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Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Recipe Suggestions for a Traditional Southern Thanksgiving Dinner


Enjoy a traditional Southern Thanksgiving feast this year with the menu and recipe suggestions below, or browse through the related articles and recipes to create your own special family dinner.

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Herb Roasted Turkey

This turkey is roasted with a mixture of herbs and olive oil under the skin and all over the bird. Use small amounts of dried herbs along with the fresh herbs for more flavor. I used fresh dill, rosemary, and chives, along with a little dried leaf marjoram and thyme.

Baked Ham with Peach Mustard Glaze

If you want an alternative to turkey or need something in addition to a traditional roast turkey, this easy, flavorful baked ham is an excellent choice.


Southern Cornbread Dressing

This home-style classic cornbread is made with bread crumbs and fresh baked cornbread, chicken broth, a variety of chopped vegetables,  and optional diced chicken.

Cranberry Salad

This delicious cranberry salad makes a great fruit salad to serve alongside turkey or ham. The salad is made with cranberry sauce, cream cheese, and whipped cream.

Boursin and Parsley Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes get extra flavor from the boursin cheese with garlic and herbs. This recipe is easily doubled for a big dinner.

Seven Layer Salad

This delicious salad almost always makes an appearance at our family gatherings and holiday dinners. The simple sweetened mayonnaise dressing tops it off perfectly.

Sweet Potato Casserole

This is a popular sweet potato casserole recipe, made with mashed sweet potatoes and a crunchy pecan topping. 

Broccoli Pudding

his tasty broccoli casserole is the perfect side dish for a holiday dinner or everyday family meal.

Green Bean Casserole

This Cheddar green bean casserole is made with a homemade cheese sauce instead of the traditional condensed soup. I top it with buttery bread crumbs but you could use canned fried onion rings as well.

Extra-Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

American cheese and Cheddar, along with a little cream make this a super creamy macaroni and cheese, and buttery croissant crumbs top it all off in a great way.

Angel Biscuits

Yeast in the dough makes these great tasting biscuits lighter than most.

Pumpkin Cloverleaf Rolls

If you prefer dinner rolls over biscuits, you can't go wrong with these light and tender pumpkin cloverleaf rolls. 

Fresh Coconut Layer Cake

This is a delicious and moist fresh coconut cake with fluffy frosting. Make this cake as a very special dessert for Thanksgiving, Easter, or other special dinner or family gathering.

Classic Pumpkin Pecan Pie

A classic pumpkin pecan pie recipe, the best of both worlds! This pie is a fabulous combination of pumpkin filling layered with a classic pecan filling.

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