Staffer Picks: The Best Store-Bought Dinner Rolls

We asked Food Network staffers which store-bought dinner rolls are their Thanksgiving go-to.

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November 07, 2019

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Dinner rolls might seem like an arbitrary addition to your Thanksgiving dinner spread — haphazardly selected and placed on the table simply because you think they should be there. But we believe a little more thought should go into this key element of your meal. After all, you're going to need something delicious to scoop up all that residual gravy, won't you? We asked Food Network staffers to spill on their favorite fluffy carbs they swear by for the holidays. Here are our favorite store-bought dinner rolls.

My family’s favorite dinner rolls every Thanksgiving actually come from the freezer section. “What?!” Yeah, Sister Schubert’s Parker House Style Yeast Rolls are the absolute best when baked and warm right out of the oven. They’re buttery, soft on the inside, and melt in your mouth! Thinking about them immediately gets me excited for the holidays!

-Emily Boyette, Editorial Content Producer

My family’s Thanksgiving table was never complete without Sister Schubert’s Parker House Yeast Rolls. They are buttery, soft, and incredibly easy to make, thanks to the metal baking dish they’re packaged in. Plus, you can bake them from frozen!

-Amanda Neal, Recipe Developer

In my family we go Pillsbury Crescents for Thanksgiving (I was the designated crescent roller in my fam) and Pillsbury Grands from Christmas (there’s something about those canned biscuits that pairs perfectly with Christmas ham!) Of course they are always just getting into the oven as we gather around the table, so they come out nice and hot in time for dinner.

-Tina Weber, Executive Producer – FN Digital

Pillsbury Flaky Grands are my favorite biscuits of all time. They’re perfect for Thanksgiving dinner because they’re super buttery and the flakes make it easy to break them apart without a knife. I love mine topped with pats of butter, but I could see them being delicious as a base for a turkey sandwich, too.

-T.K. Brady, Senior Editor

I’m not sure if these actually count as “biscuits” or not, but we always make sure to have a platter of spanakopita on our Thanksgiving table. And we’re not even Greek!!! They’re filled with a delicious blend of feta cheese and spinach and make a great snack for when you’re waiting for the turkey to finish roasting. Plus, they actually taste really good when dipped in gravy – just trust me. Most times my mom buys frozen ones from the grocery store, though I’m tempted to give this hand pie version from Food Network Magazine a try.

-Michelle Baricevic, Online Editorial Coordinator – Food Network Magazine

If you know me, you’ll know I’m a BIG fan of Wegmans Grocery Stores. Their bakery turns out all different kinds of homemade bread, and they’re all so delicious. A few years back I tried a sample of their fresh-made dinner rolls with some melted butter and have been buying them for every holiday ever since! These rolls are gone before they even hit the dinner table!

-Rachel Gramuglia, Social Media Coordinator

I’m always a fan of a Martin’s potato roll — so satisfyingly chewy! Just ever so slightly sweet! (Unlike Hawaiian rolls, which are just too sugary for my palate.) They’re a great vehicle for a burger, obviously, but I love an excuse to buy the slider-sized party pack at the holidays. They’re just the right size for smearing with butter or dipping in gravy.”

-Lauren Piro, Digital Director, Editorial and Culinary

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