Buttermilk Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

A great way to use up sweet potatoes! These rolls are so delicious!

Course: breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato Rolls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 20
Author: Jaclyn


  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees)
  • 1 Tbsp yeast
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk , warmed to 110 degrees
  • 1/4 cup butter , softened
  • 1 egg , at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sweet potato puree (I use fresh but canned works too)
  • 4 1/2 - 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp butter , melted


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk together warm water, yeast and 1/2 tsp granulated sugar. Whisk until yeast dissolves and let rest 5 minutes. Stir in buttermilk, 1/4 cup butter, egg, 1/4 cup sugar, salt and sweet potato puree. Mix in 1 cup flour. Add remaining flour and knead with a dough hook attachment until dough is smooth an elastic (dough should be slightly sticky, but should pull away from the sides of the bowl). Transfer dough to a large buttered mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until double, about 1 hour.
  2. Butter a 13" x 9" baking dish, set aside. Punch dough down and divide into 20 pieces (they should be about 1/4 cup each). Roll pieces into balls and place in greased baking dish (I do 5 rows of 4, they will touch vertically). Let rise until double, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake rolls 17 - 20 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.