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Potato Cheese Rolls

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These yeast rolls are flavored with Cheddar cheese, a little cayenne, and instant mashed potato flakes.

Prep Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes


  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup instant mashed potato flakes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half or light cream
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 to 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter


Combine yeast with 1/4 cup warm water; stir and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine potato flakes, 1/4 cup butter, sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper. Add boiling water and half-and-half. Stir in stir in shredded cheese, egg, and yeast mixture. Blend in flour to make a soft dough; cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Grease 24 muffin cups.
Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full with dough; cover lightly with a clean dish cloth and let rise about 45 minutes.

Combine melted butter with remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese; spoon mixture over the rolls. Bake at 375° for 15 to 20 minutes, or until nicely browned. Serve potato rolls warm.

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 5 out of 5
Great cheese rolls!!, Member meneal

This is the first homemade bread recipe I learned 35 years ago. It is easy and absolutely delicious. The rolls are moist and you can underbake them a bit, freeze them and then you have homemade brown and serve rolls.

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