Thanksgiving Down South: Southern Inspired Thanksgiving Recipes

Howdy y`all! It's officially the holiday season in the southern United States! Disney World is putting up their Christmas lights, Graceland and the Tennessee Mountains are putting up their decorations as well, and The Biltmore House in North Carolina is also decorated for Christmas.

But, before all the Christmas trees, Santa Clauses, presents, parades, cookies, and carols, we have to celebrate the harvest first with Thanksgiving! Too often this holiday is overshadowed by the holiday season even though Thanksgiving is considered part of it. Just like Christmas, this holiday is celebrated with a huge feast. And just like Christmas, The South knows how to do it! Here are some Southern inspired Thanksgiving Dishes to enjoy!


Jalepeno Cheese Straws

Holiday Bacon Appetizers

Main Course:

Deep Fried Turkey


Sweet Potatoes with Pecan and Marshmallow Streusel

Cornbread Stuffing

Cranberry Sauce


Southern Red Velvet cake

Apple Cheesecake Pie

Mini Pecan Pumpkin Pies

Dont these look good? I certainly am tempted to make a couple of these myself! I really want to try the mini pies and the Bacon Appetizers. The South is a very flavorful place. These recipes prove it in every way. Happy Thanksgiving!



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Most Helpful Girl

  • OHMYGOD!!! Those bacon crackers were the shiz when I was younger! They are literally heaven, sprinkle a little parm on top. Bone apple tea XD XD XD


Most Helpful Guy

  • They look amazing - They would add to amazing Thanksgiving dinner.


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What Girls Said 4

  • Happy Thanksgiving to the USA!
    One question, though: Is it required to have a turkey as the main course or you can have other kinds of meat as well?
    That Southern Red Velvet Cake looks so delicious 😊

  • These all look delicious! I've been assigned to make desserts. I decided on Dutch Apple pie cheesecake bars and Apple turnovers.

    • Apple anything is usually great for Thanksgiving.

    • Exactly. I wanted something pumpkin flavored but since we have quite a lot of people coming over, multiple people have been assigned to desserts. I'm sure someone will be pumpkin flavored something. Also my sister and her boyfriend are organizing this and they're happy with my choices.

    • Not to mention Pumpkin everything is everywhere right now lol. Apple is awesome though, Pumpkin is good too.

  • I am from the deep south... actually we dont make a few of those. But they all look good! We make green bean casserole, baked beans, dumplings, sweet potato pie. seven layer salad.

  • perfect.


What Guys Said 1

  • Soooo... a few more reasons why so many southern states have horrid health issues? ;)