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6 Types of Bread to Complement Your Holiday Dinner

Gathering ’round the table for a big holiday dinner requires a lot of prep work, and one item tends to get overlooked in the madness of Christmas meal planning: bread. It’s tempting to buy premade canned dough, but aside from the biggest problem — your being terrified when the can pops open before you’re ready — it really takes down the quality of the meal. Don’t settle for store-bought. Try a few of our favorite holiday bread ideas, starting with gorgeous grape-studded rosemary focaccia (pictured above).

Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

Make at least half a dozen baskets of these bad boys, because the slightly garlicky biscuits filled with melty cheese and bacon will fly off the table faster than Rudolph leading the sled.

Creamed-Corn Cornbread

Break out the can of creamed corn for your secret ingredient. Baking in a cast-iron skillet gives this cornbread the ideal crunchy edges.

Rapid Rolls

Have an hour? You can make impressive, fluffy, buttery rolls to pass around, and then use them to make sandwiches out of leftovers after the big dinner.

Buttery Garlic-Herb Knots

Made with simple pizza dough, these vampire killers may make you twist and shout at the table.

Pumpkin Bread

For a slightly sweeter bread option, serve warm, cinnamon-spiced pumpkin bread. It doubles up on the gourd with shredded fresh pumpkin and pumpkin seeds .

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Comments (8)

  1. couponappa posted 12/17/2016

    I like the buttery bread, i will eat those all yummy

  2. Sabrina posted 12/17/2016

    thanks for this list, very helpful, love the focaccia, looks great and also have a constant taste for homemade biscuits (not the kind stuffed into a cardboard tube) and equally cornbread!

  3. Tina Trello posted 4 weeks ago

    I'm hiding all my presents under my mattress this year, and it has me nervous. Luckily a new dish can be a surprise even if one of my dear kids decides to tear up my room looking for their toys. My favorite are the garlic-herb knots. They will definitely be added to our Christmas feast this year. Yum!

  4. Matt posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    I love this recipe!

  5. John posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Great blog post

  6. Tom posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Holidays are great!

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