Southern Thanksgiving Menu

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!

Southern Thanksgiving Menu

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
  • Gravy
  • Pecan Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Red Velvet Cake


Thanksgiving Turkey

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.

Candied Yams


Another goody from Divas Can Cook. Simple Candied Yams.


Collard Greens

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.

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pies

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.

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Please don’t leave out the deviled eggs. It’s just not right. Add a little paprika to these and you got yourself a winner. Plus aren’t they pretty? Get the recipe here at She Wears Many Hats! 



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! 


Southern Dressing

Divas Can Cook Dressing 

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes


Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese! Yes Please! Another one by Divas Can Cook! 




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:

Sweet Potato Pie

Apple Pie

Chocolate Cake 

Did I miss something? What southern sides are a must at your Thanksgiving every year?

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  1. I’m a Texas girl and reading your post made my mouth water! It also has me headed to Divas Can Cook’s site to check them out! Thanks for building anticipation for one of my favorite holidays and a meal I can almost taste!

  2. So glad I found this site. I love cooking and everything looks so delsih. thanks for sharing. Followed on pinterest and like on FB.

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