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18 Best Thanksgiving Bread Recipes to Complete the Feast

Because what's better than homemade bread?

By Georgia Goode
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Caitlin Bensel

Thanksgiving is all about the roasted turkey and side dishes, but what would the big feast be without a bread basket full of deliciousness? A downright disappointment, that's what! No matter if your family loves dinner rolls, fluffy biscuits slathered in butter, or a cast-iron skillet full of cornbread, this list has it all. Oh, and there's plenty of seasonal quick breads and other goodies to inspire you.

Homemade bread can seem intimidating, especially when there's lots to prepare for a big holiday meal. But here you'll find different types of bread to make in any time frame! If you're in no hurry, try baking an impressive boule, loaf of ciabatta, or pull-apart garlic bread to wow your Thanksgiving guests. Each of these recipes use yeast and require some time to rise, but they're not difficult to make. Of course, if you need something quicker, try quick breads! Cornbread comes together in a snap, and you'll find several versions in this roundup from classic to a bacon-cheddar spin. There's also Ree Drummond's buttered rosemary rolls that start with frozen store-bought dinner rolls. Fluffy and herbaceous, they simply can't be beat! And if you prefer your carbs on the sweeter side, bake a loaf of heavenly spiced pumpkin bread or a dozen spiced muffins to enjoy for a Thanksgiving breakfast or dessert. No matter which recipe you choose, you're in for a treat!


Pumpkin Bread

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Caitlin Bensel

Loaves of pumpkin bread are always a welcome addition to Thanksgiving. This recipe shows you how to make it two waysā€”studded with chocolate chips or topped with pumpkin seeds. Take your pick!

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Buttermilk Biscuits

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Will Dickey

With tons of flaky layers, these tender, buttery biscuits are perfect to fill your holiday bread basket. Slather 'em with honey and plenty of butter!

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Pull-Apart Cheese Bread

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Caitlin Bensel

Just grab a round loaf of sourdough, some mozzarella, and a jar of pesto from the grocery store and whip up this cheesy, herby bread in under an hour.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Caitlin Bensel

Whether these serve as a Thanksgiving morning breakfast treat, or you simply want to add a little sweetness to your holiday bread basket, these muffins have you covered.

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Skillet Cornbread

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Ryan Liebe

Pull out your handy cast-iron skillet to make a fresh pan of golden cornbread. Everyone should know how to make this classic bread, and this recipe will show you how.

Get Ree's Skillet Cornbread recipe.



No-Knead Bread (Boule)

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Caitlin Bensel

If you're in charge of bread this Thanksgiving, wow the crowd with this no-knead loaf. It has a soft interior and delightfully crispy crust. It's simply begging for a slather of butter!

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Pull-Apart Garlic Bread

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Caitlin Bensel

Lots of garlic, herbs, and parmesan make this fluffy pull-apart loaf a crowd favorite. It'll become a new holiday tradition in your family.

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Ciabatta Bread

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Caitlin Bensel

Serve this rustic loaf at your Thanksgiving meal, and then use the leftovers to make French toast for breakfast the next day or toast hunks into croutons to top salads and soups.

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Moist Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Hector Sanchez

Serve Ree's heavenly spiced pumpkin muffins for breakfast or dessert. The rich, fluffy cream cheese frosting takes them to the next level!

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JalapeƱo Cornbread

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David Malosh

Spice up your classic cornbread recipe with sliced jalapeƱos. This tasty bread goes perfectly with a roasted turkey and all the fixings!

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Skillet Dinner Rolls with Garlic-Herb Butter

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Ralph Smith

Is there anything better than a warm, buttery, freshly baked roll? Nope! These rolls bake to perfection in a cast-iron skillet that you can take right to the table.

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Apple Cinnamon Bread

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Ralph Smith

This stir-together quick bread is studded with sweet apples and plenty of warm cinnamon for the yummy fall treat.

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Beer Bread

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Bridget Edwards

Making beer bread is exceptionally easy. It requires only four ingredients and is ready in an hour. Try mixing in cheese, spices, some herby pesto, or even chopped jalapeƱos for extra savory flavor!

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Buttered Rosemary Rolls

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Ree Drummond

Ree uses the ultimate time-saving trick to get these buttery rolls on the dinner table. She starts with frozen, store-bought dinner rolls and simply jazzes them up with herbs, butter, and sea salt.

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Pepper-Parmesan Biscuits

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Ryan Liebe

These pepper and parmesan-flecked biscuits couldn't be easier. There's no rolling and cutting; you simply drop scoops of dough on a baking sheet and pop 'em in the oven!

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Bacon-Cheddar Skillet Cornbread

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Ralph Smith

How do you make cornbread even better? You add bacon and cheese to the mix, of course. This will be an unexpected treat at the Thanksgiving table.

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Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

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Erica Kastner

If there was ever a time to bake pumpkin dinner rolls, it's for the big Thanksgiving meal. Make extraā€”everyone will want more than one!

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Parker House Rolls

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Ree Drummond

Parker house rolls are an old-school favorite that go with everything. Surprise your crew with a batch for any old family dinner or gift your Thanksgiving guests the gift of their deliciousness.

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