Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Deep South Southern Thanksgiving Recipes and Menu Ideas

Traditional and classic Deep South favorite Southern Thanksgiving recipes all from Deep South Dish!

Traditional Southern
Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Mississippi Pecan Pie
Southern Sweet Potato Pie
Praline Pumpkin Pie with Maple Rum Sauce

Deep South Dish
Thanksgiving Recipes and Menu Ideas

Guest Favors

Thanksgiving Blessing Snack Mix

Homemade Crunch and Munch Caramel Nut Popcorn

Sugared Nuts - Pecans, Almonds or Walnuts

Morning Eye Openers



Classic Bloody Mary

Breakfast and Brunch

Skillet Fried Apples

Apple Fritter Rings

Custardy French Toast

Old Fashioned Baked Custard Rice Pudding

Speedy Breakfast Casserole

Country Skillet Breakfast

Hash Brown Quiche with Andouille

Crabmeat Quiche

Ham, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Cups

Egg, Biscuit and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Baked Garlic Cheese Grits with Sausage

Buttermilk Pancakes

Sweet Potato Dumplings

Overnight French Toast Casserole

Butterscotch Pull Apart (Monkey) Bread

Homemade Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Old Fashioned Coffee Cake

Sock it to Me Coffee Cake

Grab more Breakfast and Brunch Ideas Here


Basic Deviled Eggs

Grape Jelly Cocktail Meatballs

Cream Cheese and Hot Pepper Jelly Dip

Firecracker Saltines

Crab Bread

Basic Relish Tray
Black Olives, Green Olives, Sweet Baby Gherkin Pickles, Baby Dills, Pickled Okra

Pimiento Cheese Finger Sandwiches

Cucumber Dill Tea Sandwiches

Crab Stuffed Potatoes

Shrimp Cocktail

Chicken, Adouille and Oyster Filé Gumbo

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo with Shrimp, Crab and Oysters

Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Oven Baked Cajun Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Creole Jambalaya with Chicken and Shrimp


Perfect Southern Sweet Iced Tea

Mint Infused Sweet Iced Tea

Southern Fruited Iced Tea

Party Punch

Cranberry Pomegranate Holiday Sangria

Apple Julep Sangria

Hot Buttered Rum (Adult Drink)

Coffee Punch Float

Hot Cider

Hot Cocoa


Old School Cafeteria-Style Yeast Rolls

Homemade French Rolls

Perfect and Easy Old Fashioned Cloverleaf and Crescent Yeast Dinner Rolls

Old Fashioned Pull Apart Pan Rolls

Butter Bombs - Mini Bite Sized Biscuits

Sour Cream Biscuits

Whipped Honey Butter

Salads and Condiments

Roasted Vegetable Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Old Fashioned 7-Layer Salad

Next Day Salad

English Pea Salad

Cold Green Bean Salad

Cold Marinated Asparagus Salad

Old Fashioned Broccoli Salad

Cornbread Salad

Old Fashioned Southern Boiled Dressing

Spicy Sweet Cucumber Salad

Creamed Cucumbers and Onions

Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Spicy Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

Old Fashioned Cherry Coke Salad

Frozen Cherry Fruit Salad

Pear Salad

Mandarin Orange Fruit Salad

Fresh Fruit Salad with Lime and Mint Dressing

Five Cup Salad

Waldorf Apple Salad

Holiday Fruit Salad with Custard Sauce

Fruit Cocktail Salad

Mary's Ambrosia

Watergate Salad

Cottage Cheese Salad (Pink Fluff)

Spiced Peaches

The Main Stars

Turkey Brine - start at least 24 hours in advance

How to Truss a Hen, and Why?

Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

How to Make Homemade Gravy

How to Make Homemade Giblet Gravy in the Roasting Pan

Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

How to Open Roast a Turkey

Oven Roasted Hen with Buttery Pan Sauce

Roasted Stuffed Boneless Turkey Breast

Braised Turkey Breast

Green Bean Casserole with Homemade Cream Sauce

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Stuffing Topped Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole with Panko Crumb Topping

Ultra Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole

Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole with Cheese

Broccoli and Rice with Cheese

Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

Asparagus Casserole

Purple Hull Peas with Creole Stewed Tomatoes

Baked Pineapple Casserole

Veggies and Other Side Dishes

Mirliton (Chayote Squash) Seafood Casserole

Mixed Vegetable Casserole

Maque Choux - Tomatoed Corn

Creamed Spinach

Spinach Madeline

Creamed Brussels Sprouts

Escalloped Cabbage

Tater Tot Casserole

Perfectly Cheesy Potatoes au Gratin

Scalloped Potatoes

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Classic Buttered Peas and Carrots

Southern Style Creamed Peas

Winter Skillet Creamed Corn

Slow Cooker Cheesy Creamy Corn

Southern Fried Corn

Asparagus Bundles

Green Bean Bundles

Skillet Green Beans

Parmesan Cheesy Noodles

Copper Pennies Marinated Carrot Salad

Classic Carrot Raisin Salad

Instant Pot Honey Glazed Carrots

Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes for a Crowd

Southern Stewed Potatoes

Super Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Big Batch Special Occasion Southern Style Macaroni and Cheese


Winter Peach Cobbler

Cherry Berries in a Cloud

Apple Dapple Cake with Maple Glaze

Fresh Citrus Cake

Lazy Daisy Cake

Cherry Pie Bars

Mississippi Mud Cake

Chocolate Sin Layered Pudding Dessert

Homemade Southern Banana Pudding

Potluck Banana Pudding

Southern Pound Cake

Southern Caramel Cake

Homemade Coconut Sheet Cake with Divinity Icing

Southern Pecan Tassies

Mississippi Pecan Pie

Chocolate and Pecan Dixie Pie

Oatmeal Pie (Mock Pecan)

Crumb Topped Deep Dish Apple Caramel Pie

Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Old Fashioned Southern Bread Pudding

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Praline Pumpkin Pie with Maple Rum Sauce

Old Fashioned Caramel Pie

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Chess Pie

Old Fashioned Egg Custard Pie

Glazed Doughnut Bread Pudding

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls

Custard Dessert Sauce

Homemade Pie Crust

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!

This list of menu items is by no means conclusive - it is just a list of the dishes that I have personally prepared and posted since starting my blog. Some are southern regional - meaning you likely won't be finding jambalaya or seafood gumbo in many places of the south for Thanksgiving unless you live where we do, along or near the coast. I hope you find some ideas and inspiration here to host your own southern Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

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