Our Thanksgiving Roll and Biscuit Recipes Will Seriously Upgrade Your Holiday Bread Basket
Even with a gorgeous roasted turkey, stuffing, and sides on the table, a Thanksgiving feast hardly feels complete without a warm basket of rolls to go with it. Served in a classic wicker basket with a red and white gingham napkin, dinner rolls, biscuits, or cornbread are must-haves on Thanksgiving. With a smear of butter or a fresh fruit jam, these bread recipes are absolutely delicious and sure to impress guests.
While many of these recipes require hours to complete from start to finish, the hands-on work is usually quite simple. But if you're usually strapped for time on the holiday, know that we've included some make-ahead recipes, too. Looking for something speedy you can make on the day of? Plan to whip up biscuits instead of yeast rolls, as these require less time for kneading and rising than traditional rolls. Of course, we also have the classic dinner roll recipes that your family has come to expect on Thanksgiving, such as Parker House Rolls. The buttery, all-American recipe is said to have originated in the kitchens of the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Our timeless Dinner Rolls are just as pure and delicious—plenty of butter, whole milk, and eggs add richness to create a pillowy, warm bite. A batch of No-Knead Cloverleaf Rolls have also been known to outshine the main course, so be sure to make enough to go around the table (twice!).
If you're looking for a Thanksgiving bread recipe with some savory flavor, try our Bacon-Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits, which easily transition from dinner to brunch, or our Sage and Honey Skillet Cornbread, a sweeter, earthier version of a classic cornbread recipe. Want to really wow your family and friends on Thanksgiving? Make Cornbread Turkeys; even Martha has served them at her own Thanksgiving celebrations, so you know that they'll be a hit.
Ahead, a selection of our favorite Thanksgiving roll and biscuit recipes that are just waiting to be buttered up.
Black-Pepper Biscuits with Sorghum
Regular biscuits become an extra special treat when spiked with a generous dose of freshly ground pepper and served with sorghum, a sweet cane sugar similar to molasses.
Parker House Rolls
You can freeze the dough for these buttery rolls up to three months in advance. Let them thaw and rise on Thanksgiving morning, then pop them in the oven right before dinner.
Barley-Malt Pull-Apart Rolls
Barley-malt syrup gives these puffy, golden rolls a subtle sweetness and unique burnt-sugar flavor. A sprinkle of flaky sea salt on top adds crunch and creates an attractive appearance.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Cheddar and Sage Biscuits
Salt and Pepper Rolls
Cheese and Sweet-Pepper Cornbread
Test Kitchen's Favorite Buttermilk Biscuits
Picture perfect! These biscuits are our favorite because they're gadget-free. No food processor? No problem! A delicious dough comes together in just 20 minutes with careful handiwork.
Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls
Bacon-Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits
Sage and Honey Skillet Cornbread
Cheddar-Pepper Drop Biscuits
Skip the boxed stuff and make your own version of drop biscuits. If the idea of forming and shaping biscuits into perfect rounds seems like a challenge, this recipe was made for you.