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Southern Style Thanksgiving Recipes

Southern Style Thanksgiving Recipes are essential for any holiday meal! The typical southern thanksgiving dinner has any or all of these recipes below!

The true southern way is to have a table filled with food and recipes that have been passed down through generations.

Southern Thanksgiving tables are filled with amazing flavors that have been cooked for a long time, and no thanksgiving day is complete without them!

A full collection of Thanksgiving recipes can be found on the internet, hailing from the southern states! If you’re craving southern food, this post has you covered!

If you’re nervous about hosting Thanksgiving, check out this How to Guide for Surviving Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

traditional thanksgiving dressing recipe

Grandma’s Thanksgiving Dressing – One of the best recipes I have on my website! It goes viral year after year! And it’s the soul food recipe you’re craving as part of your Thanksgiving spread. It completes every turkey dinner!

Grandma's Roast Turkey

Grandma’s Roasted Turkey – this is the ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey! It’s the classic recipe fit for any Thanksgiving menu.

the best mashed potatoes for thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes – these decadent mashed potatoes are filled with butter, cream, and sour cream! The tangy hit that every traditional recipe needs!

homemade gravy for thanksgiving

Thanksgiving isn’t complete without this creamy and rich brown gravy. This homemade gravy recipe is made from scratch and can be made with or without drippings!

homemade 3-ingredient cranberry sauce

Canned cranberry sauce is okay. But this homemade 3 ingredient cranberry sauce is so much better! Orange juice, sugar, and fresh cranberries make any holiday dinner better!

balsamic brown sugar bacon brussels sprouts

Balsamic Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts – these are the most delectable thing! Crispy and roasted to perfection. Sticky and tangy from the brown sugar and balsamic glaze. And, of course the best way to make anything better, is BACON!

Spoonful of Pineapple Cheese Casserole

Pineapple Cheese Casserole This is one of those southern recipes that is a “must-have” with your southern-style thanksgiving. It’s pineapple, cheddar cheese, sugar, and flour mixed together. Top it all off with buttery crackers and bake until it’s golden brown and delicious! For me, it’s the best part of any big meal!

Classic Southern Side Dish Ideas

traditional sweet potato casserole recipe

Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe made with smooth and creamy mashed sweet potatoes and topped with brown sugar, pecans, and gooey mini marshmallows. Everyone’s favorite sweet and savory sweet potato side dish and a must-have on any Thanksgiving table.

old-fashioned cornbread dressing

This Old-Fashioned Cornbread Dressing is the mouthwatering delicious Southern side dish you need for the holidays. With a tender buttermilk cornbread base, this classic dressing is stuffed with apples, sausage, and fresh sage to make the most flavorful dressing you’ve ever tasted!

southern baked macaroni and cheese

Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese, also called soul food mac and cheese, is the ultimate comfort food. Creamy, rich, ooey-gooey, super cheesy, with those crispy browned cheese edges…no one can resist perfectly baked mac and cheese.

the best squash casserole

Enjoy authentic southern comfort food with the Best Squash Casserole ever! There’s NO condensed soup in this delicious recipe!

southern corn pudding

Southern Corn Pudding recipe is pure comfort food, perfect to accompany your traditional Thanksgiving recipes. It’s also quick to put together making it easy to double up on for your seasonal crowd of eaters!

southern-style green beans in the instant pot

Southern-style green beans taste like they’ve cooked all day when it only takes minutes in the Instant Pot!

classic southern candied yams

This recipe for Classic Southern Candied Yams has been one of my family’s favorite thanksgiving side dishes for generations. A super easy recipe sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, fresh sweet potatoes are chopped up, coated in a sweet and rich brown sugar mixture, then baked until candied and sitting in a buttery syrup that you won’t mind having touch the baked mac and cheese.

southern collard greens recipe with bacon

Southern Collard Greens Recipe with Bacon – one of the quintessential southern sides you have to have on your table for any meal! Nothing beats this popular side dish! And while it’s part of every thanksgiving feast in the south, they’re delicious any night of the week!

french's green bean casserole

French’s Green Bean Casserole is a classic for a reason! Cream of mushroom soup, green beans, and crispy fried onions is the ultimate perfect side dish!

southern cornbread dressing

Southern Cornbread Dressing is a must-make for any southern Thanksgiving. As a bonus, it freezes well and can be enjoyed for other meals after the holidays.

Bread Ideas

sweet potato biscuits with honey butter

Old Fashioned Homemade Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter is pillowy soft and buttery. They go perfectly with the warm flavors of fall.

Texas Roadhouse Copycat Rolls

You can’t have a real Thanksgiving dinner without dinner rolls! Give these Texas Roadhouse Rolls a try!

Dessert Table Ideas for your Thanksgiving Meal

The best recipe for pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Pie – This pumpkin pie is the absolute best recipe for pumpkin pie. It’s a classic with a creamy pumpkin center filled with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spices that make your kitchen smell like Fall and is perfect for the holiday season.

the best peach cobbler recipe

This is one of the best peach cobbler recipes you’ll ever find. Made simply and easily using canned peaches and a delicious golden brown crust, it’s the perfect comfort food ending to any meal.

old fashioned pecan pie recipe

Old Fashioned Pecan Pie – Such a classic that is a must-have and for good reason! Georgia pecans are the real thing, and take any pie crust over the top!

southern pumpkin chess pie

This classic Southern Pumpkin Chess Pie is ready for fall (and Thanksgiving!) with the addition of pumpkin.

southern sweet potato pie

Sweet Potato Pie – The real deal. The classic. This old-fashioned southern sweet potato pie recipe is a piece of my childhood made by both my mama and grandma. Made with simple ingredients, this is the best sweet potato pie recipe you will ever have grace your holiday tables.

banana pudding for thanksgiving dessert

This easy recipe for Banana Pudding is extra delicious with cream cheese, Chessman cookies, French vanilla pudding mix, and lots of sweet, ripe banana slices.

So, tell me, which southern-style thanksgiving recipes you’re going to make!

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