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Our Best Rolls, Breads & Biscuits

Round out your dinner with buttery rolls, easy cheese-topped breadsticks, herb-sprinkled toast, or fluffy biscuits.

Four-Grain Rolls

Blend rye flour, all-purpose flour, rolled oats, bran cereal and molasses for golden, tasty rolls. The recipe comes from a northwest Minnesota reader who earned a reputation at the Pennington County Fair for blue-ribbon food.

Four-Grain Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Pull

This warm and cheesy pull-apart bread takes just a few minutes to make. Keep the ingredients on hand, and you'll always have a quick accompaniment for a soup supper with family and friends.

Pepperoni Pizza Pull

Crescent Rolls

This family recipe for buttery, tender rolls comes from Kenda Friend of Indianapolis. "I'm convinced my husband married me for access to these rolls," says Kathy, who enjoys entering family recipes in cooking contests.

Crescent Rolls

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Orange zest, nutmeg and smoked paprika add layers of flavor to these tender biscuits.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Bacon-Cheddar-Chive Scones

Melted cheese oozes out of these tender, flaky scones flecked with chives and bacon bits. Cheryl Christiansen of McPherson won best in quick breads with this scone at the Kansas State Fair.

Bacon-Cheddar-Chive Scones

Whole Wheat Pretzel Rolls

Soft pretzels' chewy, brown exterior comes from being boiled in an alkaline solution—the 1/4 cup baking soda in the water isn't a typo!

Whole Wheat Pretzel Rolls

War Eagle Mill Buttermilk Biscuits

"My recipes are like my children. I'd hate to single one out as a favorite," says Zoe Caywood, who worked for many years as a miller at War Eagle Mill just east of Rogers, Arkansas. These biscuits are from one of Zoe's cookbooks. The recipe blends wheat and all-purpose flours for a fuller flavor than in traditional biscuits.

War Eagle Mill Buttermilk Biscuits

Old World Cheese Bread

A warm center of Muenster cheese makes this bread a memorable addition to any soup supper. It's pictured with Meaty Cabbage Borscht. Both recipes are from a Bloomington, Minnesota, restaurant.

Old World Cheese Bread

Meaty Cabbage Borscht

Sweet Potato Rolls

Small bits of sweet potato fleck these moist dinner rolls from Sandra Schifferle of Lansing, Kansas. She puts Kansas wheat to good use in this recipe. For a quick prep, microwave your sweet potato, then cool and mash the veggie for the rolls.

Sweet Potato Rolls

Toasted French Bread Slices

For a quick and easy side, drizzle toasted French bread slices with minced garlic and fresh herbs cooked in olive oil.

Toasted French Bread Slices

Spinach Pizza Bread

Frozen bread loaf dough speeds prep time on this savory bread. An Italian bread popular in The Hill area of St. Louis inspired the recipe. Serve the spirals with a dipper of marinara sauce.

Spinach Pizza Bread

Onion Wheels

Our Test Kitchen blended sweet cooked onions with bacon and Parmesan cheese in this easy bread. For a twist, try on six-inch Italian bread shells (Boboli) instead of the refrigerated biscuits.

Onion Wheels

Sage Potato Rolls

For a pretty presentation, lightly dip the top of each dough ball into flour or brush with egg white. Top each with a sage leaf, brush with egg white, and place on prepared baking sheets.

Sage Potato Rolls

Corn-on-Corn Bread

Corn bread gets a makeover in this recipe including either whole kernels of fresh summer corn or canned corn. Spice it up with some cumin or chili powder.

Corn-on-Corn Bread

Whipped Fresh Herb Butter

Homemade butter is a great conversation starter; your friends won’t believe you made it from scratch! This fresh, herby version from Urban Roots Farm in Springfield, Missouri, is perfect for melting over sweet corn or spreading on bread.

Whipped Fresh Herb Butter 

North Woods Rye Bread

This hearty raisin-rye bread is based on an old Swedish recipe. Try serving it warm, topped with honey or butter.

North Woods Rye Bread

Herbed Country Twist Bread

You can add a different herb to each rope of this braided bread, or combine all the herbs and add them to the whole batch of dough.

Herbed Country Twist Bread

Mama Carolla's Bruschetta

All our favorite Italian flavors—garlic, tomato, basil and cheese—meet in this crunchy side. The recipe is from Mama Carolla's Old Italian Restaurant in Indianapolis.

Mama Carolla's Bruschetta

Onion-Dill Bread

The recipe for this traditional German bread, flavored with dill seed, comes from a Kenosha, Wisconsin, reader.

Onion-Dill Bread

Cornmeal Biscuits

Cornmeal adds crunch, and basil adds flavor to these biscuits from our Test Kitchen. They make a tasty accompaniment to any soup.

Cornmeal Biscuits

Four-Grain Rolls

Blend rye flour, all-purpose flour, rolled oats, bran cereal and molasses for golden, tasty rolls. The recipe comes from a northwest Minnesota reader who earned a reputation at the Pennington County Fair for blue-ribbon food.

Four-Grain Rolls

Sweet Parmesan Rolls

Parmesan, egg and butter combine for yeast rolls made in a West Des Moines, Iowa, bakery.

Sweet Parmesan Rolls

Best Potato Rolls

Bake a batch of the homemade Potato Rolls pictured here, and we guarantee they'll disappear as fast at your dinners as they do at Lucia's restaurant in Minneapolis. The Pumpkin-Currant Scones, also in the picture, are from Cafe Latte in Saint Paul. The spiced, moist biscuit complements a dinnertime feast as well as breakfast.

Best Potato Rolls

Pumpkin-Currant Scones

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