Thanksgiving is a holiday to spend with family and friends gathered around a table and eating delicious food. If you are celebrating in the South or perhaps have family members with Southern roots, then you might encounter dishes with different spices and flavors. In our blog, we have listed some classic Southern Thanksgiving dishes you can expect at the dinner table.

Sweet Potato Casserole

A little sweetness from a sweet potato casserole can truly complement any savory dish. The light flavor from the sweet potato is both tasty and textured. From this recipe, you can expect variations for the toppings. Brown sugar, pecans, and mini marshmallows are just some of the garnishes baked on top.

Bacon Collard Greens

Collard greens are simple and salty, with bacon or turkey added for extra flavor. If you see a mixture of these greens with meat, don’t be afraid to give it a try. Collard greens are cooked until wilted, along with onions, red pepper flakes, and other fresh ingredients. The best way to cook this dish is to stew it for a few hours to let the flavor deepen. Yum!

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Handed down from generation to generation, buttermilk biscuit recipes are easy to follow. These scrumptious carbs are made with real buttermilk and come out flaky and buttery every time. You might want to grab a couple before they’re all gone!

Sugar-Glazed Ham

One of the main courses for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is a ham. When you taste a true Southern ham, there’s a little sugar and spice thrown in. Sugar glazed ham can have a tangy flavor too, if you choose to add in mustard and vinegar.

Banana Pudding

While you’ll see pies and baked goods on the table, a Southern dessert that’s common year round is banana pudding. It’s simple, tasty, and not as heavy as other desserts. Southerners make this breakfast, lunch, or dinner, so why not Thanksgiving too?


If you want to try real Southern food, come to Mama Sheila’s House of Soul. We are serving traditional foods and desserts for the entire family. Place your order today!