These Southern Thanksgiving Recipes include entrees, side dishes, desserts and more! Everything you need to create your own Southern holiday feast!

From potatoes to sweet potatoes, stuffing to salads, meats to pies, this collection of Southern Thanksgiving recipes has it all! One of the most joyous experiences of a holiday meal, is planning a meal you know your people will love.

Pouring your time and efforts into finding the recipes that will please and delight those you love. Crafting and creating the meal. Then watching them enjoy it around the table together. The entire process is filled with love and joy. Hopefully this collection of some of our favorite recipes we’ve created over the years will be able to bless you this holiday season!

As a bonus, I’m including some recipes at the end that will help you make use of some of your leftovers also! Let no food go to waste!

Turkey meatballs and gravy served over mashed potatoes on a plate with green beans and stuffing on the side.

Turkey Meatballs in Creamy Gravy

These tender and flavorful turkey meatballs seasoned with a combination of dried herbs. All swimming in a creamy gravy. Perfect for a different take on Thanksgiving, a smaller feast, or a meal for fewer people.

Sliced smoked turkey breast on a wood cutting board.

Smoked Turkey Breast

This simple, Texas style smoked Turkey Breast is made flavorful thanks to a brine, and a basic dry rub. Be prepared to fall in love with this tender, moist, flavorful turkey! 

Tender and juicy turkey perfect for Thanksgiving day. Plus instructions on how to make turkey stock, gravy and stuffing too! 

Julia Child’s Deconstructed Thanksgiving Turkey

Tender and juicy turkey, perfect for Thanksgiving day. Plus instructions on how to make turkey stock, gravy and stuffing too! Follow along while we re-create Julia Child’s famous Deconstructed Turkey meal!

Texas Brisket on peach paper, sliced with slices of bread, cheese, pickles and onions around.

Texas Style Smoked Brisket

Not wanting to do a turkey this year? This Texas Smoked Brisket uses simple ingredients, but the process used creates meat so tender it will melt in your mouth. Apply a simple rub and let your smoker do the work!

Large white bowl of apple salad served with wooden serving spoons.

Autumn Apple Salad (with a Maple Vinaigrette)

This easy to make Autumn Apple Salad is loaded up with crispy bacon, crunchy pecan halves, crumbled feta, and sweet dried cranberries. All drizzled with a homemade Maple Dijon Vinaigrette. This salad comes together in less than 15 minutes and is a perfect side dish or light lunch.

Dish filled with creamy mashed potatoes swirled and topped with melted butter and fresh chives.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

This recipe for the Perfect Mashed Potato comes together with basic ingredients and creates a smooth, creamy, and buttery mashed potato that pairs with all your favorite dishes.

Round baking dish with baked mashed potato casserole, topped with melty cheese, crisp bacon and green chives.

Mashed Potato Casserole

Mashed Potato Casserole all dressed up! Silky smooth, cheesy mashed potatoes topped with crisp, toasty panko, extra cheese, salty bacon, and fresh chives. This side dish is sure to be the star of any Holiday table setting.

Southern Cheese Grits

Perfectly creamy and cheesy grits. This Southern classic is perfect as a side dish, loaded up as a main dish, or served as breakfast! 

A slow cooker filled with sweet potato casserole topped with brown sugar pecan topping.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Creamy and buttery, this sweet potato casserole comes together in the slow cooker saving you precious cooking space! Flavored with butter, light brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon, this holiday side dish is smooth and sweet and topped with crunchy pecans.

Large white dutch oven filled with homemade Mac and cheese.

Homemade Mac and Cheese (Irresistibly Cheesy!)

Smooth and creamy, this easy homemade Mac and cheese comes together in less than 30 minutes on the stovetop. 

Sweet and tart homemade cranberry sauce made with orange juice and apple cider!

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This simple homemade cranberry sauce recipe is bursting with fresh flavor. Sweetened and infused with flavor by using apple cider and orange juice this updated classic recipe is sure to be a new family favorite!

Slices of cornbread being served with butter and a drizzle of honey.

EASY Buttermilk Cornbread

This tender, lightly sweetened, cornbread is made rich and flavorful thanks to using buttermilk and a little bit of honey. Enjoy this as the perfect side dish to all your meals!

Baked Creamy Brussels sprouts in a baking dish with a spoon scooping up.

Creamy Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels sprouts baked in a creamy parmesan cheese sauce topped with bacon. Get ready to fall in love with Brussels sprouts all over again, or for the first time. These Cheesy Brussels sprouts are always the star of the show.

Cheesy Corn Casserole. This EASY classic casserole dish is a must make for Thanksgiving or any holiday. Loaded with cheese, buttery crackers and corn this will quickly become a family favorite!

Cheesy Corn Casserole

This EASY to make corn casserole is a must make for Thanksgiving or any holiday. Loaded with cheese, buttery crackers and corn this will quickly become a family favorite! This is the recipe that has graced the Herrera family table for many years!

Casserole dish filled with baked green bean casserole.

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Classic Green Bean Casserole. NO CANNED SOUP! This made from scratch version is just like the classic recipe we all know and love, except..it’s a bit better because it doesn’t use any canned soup. Instead we have a creamy homemade mushroom sauce to bake the green beans in.

Tender, caramelized Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes made with olive oil, sea salt and a special blend of herbs. This side dish will be the star of Thanksgiving!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This easy, fool proof method of roasting sweet potatoes ensures that you will have tender bits of sweet potato with a crisp caramelized exterior. Perfectly seasoned and completely addictive!

