Potato Cheese Herb Bread

As you all know I am a huge fan of homemade bread.  This time I was in the mood for something a little different.  It turned out fabulous!  My whole family loved it.  The combination of flavors was delicious! The secret ingredient (potatoes) made it a moist and light bread.

Potato Cheese Herb Bread
(Makes approximately 3 loaves)
2 1/2 cups lukewarm water
4 1/2 teaspoons yeast
4 Tablespoons sugar
1 (4oz) package Idahoan Four Cheese Mashed Potatoes
4 Tablespoons olive oil
3 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
5-6 cups flour
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or cheese or your choice)

Add the water, yeast and sugar to the bowl.  Mix and allow to "proof" for about five minutes.  Start mixer and add poatoes,

olive oil, salt, and spices.  Mix and then add 3 cups flour.  Continue mixing and adding flour until the dough is formed and is pulling away from the sides of the bowl. (I needed 6 cups).  Then add the cheese.  Mix until combined. Dough will be dense.

Cover and let rise in a greased bowl for about 30-45 minutes or until double in size.
Form in to loaves and place in greased pans.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until lightly browned and when you tap on the top it sounds hollow.
(Mine took closer to 50 minutes)
When it comes out of the oven rub the top with butter.

Let cool a bit. Then slice and enjoy!
This barely made it out of the oven when my kids started devouring it!


  1. Hmm. Wonder if this would work in a bread machine?
    Cheryl Newton

    1. It should work. I would maybe half the recipe. Let me know how it goes if you try it out!!

  2. Tiffanee, this looks beyond delicious! I love homemade bread too and potato bread is one of my favorites! I'll definitely have to try this! Thanks!

  3. Tiffanee, what kind of yeast do you use?

    1. I use dry active yeast. I buy it in bulk at Costco. I can't remember the brand. I keep a jar in my fridge and the rest in the freezer. Hope this helps.


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