Friends, I am here to inspire you with some wonderful Thanksgiving bread recipes. I have a few really great bread recipes and several dinner roll recipes that would all be at home on your Thanksgiving table.

Many of these Thanksgiving breads and rolls contain pumpkin or at least Thanksgiving herbs. Others are seasoned with garlic, chives, Parmesan cheese and lots of butter. A great one to try is my savory pumpkin sage bread.

I hope you will find a bread or roll recipe to inspire you this Thanksgiving, or for whenever you want to serve a delicious homemade bread along with a special meal.

For ease of browsing, here are all my bread and roll recipes in one place.

I’ve also included recipes from other bloggers. Maybe you’ll find a new blog to love!

Thanksgiving dinner rolls on a plate, one is split open, with a bowl of butter in the background.

Making Thanksgiving Dinner Definitely Requires Some Planning

For many folks, getting ready for the Thanksgiving meal is the most intense cooking they’ll do all year.

So whether you’re cooking for a small group or a huge gathering, what with all the different kinds of foods you need to make, some planning is imperative so you can get all your timing down.

You don’t want to end up having to figure out how to bake your pumpkin babka and your turkey at the same time at two different temperatures in one oven!

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I have never been a great planner, but fortunately I have friends who are.

My friend Beth writes out a serious and detailed schedule each year. If you head over to her place, you can download a clean copy of her schedule to use for yourself from her Thanksgiving Menu post.

Thanksgiving planner image.
Thanksgiving prep calendar from OMG Yummy. Click on the image to head to her post. You will be very glad you did!

Serving Breads and Rolls for Thanksgiving

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While it’s easy to pass a basket of rolls around the table, if you’re serving loaves of bread, it’s best to slice them prior to serving.

The one exception is decorative breads like the bread wreath I link to below. A “presentation bread” should be presented whole on a beautiful board so folks can ooh and ah. Then take it back to the kitchen and slice it up for serving.

Close up of the pinecone, leaf, and rosemary decoration on a decorative Thanksgiving bread.
Present your showpiece Thanksgiving bread on a board before slicing it for serving

If you are feeling very fancy and are a good planner, you may want to serve two or three different kinds of bread for your meal. Maybe a loaf, one type of roll, and biscuits.

There is no rule saying you have to do that, but if you love to bake bread, it’s a viable choice, especially since bread freezes so well.

For slicing breads, you’ll want to have a good serrated bread knife, and for serving, I am a particular fan of baskets lined with a lint-free towel, maybe with a bread warmer tucked into the bottom.

This metal bread basket has scrollwork that makes it fancy enough for a special meal.

And here are a couple of beautiful wicker baskets that I particularly like.

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And now, on with the show. I know you’ll find some bread recipes you will really enjoy!

Thanksgiving Bread Recipes

Thanksgiving Bread Recipes

A selection of Thanksgiving breads on the site and from around the Internet in one place to make them easy for you to find.

Thanksgiving Rolls Recipes

Delicious Thanksgiving rolls for passing at the table, for soaking up gravy, and for making little sandwiches. Plus a couple of biscuit recipes for folks who prefer biscuits with dinner.

I hope you all have the very best Thanksgiving. And if you make one of these breads or rolls, I really hope you’ll tell me about it. Email me!

Thanks for spending some time with me today. Take care, and have a lovely day.

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  1. This is such a helpful and happy post Jenni. I usually don’t make my own dinner rolls, even though I make so much else from scratch. Not sure why. And then every year I run out trying to find freshly made rolls to put on the table. I’m a slow learner :-). Thanks for the inspiration.

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