This Southern-Style Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Is Filled With Classic Comfort Food
Peach-Glazed Roast Turkey
Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey
In Cajun country, turkey prep happens just as often in the deep fryer as it does in the oven. Once you taste this juicy, cayenne-spiced recipe, you'll see why. Plus, by freeing up the oven you'll have plenty of room for more pies.
Pimiento Cheese Bruschetta with Prosciutto
Beans and Greens with Corn Bread Croutons
This Thanksgiving side dish mixes Southern favorites—collard greens and corn bread—with cannellini beans and red onion, then drizzles them with balsamic vinegar for a punch of tangy flavor.
Mint Julep Punch
Crunchy Party Mix
This down-home spicy party mix is a no-fuss hors d'oeuvre. Set it out in bowls as guests arrive. They'll be so busy snacking, they won't notice when you sneak away to check on the turkey.
Crusty Corn Bread
Savory Collard Greens
Blistered Green Beans
Infuse rich garlic flavor into this Southern 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.
Green Bean Casserole
Butternut Squash Gratin
Your guests will love this dressed-up butternut squash casserole featuring rich créme fraîche and a layer of spinach. Cut predinner stress by prepping this dish ahead of time.
Pecan Cranberry Salad
Sweet Potato Casserole
This Sweet Potato Casserole comes out of the oven warm and bubbly. Vanilla, brown sugar, and chopped pecans make it irresistible.
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Pecans
Part side dish, part dessert, this mashed sweet potato medley showcases maple syrup, nutmeg, and tiny marshmallows.
Bourbon-Raisin Pecan Pie
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.
Sweet Potato Cupcakes
These super-cute cakes can be made ahead of time for a no-fuss dessert. Topped with cream cheese frosting and filled with sweet potato goodness, they're a sweet ending to any Thanksgiving celebration.
Pumpkin Praline Pie
Candied Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet potatoes aren't just for casseroles. Try the tubers in pie for your Thanksgiving dessert this year. This one is topped with pecans for a satisfying crunchy finish.
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.
Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare the deep dish pie crust recipe ahead and chill it in the refrigerator until ready to bake.