Thanksgiving is the kickoff of the holiday season. All across the country, families will gather to celebrate and create memories together. While each family has its own unique traditions, like my family’s annual backyard football game, the best tradition of all is gathering around the table for a huge hours-long feast. Whether your family pulls out the fine china or keeps the celebration a bit more casual, Thanksgiving memories are sure to be cherished for years to come.
When it comes to Thanksgiving in the South, there are some recipes that have truly asserted themselves as Thanksgiving mainstays. For many Southerners, it just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without cornbread dressing. Everyone has their own special mix-ins that they add to crumbly cornbread to create the perfect sidekick to the Thanksgiving turkey. Another Southern Thanksgiving staple is sweet potato casserole. Though there may be debate about the proper topping—pecan or marshmallow—you’d be hard pressed to find a Thanksgiving spread that didn’t feature this classic side.
We’ve put together a menu perfect for any Thanksgiving gathering. From turkey and dressing to sides and desserts, you can’t go wrong with this classic Southern menu. With a mix of classics as well as a few more inspired dishes thrown into the mix, this menu has a little something for all of your guests.
Southern Thanksgiving Menu
We hope this menu helps you create a tasty Thanksgiving feast to share with your family and friends!
What are your Southern-style Thanksgiving favorites?