Southern Thanksgiving Recipes (2024)

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More than 50 Old Fashioned Southern Thanksgiving Recipes for your eyes to pour over. Southern Thanksgiving tables everywhere will be heavily stocked with many of these dishes.

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With classic southern sides and different flavors there's some of grandma's recipes in here too, naturally.

Thanksgiving is time for a bit of southern flair and extra effort. Great food, southern recipes and lots of belly-rubbing for the football game!


From sweet potatoes to potato salad and everything in-between.


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Sweet Potato Fluff

A tasty sweet potato fluff - which is a version of a sweet potato casserole, with a tasty, light and fluffy layer of toasted marshmallow on top.

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Cajun Potato Salad Recipe

This Cajun Potato Salad Recipe is a deliciously creamy, full of flavor version that is typically made to accompany a good bowl of gumbo.

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Crispy Instant Pot Potatoes

Delicious crispy Instant Pot Potatoes are a perfect side dish for any occasion. They're relatively hands off cooking that is full of flavor.

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Saltgrass Baked Potato Soup Recipe

This deliciously creamy and soul warming soup is a must during the colder months. A copycat Saltgrass Baked Potato Soup Recipe that's easy to make and tastes just like the real deal cannot be beat.

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Sweet Potato Fritter Recipe

Delicious and crispy sweet potato fritters are perfect as a snack or as a tasty side during your feast.

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Popeyes Mashed Potatoes

This copycat recipe for Popeyes Mashed Potatoes is the perfect side. Creamy, smooth and so flavorful - it'll be hard not to eat the whole bowl.

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Southern Giblet Gravy Recipe

This homestyle old fashioned gravy is heaven poured over some creamy mashed potatoes.

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Crockpot Cracker Barrel Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

These cheesy hash browns are very addictive and full of flavor.

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Loaded Green Bean Casserole

A loaded green bean casserole recipe that's easy to make and 'loaded' with tasty ingredients. Bacon, cheese, crispy fried onions, sour cream to name a few...

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Cracker Barrel Sweet Potato Casserole

One bite is never enough of this Cracker Barrel classic. The creamy sweet potatoes topped with a crispy sugar glaze is heavenly.

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Slow Cooker Roast Potatoes

These Slow Cooker Roast Potatoes are super simple and a great way to fix and leave them while you make the rest of the meal.

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Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli

Slightly crunchy and perfectly seasoned roasted potatoes and broccoli are a great side dish for Thanksgiving or even a weeknight meal.

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Instant Pot Potatoes and Carrots

Instant Pot Potatoes and Carrots are super quick and so flavorful - with the garlic, thyme and Creole seasoning really taking it up a level.

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Popeyes Cajun Fries

Delicious homemade Popeyes Cajun Fries are fluffy and soft inside and crispy and tasty outside, with a slight heat from the spice.

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Stewed Potatoes

These stewed potatoes are a classic southern old fashioned recipe - you likely saw grandma cook potatoes like this.

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Crispy Sweet Potatoes

Make those sweet potato fries nice and crispy.

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Fried Cabbage and Potatoes

A delicious southern classic of fried cabbage and potatoes that is easy, yet so satisfyingly comforting.

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An assortment of wonderful southern influenced vegetables for your feast.


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Jiffy Corn Casserole In The Crock Pot

A Jiffy Corn Casserole in the Crock Pot is a simple way to cook this tasty side dish. Deliciously flavorful and perfectly moist, it's a perfect Thanksgiving side dish.

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Smoked Asparagus

If you have a smoker use this recipe to give you the most exceptional smoked asparagus you ever ate.

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Southern Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens

Black eyed peas and collard greens are an all time southern classic. A Thanksgiving meal would not be complete without some greens.

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Air Fryer Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Did you know cooking green bean casserole in the air fryer like this could really free up space in your oven for that busy cooking day.

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Slow Cooker Baby Carrots

Delicious sweet and buttery baby carrots cooked in the slow cooker really helps free up your time in the kitchen.

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Cracker Barrel Mac and Cheese Recipe

This restaurant favorite is creamy, cheesy and the best mac and cheese you'll ever eat. No southern meal is complete without a side of this.

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Cajun Green Beans

Cajun green beans are simple, yet seasoned to perfection to really make them pop with some crispy bacon dotted throughout.

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Cranberries are a staple over Thanksgiving. Here's some ideas:


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Cranberry Apple Rice Pilaf

Delicious cranberries and tart granny apples in a simple combination of wild rice mixed with brown rice combined with crunchy chopped pecans and herbs.

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Apple Cranberry Salad

Delicious seasonal Apple Cranberry Salad, with pecans and bacon make this the perfect salad around Thanksgiving time. Perfect side dish, or maybe add leftover turkey to make this a meal unto itself.

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Cracker Barrel Kale Salad

This copycat Cracker Barrel Kale Salad recipe is super simple with four key ingredients plus a tasty sweet maple dressing.

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Cranberry Vinaigrette

Delicious Cranberry Vinaigrette, made with just a few ingredients - perfect to compliment a fall salad with a sweet and slightly tangy drizzle.

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Dried Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Making a cranberry sauce out of dried cranberries is easier than you'd think. This dried cranberry sauce recipe is easy and super tasty.

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Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

A creamy and slightly tangy cranberry pecan chicken salad that is full of fall flavors.

