15 Delightful Homemade Breads for Your Thanksgiving Feast
No holiday feast is complete without an overflowing breadbasket, and if the bread can be homemade, so much the better. Many of us have old family recipes to turn to. But if you don't, or just want to shake things up this year, we have something here for everyone, including crescent rolls, cornbread, biscuits, pull-apart dinner rolls, and so much more. To save you time and effort on Thanksgiving, you can make breads ahead of time and freeze them either fully baked or ready to thaw and bake. Check out our best recipes for Thanksgiving breads to complete your festive menu.
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Easy and Delicious Crusty Popovers
Popovers are the bread to make when you aren't confident about your bread baking skills. They are also the lightest of any bread, which can be a nice change for a heavy meal, and leftovers are amazing the next morning split and stuffed with scrambled eggs.
Sweet Dinner Rolls
Rosemary Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls
Pull-apart rolls are the go-to for a lot of families during the holiday season, and these are enhanced with rosemary for extra oomph. They are wonderful for little sandwiches the next day as well.
Finnish Carrot Rolls
If you keep looking at all the fun pumpkin flavored breads and love the orange color but are not really a pumpkin fan? Try these Finnish carrot rolls, with all the bright color and a much fresher, lighter flavor
Za'atar Pull-Apart Rolls
No Knead Holiday Pumpkin Bread
The no-knead bread craze has turned a lot of folks into confident bread bakers, and that crunchy crust is just the best for sopping up extra gravy. This recipe takes it to the next level by incorporating pumpkin for autumn flair and fabulous flavor.
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Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo)
Have some gluten-free folks you need to accommodate this season? Make these traditional Brazilian cheese rolls, and you just might find the rest of your guests diving in with gusto. With a crackly crust and chewy, cheesy interior, they are a terrific addition to your holiday spread.
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread
When you find a recipe with a solid five-star rating after more than 7000 reviews, you have to take notice. This classic buttermilk cornbread will become your go-to recipe, whatever time of year.
We love a bread that can do double duty for next-day sandwiches, so this slightly sweet Anadama loaf is perfect. Molasses gives it deep richness, and it is perfect with butter at the table, or piled with turkey the next day.
Homemade Focaccia Bread
Focaccia is a wonderful bread to serve for holiday meals, easy and quick to make, endlessly adaptable. Start with this recipe and switch up the toppings to make it your own.
If you love to put a sweet muffin in your holiday bread service, give these Thanksgiving muffins a try. Just sweet enough to balance the rich savory meal, but also, any leftovers will be welcome at breakfast!
Pumpkin-Shaped Dinner Rolls
If there is a more festive or elegant way to present a dinner roll for your fall festivities than these pumpkin-shaped beauties, we cannot imagine one. Serious wow factor, and much easier to make than you think!
Thanksgiving Leftovers Monkey Bread
Thanksgiving breads have to include some stuff for the weekend after. Monkey bread doesn't have to be sweet; this savory version helps you use up your leftovers!