Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 35 mins

A recipe that uses leftover boiled potato and potato water.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 medium potato, pared, cubed, and boiled (8oz.)
  • 2 12 cups water, used to cook potato
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast or 2 14 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 5 -7 cups flour


  1. Mash the potato and add the potato water, salt, sugar, and shortening.
  2. In a medium sized bowl mix 5 cups flour and yeast.
  3. Add lukewarm liquid mixture and work into flour.
  4. Knead remaining 2 cups of flour into the dough.
  5. Let rest in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  6. Work down and form into loaves.
  7. Place into pans and let rise until doubled in size.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.
  9. Remove from pans and brush butter over entire surface of loaves.
Most Helpful

FANTASTIC for the oven, tasty and fluffy, amazing. But, how to do this in a bread machine? been looking for a bread machine potato recipe but they all want dry flakes and no real potatoes! Need a 2 LB recipe. Oven is good too but would like to use my machine more. :DD

Tiamat July 30, 2016

Loved this bread. It rose much quicker than usual so I let it go a bit too much. Will check it sooner next time. Loved it with jam for breakfast.

adopt a greyhound February 28, 2014

Made this for the second time and it's excellent! This time I used white whole wheat flour and it's so good I'm making a second batch to share! Thanx for sharing!

NVirginian February 13, 2014