If You’re Looking For An Alternative To Thanksgiving Rolls, Try These Herb Popovers

Serving multiple forms of bread is not only acceptable on Thanksgiving, it’s encouraged. If you’re looking for an alternative, or perhaps a supplement to classic rolls, consider adding these popovers to the menu. This simple recipe makes a show-stopping side dish for any holiday meal. Unlike other Thanksgiving sides in the bread category, these popovers require no drying, soaking, or proofing. 



  • • 1½ cups all-purpose flour 
  • • 1½ teaspoons salt 
  • • 2 teaspoons thyme, chopped 
  • • 2 teaspoons parsley, chopped 
  • • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 
  • • 3 eggs, at room temperature 
  • • 1½ cups milk, at room temperature 



  • • Pre-heat oven to 425˚F. 
  • • When the oven is warm, place the popover or muffin tray in it to warm up; this will help the popovers get a better rise. 
  • • While the popover tray is warming, place the all-purpose flour, thyme, parsley, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl and whisk together. 
  • • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs until they are frothy, about 1 minute. 
  • • Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until the mixture is the consistency of heavy cream. It’s okay if the batter has some lumps. 
  • • Pour the batter into a measuring cup. 
  • • Carefully remove the tray from the oven and spray with non-stick spray. Fill each popover/muffin slot with batter, about ¾ of the way to the top. 
  • • Bake popovers for about 20 minutes, and then reduce temperature to 325˚F and continue to bake for another 10 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Serve warm.


Serves: 4