The cranberry sauce is cooked, the green bean casserole is bubbling and the roast turkey has taken center stage. Despite this Thanksgiving bounty, your plate may feel incomplete without a warm biscuit on it. This soft, leavened quick bread is an essential in our book come the holidays, whether it’s drenched in rich gravy, stuffed with cheese or slathered in butter. And luckily, there are a ton of canned biscuit options on the market that save you the hard work of making dough from scratch—but they aren’t created equal, so we set out to find the very best canned biscuits for every need.
To narrow down the list, we first rated the store-bought biscuits by their overall value, ingredients and ease of use. Once we baked and tasted them, we then rated the biscuits on their texture, height, appearance (they should be light, fluffy and soft, but still toasty on the tops, because presentation is everything when you want your shortcut to stay a secret) and overall taste. Read on for our favorite canned biscuits for every need, whether you’re a gluten-free baker or just looking for a bargain.