Potato Bread

5 Easy Potato Bread Recipes: Soft and Fluffy

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Updated on January 12, 2024

Reviewed by Israa Saeed

Potato bread is bread prepared from mashed potatoes. It has a softer texture and a sweeter taste than traditional bread. It is usually shaped and baked as a loaf that can be used as a sandwich base or a side dish.

You can make potato bread in different ways and flavours, and several recipes include cheese, herbs, or whole wheat flour. Below are five recipes to make potato bread as you please from scratch; they all are super easy and delicious.

How to Make Classic Potato Bread?

Potato Bread

Follow this easy recipe to make the softest, most fluffy classic potato bread. You can enjoy it toasted with butter or use it to make sandwiches. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 beaten egg

Instructions

  1. Mix the warm water, sugar, and yeast in a bowl and stir until the yeast is dissolved, then set the mixture aside for 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  2. Mix the mashed potatoes, salt, and flour in a large bowl. 
  3. Pour the yeast mixture into the potatoes bowl and stir.
  4. Add the warm milk, melted butter, and beaten egg to the mixture, and mix thoroughly until a dough forms. 
  5. Place the dough onto a floured surface and knead it for 5 to 10 minutes until it is elastic and smooth.
  6. Put the dough into a greased bowl, cover it with a moist cloth, and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  7. Punch the dough down and place it on a floured surface. 
  8. Divide the dough into two equal portions and form each into a loaf.  
  9. Place the loaves in a greased pan, and let them rise for 30 more minutes.
  10. Preheat the oven to 200°C, and bake the loaves for 35-40 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and seem hollow when tapped.
  11. Take the loaves out of the oven and let them cool in the pan for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

How to Make Irish Potato Bread?

Irish Potato Bread

Here is a super easy recipe to make delicious, light, fluffy Irish potato bread. It goes nicely with stews and soups and is excellent when toasted with butter. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp caraway seeds 
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 beaten egg

Instructions

  1. Combine the mashed potatoes, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, caraway seeds, and melted butter in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the beaten egg and buttermilk in a separate bowl and whisk together until combined.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and blend everything together, but avoid overmixing. 
  4. Pour the batter into a greased round baking pan and smooth out the surface.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200°C, and bake the bread for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  6. Take the bread out of the oven and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

How to Make Whole Wheat Potato Bread? 

What about substituting whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour? Follow this recipe to make the tastiest whole-wheat potato bread from scratch. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 beaten egg

Instructions

  1. Mix the warm water, sugar, and yeast in a bowl and stir until the yeast is dissolved, then set the mixture aside for 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  2. Add the mashed potatoes, whole wheat flour, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Pour the yeast mixture into the potatoes bowl and stir.
  4. Add the warm milk, melted butter, and beaten egg to the mixture, and mix thoroughly until a dough forms. 
  5. Place the dough onto a floured surface and knead it for 5 to 10 minutes until it is elastic and smooth.
  6. Put the dough into a greased bowl, cover it with a moist cloth, and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  7. Punch the dough down, place it on a floured surface, and shape it into a loaf. 
  8. Place the loaf in a greased pan, and let it rise for 30 more minutes.
  9. Preheat the oven to 200°C, and bake the loaf for 35-40 minutes or until it becomes golden brown.
  10. Take the loaf out of the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

How to Make Cheese and Herb Potato Bread?

Potato Bread

Take your potato bread to the next level by adding cheese and herbs for extra flavour. Here is an easy recipe to make the tastiest cheese and herb potato bread. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp dried herbs (such as basil, thyme, and oregano)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp instant yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions: 

  1. Combine the mashed potatoes, flour, dried herbs, butter, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. 
  2. Mix the yeast and the warm water in a separate bowl and set aside for 5 minutes until the yeast activates and gets foamy.
  3. Add the yeast mixture to the dry ingredients, and mix everything until a sticky dough forms. 
  4. Place the dough onto a floured surface and knead it for about 5 to 10 minutes until it becomes smooth. 
  5. Put the dough into a greased bowl, cover it with a moist cloth, and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  6. Punch the dough down, place it on a floured surface, and roll it out into a rectangle.
  7. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese over the dough.
  8. Roll the dough up tightly to form a loaf.
  9. Place the loaf in a greased pan and let it rise for another 20 minutes.
  10. Preheat the oven to 200°C, and bake the loaf for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Take the loaf out of the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

How to Make Sweet Potato Bread?

Potato Bread

You can add a sweet taste to your loaves by using sweet potatoes. Follow this recipe to make tender, soft, lightly spiced sweet potato bread. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. 
  2. Combine the mashed sweet potatoes, eggs, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract in another bowl. 
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and blend everything together, but avoid overmixing. 
  4. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200°C, and bake the loaf for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Take the bread out of the oven, and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Preparation Time

​​The overall time required to prepare potato bread at home varies slightly depending on the recipe and method used. It usually takes around 2 hours from beginning to end as follows: 

  • Ingredient preparation and mixing time: 10 to 15 minutes 
  • Dough rising time: 1 hour (it may vary depending on factors like room temperature and yeast activity)
  • Dough kneading time: 5 to 10 minutes
  • Baking time: 35 to 40 minutes
  • Cooling time: 10 to 15 minutes

What to Serve with Potato Bread?

Potato Bread

Potato bread goes well with a wide range of savoury and sweet dishes. It can be used as a side or as the base for a sandwich to make your meal special. Consider the following options:

  • Potato bread is a perfect companion to warm soups and can be used to soak up the broth. 
  • You can serve potato bread with a fresh salad
  • Potato bread is excellent to serve with grilled meats like steak, chicken, or burgers because of its starchy texture.
  • Potato bread goes well with fried or scrambled eggs for breakfast
  • You can toast potato bread and top it with melted cheese for a quick snack.

Tips for Making the Perfect Potato Bread

The following tips will help you perfect your potato bread:

  • Use starchy potatoes to get the best texture out of your potato bread. Avoid using waxy potatoes like red potatoes because they can give a sticky texture.
  • For the best results, precisely measure the flour and mashed potatoes.
  • Avoid overmixing the dough because it can produce dense, tough bread.
  • Give the dough enough time to rise to make the final product light and fluffy.
  • Bake the bread until golden brown to ensure it is fully baked and achieves a crisp crust.

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