  6. Cool completely and measure 1 cup for the recipe.

  7. Add all ingredients to the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer.

  8. Use the basic dough cycle. When the cycle finishes, tear pieces off of the dough to make balls, and place in a greased 9-inch square baking pan so they're just touching but not too close. (about 1 3/4 ounces each to get about 24 rolls)

  9. Cover the rolls with a cloth and let rise for about 45 minutes in a warm, draft-free place.

  10. Preheat oven to 375 F.

  11. Bake in the oven for about 20 to 23 minutes, until nicely browned.

  12. Brush the tops with melted or softened butter while they're hot.

  13. Enjoy!