Pass the Bread

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By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Warm up your ovens and get ready to pass the bread!

A good roll or side bread is what really brings a meal together, especially one as important as Thanksgiving. So soft, and straight-from-the-oven, you’ll love melting a pat of butter (or two) over these delicious recipes. Leftovers? No sweat! Save some for breakfast the next morning; just reheat and spread on your favorite jam or jelly. Or, just slap some leftover turkey between two slices for a quick and easy mini-turkey sandwich for lunch.

Without further ado, we give you Paula’s top six bread and roll recipes!

Six Side Bread Recipes
Easy Yeast Rolls
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Garlic Cheese Biscuits
Herb Corn Bread
Cheese Biscuits

What bread do you always make for Thanksgiving? We’d love for you to tell us in the comments below!

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Thank you sooooooooo much for all the recipes and fun you have given your many cooking fans. May God Bless You! Janet

By Janet Wright on August 13, 2013


Paula i have been a major fan of yours for years. my daughter in law bought me one of your cookbooks for christmas one year and it was my favorite thing. i've always loved to cook, but the things i cook are real down home. i can't make anything fancy. i made up a recipe cuz truthfully i had to pick what i had, but anyway i want to share it, it really turned out very delicious. i 1st put in a bowl , some chopped ham pieces, then added a can of mushroom soup, then a can of mixed vegetables, i then put all this in a baking dish and added a lot of velveeta to it, then take a box of cornbread mix and mix as on pkg. pour over the top and bake till golden brown, it is so good, (or else i was just starving )

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By gelinda brown on December 30, 2010

Hi Paula, first of all i just want to say that you are the best!!!My whole family loves even my 6yr old son! I am definetly gonna try those yeast roll.Thanks for another winner, Love & Best Dishes The Goode’s

By Donna J Letourneau on November 18, 2010

Bag Lady Bread….Love Those Sourcream Rolls which are one of our favorites!  I can hardley wait to try your Yeast Rolls.  Your food is so wonderful and downhome, just like my Mom use to fix in MO.  I enjoy your warm letters and love to see what you are doing next.  Love your tips too!

By Jackie E Durant on November 11, 2010

For Thanksgiving I always make a wonderful crescent roll. Of course, I have to make my famous honey butter to go with. This is a dinner roll that just melts in your mouth. It is very good for our home made apple butter or jelly for days after.

By Kay Wangler on November 11, 2010

My mouth waters every time I look at your letters.  Your recipes are so delightful.  We love all of the ones we try.

By deborah d. on November 11, 2010

i make bread in a machine “nowadays!” beer biscuits-as good as yeast rolls-and the handmade biscuits i made as a child,sift flour in large bowl make a well add baking powder, lard n milk n squish. have been cooking since i was 2 years old. mom gave me flour n water n away i went. n she let me “stir”. i grew up in the country with a “hundred” cousins, or maybe it was 75!!!!

By susan on November 11, 2010

I watch you whenever you are on TV   and I read every letter I get through email.  You are so down to earth and honest to listen and watch.  I am retired on disablility but I cook and bake as much as I can.  I have 5 grandsons who love this. You are way above Rachel Ray because you are down to earth and fancy cooking is okay but alot of us cahn’t afford the ingredients.  I would prefere to use your cookware over anyone else. and that is due to 50years of cooking.  So maybe some day Santa will be nice I believe in him.  Your pictures are beautiful when you cook.  well talk to much because I guess it easy on the computer.  so have a Happy Thanksgiving with your families.  Elenora

By Elenora Bohn on November 11, 2010

I always bake a loaf of Dilly bread for turkey sandwiches. My mother started this tradition when I was younger and I have continued with it.  Nothing beats a Dilly bread sandwich with fresh cranberry relish, cornbread stuffing, mayo, and turkey.  Yum, I can hardly wait for Thanksgiving!

By Billie on November 10, 2010

For at least 40 years, I have made Squash Rolls for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I found the recip in an old New England cookbook.

By Shirley B. on November 10, 2010

I wish paula would do a special addition called “Pickles to preserves”!

By leslie ashley on November 10, 2010

I had a problem trying to get on the gravy page, it wouldn’t load and I would love the recipe.  Also I wondered if you had a recipe for something wonderful I had once called sausage bread, where it was rolled into a bread loaf with I believe onion and celery,

By Joanne Lepke on November 10, 2010

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love the table paula would look good on my new patio. so glad you are back. I hope to get there to see you in person one day.i will start tomorrow to find the patern form the tablecloth.
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I just love love love the table and flowers and am so glad that I can still access all of Paula's recipes, her family life, Bobby's lighter versions and Brandon's beautiful work. Truly thankful to see such beautiful tablescapes. You guys are my heros.
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