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 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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Welcome to my Texas Kitchen. My name is Serene Herrera. I love tacos, queso and BBQ. Tex Mex is my favorite, and I comfort myself with classic Southern foods. I am here to share my love of Texas foods with all y’all. So that you can feel excited to get into the kitchen to create home cooked meals for your family!