Sweet Potato Crescent Rolls

Sweet Potato Crescent Rolls
8 Reviews
Serve traditional sweet potatoes in a new way with this tender, delicious crescent roll.
45 min
Prep Time
Total Time
24 rolls



4 to 4 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1/4 cup
1 (1/4-ounce) package
quick rise active dry yeast
1 teaspoon
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
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup
large Land O Lakes® Egg, slightly beaten


2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted


Land O Lakes® Butter, melted, if desired


  1. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, yeast, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves in bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.)
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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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Recipe Comments and Reviews


I have been making these rolls since 2001 and it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without them! It is a rule around the house that the batch is doubled if not tripled. So easy to make and so delicious.


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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