20 Buttery, Flaky, and Satisfying Dinner Roll and Biscuit Recipes
From classic buttermilk biscuits to petite crescent rolls, complete your meal with one of these delicious accompaniments.
Let's be honest, no dinner is truly complete without crispy breadsticks, flaky buttermilk biscuits, or classic Parker House Rolls. They're just as apt for a weeknight dinner as they are for special weekend meals and holiday gatherings. One of the things we love about dinner rolls and biscuits is that they can usually be made partially in advance, then baked just before dinner to ensure that they're served fresh and warm. A smear of butter that melts through each and every layer completes the picture.
When making dinner rolls and biscuits, be sure to stock up on flour, milk or buttermilk, butter, eggs, yeast, and baking powder, all of which are the key ingredients for making the pillowy bites. Most of our recipes for yeasted rolls take several hours to prepare as the dough needs time to rise, whereas our biscuit recipes can be made in less than one hour.
While biscuits are delicious eaten as is, we're a huge fan of using them as the base for a breakfast sandwich with bacon and eggs. We have biscuit recipes that are plain and simple, but others that feature a savory combination of chopped fresh herbs, mustard, or bacon. And rather than buying store-bought when the mood strikes, try our go-to recipe for classic crescent rolls. The signature shape resembles a savory croissant and a combination of shortening and unsalted butter add lots of flavor.
Wrap any of these homemade rolls and biscuits in a cloth napkin, tuck them into a basket, and place it on the dinner table. They'll disappear in a flash.
Garlic-Herb Dinner Roll Wreath
Test Kitchen's Favorite Buttermilk Biscuits
There's buttermilk in both the dough and brushed on top of these classic flaky biscuits, which creates a super shiny, golden brown top.
Buttery Crescent Rolls
Skip the store-bought package and make your own version of these buttery rolls that are just as much fun to unravel and eat as they are to bake.
When you need a classic dinner roll recipe, look no further than this one, which makes 30 puffy, golden rolls. They only require about half an hour of hands-on prep work, but you'll need to allow three hours total to make them.
Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls
Parker House Rolls
These famed rolls originated at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston and are dinner classics, known for their buttery flavor and versatility—there's no dish they don't pair well with.
They're not for the faint of heart—there's an entire cup jalapeño peppers in these spicy dinner rolls—but they are absolutely delicious.
Buttermilk Barley Biscuits
Bacon-Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits
Plenty of chopped, cooked bacon and shredded sharp cheddar cheese are folded into the dough for these buttermilk biscuits. They're exactly what your breakfast egg sandwich has been missing.
Yeasted Cornmeal Rolls
A combination of flour and stone-ground cornmeal form the base for these picture-perfect dinner rolls. Be sure to serve them warm with butter.
Sweet Potato Rolls
Mini Pickle Biscuits
Cheddar-Pepper Drop Biscuits
Scott Peacock's Buttermilk Biscuits
Savory Buttermilk Biscuits
What makes these buttermilk biscuits savory compared to others on this list? Four tablespoons of freshly chopped herbs such as rosemary, dill, and thyme.
Salt and Pepper Rolls
Mustard-Herb Buttermilk Biscuits
Upgrade a basic buttermilk biscuit recipe with this tasty combination of sharp ingredients that pack a punch—Dijon mustard, chopped chives, and fresh thyme leaves.