Potato Bread

Plain mashed potatoes create a fantastic breakfast bread, just made for butter and jam. If you prefer your spuds enhanced with garlic, chives, blue cheese, or bacon, this recipe will give you a more flavorful bread, great for leftover turkey sandwiches.


3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1-1/2 cups milk
1 cup leftover mashed potatoes (room temperature)
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar (or honey)
1 packet dry yeast
1/3 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
5 cups all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil (for coating bowl and pans)
Flour (for dusting work surface)


In a small saucepan, melt butter in milk. Let cool to warm (110 degrees) or room temperature. In the bowl of a standing mixer with dough hook, combine milk mixture with mashed potatoes, salt, sugar (or honey), yeast, and warm water. Add flour and knead with dough hook (or by hand) about 5 minutes, until you have a smooth and slightly glossy dough. Place into an oiled bowl. Cover with plastic or a clean, dry dish towel, and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Oil two 9x5-inch loaf pans. Turn dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide in half and knead 3 or 4 times. Shape each dough mass into a rectangle, about 9 inches long. Roll each one lengthwise into a log, and place seam side down into its own loaf pan. Cover with plastic or a clean, dry dish towel. Let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Bake about 30 minutes, or until loaves sound hollow when tapped. Turn onto wire racks and let cool completely. Serve with butter and honey.

Cooking & Recipes


2 loaves

Preparation Time: 

30 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

2 hours

Preparation Method


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Hello l like this potato

Hello l like this potato bread recipe but l have a problem what tip of flour can l use because l'm gluten free, can you help me.thank you

You can replace the flour

You can replace the flour with a gluten-free all purpose baking flour like the kind made by King Arthur Flour or Bob's Red Mill.

Do you use AP Flour or can I

Do you use AP Flour or can I use Bread flour. Will either change the bread?

This recipe uses all-purpose

This recipe uses all-purpose flour. We will update the recipe to reflect this. You can replace with bread flour, if you prefer.

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