Want to showcase sourdough on your Thanksgiving table this year?
Here you'll find the best sourdough recipes for Thanksgiving (and the fall season in general).
No matter what type of celebration you're planning for Thanksgiving, there's sure to be a sourdough recipe that you can include in your menu.
From the best sourdough stuffing recipe to pumpkin sourdough bread to delicious Thanksgiving inspired granola, cranberry orange sourdough muffins and even a spectacular sourdough bread wreath, you'll find all your Thanksgiving sourdough recipes below. Ohhh and don't forget the perfect sourdough pie crust!
Sourdough Recipes for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is such a special time of year. A time for spending time with family and friends, reconnecting and giving thanks.
And if you have a passion for sourdough and enjoy baking with sourdough starter, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to share the sourdough love.
These recipes will give you inspiration for breakfast, lunch and dinner - as well as inspire you to create beautiful edible centrepieces for your Thanksgiving table.
I hope these ideas help you include some sourdough baking in your Thanksgiving menu!
Thanksgiving Sourdough Bread with Pumpkin
If you are looking for a Pumpkin Sourdough Bread to sit at the centre of your Thanksgiving table, this is the recipe you're looking for.
Combining the sweetness of pumpkin with the tang of your sourdough bread, this delicious loaf will get you a myriad of compliments.
Sourdough Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
These dinner rolls are quintessentially Thanksgiving ... I mean look at them!
Sweetened with honey butter and garnished with seeds, they will be the stars of your Thanksgiving table!
Pumpkin Sourdough Bagels
Perfect for a Thanksgiving breakfast treat, these pumpkin sourdough bagels are just perfection! You can top them with cinnamon sugar or make savory version with Everything Bagel seasoning.
Take them up a notch by serving them with pumpkin cream cheese for a super delicious breakfast treat that will wow you their delicious flavor and color!
Sourdough Pumpkin Pie
A flaky, buttery pie crust filled with a velvety smooth pumpkin custard. Both the pie crust and the pumpkin filling features sourdough starter for a sourdough twist on this Thanksgiving classic.
Orange Cranberry Sourdough Muffins
Delightfully moist orange cranberry bakery style sourdough muffins, perfect for Thanksgiving snacks or even a make ahead breakfast treat!
Simple Sourdough Pie Crust
This sourdough pie crust could not be simpler - honestly, you'll wonder why you didn't make it sooner! It can be used for both sweet or savory pies and will be a pastry recipe you use over and over again!
Sourdough Pumpkin Waffles
Amazing no wait sourdough pumpkin waffles with a lovely hint of pumpkin spice - does Thanksgiving breakfast get any better? You're going to love these easy to throw together pumpkin waffles!
One of the best things about this recipe is that you can use it to make sourdough pumpkin pancakes too!
Sourdough Pumpkin Crackers
These pumpkin crackers are thin and crispy, just like a cracker should be. They are a fantastic way to use up some of your sourdough discard.
Or you could just feed your starter a bit extra - this is what I do because I can't keep up with sourdough cracker production around here!
Along with these sourdough pumpkin grissini, these crackers will add some seasonal flair to your Thanksgiving charcuterie boards.
Sourdough Mac and Cheese
A Thanksgiving side dish favorite, mac and cheese, with a fun sourdough twist! Use your sourdough starter to thicken the cheese sauce and even top the mac and cheese with sourdough bread crumbs before baking it in the oven.
Sourdough Pumpkin Bread Sticks
These sourdough pumpkin grissini are a great way to add some fun to your Thanksgiving food!
A little twist on traditional bread sticks, these are made using sourdough starter and pumpkin puree.
You can see them shaped into hearts in the photo below. You can choose to make them straight, or have some fun to jazz up your Thanksgiving charcuterie board.
Sourdough Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Sourdough pumpkin cinnamon rolls really don't need any further explanation ... they're soft, pumpkiny (is that really a word?) and everything a fall treat should be!
