Winter Squash Rolls

READY IN: 42mins
Recipe by Tracey Mitchell

Even people who don't like squash end up loving these rolls. Every time I make these, people beg me for the recipe. You can also use butternut squash instead of winter squash. They turn out moist and perfect either way!

Top Review by Kate J

These were so wonderful! I first saw this recipe posted by Tracey on another cooking site and it is highly rated over there. However I prefer Recipe Zaar so I'm rating them here :) They have a texture very similar to potato bread. The only thing I did differently was to not knead them as long and to let them rise for half an hour longer the first time. With the kneading I noticed the dough was very sticky and took an extra cup and half of flour. I didn't want them to be too dry by the addition of a ton more flour, so I just stopped kneading after about four minutes. I used a carnival squash which yielded four cups of cubes which I froze after taking out a cup and half for this recipe. I also made 24 smaller rolls instead of 12 large ones. They would have been HUGE if I only made 12. Next time I think I will try freezing half a batch before letting them rise the second time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook squash until tender.
  2. Drain, cool and mash.
  3. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  4. In a large bowl, combine 5 cups flour, sugar and salt.
  5. Stir in yeast mixture, shortening, squash and milk.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Stir in remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  8. When dough has pulled together, turn it out on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes.
  9. Lightly grease a large bowl and place the dough in the bowl, turning to coat.
  10. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  11. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces and form into rounds.
  12. Place the rounds in a greased 13x9 inch baking pan.
  13. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise again until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.
  14. Bake at 400 degrees for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

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