Sweet Potato Crescent Rolls

Sweet Potato Crescent Rolls

Serve traditional sweet potatoes in a new way with this tender, delicious crescent roll.

45 min. prep time
24 rolls
757 Ratings



4 to 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 (1/4-ounce) package quick rise active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup milk
1 Land O Lakes® Egg; slightly beaten


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted


Land O Lakes® Butter, melted, if desired


Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, yeast, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves in bowl.

Combine sweet potatoes, 1/4 cup butter and milk in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted and mixture is very warm (120°F to 130°F). Add to flour mixture. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until moistened. Add egg; beat 3 minutes at medium speed, scraping bowl often.

Stir in enough remaining flour by hand to make dough easy to handle. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 6-9 minutes or until smooth and elastic.

Place dough into greased bowl; turn greased-side up. Cover; let rise in warm place 30 minutes or until double in size. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)

Punch down dough; divide dough in half. Roll half of dough on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. Brush with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Cut into 12 wedges. Roll up each wedge tightly from wide end to point, forming crescent.

Place crescents, point-side down, onto greased baking sheet; curve slightly. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover; let rise 20 minutes or until double in size.

Heat oven to 375°F. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Brush warm rolls with melted butter, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts (1 roll)

Calories: 130

Fat: 3.5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 130mg

Carbohydrates: 22g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #7832B©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this recipe and took hot dogs and made "Pigs In a Blanket". They just melted in your mouth! They were very easy to make. I will defiantly make these again. A new favorite!
I made these to go with chicken chili, they turned out beautifully. This will definitely go into my favorite recipes book.
I used 1/2 sweet potato and 1/2 cooked winter squash. The flavor was outstanding!
Alot of flavor with the spices added - fit perfectly into our Thanksgiiving menu.
I tried these yesterday for the first time. Everyone at the Thanksgiving table loved them. My nephew, who is not much of a talker, even came up to me to tell me how much he liked them. I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great.
Love it!!!
Tried these delicious cresent rolls for Thanksgiving this year...They were a hit...I wouldn't change a thing. These will be an annual item on our holiday table.
I have been making these for Thanksgiving for several years now. They are delicious and are on the "must" bake list as they have become a family favorite. Everyone enjoys them and I enjoy making them. The air is full of the scent of the spices and the dough is colorful. The grandkids enjoy rolling the crescents and they rise to beautiful rolls. I recommend everyone to try them!

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