You could serve these as a Thanksgiving breakfast treat, have them on hand for coffee breaks or just enjoy them whenever you feel like it!
Definitely worth taking the time to make them.
This versatile sourdough granola recipe can be made to suit your taste - and whatever you have in the pantry. It makes a lovely Thanksgiving breakfast or can be added to celebration cookies and muffins.
To make a special granola for Thanksgiving, why not add some pumpkin spices, cranberries and walnuts.
You'll find loads of flavor ideas in the recipe below.
Sourdough Dinner Rolls for Thanksgiving Table
These soft sourdough dinner rolls are perfect for your Thanksgiving table.
Imagine an overflowing basket of warm dinner rolls for your family to enjoy. I know they won't be able to stop at just one!
I recommend making these 50g each.
Sourdough Bread Wreath with Rosemary
This delightful celebration sourdough loaf can be made into the centrepiece of your Thanksgiving table.
Flavored with fragrant rosemary and parmesan cheese, this savory loaf will complement any meal.
You don't have to make it into a wreath, but it really does make it extra special. There are full instructions for making the wreath here.
Crusty Sourdough Rolls
These mini sourdough boules make the cutest crusty sourdough rolls for your Thanksgiving table!
Simple to make and share, they are sure to be the stars of any Thanksgiving meal.
You'll find the full instructions here.
Sourdough Pumpkin Muffins
These delicious sourdough pumpkin muffins are perfect for Thanksgiving. -
They can be served as a quick, easy breakfast you can prepare the night before or even alongside your Thanksgiving feast as a seasonal alternative to bread.
Sourdough Bechamel Sauce
White sauce goes with pretty much anything, so I'm sure you can find a place for it on your Thanksgiving table.
This version uses sourdough starter to thicken it.
You can even make your gravy in the same way.
Sourdough Apple & Cinnamon Muffins
There is something so special about the combination of apple and cinnamon - and these sourdough muffins are no different.
Fragrant, warm cinnamon makes these muffins perfect for Thanksgiving. And much like pumpkin, apples really do signify all things autumn.
Ways To Include Sourdough In Thanksgiving Celebrations
If you can't commit to a sourdough recipe for Thanksgiving, there are other ways you could include your love for sourdough into Thanksgiving celebrations.
Here are a few ideas to easily incorporate some sourdough love into this year's Thanksgiving celebrations:
- Use a batch of these sourdough cornbread muffins for some cornbread stuffing.
- Use some leftover sourdough bread to make tasty croutons for a salad.
- Add some sourdough starter to this year's Thanksgiving gravy to thicken it up.
- Use some leftover sourdough bread to make breadcrumbs and use them in stuffing, for breading chicken or even adding a crispy coating to vegetables.
- Incorporate homemade sourdough bread into this year's Thanksgiving stuffing - this is the best recipe for sourdough stuffing (or dressing).
- Why not make a batch of these Sourdough English Muffins the week before Thanksgiving and pop them in the freezer for easy breakfasts.
If you use your imagination, there's really not much that you can't add a little sourdough love to!
Thanksgiving Timelines for Sourdough Bread
When preparing for celebrations like Thanksgiving, it can sometimes be difficult to get the timing of your sourdough bread right.
If you are wanting to make a delicious sourdough bread to adorn your Thanksgiving table, you'll need to ensure that you bake it with adequate time to cool before trying to cut into it (remember that sourdough hasn't finished cooking until it's cooled to room temp).
You might want to bake your Thanksgiving sourdough bread the week before (or even longer) and then freeze it.
You can use these instructions for freezing and refreshing it ready to be served as if you baked it fresh that day.
These tips for creating a sourdough baking timeline might also help you to schedule your Thanksgiving sourdough baking more easily.
If you loved these sourdough inspired Thanksgiving ideas, you might also enjoy these recipes:
- Here are the best sourdough cracker recipes on the internet.