How to Make KFC Refrigerator Rolls

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KFC Refrigerator Rolls

The KFC refrigerator rolls recipe offers a simple, yet delicious side dish to serve at dinner. Refrigerator rolls are typically simple to make from basic kitchen staples. While the rolls use yeast, little kneading is required to make these light, flavorful rolls. You can store the rolls for about a week in the refrigerator, but opt to reheat in an oven for best results.

Refrigerator Rolls.jpgFlickr: Pen Waggener
Offered by KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
Customer service phone 1-800-544-5774 ext. 8360 & ext. 326[1]
Served as Bread
Main ingredients Flour, mashed potatoes
Cooking method Baked
Similar to Biscuits
Author Laura Acevedo

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KFC Refrigerator Rolls Ingredients

  • 1 package dry active yeast, or 2 1/4 tsp.
  • 32 ounces milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 10 to 12 cups flour
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

KFC Refrigerator Rolls Recipe

  1. Boil potatoes, then mash them. You could also use leftover mashed potatoes.
  2. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Place sugar and shortening into a bowl and cream them with an electric mixer until the texture is fluffy.
  4. Add mashed potatoes to the mix, then combine them until incorporated.
  5. Pour milk into a small pot and warm it on the stove until milk is lukewarm. You can also warm the milk in the microwave, but be careful not to overheat it.
  6. Add yeast to the milk and stir it gently until the yeast dissolves. Allow the yeast to sit for about 5 minutes, or until frothy.
  7. Add the yeast mixture to the mashed potato, sugar, and shortening in the mixing bowl.
  8. Measure out approximately 4 cups of flour and add it to the mixture. Knead slightly to combine ingredients.
  9. Add salt and stir to incorporate.
  10. Cover the bowl with a cloth or top and allow the dough to rise for two hours.
  11. Add the remaining flour and knead to incorporate into the mixture until the dough is biscuit-like in texture.
  12. Cover the mixture again, place it in the refrigerator, and allow the dough to rise for an additional 1/2 hour.
  13. Form about 24 rolls from the dough and place them a couple of inches apart on a greased cooking sheet.
  14. Let the rolls sit until they expand to twice the original size.
  15. Bake the rolls for 15 or 20 minutes, depending on your oven.
  16. Remove from the oven.
  17. Transfer the rolls to a wire rack to cool before serving.[2]

Betty's Holiday Potato Yeast Rolls Recipe

Betty presents a potato yeast roll that is similar to the KFC refrigerator rolls. She walks through the mixing, kneading and baking process in a step-by-step fashion.


  • If you're pressed for time, opt for a recipe that uses potato flakes instead of mashed potatoes to speed up the process.
  • These rolls are often used at Thanksgiving and holiday meals because their size, texture and early preparation option makes them a cook's friend during the hectic holiday cooking season.
  • To make pull-apart rolls, grease a baking pan, divide each piece of biscuit dough into four pieces, and place the four pieces in each muffin cup before baking.[3]
  • If you need to make the dough ahead of time, you can cover it with a cloth and leave it in the refrigerator overnight. Then continue with the baking process as usual the next day.[4]
  • To add a bit more texture to the rolls, add a few tablespoons of toasted wheat germ to the dough. After you roll the dough into biscuit pieces, sprinkle caraway seeds or poppy seeds over the tops of the dough before baking.[5]

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