From Chicken & Dressing to Sweet Potato Casserole and Macaroni & Cheese, there is no such thing as too many side dishes on a southern Thanksgiving table, and this list has them all! Whether you’re bringing a dish, making the whole meal or looking for that special recipe that was lost years ago, you’ll find all the best traditional southern Thanksgiving side dishes right here.
In the South, we take our Thanksgiving side dish game seriously. Yes, there’s a turkey. Sure, we have the ham. But what really makes or breaks the meal are the sides. Do you have enough of variety? Are they the right dishes? And most importantly, are they tasty?
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You know it’s true. There are side dishes your family expects- the must-haves and non-negiotables- cornbread dressing, macaroni and cheese, maybe a green bean casserole? Everyone has a favorite.
To help you get just the right dish on the table, you’ll find plenty of options here. 4 types of dressing, 3 types of mac and cheese, sweet potatoes with a pecan topping, sweet potatoes with a marshmallow topping, deviled eggs, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, rice, corn pudding, 2 types of carrots… all tried and true, family tested, authentic, old fashioned southern recipes.
If your Thanksgiving table doesn’t look like a veritable buffet of casseroles, cheesy vegetables with a few fruit or jello salads sprinkled in this year, it might not be a true southern Thanksgiving. But I can certainly help you get it there!