Texas Roadhouse Rolls topped with a swirl of cinnamon Honey butter.

Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Fluffy and buttery Copycat Texas Roadhouse rolls that will melt in your mouth! Slather with some Cinnamon Honey Butter for the ultimate treat. 

Dish with baked cornbread dressing topped with fresh sage leaves.

Classic Southern Cornbread Dressing

Lightly sweetened, buttery Cornbread Dressing, loaded with herbs. Perfectly moist with a golden crust on the top. The perfect side dish for your family meals!

Bowl of creamed corn topped with shredded parmesan cheese and fresh thyme.

Easy Creamed Corn

This southern style Homemade Creamed Corn comes together quick and easy. Flavored with butter, onion and garlic for a flavorful side! This dish can be made with fresh, frozen or canned corn.

Baked candied sweet potato in a white baking dish.

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Buttery, sweet, caramelized Candied Sweet Potatoes are an easy to make side dish that always impresses. This recipe only requires a few ingredients but makes a big impact!

Dish of southern green beans topped with crispy bacon.

Southern Green Beans

These Southern Style Green Beans are slow simmered in a broth of bacon, onion and garlic. These beans come out tender, flavorful and melt in your mouth tender. This comforting side dish will complement all of your favorite Southern style family meals.

Close up of cranberry apple stuffing garnished with fresh parsley.

{Slow Cooker} Cranberry Apple Stuffing

This sweet and savory stuffing recipe is made easy in the slow cooker! Free up some space in the oven with this slow cooker stuffing recipe. Loaded with sweet chunks of apple and dried cranberries, plus tons of fresh herbs! This stuffing is easy to make and made using real ingredients!

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria. Sparkling Apple cider loaded up with chunks of apple, orange, cranberries, and all the best fall spices. No alcohol included makes this perfect for the entire family!

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Sparkling Apple cider loaded up with chunks of apple, orange, cranberries, and all the best fall spices. No alcohol included makes this perfect for the entire family!

Pie crust fluted in a pie dish.

Easy Butter Pie Crust

Easy Butter Pie Crust. This is the ONE and ONLY pie crust recipe you need. This crust mixes together quick and easy, rolls out perfectly, and bakes up tender and flaky. Once you try a homemade butter pie crust you will never want another kind! 

Slice of butternut squash pie with a bite taken out with a fork.

Butternut Squash Pie

Smooth and silky, this Butternut Squash Pie can be made completely from scratch! This pie is sure to the highlight of any Holiday meal, or can be enjoyed anytime throughout the year.

Slice of sweet potato pie with a swirl of whipped cream on top.

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

This Southern Sweet Potato pie is made from scratch and loaded with warm spices. Serve topped with cold vanilla whipped cream for the ultimate southern dessert!

Stack of homemade pecan pie bars.

Pecan Pie Bars

So much easier than it's cousin the pie, these pecan pie bars are a laid-back version with a flaky shortbread cookie crust and your favorite pecan pie filling smothered on top!

baking dish with pecan cobbler showing caramel sauce and topped with ice cream.

Pecan Cobbler

This easy to make cobbler dessert has the rich flavors of a pecan pie. Plus it also has a cake like topping, and a caramel sauce that is made underneath as it bakes! This is sure to become a new family tradition!

Slice of pecan pie topped with a swirl of whipped cream and a halved pecan on top.

Classic Southern Pecan Pie

This nutty, sweet Southern Pecan Pie recipe is wonderfully rich and chock full of pecans. Baked in a flakey butter pie crust, this pie is the highlight of the holidays!

Baking dish filled with baked apples swimming in a cinnamon spiced syrup and topped with vanilla ice cream.

Easy Baked Apples

A combination of sweet and tart apples are baked with a cinnamon spice blend until soft and caramelized. Serve with cold vanilla ice cream for a cozy Fall dessert.

Bonus Recipes for Holiday Leftovers:

Have some things leftover? Don’t le them go to waste! Here’s some recipes to help you create something new out of what you have.

Bowl of ham bone soup served with fresh parsley on top.

Ham Bone Soup

This leftover ham bone soup uses the bone from your holiday ham to make a smooth and flavorful broth perfect for this ultra comforting Ham and Potato Soup. This soup involves nothing but classic ingredients including carrots, celery, onion, potatoes and diced ham all swimming in a deeply flavorful homemade creamy ham broth.

Cast iron skillet filled with pot pie filling and topped with golden circles of pastry.

Chicken Pot Pie Skillet

Easily swap the chicken for turkey with this hearty, comforting meal. It’s easy to make and perfect for a weeknight family dinner! This pot pie is loaded with flavorful chicken, veggies and topped with a crispy, golden pastry. All made in one skillet for easy clean up!

Bowl of pot pie soup served with a spoon.

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

This creamy chicken pot pie soup is easy and satisfying. Made even better with the addition of potato, veggies, herbs, and convenient rotisserie chicken, leftover chicken or turkey. If you’re looking for an easy flavorful soup recipe, this will be your new favorite!

Stack of mashed potato cakes loaded with jalapeno, bacon and cheese.

Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes

Crisp and fried on the outside, soft velvety mashed potatoes on the inside! These mashed potato cakes are loaded up with cheese, jalapeño and bacon. The perfect use for any leftover mashed potatoes you have!