Southern Thanksgiving Recipes For The Home
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30 Best Southern Thanksgiving Recipes For The Home: Easy to do

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Thanksgiving wouldn’t give you the warm fuzzy feeling without the classics. Please enjoy these 30 southern Thanksgiving recipes… It’s Thanksgiving time again and I’m very excited to be meeting up with my whole family and celebrating. Everyone brings their own side dishes and taking a look before dinner is called is truly something to behold. Filling up on food on Thanksgiving is always a must but what if you could do it and still be healthy as well?

 

 

Southern Thanksgiving Recipes For The Home

I’ve found 30 southern of the healthiest side dishes to take to your Thanksgiving feast this year. Not only are these recipes healthy, but they taste great as well. Also, don’t forget to follow Karluci Health on Pinterest for more great ideas and recipes. Please help us share these ideas by pinning them to your Thanksgiving board!

 

Southern Fried Okra

Southern Fried Okra recipe

From: PlainChicken

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!

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Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Pecan Streusel

Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Pecan Streusel

From: CelebratingSweets

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.

Get the full recipe here.

 

 Southern Potato Salad

Southern Potato Salad Recipe

From: IHeartRecipes

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!

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Mashed Potato Green Bean Casserole

Mashed Potato Green Bean Casserole Recipe

From: SpicySouthernKitchen

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.

Get the full recipe here.

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Bourbon Pecan Pie recipe

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.

Get the full recipe here.

 

 Easy Garlic & Herb Roasted Turkey

Easy Garlic & Herb Roasted Turkey

From: NeighborFoodBlog

This is a no-tears, no-fuss Easy Garlic and Herb Roasted Turkey recipe. Read on to find out how to roast a turkey without losing your mind!

Get the full recipe here.

 

The Perfect Roast Turkey

The Perfect Roast Turkey

From: TheMelroseFamily

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.

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Apple Pie Cake

Apple Pie Cake Recipe

From: BettyCrocker

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.

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 Southern Black Eyed Peas

Southern Black Eyed Peas Recipe

From: IHeartRecipes

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. I’m the same way!

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Applewood Smoked Turkey

Applewood Smoked Turkey Recipe

From: HowSweetEats

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.

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 Old-Fashioned Gibley Gravy

Old-Fashioned Gibley Gravy recipes

 

From: TheSpruceEats

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.

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 Southern Milk & Honey Corn On The Cob

Southern Milk & Honey Corn On The Cob Recipe for thanksgiving

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.

Get the full recipe here.

 

Southern-Style Cabbage

Southern-Style Cabbage Recipe

From: GeniusKitchen

This is how I got my children to like cabbage. It is a simple recipe. It came from an old magazine clipping, do not remember which one. We usually have cornbread on the side with rice and sausage.

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Parmesan-Butternut Squash Gratin

Parmesan-Butternut Squash Gratin recipe

From: BettyCrocker

Crispy bread crumbs add a bit of crunch to tender slices of butternut squash seasoned with garlic and Parmesan, making this a can’t-miss side that even veggie skeptics adore. It’s also easy to make ahead — perfect for holiday feasts.

Get the full recipe here.

 

 

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn recipe

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!

Get the full recipe here.

 

Granny’s Cornbread Dressing

From: MyRecipes

No holiday table is complete without a dish of this classic cornbread dressing.

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Southern Broccoli Casserole

Southern Broccoli Casserole recipe

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.

Get the full recipe here.

 

Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes recipes

From: AllRecipes

Traditional sweet potato recipe. It is usually served as a side dish.

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Classic, Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Classic, Southern Sweet Potato Pie recipe

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.

 

Southern-Style Green Beans with Potatoes & Bacon

Southern-Style Green Beans with Potatoes & Bacon Recipe

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

Southern Living’s Sweet Potato Casserole

Southern Living’s Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

From: FoodAndWine

Earlier this week, star chefs shared their favorite Thanksgiving sides. For many households, sweet potato casserole ranks high on that list. This ultra-decadent version from our sister publication Southern Living features crispy, buttery cornflakes, creamy mashed sweet potatoes, crunchy pecans, and a warm, gooey marshmallow topping.

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 Southern-Style Green Beans

Southern-Style Green Beans Recipe

Southern-Style Green Beans are cooked long and slow until melt in your mouth tender. Flavored with lots of bacon.

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Southern Pecan Pie

Southern Pecan Pie recipe

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.

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Southern Honey Glazed Ham

Southern Honey Glazed Ham recipe

From: Flavorite

Succulent and full of flavor, this Homemade Southern Honey Glazed Ham is the perfect centerpiece to any holiday feast.

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Southern-Style Macaroni & Cheese

Southern-Style Macaroni & Cheese recipe

even more, This baked macaroni and cheese recipe also works well with boxed macaroni and cheese, poured into a casserole dish and baked. We recommend either Annie’s Organic Shells & White Cheddar Mac and Cheese (you can get a pack of 12 boxes inexpensively) or the original Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (pack of 5 boxes).

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 Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie recipe

From: JessicaNWood

Even more Like all the best recipes, this sweet potato pie recipe comes from an old church cookbook that Nanny has in her stash. Right on the recipe, she made a note that it was “Jessica and Jerrod’s favorite”! She’s right and I think it will be your favorite too if you give it a try.

 

Southern Collard Greens

Southern Collard Greens recipes

From: BettyCrocker

Smoked ham hock and chicken broth add mouth-watering southern charm to authentic collard greens.

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Sweet Corn Spoonbread

Sweet Corn Spoonbread recipe

From: SouthernBite

Do you ever have those moments where you feel like you’re living someone else’s life – like surely this can’t be really happening to you?  Well, I’ve been having one of the moments for the past 168 hours. 

 Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding

Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding recipe

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!

 

Southern-Style Cornbread Dressing

Southern-Style Cornbread Dressing recipe

From: TheKitchn

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?

Get the full recipe here.

 

If you enjoyed this roundup of healthy Thanksgiving recipes , please take a moment to pin this to your Thanksgiving board on Pinterest.

Also, follow Karluci Health on Pinterest for more recipes and ideas!

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