Sweet Potato Bread Knots

I firmly believe that everyone needs a go-to dish or side they can prepare that makes them look like a rock star. And this go-to item needs to look like you spent hours doing something complicated and all Martha Stewart-y, when in reality, it was really pretty easy. Not that you’d ever let anyone know.

This, my friends, is one of those items.

sweet potato bread knots
Now, you know I love my carbs and I really think these are my favorite type of dinner roll. They are crazy delicious.

Now, if you are a sweet potato hater, don’t worry. These rolls have an incredible flavor, but don’t taste like you’re biting straight into a sweet potato.

Now, you might be wondering how you get the rolls in a knot shape.

After the dough is done rising, you’ll break off a small handful of dough and on a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a snake-like shape. Just channel your preschool, play-doh playing days. It will all come back to you!

It really is important to do this on a lightly floured surface, otherwise the twisting part is a little trickier.

So, you are going to cross the dough over, like shown, and then wrap the top part under and back through. You could also wrap the other end over – whatever seems easiest to you.

See? Easy breezy! I don’t have a pastry mat, so I roll my rolls out on a cutting board because I think it is easier to clean up the board than the whole counter. A little less germy too.

After you pull these out of the oven – it only takes 10 – 15 minutes to bake – you’ll want to brush them with olive oil. The recipe calls for garlic to be put on top too, but I just use kosher salt.

I found the recipe on the very cool site, Tasty Kitchen.  There are some brilliant folks on that site, you have to check it out! I baked the sweet potato, which was actually a yam, that was used in this recipe, but I’ve also used canned sweet potato and that tasted just as good.

These rolls are awesome with a holiday dinner or with a simple soup or salad. Really, you can’t go wrong with anything you pair them with.

sweet potato bread knots
So, go ahead. Impress your friends and family with how awesome these rolls look AND taste. You’ll be super happy that you did!


Here are some other recipes you might enjoy!

Cheesy Sweet Potato Bread Knots with Sausage

Pane Bianco with Sausage, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil

Dave’s Killer Bread Copycat Recipe

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