28 Homemade Rolls and Breads to Complete Your Thanksgiving Feast
Make-Ahead Yeast Rolls
Recipe: Make-Ahead Yeast Rolls
You can bake and freeze these yeast rolls well in advance of Thanksgiving Day for the ultimate make-ahead solution.
Cheddar-Caramelized Onion Bread
Recipe: Cheddar-Caramelized Onion Bread
Bake this bread in a cast-iron skillet to achieve a supremely crispy crust and rustic effect. Cut the loaf into triangles and serve it hot out of the oven.
Parmesan-Herb Angel Biscuits
Recipe: Parmesan-Herb Angel Biscuits
Parmesan, thyme, and rosemary give your traditional angel biscuits some extra flavor.
Recipe: Yeast Rolls
You'll need to make the dough for these rolls a day in advance to allow for chilling.
Overnight Yeast Rolls
Recipe: Overnight Yeast Rolls
Make these rolls a few days in advance and all you have to do on Thanksgiving morning is pop them in the oven.
Buttery Chive-and-Mustard Drop Biscuits
Chive and mustard bring surprising, slightly-spiced flavor to these moist biscuits. Just drop tablespoons of dough onto the sheet pan and bake—it’s really that easy.
Best-Ever Spoon Rolls
Recipe: Best-Ever Spoon Rolls
Light and fluffy, these simple spoon rolls are the perfect companion for that Thanksgiving turkey.
Buttermilk Fantail Rolls
Recipe: Buttermilk Fantail Rolls
Stack thin layers of this dough in muffin tins to achieve the coveted and extra-impressive fantail effect.
Whole-Grain Mini Bread Loaves
Recipe: Whole-Grain Mini Bread Loaves
Keep things a little lighter and healthier this Thanksgiving with these miniature whole-grain bread loaves. Coat them in benne or sesame seeds for extra crunch.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Recipe: Sweet Potato Biscuits
Light and fluffy with a bit of earthiness from the mashed sweet potato, these Sweet Potato Biscuits will be Mama’s new favorite.
Sour Cream Crescent Rolls
Recipe: Sour Cream Crescent Rolls
Mama’s secret to achieving super-moist crescent rolls? Adding sour cream to the dough.
Cornmeal Crescent Rolls
Recipe: Cornmeal Crescent Rolls
Rolling the homemade crescent roll dough in cornmeal adds a bit of bite to the tender pastry.
Easy Everything Dinner Rolls
Recipe: Easy Everything Dinner Rolls
Looking for an easy way to dress up those dinner rolls? Roll them in everything seasoning for an explosion of flavor.
Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit
Recipe: Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit
You can’t go wrong with the classics, and no Southern Thanksgiving is complete without a platter of fresh-from-the-oven buttermilk biscuits.
Recipe: Pumpkin-Buttermilk Biscuits
Bring some seasonal spice to your biscuits with by kneading pumpkin puree right into the dough. Serve the leftovers with crispy ham and hot honey for a quintessential day-after-Thanksgiving breakfast.
Cornmeal Angel Biscuits
Recipe: Cornmeal Angel Biscuits
These biscuits will definitely go quickly.
Recipe: Potato Bread
No Southern barbecue feast is complete without plain slices of white bread, and this Potato Bread is Thanksgiving’s answer to the much-loved barbecue tradition.
Rosemary Focaccia Bread
Recipe: Rosemary Focaccia Bread
This Rosemary Focaccia Bread will bring a bit of Italian elegance to your Thanksgiving spread. The mild, herbaceous quality of the rosemary goes perfectly with those mashed potatoes.
Recipe: Angel Biscuits
These light and flaky biscuits are perfect for the Thanskgiving table.
Hurry-Up Homemade Crescent Rolls
Recipe: Hurry-Up Homemade Crescent RollsThis from-scratch recipe is suited for any level of cook—even first timers. Tip: Brush unbaked rolls with lightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and fennel seeds. Or, brush unbaked rolls with melted butter; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, kosher salt, coarsely ground pepper, and dried Italian seasoning.
Recipe: Angel Biscuits
Nestle these yeast biscuits snug together in the pan and they'll rise even higher when baked. You don't have to use all the dough at once—refrigerate in an airtight container up to 5 days.
Spoon Bread Corn Muffins
Recipe: Spoon Bread Corn Muffins
We adapted these custard-like muffins from a recipe in The Gift of Southern Cooking by Edna Lewis and Scott Peacock and tested with J.T. Pollard Extra-Fine White Corn Meal because our friend Scott Peacock swears by it. To order a bag, call the company at 334/588-3391.
Recipe: Herb-and-Cream Biscuits
The crème fraîche and herbs make these a perfect choice for Thanksgiving dinner. They are so rich you won't even need to butter them before eating.
Recipe: Potato Rolls
These dinner rolls are also terrific for sandwiches.
Easy Butter Rolls
Recipe: Easy Butter Rolls
Make Ahead: After Step 2, shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet. Place baking sheet in freezer, and freeze completely. Transfer frozen balls to a large zip-top plastic bag. The day before baking, place three dough balls in each cup of a lightly greased muffin pan, cover with plastic wrap, and chill until ready to bake as directed. Serve with Herb Butter and Sorghum Butter.
Herbed Potato Flake Rolls
Recipe: Herbed Potato Flake Rolls
Like magic, packaged potato flakes give these fluffy beauties a lighter-than-air texture that makes them perfect for sopping up gravy. Trust us, they go fast.
Icebox Dinner Rolls
Recipe: Icebox Dinner Rolls
You always need a good dinner roll recipe, and this is especially true on Thanksgiving when you know you can’t leave one single drop of gravy on your plate—it might be impolite. This recipe is traditionally Southern, so it uses shortening, which gives these biscuits their fluff, richness, and flavor. Brushed with melted butter before baking, these will emerge from your oven a gorgeous golden-brown. They will smel so delicious and look so divine they may not even make it to the table before being devoured. This coveted dinner roll recipe is one you'll want to keep in the family.
Cooking Video: Icebox Dinner Rolls
Sweet Potato Rolls with Cane Syrup Glaze
Mashed sweet potato adds fluffiness—and a lovely orange color—to these inventive rolls.