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A wooden board with a slice of potato bread and the rest of the bread on it
Potato Bread Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Proving Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 35 mins

Potato Bread Recipe made with mashed potatoes and bread flour, a delicious crusty bread that is incredibly light and fluffy on the inside. It has a lovely light yellow colour, and it's beautifully baked for about 20-25 minutes only. So easy to make, my mashed potato bread is the best you can get! No need for a bread machine, or expensive ingredients, this crusty potato bread can be made at home very easily.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: International
Keyword: bread recipe
Servings: 1 bread
Calories: 1919 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 250 g strong white bread flour
  • 250 g mashed potatoes
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 100 ml warm water
  • 2 tsp fast-action dry yeast
  1. Either boil 2 large potatoes in their skin, or peel, dice and boil until tender.

  2. Mash and leave to cool down.

  3. In a large bowl, sift the flour, add the cooled mashed potatoes, salt, oil and yeast mixture, and knead well for about 5 minutes to get a smooth and elastic dough that does not stick to the hands.

  4. Cover the bowl with clingfilm, and leave to prove in a warm place for about 2 hours or until it doubles its volume.

  5. Knead the dough gently again, shape it in a ball, then flatten it up slightly.

  6. Transfer the bread to a floured baking tray and leave to prove again until double in size.

  7. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius (430 Fahrenheit).

  8. Add hot water to the dripping pan set at the bottom of the oven, and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and when given a sharp knock on the bottom of the bread, it sounds hollow.

  9. Leave to cook down on a rack before slicing.

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Potato Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1919 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 3759mg157%
Potassium 3013mg86%
Carbohydrates 394g131%
Fiber 23g92%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin C 203mg246%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 15mg83%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.