Make Thanksgiving Breakfast Memorable (and easy) with These Super Cute Turkey Cinnamon Rolls

If you’ve come here looking for something cute to serve on Thanksgiving morning look no further! These Turkey Cinnamon Rolls would be great to serve kids and adults {there’s bacon so that pretty much makes them perfect!}.

Turkey Cinnamon RollsThanksgiving morning breakfast - Turkey Cinnamon Rolls on a plate

I found this recipe on Pinterest – it’s from Pillsbury – I so wish this was my idea but it wasn’t so I’ll give credit where credit is due.Ingredients for turkey cinnamon rolls including cinnamon rolls, candy, bacon, and pretzel sticksI altered mine a bit only because I had a package of Cinnamon Rolls Cinnabon already on hand.  The original recipe calls for Grands so that would definitely make for a bigger turkey.

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Thanksgiving Breakfast – Turkey Cinnamon Rolls

Thanksgiving Breakfast – Turkey Cinnamon Rolls

Super Cute Turkey Cinnamon Rolls - Perfect for Thanksgiving Morning and Easy to Make with Ready-Made Cinnamon Rolls and pre-cooked Bacon

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes


  • 1 can (17.5 ounce) Pillsbury Grands - as I stated above, I used regular Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls (Cinnabon)
  • 10 slices of bacon - I cheated 😉 and used the pre-cooked bacon
  • 5 candy corns
  • 5 red mini candies - It was Halloween, I used red Skittles
  • 10 candy eyeballs
  • 15 mini pretzel sticks, cut in half


Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pop open rolls and set icing aside.

Separate dough into rolls and place about 3 inches apart on baking sheet.

Unroll each roll about 1 inch and tuck dough into roll to create neck of turkey (that's a gizzard, right?).

Bake according to directions on package, until light golden brown.

Remove from cookie sheet and cool on cooling rack for 5 minutes.

Cook bacon (or heat up in the microwave if it's pre-cooked) and drain on paper towel-lined paper plate.

Cut slices in half and tuck into the outer roll. I used a butter knife to gently tuck mine down in a bit. They'll fan up like tail feathers.

Drizzle icing on top of rolls and while still moist, add eyeballs, candy corn and red candy.

Before serving place halved pretzel sticks beneath each turkey to resemble feet. If you have any icing left, you can use that to hold the pretzels in place underneath the cinnamon rolls.


Adapted from Pillsbury

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1054Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 1828mgCarbohydrates: 206gFiber: 3gSugar: 116gProtein: 20g

 These are not the prettiest but they are cute in a googly awkward kind of way!

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