Mean Chef's Cheddar Cheese Potato Rolls

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 25 mins

This is an adopted recipe that I have not tried yet, but hope to very soon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly oil mixing bowl and dough hook to prevent dough from sticking.
  2. In mixing bowl, whisk together water, milk or half and half, sugar, salt, yeast, shortening and hot sauce.
  3. Stir to dissolve salt and sugar.
  4. Stir in grated potatoes and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese and enough of the flour to make a soft dough.
  5. When you can no longer mix by hand, begin kneading or remove dough to a mixer and knead 8 minutes.
  6. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead by hand about 2 minutes to smooth.
  7. Cover with a tea towel and let rest 15 minutes.
  8. Divide dough into roll-sized mounds, about 12-16, depending on size desired.
  9. Form into ovals and place on a baking sheet.
  10. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle tops lightly with cornmeal.
  11. Place baking sheet in a large, drawstring plastic bag and let rolls rise 30 minutes.
  12. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  13. Make a shallow slash on top of each roll.
  14. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 375°F.
  15. and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top of bread.
  16. Bake another 10 minutes or until rolls are nicely browned and cheese is melted.
Most Helpful

I was surprised at how light these rolls were. They are beautiful and have wonderful flavor - just enough of everything. I took them to a large gathering and was glad I had sneaked a taste in the kitchen before we ate because they were all gone before I got to them! Thanks for sharing.

pattikay in L.A. October 13, 2008

Wow! These rolls were awesome! It's like having a meal (minus the meat, of course) in a roll. It also restored my faith in my ability to bake breads, since my last couple of bread baking attempts have been less than stellar. These rolls rise high and proud. I especially like the way the bits of potato on the outside of the roll are slightly crunchy. I definitely plan on making these again.

Kay D. December 08, 2004