Sweet Potato Rolls

Sweet Potato Rolls
Diana Rattray
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 22 mins
Total: 42 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Yield: 24 rolls
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
113 Calories
2g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 87mg 2%
*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!