Thanksgiving Bread Recipes

Browse more than 140 recipes for Thanksgiving dinner rolls, cornbread, braided loaves, and sweet cranberry or pumpkin bread.

Staff Picks

Mom's Pumpkin Rolls

Rating: 4.82 stars
A Thanksgiving favorite. Even better the next day for turkey sandwiches.

Potato Rolls

Rating: 4.86 stars
I have been eating these rolls since I was a kid. I don't know where they started out, but I remember my grandmother making them. They freeze well and taste great split open and toasted.

Cranberry Orange Bread

Rating: 4.62 stars
Perfect for Thanksgiving breakfast, or as an afternoon treat to tide you over til the big meal.


Rating: 4.81 stars
An easy centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Fill the cornucopia with the assorted raw vegetables directly on table and let them spill out of opening.

Quick Yeast Rolls

Rating: 4.65 stars
This easy yeast roll recipe was passed down to me from my great-great grandmother.

Sweet Potato Rolls

Rating: 4.6 stars
A flavorful roll, good with hearty soups and stews.

Golden Crescent Rolls

Rating: 4.57 stars
This is a great recipe for sweet, fluffy crescent rolls (kind of like a croissant but more dense).

Golden Sweet Cornbread

Rating: 4.74 stars
This is delicious served on its own or made into cornbread dressing.

Pumpkin Pie Bread

Rating: 4.72 stars
This quick bread recipe tastes like pumpkin pie. Tastes best when served the next day.

Alice's Turkey Day Light Rolls

Rating: 4.8 stars
I'm sure these rolls were the reason for the original Thanksgiving! Mom stopped making them years ago and I wondered why until I got the recipe. Plan ahead, they're worth the effort. Enjoy.

Sweet Potato Buns

Rating: 4.88 stars
Shape them small for dinner rolls or bigger for turkey sandwiches.

Grandmother's Famous Cranberry Bread

Rating: 4.57 stars
This is a delicious bread with golden raisins and cranberries. It's perfect for Thanksgiving or any special holiday.

Inspiration and Ideas

Winter Squash Rolls

Rating: Unrated
"My favorite dinner rolls! Super moist and very delicious. I tricked non-squash eaters at Thanksgiving and they gobbled them up!" – Jessica Larson


Rating: Unrated
This dough can be made ahead and kept in the fridge until you're ready to bake.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Rating: 4.72 stars

I make this recipe during the holidays. It is moist, and freezes well! I bake them in coffee cans, and wrap them in colored cellophane to give as gifts.