13 Favorite Thanksgiving Bread Recipes That Aren’t Crumby


I’m of the mindset that no dinner, let alone holiday dinner, is complete without bread. Homemade bread is that final finishing touch every dinner needs.

While you’re refreshing your skills on cooking a turkey or sorting through how to cook prime rib for the first time, you can’t forget the bread!

Whether quick bread, rollsbiscuits or a loaf of crusty homemade sourdough bread, we’ve got you covered with all the tasty bread recipes you need!

  1. Vanilla Pumpkin Skillet Cornbread Recipe
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    • Our popular vanilla pumpkin skillet cornbread recipe has a beautiful crunch and delicious flavor making it clear why it’s a must have for your Thanksgiving table. This cornbread falls right smack in the middle of sweet and savory. It could easily accompany your favorite chili or it could be drizzled in maple syrup as part of your breakfast, but don’t miss out on it alongside turkey and all the fixings.
  2. Croque Monsieur Rolls Recipe
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    • These beloved Croque Monsieur rolls are full of ham and cheese goodness, wrapped in a tender homemade dough that is totally worth the effort! Trust me when I say, these rolls are actually all about the dough, a dough that yields super tender bread that falls somewhere between the inside of a croissant and a beautiful loaf of brioche. They’re perfect for brunch or dinner anytime of year.
  3. Lemon Cranberry Bread Recipe
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    • I’m personally a big fan of serving a sweet quick bread recipe along with Thanksgiving dinner, especially one like this lemon cranberry bread recipe. This lemon cranberry bread is quick and easy to make, filled with tart cranberries in a sweet, lemon flavored bread smothered in a perfect lemon glaze. The combination of tart and sweet is perfect alongside savory turkey and gravy.
  4. Poppy Seed Roll Recipe
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    • If a traditional hard roll is your idea of the perfect dinner roll, check out our poppy seed roll recipe! When I talk about hard rolls, I’m not talking about rolls with a thick crust that you really sink your teeth into and then rip away a huge crusty chunk. Don’t get me wrong, those sound fantastic to me, but what I’m talking about are rolls with a thin, crispy crust and a soft, airy interior. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you bake these rolls.
  5. Herb Skillet Bread Recipe
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    • I love a skillet bread recipe so much! They are so simple to make and bake with such incredible flavor. This herb skillet bread is a perfect example of just such a bread recipe. It has a beautiful mix of herbs, garlic, and parmesan cheese, and it’s so easy! If you want a beginner recipe, this herb skillet bread is perfect for you. It has shorter rise times and doesn’t require any special skills or knowledge of baking with yeast.
  6. Nutella-Swirled Banana Bread Recipe
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    • Have I mentioned my love for a good sweet bread at the Thanksgiving table? It’s like dessert before dessert – something sweet to break up all the heavy, savory flavors! Our Nutella swirled banana bread recipe is one worth considering. Moist banana bread with generous swirls of Nutella, this is the true bread of champions. Slice into it early and pair it with a cup of coffee on Thanksgiving morning and you won’t be disappointed.
  7. Garlic Cheese Bombs Recipe
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    • No dinner should skimp on the garlic, butter nor cheese, including Thanksgiving! These garlic cheese bombs are stuffed with mozzarella cheese and bursting with flavor. They’re one of our most popular recipes for a reason! The secret is the buttery garlic sauce which is brushed over the buns while warm so the bread soaks up every last drop where a melted cheese surprise awaits inside!
  8. Pumpkin Pecan Bread Recipe
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    • If you think of everything you love about fall flavors, this pumpkin pecan bread recipe embodies it all. It’s literally you everything you love about fall, all topped with a crunchy pecan glaze that is out of this world. This is the ultimate fall quick bread recipe, a simple pumpkin bread coated in chopped pecans and a glaze of butter, sugar, vanilla and more pecans.
  9. Vegan Croissants Recipe
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    • There is no beating warm, buttery, flaky, golden croissants for breakfast, brunch or served with dinner. This vegan croissant recipe packs all the flavor and flakiness of their butter laden counterparts thanks to vegan butter. If you’re serving vegan family or friends, or simply prefer to limit your dairy intake, these vegan croissants will be a huge hit on Thanksgiving.
  10. Chocolate Cookie Butter Babka Recipe
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    • This chocolate cookie butter babka is filled with swirls of chocolate cookie butter. It’s the kind of bread that makes you wish you could live off bread alone. Should you serve it on Thanksgiving? You absolutely 100% should do exactly that and you’ll have no complaints from anyone lucky enough to be sitting around your table. Again, this bread makes a beautiful addition to dinner or pairs wonderfully with coffee for a simple Thanksgiving morning breakfast.
  11. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Dinner Rolls Recipe
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    • If you want to serve up a dinner roll recipe that truly sings of Thanksgiving and fall flavors, don’t miss trying your hand making our whole wheat pumpkin dinner rolls recipe. These rolls are soft, fluffy and so easy to make. Plus, they are amazing piled with turkey or ham for lunch the day after Thanksgiving…or for a late night snack! Soft and fluffy and easy to make, they are the perfect accompaniment to your holiday dinner table.
  12. Paleo Banana Bread Recipe
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    • Don’t let the fact that this banana bread is paleo scare you away! Sweet bananas all mashed up with almond butter and chunks of gooey dark chocolate that explode in every single mouthful of bread can only be described as the most delicious, gluten free banana bread you will ever taste. You do not need to be gluten free nor eat paleo to fall in love with this banana bread recipe on Thanksgiving or any day of the year.

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