Thanksgiving wouldn’t give you the warm fuzzy feeling without the classics. Please enjoy these: The best 20 southern Thanksgiving recipes…


1-The Perfect Roast Turkey

  • The best turkey recipe is one that can be completed by a first-timer with little to no stress. The best roast turkey recipe is perfectly seasoned and is crispy on the outside while still being juicy on the inside. If you follow my steps for the best turkey recipe you won’t go wrong.

From: TheMelroseFamily




2-Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Pecan Streusel


Everyone goes crazy for this Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows and Streusel! Mashed sweet potatoes topped with toasted marshmallows and a brown sugar-cinnamon-pecan streusel. The perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or any holiday celebration.

From: CelebratingSweets

3-Apple Pie Cake

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Sometimes you want cake and sometimes you want pie. My Apple Pie Cake is both, making it a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table.

From: BettyCrocker

4-Mashed Potato Green Bean Casserole

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Mashed Potato Green Bean Casserole is a delicious combination of two of my favorite Thanksgiving sides. On the bottom, a creamy layer of mashed potatoes covered by a cheesy green bean casserole. Each one tastes incredible on its own, but even better when combined into one extraordinary side.

From: SpicySouthernKitchen

5-Southern Black Eyed Peas

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Ain’t nothing better than a plate of soulful black-eyed peas over rice, served with cornbread, and collard greens! Oh my goodness. I absolutely love it. I swear my mom made the best black eyed peas. Her recipe was pretty simple. She used smoked ham hocks, onions, and seasoned the black-eyed peas with seasoning salt, and a few other spices. She never went overboard with it. She kept her recipe simple. I’m the same way!

From: IHeartRecipes

6-Applewood Smoked Turkey

Applewood Smoked Turkey

So here’s the deal. I smoked a turkey breast for time-intensive reasons and in hopes of not wasting any food. I HATE wasting food. This was not an issue considering we took down this turkey in a matter of days – just the two of us.

From: HowSweetEats

7-Old-Fashioned Gibley Gravy

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This is a classic old-fashioned Southern-style giblet gravy made with the addition of hard-boiled eggs. If you like an egg-free gravy, feel free to omit the hard-boiled eggs. Use this recipe to make a delicious gravy to go with your chicken, Cornish game hens, or roasted turkey.

From: TheSpruceEats

8-Southern Milk & Honey Corn On The Cob

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This recipe for Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob will be one of the best corn on the cob recipes you will have ever try this season hands down; made with delicious Florida sweet corn, simmered slowly in whole milk, organic honey, unsalted butter, and seasoned to perfection with Cajun spices, kosher salt, and freshly ground peppercorns. So darn good you won’t even bother with extra butter or salt.

From: TheMcCallumsShamrockPatch

9-Southern Potato Salad

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Good old fashioned southern potato salad. Sounds good right? Well, I figure I’d get on here and share my version for southern style potato salad before barbecue season hits next month. Besides, y’all have been requesting it for quite some time now. Believe it or not, I actually posted a potato salad recipe a few years ago. However, since then I have changed a couple of ingredients, and I’ve also changed a few of the preparation steps. Let me tell you how I make my southern style potato salad!

From: IHeartRecipes

10-Bourbon Pecan Pie

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This is a classic and simple recipe given a Southern kick with a little bourbon. The alcohol will evaporate when you bake the pie, and you’re left with a richly flavored, gooey dessert, intensely sweet with a baseline of vanilla. You do need both light and dark corn syrup for this — using only one or the other will change the pie’s flavor.

From: CookingNYTimes

11-Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

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Skipped the canned cream corn this year and make it from scratch right in the crockpot – it’s so rich and creamy and unbelievably easy to make with just 5 ingredients!

From: DamnDelicious

12-Southern Broccoli Casserole

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Mashed Potato Green Bean Casserole is a delicious combination of two of my favorite Thanksgiving sides. On the bottom, a creamy layer of mashed potatoes covered by a cheesy green bean casserole. Each one tastes incredible on its own, but even better when combined into one extraordinary side.

From: SpicySouthernKitchen

13-Classic, Southern Sweet Potato Pie


Never a fan of pumpkin pie, this sweet potato pie was a revelation. It was lighter yet creamier than its pumpkin cousin, with a heavy dose of vanilla and subtle spices. Beyond tasting better, sweet potato pie is easier to bake. It doesn’t require cooking the filling, as the sweet potatoes are fully baked in advance, and the pie crust doesn’t require blind baking.

From: TheKitchn

14- Southern-Style Green Beans with Potatoes & Bacon


Tender green beans, baby potatoes, smoky bacon, and sweet onions are perfectly combined in this irresistibly classic southern side dish.

From: BarefeetInTheKitchen

15- Southern Pecan Pie


This southern pecan pie recipe is made with karo syrup, toasted pecans, and a store-bought crust. you’re gonna love this old-fashioned pecan pie.

From: IHeartRecipes

16- Sweet Potato Pie


17-Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding


We had a great time doing some of our favorite Charlotte activities (i.e. walking on the greenway, eating at yummy restaurants, etc.) I couldn’t leave him without some dessert though, and being the banana pudding fanatic he is, I chose to make him one of his favorites!

From: TarHeelTasteBud

18- Southern-Style Cornbread Dressing


Everything I know about cornbread dressing — and Thanksgiving — I learned from my mother, which she, in turn, learned from her mother. It is a long line of resourceful Southern cooks, and I trust them with this important meal completely. The secret?

From: TheKitchn

19- Sweet Corn Spoonbread


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From: SouthernBite

20- Southern Fried Okra

Southern Fried Okra

I like to buy the small okra pods and slice it fairly thin. Most of the time I just slice it and toss it in cornmeal. This time I decided to soak the okra in buttermilk and then toss it in cornmeal. It was like little cornbread nuggets with yummy okra inside. It was absolutely delicious!

From: PlainChicken

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