There’s plenty of good gluten free bread for toast or sandwiches—but when dinner rolls around (pun intended), where are the gluten free rolls? Folks who are sensitive to gluten deserve to mop up sauces and dip into soup just like the rest of us, and you simply cannot do that with a slice of sandwich bread. So, we gathered up seven different gluten free dinner rolls to find the best gluten free rolls that don’t taste like straight up rocks or immediately dissolve in your mouth.
Here’s what we were looking for in our gluten free dinner rolls taste test: We wanted soft, doughy innards. We wanted a nice, bready flavor. We wanted squish. We were looking for a gluten free dinner roll that you could rip into pieces and use to catch any errant sauce or slice in two in order to make a little dinner slider. Here are the best gluten free rolls you can buy—including gluten free frozen rolls and shelf-stable rolls.
- 365 Gluten Free Dinner Rolls
These gluten free dinner rolls are springy and very fluffy with a good, rich, bready flavor—thanks in part to the potato starch, I think. There’s no real crust to speak of; these are soft rolls. And they are a bit dry, so I wouldn’t eat them on their own. But warmed up in the oven for a couple of minutes and served with soup or something saucy, they will get the job done. They aren’t the best gluten free rolls, but if you’re shopping at Whole Foods, these gluten free dinner rolls will get the job done.
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- Udi’s Gluten Free Classic French Dinner Rolls
- Katz Gluten Free Oat Rolls
Cold, these gluten free dinner rolls are just fine. But warm them up and out come the toasty, oaty flavors. They’re soft with an almost muffin-y texture—a little eggy and doughy. Plus, they don’t have any of that slightly off aftertaste like many other gluten free breads. These are cozy gluten free bread rolls, good to serve with stew or mashed potatoes or some other ultra comforting meal.
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- Against the Grain Gourmet Original Rolls Cheese Baked Recipe
I seriously love these gluten free bread rolls. Have you ever had pão de queijo—that Brazilian cheese bread you get at a churrascaria? These gluten free rolls are kinda like that. They manage to be both hefty and airy at the same time—like a giant gougère. Warmed up, they’re stretchy and chewy with a subtle cheesy flavor. While they are the best gluten free rolls we tried, that really only applies to them when they are warm. You gotta eat them before they cool down, because they will get dense and a little bit gluey. But this is such a good gluten free dinner roll, I don’t think you’ll have trouble finishing it fast.
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Best for Sopping Sauce
Best Oat Rolls
Best of the Best
Other gluten free rolls we tried: Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Sweet Rolls Hawaiian, BFree Soft White Rolls, New Grains Gluten Free Bakery