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A traditional southern Thanksgiving menu makes my mouth water! Thanksgiving is one of the most celebrated traditions in America and one of the most anticipated holidays in our house! Each year we host a Thanksgiving dinner for our family and then the very next day we do it again at my moms house and call that Friendsgiving.
When it comes to the turkey and sides we have the MOST traditional southern thanksgiving menu. My mom and dad are from the south. Roots from Jackson, Tennessee and Dothan, Alabama so when they moved west 30 years ago to put down roots here in Phoenix they brought with them aalllll of those southern dishes.
Today I have a round up of the most delicious recipes from around the net and some of my very own recipes too. Most of them I’ve tried and others just look too good not to share! Enjoy them and I hope you have a blessed southern Thanksgiving!
Traditional Southern Thanksgiving Menu
- Herbed Roasted Turkey
- Baked Mac and Cheese
- Candied Yams
- Collard Greens
- Deviled Eggs
- Mashed Potatoes
- Cornbread Dressing
- Creamed Corn
- Dinner Rolls
- Pecan Pie
- Apple Pie
- Sweet Potato Pie
- Red Velvet Cake
I’ve made a version of this turkey for the last few years. It’s all about the buttermilk brine and Divas can Cook gets it SO right.
Mac and Cheese
Never tried this recipe but I just had to share. The cheese mixture looks amazing! Plus if it aint burnt a little on top then it just aint right! For the recipe click here.
Another goody from Divas Can Cook. Simple Candied Yams.
Greens are another thing that are a must when it comes to Thanksgiving. Make them the right way and you will forget your even eating a vegetable! Learn how to make collard green here.
My parents LOVE pecan pie. Me. Not so much. But its always there. Every Thanksgiving. So I just could skip it! Paula Deen adds chocolate to this one.
We usually open a can of crescent rolls for our dinner. But these rolls right here?! Ohhhh, they look divine and worth the extra effort!
Every good Southern Thanksgiving Menu should include a nice bowl of gravy to cover all your favorites! Eggs and giblets are a must!
My Other Favorites:
Did I miss something? What southern sides are a must at your Thanksgiving every year?