The 28 Best Thanksgiving Dinner Rolls, Biscuits and Quick Breads

Whether your family loves Parker House rolls, cornbread or buttermilk biscuits, these recipes make it easy to fill your holiday breadbasket with everyone’s favorite.

November 10, 2022

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Our Best Thanksgiving Bread Recipes

There’s nothing better than freshly baked bread — and Thanksgiving is the perfect time to make some. You’ve got a myriad of delicious options, most of which can be made in advance so you don’t have to give up any precious oven space on Turkey Day. Plus, breads are pretty versatile; no matter what else is on the menu you can choose just about any bread in this roundup and it’ll complement your meal perfectly. Trust us, whether you choose a fruit-and-nut-studded loaf, fluffy biscuits, buttery cornbread or an easy-to-make, no-yeast option, you’ll find that everyone has space on their plate when the breadbasket is passed around! You’ve got all the best Thanksgiving bread options right here, starting with a classic: Parker House Rolls. Ours are every bit as fluffy as you’d expect although we make them with a bit of a twist — we serve them with a trio of melted, flavored butters for dipping.

Get the Recipe: Pull-Apart Parker House Rolls with Butter Pools


Trust us, this will be your go-to recipe for cornbread — at Thanksgiving and all year long. You only need a handful of ingredients from the pantry and refrigerator and it’s a cinch to make.

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Focaccia

For people who love carbs but don't love soggy stuffing, may we introduce a new favorite combination: Thanksgiving stuffing focaccia. The bread is slightly custardy on the inside from the moisture from the vegetables while still maintaining a biscuity crust like a Chicago deep-dish pizza. Topped with crisp sausage and packed with fresh sage and parsley, it's poised to become a new holiday staple.

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Keep this classic recipe for fluffy biscuits: You'll use it over and over.

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Anne Burrell's Cranberry Orange Quick Bread

Cranberry and orange is a classic flavor combination that Anne transforms into a fantastic Thanksgiving quick bread.

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Sweet Potato Biscuits

Trisha’s quick and easy biscuits have tons of fall flavor, thanks to mashed sweet potatoes and a little bit of apple pie spice.

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Turkey Bread

Turn a simple sweet dough into an incredible and edible Thanksgiving centerpiece.

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Buttermilk Rolls

Buttermilk isn’t just for biscuits. It adds makes yeast-risen rolls tender and delicious too!

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Multigrain Cornbread

Give classic cornbread a hearty twist by adding whole grain flour. The addition of pumpkin seeds makes this skillet bread perfect for Thanksgiving.

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Butter Swim Biscuits

Making biscuits usually involves cutting chilled butter into flour and racing against time before the dough warms up. This recipe throws all the rules out the window for the easiest biscuits you’ll ever make! A simple buttermilk dough gets mixed together and spread directly into a baking pan — no rolling pin, refrigeration or biscuit cutter needed. The trick is pouring in a stick of melted butter that submerges the dough (hence the name!) and seeps in as the biscuits bake for tender, flaky perfection.

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Bobby Flay's Parker House Rolls

Bobby takes on this All-American, pillowy, yeasty flavorful dinner roll — the ultimate Thanksgiving breadbasket addition.

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Rosemary-Garlic Potato Bread

Duff encourages you to change up the herbs in this rustic bread — or try adding olives or nuts. That makes this a great bread for incorporating everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving flavors.

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Harvest Focaccia

This Thanksgiving-ready focaccia is topped with red grapes, raisins and walnuts. Make it the week before and freeze. When you're ready to serve just reheat it in the oven.

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Alton Brown's Creamed Corn Cornbread

For a special Thanksgiving treat, pass around Alton's cornbread fresh and warm, straight out of the oven. Or let the cornbread sit a day or two and use it to make the best cornbread stuffing ever.

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Alex Guarnaschelli's Parker House Rolls

These classic rolls are easy to make at home with Alex's step-by-step instructions. You can even make the dough ahead and freeze until the big day.

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Ree Drummond's Biscuits

The holidays are the perfect time to splurge on these homemade buttermilk biscuits. Ree bakes hers in a cast-iron skillet and brushes the tops with melted butter for a golden-brown effect.

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Cranberry Brie Sheet Pan Biscuits

These shortcut biscuits skip the rolling and cutting of typical biscuits, but deliver the same flaky, tender, golden results we all love. This version is jazzed up with a trio of herbs, savory Brie cheese and sweet cranberries for a festive addition to a holiday brunch or dinner. You can make the dough and spread it on the sheet pan the night before, so you've only got to pop them in the oven on the day of your event.

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Anadama Bread

This is a traditional New England bread that's made with molasses and cornmeal. The texture is soft and the flavor is slightly sweet.

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Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Spicy jalapenos and sharp cheddar give Ina Garten's cornbread loads of flavor.

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Buttered Rosemary Rolls

Ree's rosemary rolls require only four ingredients, so they're great in a pinch. Just place unbaked, un-risen dinner rolls in a buttered skillet and allow them to rise in a warm place before brushing the tops with melted butter and sprinkling on some rosemary and coarse sea salt.

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Molasses Biscuits

These whole-wheat biscuits come with a hint of thyme and a whole lot of whole-wheat goodness.

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Cast-Iron Skillet Cornbread

For a crisp, golden crust, Damaris Phillips heats her greased cast-iron skillet in the oven before pouring in the prepared cornbread batter. Be careful when adding the batter to the hot skillet — the coconut oil will spatter!

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Pumpkin-Parmesan Biscuits

Mix Parmesan cheese, pumpkin puree and heavy cream into your batter to get the full fall flavor of these moist biscuits.

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Olive and Rosemary Focaccia

Fresh rosemary always evokes feelings of warmth, comfort food and family. Valerie adds it to her salty olive focaccia, making it a nice addition to any Thanksgiving spread.

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Bacon and Onion Biscuits

Ree transforms basic biscuit dough by stirring crisp bacon pieces and caramelized onions into the batter. The result is an exceptionally savory biscuit, perfect for mopping up Thanksgiving gravy.

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Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Corn Muffins

Giada De Laurentiis gives store-bought corn muffin mix an Italian-inspired makeover with the addition of minced garlic and sun-dried tomatoes.

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Kentucky Buttermilk Biscuits

A good biscuit starts with a good dough, and Jeff Mauro makes his with just four ingredients: self-rising flour, butter, vegetable oil and buttermilk. After using a cookie cutter to cut out the individual biscuits, you can use the leftover dough to make shortcakes with fruit topping for dessert.

Get the Recipe: Grapevine Kentucky Buttermilk Biscuits

Yeast Rolls

These basic rolls make an excellent addition to the Thanksgiving breadbasket. Fresh out of the oven, they're soft, warm and tender — perfect for mopping up gravy and cranberry sauce.

Get the Recipe: Yeast Rolls