Southern-Style Thanksgiving Dinner
This Thanksgiving, take a cue from your neighbors to the South with these home-style Turkey Day recipes full of soul and bursting with rich flavor. Mix-and-match appetizers, sides, and desserts for the perfect Southern holiday menu.
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Simple Roast Turkey
Courtesy of Southern chef extraordinaire Scott Peacock, this classic roast turkey recipe will wow your guests. His signature bird features roasted citrus fruits and veggies. But, the secret to this recipe is a flavor-enhancing 24-hour kosher salt brine.
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Give your gravy extra flair by adding in your favorite herbs and spices. This thick, Southern-style sauce features rosemary, thyme, and sage.
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Classic Buttermilk Biscuits
Bring a smile to your guests' faces with these warm and fluffy biscuits. Make them in true Southern style, with buttermilk and lard instead of butter.
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Scott's Holiday Salad
Crisply sweet and sour, this updated gelatin salad features celery, cucumber, and green onions. It pairs beautifully with the richness of other traditional Southern favorites.
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Sparkling Kumquat Salad
With its sparkling champagne dressing and juicy kumquats, this salad evokes the mimosa -- a Southern brunch favorite.
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Creamy Brussels Sprouts
Drowned in peppered bacon drippings and cream, these rich Brussels sprouts will win over even your non-veggie-loving guests.
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Creamed Collard Greens
These bold-flavored collard greens are a Southern staple. Whipping cream, onion, and garlic make this easy-prep side dish sing.
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Parsleyed Green Beans
Infuse rich garlic flavor into this traditional side dish by sprinkling the garlic with a pinch of salt before chopping. The salt will soak up the garlic flavor and transfer it to the beans.
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Jazz up your corn dish this year by preparing it in true South Louisiana style. This maque choux recipe gives corn an extra kick with the addition of onion, tomato, and sweet pepper.
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Pecan Cranberry Salad
Loaded with fresh cranberries, this crisp salad gets a Southern twist with a sprinkling of toasted pecans.
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Fresh Cranberry Relish
The brilliance of this holiday relish lies not only in the fact that it's ready in 15 minutes, but that it combines a handful of delicious flavors such as cinnamon, currants, toasted almonds, and orange peel.
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On some Southern Thanksgiving tables, dressing takes the place of stuffing. Loaded with sweet potatoes, pecans, and greens, this recipe doesn't leave anything out.
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Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing
In the true spirit of Southern hospitality, this stuffing recipe can be completely customized to your guests' tastes. Start with breadcrumbs flavored with celery and onion, and then mix in whatever you think will strike their fancy.
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Sweet Potato Casserole
This sweet casserole comes out of the oven warm and bubbly. Vanilla, brown sugar, and chopped pecans make it irresistible.
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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Whipped Yukon Gold potatoes get even richer with the addition of buttermilk. Top with salt, pepper, and chives for the perfect balance of flavor.
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Bourbon-Raisin Pecan Pie
If raisins, nutmeg, and cinnamon aren't enough to make this pie extra special, add a splash of bourbon for a true Southern specialty.
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Pumpkin Bread Pudding
South of the Mason-Dixon line, bread pudding reigns supreme on any dessert menu. This version gets the full Thanksgiving treatment with a pound of pumpkin and crumbled roasted chestnuts.
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Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie never tasted so good. Crusted with pecans and filled with brown sugar and spice, this deep-dish pie is sure to be a hit.
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Smooth and silky, this old-fashioned Southern dessert pairs well with a topping of navel oranges. Buttermilk gives the pudding a subtle tang.
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Pumpkin Praline Pie
Pralines can be difficult to perfect, but our holiday pie makes it easy to incorporate all the flavors of this country confection without the fuss. Top with whipped cream and hot fudge for extra decadence.
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