02/21/2015 07:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

6 Warm, Fresh-Baked Breads That Steal The Spotlight

These warm, fresh-baked breads and biscuits make a delicious addition to any meal -- don't be surprised if they upstage everything else on the table!

1. Rosemary Focaccia


Expecting company? Focaccia is a flavorful and easy-to-make Italian flat bread that feeds a crowd. This classic version is topped with coarse salt and fresh rosemary but other toppings can be added, such as thinly sliced tomatoes, olives or grated cheese, to name just a few. Enjoy it warm out of the oven with Italian favorites, like Pasta e Fagioli or Fettucini Bolognese. Leftovers are delicious sliced for sandwiches. GET THE RECIPE

2. Homemade Naan


Naan is a soft and pillowy Indian-style flatbread traditionally made in a tandoor, or cylindrical clay oven. Believe it or not, it's easy to make at home -- all you need is a cast iron skillet or non-stick pan. Serve it with soup or Indian-style curry dishes for soaking up the sauce. GET THE RECIPE

3. Savory Cornbread with Cheddar and Thyme


This Northern-style cornbread has great flavor from the addition of corn, cheddar cheese and fresh thyme. Serve it with Texas-style Beef Chili for a hearty, comforting meal. GET THE RECIPE

4. Irish-American Soda Bread


Known in Ireland as a Spotted Dog or Railway Cake, Irish soda bread is a simple table bread leavened with baking soda, generously "spotted" with currants and caraway seeds. This Irish-American version is a touch sweet, so serve it as you would cornbread -- for breakfast, a snack or a side dish. GET THE RECIPE

5. Buttermilk Biscuits


With a fluffy inside and a toasty crust, these rich and buttery biscuits are the best to ever come out of my oven. They're easy to make: you can throw the dough together in ten minutes and enjoy the biscuits with your meal less than fifteen minutes later. GET THE RECIPE

6. Sweet Potato Biscuits


These fluffy sweet potato biscuits, adapted from Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, can be served for breakfast or dinner. They're especially delicious slathered with sweet homemade honey butter. GET THE RECIPE