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Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls with Honey Butter

These sweet and savory dinner rolls are light and fluffy - a perfect addition to any holiday dinner table!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern/ Soul Food
Keyword Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup bread flour
  • large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup sweet potato puree 1 medium sweet potato & 2 tbsp water will make a nice sweet potato puree!
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp  active dry yeast
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp melted butter NOT SHOWN IN THE VIDEO!
  • YOU WILL NEED MORE ALL PURPOSE FLOUR for kneading. Maybe a few TBSP.

Honey Butter

  • 1/2 stick butter
  • tbsp pure honey


  • Add 1 tbsp of active dry yeast, and 1 tbsp of granulated sugar into 1/2 cup of warm water. Mix well until the yeast dissolves, then set the cup to the side for about 10 minutes or until the yeast foams.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, bread flour, 2 tbsp of sugar, and 1 tsp of salt.
  • Once the yeast is "foamy" place it into a large mixing bowl. Add in 2 eggs, 3 tbsp melted butter, and the sweet potato puree at this time. Mix the three ingredients, until smooth.
  • Next, gradually start adding in the dry ingredients along with the wet.
  • Once the mix turns into a dough, place it onto a well floured surface, and knead the dough for at least 15 minutes.
  • Oil or grease a large bowl, and place the dough into the bowl. Cover, and let the dough rest for 1 & 1/2 hours.
  • After the resting period, use your fist and press down in the middle of the dough. This will get the excess air out of the dough.
  • Knead the dough on a well floured surface for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Next, flatten out the dough.
  • Use a pizza cutter or knife, and cut the dough like a pizza pie.
  • Roll the rolls crescent style  (it doesn't have to be perfect. This just adds layers to the rolls!) :-)
  • Place the rolls into a well greased or oiled 13x9 bake dish.
  • Cover the rolls, and let them rest for about 30-45 minutes.
  • While the rolls are resting mix 1/2 stick or butter with 3tbsp of honey. Place the mixture into the microwave for about 20 seconds, or until completely melted, then set it to the side.
  • The rolls should double in size after the resting period.
  • Brush some of the butter onto the rolls, then place the rolls in a oven set on 325 F .
  • Bake the rolls for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the rolls from the oven, then brush the remaining butter onto the rolls.
  • SERVE!