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Cranberry Salad

A fluffy and creamy cranberry salad full of delicious textures and flavors.

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My favorite part. Bread, stuffing, dressing... whatever your want to call it. It's all good.


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Old Fashioned Southern Ambrosia Recipe

Light and fluffy, this old fashioned classic is the perfect dessert after any special meal.

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Cajun Cornbread Dressing Recipe

An old fashioned recipe for a Southern Cornbread Dressing that has been used for generations as a Thanksgiving dressing.

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Cajun Rice Dressing

Cajun rice dressing made just like grandma made. Perfectly moist with the use of chicken gizzards and livers for added depth of flavor and texture.

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Stuffed Garlic Bread

A stuffed garlic bread recipe with simple ingredients that yields a crusty outside, soft inside loaf of cheesy, garlicky heaven.

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Garlic Butter Rolls

These Garlic Butter Rolls are the perfect dinner rolls for any occasion. Light, fluffy and coated in a delicious garlic and parsley butter.

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Slow Cooker Stuffing

Made with cut up baguette and plenty of butter and herbs - making your stuffing in the slow cooker is a great way to free up the stove or oven.

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Baked Oyster Dressing

Delicious flavors of New Orleans in this Baked Oyster Dressing. It's a southern classic recipe to its core and has all the seasoning required to make it the best dressing for Thanksgiving.

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Dutch Oven Ham

Maple mustard glazed Dutch Oven Ham is the juiciest, flavor packed ham you ever tried.

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Skillet Cornbread Recipe

This Southern Skillet Cornbread is so simple to make you'll be making it for every meal! It is such a perfect accompaniment to so many dishes - it has just the right amount of sweetness with a yummy crunchy buttery crust. A homemade cornbread recipe for everyone.

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Amish Pumpkin Bread

This Amish pumpkin bread recipe is perfectly moist with just the right amount of pumpkin pie spice to give you all the flavors of fall.

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Air Fryer Biscuits

Delicious every time - frozen biscuits in the air fryer are easy and quick. Nice and crispy/toasty on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. Air fryer biscuits are the best.

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Oh boy. The turkey. That smell on Thanksgiving when you walk into the house. It just can't be beat.


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Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Turkey Breast

Cooked low and slow with lemon juice and lemon zest, this turkey breast is a great addition to your Thanksgiving feast.

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Cajun Turkey Injection Recipe

A delicious, flavorful Cajun Turkey Injection recipe that will spice up your turkey meat in the most perfect way.

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Cajun Turkey Breast

This perfectly seasoned and moist Cajun roast turkey breast is the perfect choice for a small family meal at Thanksgiving.

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Pellet Grill Smoked Turkey

This pellet grill smoked turkey recipe yields a perfectly juicy, bursting with flavor smoked turkey that everyone will love.

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Crockpot Turkey & Dressing

Cooking your turkey recipe in the slow cooker really takes the pressure off.

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Easy Turkey Recipe

This simple turkey recipe is an old fashioned recipe that comes out perfect every time.

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Some delicious dessert ideas for your dessert table.


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No Bake Mini Pumpkin Pies

These individually portioned pumpkin pies are a no bake classic version.

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Maple Bacon Fudge

For a bite of sweet and salty, maple bacon fudge is a fall favorite in the south.

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White Pumpkin Pie

If you've not tried white pumpkins to make your pumpkin pie you're really missing out. They're a little sweeter and really give it an edge.

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Old Fashioned Chess Pie

Old Fashioned Chess Pie is a tasty custard filled pie crust with a delicious layer of toasted cornmeal on top.

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Grandma's Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

My grandma's sweet potato pie has been the best since I remember. We make it her way for every Thanksgiving dinner, the old fashioned recipes are the best.

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Southern No Bake Banana Pudding Recipe

A deliciously creamy and rich southern banana pudding that is simple to put together but hard to stop eating.

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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

A no bake pumpkin cheesecake recipe that adds a slight twist to this version of a fall classic.

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Cracker Barrel Fried Apples Recipe

Fried apples can be a dessert, or served alongside the turkey.

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Louisiana Crunch Cake

In Louisiana this is a classic special occasion dessert, perfect for Thanksgiving.

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Pumpkin Spice Macarons

Macarons are a solid favorite for a lot of people. These pumpkin spice ones are a cute little bite for after you finish your turkey.

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Country Apple Pie Recipe

Apple Pie is a southern masterpiece. It's an American tradition and apples are abundant for Thanksgiving.

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Old Fashioned Pecan Pie

What would Thanksgiving be without a slice of Pecan Pie at the end of your meal.

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Pumpkin Spice Donut Recipe

These donuts are made from pumpkins and filled with fall spices.

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Amish Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This famous Amish Pumpkin Pie will have you reaching for a second slice every time. It's creamy, with an awesome mouth-feel.

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Nutella Trifle

Whoever thought of using Nutella in trifle is a genius. They must be from the south!

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Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe with Pie Crust

The best peach cobbler recipe and is a great dessert for ending the summer - peaches are still in the stores and a peach cobbler is a great Thanksgiving dessert.

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No Bake Cherry Pie With Graham Cracker Crust

An easy cherry pie made with just a handful of ingredients.

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Southern Lemon Pie Recipe

Lemon pie is another southern classic that is easier to make than you'd think.

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Amish Peanut Butter Pie

This peanut butter pie, made famous by the Amish, is pure heaven on a plate.

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