These Thanksgiving dinner rolls & bread recipes will pair perfectly with all of your favorite holiday side dishes and entrees! There are fluffy rolls, flaky biscuits, soft breads, and so much more! Make your Thanksgiving spread the best one yet with any of these fantastic recipes!
Best Holiday Bread Recipes
No Thanksgiving dinner spread is complete without bread. You can butter it, dunk it in soup, or use it to sop up the extra gravy on your plate!
From dinner rolls to biscuits and everything in between, bread is a quintessential part of a holiday meal! Below are my absolute favorite and most popular Thanksgiving dinner rolls & bread recipes.
- Best Holiday Bread Recipes
- The Best Thanksgiving Dinner Rolls
- 1. Onion Rolls
- 2. Oat Rolls
- 3. Rustic Bread
- 4. Cheese Rolls
- 5. Oven Garlic Bread
- 6. Pumpkin Streusel Bread
- 7. 3 Ingredient Drop Biscuits
- 8. Garlic Herb Focaccia Bread
- 9. Rhodes Rolls
- 10. Classic Dinner Rolls
- 11. Pumpkin Shaped Rolls
- 12. Parker House Rolls
- 13. Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls
- 14. Garlic Knots
- 15. Herb And Bacon Yeast Rolls
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The Best Thanksgiving Dinner Rolls
You can't go wrong with any of the rolls, biscuits, or breads on this list. Some are savory, some are slightly sweet, but all will pair wonderfully with roasted turkey!
Whether you're a pro at hosting Thanksgiving dinner and holiday parties or giving it a try for the first time this year, you're sure to find my ultimate guide to planning Thanksgiving a help! Don't forget to safely thaw your holiday turkey early too!
1. Onion Rolls
These tasty no-knead yeast rolls are speckled with bits of sauteed onion. The added sugar gives them a subtle sweetness that complements the flavor of the onion wonderfully.
These pull-apart rolls are great for beginner bakers. Best of all, they are ready to eat in less than 2 hours!
2. Oat Rolls
Oat rolls are ever-so-slightly sweet due to the inclusion of brown sugar. They are a fabulous addition to your favorite thanksgiving side dishes and they also make great turkey sliders with leftovers!
3. Rustic Bread
Clearly I love easy-to-make no-knead bread, and this is one of my favorite recipes! This rustic bread loaf is soft and just chewy enough.
You can butter it, you can toast it, you can use it for whatever you like!
4. Cheese Rolls
Cheese rolls are the perfect accompaniment to any meal! The yeast rolls are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and who can resist all that melted cheddar cheese?
As the dough rises, you'll have plenty of time to work on your other Thanksgiving dishes!
5. Oven Garlic Bread
Who says garlic bread can't be served on Thanksgiving? It goes with anything, Thanksgiving recipes included!
You can bake it to be soft & chewy, or make it extra crispy. It's totally up to you!
6. Pumpkin Streusel Bread
Pumpkin bread with all the warm flavor of pumpkin pie spice and a crumbly streusel topping. It's sweet enough to be dessert, but it can also be enjoyed right alongside the meal.
If you don't eat it all, this pumpkin streusel bread is fabulous with a cup of coffee at breakfast time!
7. 3 Ingredient Drop Biscuits
It doesn't get easier than these 3-ingredient drop biscuits. All you need is butter, self-rising flour, and whole milk!
The biscuits are so fluffy and tender. They only take 5 minutes to prep and 13 minutes to bake!
8. Garlic Herb Focaccia Bread
Impress your guests with this surprisingly easy-to-make garlic herb focaccia bread! It's soft, flavorful, and slices beautifully!
This recipe calls for rosemary and basil, but you can easily swap them for your preferred herbs. Add a little butter and this bread gets even better!
9. Rhodes Rolls
Frozen Rhodes dinner rolls are the best way to cut down on time spent in the kitchen on Thanksgiving day. All you have to do is take them out of the freezer, let them rise while you prepare the other dishes, and bake!
These rolls are so delightfully doughy and soft. The buttery salt and herbs on top makes them taste homemade!
10. Classic Dinner Rolls
You can't go wrong with some good old fashioned dinner rolls. After all, classics are classic for a reason.
