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Product Highlight: Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls

March 19, 2018
5 min. read

A bowl of warm Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls makes the perfect centerpiece—it’s like love, at the center of your gathering. Made with high protein wheat flour, nonfat milk, real cane sugar, and other high-quality ingredients, you can rest assured that you’re serving your family a high-quality, great tasting product that’s carefully crafted and full of love.

Martins Dinner Potato RollsImage courtesy of The Seasoned Mom

Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls are the perfect addition to any type of meal…but they’re not just for dinner—use them for sliders, casseroles, croutons, appetizers, and more!

Learn more about this month’s featured product below, including creative usage techniques and plenty of delicious recipes for any occasion!

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About Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls

As mentioned in our January Product Spotlight, all of our potato bread products (such as 12-Sliced, Dinner, Sandwich, and Long Potato Rolls) are made with the same base mix of ingredients. Therefore, each of these products has a similar taste and texture, differing only by the size and shape and whether or not it is sliced.

The three potato roll products that are the most similar are Party, Dinner, and 12-Sliced Potato Rolls. All three products are “slider-sized” and great for making miniature sandwiches or appetizers.

While Dinner and 12-Sliced Potato Rolls (featured in our January Product Spotlight) are similar in size (around 2.5 inches), a key difference between the two is that the dinner rolls are not pre-sliced. While 12-Sliced Potato Rolls are ideal for sliders and sandwiches, Dinner Potato Rolls can be used for so much more—it all depends on how you slice them (or don’t)!

Party Potato Rolls are a bit smaller than Dinner Potato Rolls (2 inches versus 2.5), but both are unsliced. Dinner and Party Rolls are both great for appetizers, side dishes, and sliders but the larger size of Dinner Rolls makes them more substantial of a meal on their own (whereas Party Rolls are perfect for hors d’oeuvres or large crowds).

The below picture illustrates the comparative size/shape of these three products:
Martin's Party Potato Rolls, Dinner Potato Rolls, 12 Sliced Potato Rolls size comparison

Our Dinner Potato Rolls come in packs of twelve—two layers of six rolls each. The unsliced nature of the rolls makes them very versatile; you can slice them in half sideways for a sandwich, cut a slice along the top for your favorite toppings, cube them for croutons and casseroles, or slice the entire sheet of rolls in half for oven-baked sliders. They also make the perfect simple side dish for holidays like Easter and Thanksgiving; you can enjoy them plain or elevate them with seasonal glazes, butters, and spreads.

Fun Fact: Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls have been part of our product line since the very beginning—about 1955! Dinner Potato Rolls were one of our original products, along with regular white dinner rolls. At that time, Dinner Potato Rolls were sold at farmers’ markets for 30¢ per pack, and white rolls for 25¢ per pack.

The original recipe for our potato rolls came from Ruth Wenger, mother of Martin’s co-founder Lois; it was adapted from a recipe from her great aunt. Ruth learned the technique for making the rolls from a chef at the household where she worked. The original method was for cloverleaf rolls, which are three balls of dough placed in a muffin tin, which became the foundation for our classic dinner rolls.

More Facts about Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls:

  • 90 Calories per serving (1 roll)
  • Made with high-quality ingredients including unbleached wheat flour, real milk, potato flour, yeast, and sugar.
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • No Artificial Dyes
  • No Azodicarbonamide (ADA)
  • No Trans Fats
  • Non-GMO
  • Kosher classification of “K Dairy”
  • Contains B Vitamins and Calcium

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Featured Recipe Usage: Top-Sliced Appetizers and Bread Bowls

One of the best features about Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls is that they are unsliced. This means you can utilize the rolls in very unique ways. Two of our recent favorite methods are 1) slicing the rolls across the top and filling them with various toppings, and 2) hollowing out the rolls to use them as vehicles for meals like soups and salads.

Here are some creative examples of these methods:

Mini Cobb Salad Bread Bowls

These portable handheld salads are made of iceberg lettuce, hard-boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, crumbled bacon, avocado, and blue cheese. Top with your favorite dressing or balsamic glaze and enjoy on the go!

Mini Cobb Salad Bread Bowls


Broccoli Cheddar Soup Bread Bowls

Creamy broccoli and cheese soup made with onion, garlic, cream, chicken broth, real cheddar cheese, and broccoli florets in oven-toasted Martin’s bread bowls.

Cheddar Broccoli Bread Bowls


Garlic-Dill Pulled Chicken Sliders

These bright, fresh appetizers are filled with lemon-garlic marinated pulled chicken, hot peppers, fresh dill, cucumbers, and tomato slices. Tuck everything inside diagonal top-sliced Dinner Potato Rolls for a unique presentation.

Garlic-Dill Pulled Chicken Sliders



More Top-Sliced Apps & Bread Bowls

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More Dinner Roll Recipes:

As the name suggests, Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls are a great accompaniment to holiday roasts, soups and stews, or any other type of dinner. You can enjoy them right out of the bag or warmed in the oven and served with a bit of jam or butter. However, they are also great for sliders, soups, salads, appetizers, casseroles, desserts, and much more!

Check out all the different ways you can enjoy Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls or visit our recipes archive for more delicious inspiration!

Holidays & Everyday Meals

Some meals just call for a side of freshly warmed dinner rolls. Try them alongside a platter of barbecue brisket, honey-glazed Easter ham, or Thanksgiving turkey! They make every dinner so much more than just a meal.

Note: Check back next week to see some more Easter recipes made with Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls!

Sliders & Sandwiches

As with Martin’s 12-Sliced Potato Rolls, our Dinner Potato Rolls are the perfect size for mini burgers and sandwiches. Plus—one pack of 12 dinner rolls fits perfectly into a 9×13” baking dish, which is convenient for oven-baked sliders (like the pepperoni pizza ones below) that can feed a large crowd.

Toasts & Crostini

Dinner rolls sliced in half and toasted make a great base layer for toasts, open-faced sandwiches, and crostini, and are also great for piling on spreads or charcuterie. You can even slice an entire sheet of rolls in half and flatten them with a rolling pin to create flatbread pizzas!

Other Recipes

The possibilities don’t stop there! Consider using cubed Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls in bread salads, desserts, and casseroles; deep-frying them; or stuffing them with different fillings. Find your own creative way to use this month’s featured product.


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