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Potato Bread

Potato Bread

Course bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 254 kcal
Author Betsy Life


  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons solid shortening
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 5 cups bread flour


  1. Scald milk and combine with 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid from cooking potatoes.
  2. Combine liquids and potato with shortening, butter, salt and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, combine yeast and warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer . Set aside for 10 minutes until foamy.
  4. When potato mixture has cooled, combine it with yeast mixture. Add flour and knead, using the dough hook until smooth and glossy, about 7 minutes.
  5. Transfer dough to a well greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and allow to rise for 1/2 hour.
  6. Grease a 9X5X3 inch loaf pan.
  7. Punch dough down, knead slightly and place into loaf pan. Cover, and allow to rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 35-45 minutes until bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes in pan before turning out on a wire rack and cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Potato Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 83mg3%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.