Brush them with butter and no one will be able to resist putting one or two on their plate!
11. Pumpkin Shaped Rolls
Get in the holiday spirit with these pumpkin-shaped dinner rolls! Honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg are added for some extra fall flavor that helps these edible art pieces come together.
Surprisingly, these festive rolls are fairly simple. The stem is made with half of a pecan and the pumpkin shape is created by snipping vertical lines in the ball of dough!
12. Parker House Rolls
The inside of these Parker House rolls is buttery, soft, and just a tiny bit sweet. The outside gets nicely golden-brown and slightly crispy.
This recipe is very easy to follow and yields beautiful rolls every time.
13. Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls
Cloverleaf dinner rolls are made with milk dough which means they are soft and airy! The name comes from the three sections that are reminiscent of a clover.
The delightful pull-apart layers are perfect for dipping in gravy or scooping up mashed potatoes.
14. Garlic Knots
A double dose of garlic herb butter gives these homemade garlic knots loads of flavor. Best of all, they only require 6 simple ingredients to make!
You can even make these garlic knots in advance and freeze them. That's one less thing to do on Thanksgiving day!
15. Herb And Bacon Yeast Rolls
These herb and bacon yeast rolls are incredibly versatile. They pair well turkey, ham, or anything else for that matter.
You'll want to make these rolls year after year. After all, bacon makes everything better!
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Did you try any of these Thanksgiving dinner rolls & bread recipes? Let me know how they turned out in the comment section below!
Thanksgiving Dinner Rolls & Bread Recipes: Onion Rolls (+More Delicious Recipes!)
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion (sliced)
- ¼ teaspoon each, salt & pepper
Onion Roll Dough
- 1 ½ cups water (warm water between 105-115°F/40-46°C)
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 packet active dry yeast
- 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour (plus more for your working surface)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg yolk (at room temperature)
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream (or use half & half, or whole milk)
- Heat the olive oil over medium heat and saute onions with salt & pepper until caramelized, about 20 minutes. allow to cool slightly, then chop finely.½ tablespoon olive oil, 1 large yellow onion, ¼ teaspoon each, salt & pepper
- Meanwhile, combine warm water (*see note) with sugar and active dry yeast. Mix until smooth and set aside for about 5 minutes, or until it turns frothy.1 ½ cups water, ¼ cup sugar, 1 packet active dry yeast
- Once the yeast mixture turns frothy, that means the yeast is ready to use. Add flour, chopped onions (reserving some to top the rolls if desired), and salt, then mix until the dough is smooth. Then, transfer the dough to a mixing bowl that has been lightly coated in oil. Let it sit somewhere warm and rise for 30-45 minutes, or until it has grown twice its size.3 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon salt
- Transfer the sticky dough onto a floured surface and coat the dough with some extra flour so that you can handle it without sticking. Then roll the dough into a log shape. Divide the log of dough into 12 equal portions and shape them into balls by rounding the dough and pinching the edges of the bottom side together.
- Generously coat a 9x13 baking pan with softened butter, oil, or non-stick cooking spray. Place your balls of dough in the greased pan and cover it with a warm, damp kitchen towel or plastic cling film (spray the cling film with non-stick spray as well). Let the dough rise until the dough balls are touching each other, usually about 10-15 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (205°C) and combine the egg wash ingredients in a small bowl. Mix the yolk and cream together just until smooth and well-combined. Brush the egg wash onto each roll and top with additional onion, if desired.1 large egg yolk, 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- Bake in the center of the middle rack for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Then remove them from the oven and let the rolls cool slightly before serving.
- There are 2 ¼ teaspoons of active dry yeast per packet.
- If your yeast never makes the water frothy, discard it and start again with fresh yeast. Make sure the water is not too warm or it can kill your yeast, I find 108°F (42°C) to be the best temperature for blooming active dry yeast.
- For a makeshift warm space to place the dough as it rises, you can microwave a bowl of water, then add the covered dough to the microwave and let it sit in there until ready.
- Make the dough in advance and refrigerate the dough balls for up to 24 hours. Let them come to room temperature on the counter for 30 minutes before cooking.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!