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Easy, Last-Minute, Southern Living Thanksgiving Recipes

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020  |  admin  |  At Home


Are you all set for Thanksgiving? It’s almost here. And while it may be a bit different this year, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some good home cooking. If you decided at the last minute to make some delicious dishes, don’t stress. We’ve got you covered with seven easy Thanksgiving recipes from our good friends at Southern Living magazine.

Classic Deviled Eggs

These are an easy and yummy appetizer that everyone loves. As you probably know, a sprinkle of paprika is the traditional topping, but if you have it on hand, try smoked paprika instead. Another option is a little bit of cayenne powder to add a spicy kick. Get the recipe.

Classic Candied Yams

This classic dish uses ingredients you likely already have on hand. Even better, it only requires 20 minutes of hands-on time. The bonus? The scents of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg will make your house smell amazing. Get the recipe.

Slow-Cooker Green Beans

You have to agree, mixing vegetables with bacon makes for a perfect Southern side dish. This recipe only takes 20 minutes to put together. What’s more, it frees up stove space because the slow-cooker does the cooking for you. Be sure to reserve some of the crispy bacon bits as a tasty topping right before serving. Get the recipe.

Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots

Not a sweet potato or yam fan? This simple carrot recipe is a little bit sweet yet spiced just right. Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of the carrots. If you can find them, try this dish with multi-colored carrots, like crimson, bronze, and purple. It’ll make a beautiful addition to your table. Get the recipe

Tee’s Corn Pudding

Corn pudding is a classic Southern side dish that everyone loves. It’s wonderful because it takes only 15 minutes to throw together eight simple ingredients. If you don’t have access to fresh corn, substitute frozen or canned shoepeg corn instead. Get the recipe.

Hot Cranberry Bake

This recipe is an oldie but a goodie that offers a ton of flexibility. You can use any cooking apple you have on hand (Honeycrisp, Fuji, or Gala are recommended.) Don’t have walnuts? Try chopped pecans instead. Enhance the oat topping with a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, nutmeg, or apple pie spice if you like. Try switching out the butter with melted coconut oil, which adds another layer of subtle flavor to this already delectable dessert. Get the recipe.

Pumpkin Pie

What’s Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? Southern Living touts this one as the easiest, tastiest pumpkin pie ever. The difference between their recipe and Libby’s standard is a secret ingredient — buttermilk. You can’t get more Southern than that. Get the recipe.

As a Southern Living-Inspired Community, we encourage new traditions that represent life in the charming South. Who knows — one of these yummy recipes could be the beginning of a tasty new tradition at your holiday table. Cheers to that, and no matter how you end up celebrating Thanksgiving this year, a wonderful holiday season for all.