The Best Southern Thanksgiving Recipes

The Best Southern Thanksgiving Recipes

Can you believe that it’s almost time for Thanksgiving, while it may have felt like summer just ended yesterday, Thanksgiving is almost here! The South is known for so many delicious comfort food recipes that are both sweet and delicious. After all, no one talks about all those delicious northern recipes now do they? If you are looking to make a southern inspired Thanksgiving this year, I’ve got you covered with the Best Southern Thanksgiving Recipes!

All of these southern Thanksgiving recipes will help you create a hearty and delicious meal right there on your dinner table for Thanksgiving. Here are the best southern Thanksgiving recipes that you’ve got to try this year.

Southern Chicken and Cornbread Dressing   by FGF

You can always made this for Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings, It is so full of chicken that you can eat it as a meal by itself. It’s well worth it and makes a BUNCH so you can feed a crowd..!


homemade sweet potato pie topped with toasted meringue


Sweet Potato Pie with Toasted Marshmallow Meringue by THE SOCCER MOM BLOG

A perfect accompaniment to Thanksgiving dinner or as a fall treat. It tastes just like toasted marshmallows, it’s pretty easy to make! This is sure to be a hit with your Thanksgiving feast..!


gluten-free macaroni and cheese in a blue bowl with a casserole dish in the background


Gluten-Free Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese by Mama KNOWS GLUTEN FREE

The best gluten-free mac and cheese baked to perfection in just 20 minutes. Something which is quite magical in this recipe is the turning off yellow powder into a yummy cheesy sauce.


sweet potato casserole in baking dish


Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole by EATING on a DIME

This Sweet potato and apple casserole is the perfect side dish! You will love this flavor packed recipe as part of your holiday menu.



Turnip Greens with Caramelized Vidalia Onions by FGF

This recipe allows for the greens to retain their texture and color while packing a flavorful punch. Give it a must try and you will love the bitter and tart combination.



Slow Cooker Turkey Breast by Southern Plate

Incredibly tender and moist turkey is easy as can be with the help of your slow cooker (also known as crock pot)! Just toss it in and set the table.

Easy Jiffy Mix Corn Pudding Recipe

Easy Jiffy Mix Corn Pudding Recipe by FGF

Easy recipe with a can of Jiffy Cornbread mix and some other ingredients. Not only is this dish easy to prepare, it’s also very affordable.

sausage gravy and biscuits on blueish-teal plate


Sausage and Gravy Biscuits by LOVE BAKES GOOD CAKES

One of the great things about this recipe is it is a great base so you can experiment with adding sage, hot sauce, or whatever you like to change it up a bit. Comfort food at its best!


Pecan Pie Recipe


Pecan Pie  by Southern Plate

Pecan pie is one of our all time favorites…! its been perfect every single time. Although I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss those good old days of Mama dishing pie out into a bowl LOL.


how to make Cornbread Dressing


Southern Cornbread Dressing by HOME MADE INTEREST

This old fashioned recipe is super easy to make and it’s my absolute favorite Thanksgiving side dish. It is a blend of Southern cornbread (no sugar!) and biscuits, baked together with broth, celery, onion, and poultry seasoning to make a moist, delicious dish.




Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows by boulder locavore

Love it or loathe it, there is always someone at the Thanksgiving dinner wants it! Thanksgiving doesn’t seem complete without Sweet Potato Casserole.


green bean casserole on plate with crispy topping


Green Bean Casserole with Corn Flake Crust  by Granny’s in the Kitchen

Swiss Green Bean Casserole is another holiday side dish that is a family favorite and one that we’ve been making and serving for over 30 years. It’s an amazing combination!


Cheese Grits


Cheese Grits by Two Sleevers

If you’ve never had Cheese Grits, you’re truly missing out on a southern classic! These savory morsels are sure to become part of your regular breakfast after you’ve tried them.


homemade broccoli and cheese casserole in red serving dish


Broccoli Cheese Casserole by Granny’s in the Kitchen

This broccoli cheese casserole is hands-down the most requested side dish for our holiday meals. If you’re looking for the perfect vegetable side for your next holiday meal, I just know you’ll love this one too!


Candied Yams in a blue dish with a wooden spoon.



This candied sweet potatoes recipe is easy and delicious! This candied yams recipe is the easiest way to make a classic holiday side dish. Put this amazing recipe together for Thanksgiving or Christmas.


A piece of bread on a plate, with Cornbread and Butter


Easy Cornbread by Spaceships Laser Beams

it is a fast, made from scratch bread that goes well with so many main dishes. One that everyone at the table is sure to love.




Creamed Corn by boulder locavore

The classic side dish is packed with whole kernel corn in delicious buttery creamy sauce you’ll love. Perfect for easy meals and a Thanksgiving recipe too.


homemade biscuits with butter on white plate


Super Easy Homemade Biscuit by the Happier homemaker

This quick biscuit recipe makes a soft, buttery biscuit perfect for topping with butter, jam, or serving on the side of your favorite meal, no biscuit cutter required!


a basket full of fried hushpuppies with one cut in half.


The Crispiest Homemade Hush Puppies by baking beauty

These hushpuppies are super crunchy on the outside, yet light and fluffy on the inside. This restaurant appetizer can easily be made at home in no time flat.


Easy Low Carb Keto Creamed Spinach Recipe with Cream Cheese - How to make creamed spinach in 15 minutes! This easy, low carb keto creamed spinach recipe with cream cheese needs just a few common ingredients. Detail: easy-low-carb-keto-creamed-spinach-recipe-with-cream-cheese-4


Easy Low Carb Keto Creamed Spinach by Wholesome Yum

Creamed spinach is a classic side dish popular for the holidays and at steakhouses.


Slow Cooker Corn Casserole


Easy Crock Pot Corn Casserole by Mom endeavors

Creamy and delicious, this easy crock pot corn casserole is the BEST side dish recipe! It’s especially great at family gatherings for the holidays as it makes the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter!



Southern Squash Au Gratin by FGF

Squash Casserole is an essential dish for family meals, holidays and more. Topped with a buttery cracker topping, this squash casserole recipe is a delicious all-time favorite!


sweet potato casserole with pecan topping


Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans by Granny’s in the Kitchen

No holiday dinner would be complete in our household without this classic sweet potato casserole with pecan topping.


mashed potatoes with butter, made in slow cooker


Easy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes by The Soccer Mom Blog

Rich, buttery and SO easy to make! Once you try these awesome Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes you’ll never go back to making them the “old” way!

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