Rosemary Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls in cast iron

Rosemary Maple Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Rosemary Maple Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls. Perfect for holidays, dinner parties, and using up leftover mashed sweet potatoes.
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 18 rolls
Calories 184kcal
Author Kelly @ trial and eater


To proof the yeast:

  • 1/4 cup hot water (about 110°F)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

For rolls:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary , chopped
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour , plus more as needed

For topping:

  • 2 tablespoons butter , melted
  • sea salt (I like pink himalayan)
  • more fresh rosemary , as desired


To proof the yeast:

  • In a large (stand-mixer) bowl, add hot water, yeast and sugar and stir to combine. Set aside until bubbly, about 5 minutes.

For rolls:

  • Meanwhile, in a small stove-pot, add milk, maple syrup, butter and rosemary and cook over medium-low heat until butter melts, about 4-5 minutes. (Do not let boil!)
  • Add in mashed sweet potato to milk mixture and stir. Add to yeast mixture.
  • Using the stand mixer, add in eggs to combine. Then slowly add in flour until combined. Add in more flour if necessary until dough is smooth. Dough should be slightly sticky but not stick to sides of bowl or hands.
  • Cover and place in warm spot to rise for 1 hour or until doubled.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Make rolls out of the dough to form 18 small balls. Place on greased baking sheet or cast iron pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Brush with melted butter and top with sea salt and extra rosemary. Best served warm.


*Recipe adapted from Country Cleaver


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1205IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.6mg