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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
For convenience, consistency, and accuracy, almost all my recipes are written by weight, either in ounces and/or grams, even the liquids.
I strongly encourage you to purchase a kitchen scale and learn to use it.
This is the one I used for years. I love it and highly recommend it:
Don't let its small price and small size fool you. The Escali Primo is an accurate and easy-to-use food scale that I have used for years. It's easy to store, easy to use, has a tare function, and easily switches between grams and ounces/pounds for accurate measurements.
And now, on with the show. I know you’ll find some bread recipes you will really enjoy!
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!
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Thanks for spending some time with me today. Take care, and have a lovely day.