This best Southern Thanksgiving menu is a perfect Thanksgiving spread. It has all of the Southern comfort foods that you and your family members will love.
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Thanksgiving is about spending time together as a family, so why not sit down together and watch some of the best family Thanksgiving movies? Everyone can dish up their favorite pie and enjoy a fun movie night with family.
A typical Southern Thanksgiving dinner is full of classic recipes with delicious flavors. You will typically see mac and cheese, cranberry sauce, banana pudding, and a savory sweet potato side dish.
We have the best recipes for Southern food for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. These Southern recipes include some of our favorite sides and plenty of desserts for the dessert table.
Whether the South is your home or you are traveling there from our Thanksgiving vacation ideas, there is something for everyone.
Why you should make these recipes
- It is the perfect way to try out Southern cuisine
- Soul food recipes make for great Thanksgiving food
- Your guests will beg for these recipes because they are so good
Texas Roadhouse Sweet Potato Casserole Copycat
This Texas Roadhouse sweet potato casserole copycat recipe has a sugared pecan topping that is absolutely amazing! It is pretty simple to make and so filling. It’s sure to become a family and especially, Thanksgiving dinner favorite.
Gluten Free Corn Casserole
Gluten free corn casserole is the perfect sweet yet slightly salty side dish. It is cozy, comforting and so easy to make!
Old Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Southern baked candied yams are a classic southern dish that is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table. Fork tender sweet potatoes chopped up and baked in the oven covered in a buttery, spiced brown sugar glaze. This soul food style recipe is a holiday tradition that's been in my family for generations!
Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Creamy baked southern-style macaroni and cheese, a cheesy baked casserole and soul food classic.
Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes (No Drain!)
This quick and easy no drain recipe for Instant Pot mashed potatoes is garlicky, creamy and straight up delicious! Whether you're cooking a Thanksgiving feast or just a meal for yourself, this recipe is a showstopper!
- Southern Baked Mac n Cheese
- Corn Succotash
- Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans
- Green Chili Cornbread Casserole
- Corn Souffle
- Southern Cornbread Dressing
- How to Prepare the Best Make Ahead Sweet Potato Casserole: Ruth Chris Recipe
Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Dressing Recipe
Southern Cornbread Dressing
This Southern Cornbread Dressing is a comforting side dish for your holiday meal. Made with simple ingredients and baked; it’s moist, delicious and so easy to make.
Succotash – A Thanksgiving Classic
This colorful veggie loaded platter is perfect to balance out those carbs at your Thanksgiving table. Yes, this is one of the earliest Thanksgiving classics. If there is a side dish that evokes Americana even before organized America existed, it’s Succotash!!
Southern Sweet Potato Pie
This Southern Sweet Potato Pie recipe is similar to pumpkin pie, only better. Unlike pumpkin pie, which is usually served in fall, you can enjoy this silky-smooth southern sweet potato pie recipe any time of the year!
Southern Brown Sugar Pie Recipe
If you have never tried Southern Brown Sugar Pie, you are in for a treat! It’s an easy pie that’s full of rich, brown sugar flavor!
Corn Pudding Casserole
This homemade Corn Pudding recipe is a family favorite! Made without corn muffin mix, this creamy corn casserole is naturally gluten free. It is an easy side dish perfect for holiday dinners and weeknight suppers alike!
- Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie
- Creamy, Cheesy Southern Cabbage Casserole
- Cracker Barrel Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
- Jiffy Cornbread Dressing
- Chocolate Chess Pie
- Gluten Free Southern Cornbread Stuffing
- Pimento Mac and Cheese
This traditional southern cornbread dressing is a must-have for Thanksgiving! It features homemade cornbread with celery, onion, chicken stock, and fresh sage. It's a holiday classic and a true crowd-pleaser.
Crack Green Beans
This Crack Green Beans recipe is a lighter version of Southern smothered green beans. Canned green beans are baked in the most delicious, sweet and savory sauce made with soy sauce, maple syrup and butter topped with crisp bacon. It's an absolutely perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner side that disappears in minutes!
Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing
Ditch regular stuffing and try gluten free cornbread stuffing for a new holiday staple. Tender cornbread is mixed with Italian sausage, savory vegetables, and aromatic spices, making for an unforgettable flavor and texture. Serve it alongside holiday classics like turkey, ham, or roasts.
Southern Squash Casserole
Southern Squash Casserole is a comforting side dish casserole, often served during the holidays, with tender, cooked yellow squash, onions, sour cream, and cheddar cheese topped with crushed buttery crackers.
Chicken and Dressing
Chicken and Dressing is the southern classic to serve for Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holiday dinners. A tried and true family recipe that is moist and delicious and full of flavor.
- Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing
- Best Southern Style Green Beans with Bacon
- Cheese Pudding
- Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Pudding
- Classic Southern Deviled Eggs
- Southern Chicken and Dressing Recipe
Paula Deen Green Bean Casserole
Get ready for this delicious, traditional Southern Style, made from scratch Paula Deen Green Bean Casserole recipe. This is the best classic side dish made with fresh green beans, french fried onions, fresh mushrooms, and topped with a cheesy layer.
Easy Pecan Pie Without Corn Syrup
This Easy Pecan Pie without corn syrup is hands-down our FAVORITE PIE EVER and a must at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Includes tips for pecan pie problems!
Classic Deviled Eggs
These Classic Deviled Eggs use just a few simple ingredients for the perfect flavor combination. They make a great addition to your holiday meal.
Emerils Baked Oyster Dressing
Baked Oyster Dressing is one of our family favorites for Thanksgiving. It's a copycat recipe from Emeril Lagasse and it has all the flavors of New Orleans and has a permanent place at our Thanksgiving table.
Southern Broccoli Casserole
Southern Broccoli Casserole: This simple recipe uses everyday ingredients and has an unbelievable flavor, using Cheez-It® crackers, shredded sharp cheddar, and cream of chicken soup!
- Southern Instant Pot Collard Greens
- Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Pudding
- Easy Gluten Free Creamed Corn Recipe
- Simply Southern Sweet Potato Pie
- Aunt Betty's Famous Ham Dressing
- Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole (Easy, Gluten-Free, & Dairy-Free)
These stuffing balls are perfect for a holiday side dish as everyone gets their own serving! They are one of my most popular recipes with readers because they are simply so delicious. I promise these will become one Thanksgiving recipe you'll come back to year after year.
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
This pumpkin mac and cheese is going to become your favorite side dish! This version is smothered in a creamy pumpkin cheese sauce with a touch of sage. It’s topped with breadcrumbs and baked to golden brown perfection.
- Southern Broccoli Casserole
- Best Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
- Sweet Potato Casserole (with Marshmallows)
- Easy Classic Southern Brown Sugar Pie
- Rich & Custardy Easy Corn Pudding Recipe
- Southern Mac and Cheese
- Mini Sweet Potato Cakes with Sticky Caramel Sauce
- Southern Green Bean Casserole
- Crockpot Collard Greens Recipe
- Smoked Mac and Cheese
- Kentucky Hot Brown Boxtys with White Cheddar Sauce
- Easy Homemade Gravy
- Silky Vegan Mac and Cheese
We hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!