The Holidays are a magical time. Here at The Buttered Home, we believe one of the best ways to love on people is through our cooking. For the Perfect Thanksgiving, we are proud to bring you some recipes that will make the season beautifully delicious.
The Perfect Thanksgiving Menu
Growing up, Thanksgiving meant time with my Grandparents. The memory of the smells of Nannie's kitchen makes me a bit teary eyed today. I still get up early to watch the Macy's parade. As is tradition. Speaking of traditions, we have compiled a complete list of some great recipes to have Thanksgiving Day. Some are traditions in our own home and we hope they will become so for you as well. Enjoy!
Top Tips for Planning
Make a list in a menu style way starting with appetizers or breads to make sure you have everything covered.
Crowds the week before and week of Thanksgiving get pretty crazy. I buy my turkey and all necessities around the first or second week of November. Just remember to thaw!
Anything you can do ahead of time only saves you valuable time the day of. I make pie crusts and freeze them in advance. Cornbread and chop veggies for my dressing, also frozen. Take a look at your list and you can quickly see what you can do ahead of time. This makes sure your time the day of is well spent with family and not stressed out about cooking.
Don't be afraid to ask friends or family to bring items. And there is no shame in shopping some things you just don't have time for. Many markets offer large pans of specialty items that you could add to your menu.
If you have overnight guests or family coming early, decide when your big meal will be and have breakfast or lunch or supper taken care of with and easy make ahead meal. We love this BREAKFAST CASSEROLE that fits the bill for any meal of the day.
20 Best Recipes for a Perfect Thanksgiving
Southern Cornbread Dressing is a must during the holidays. But it is easy enough to have anytime. A traditional southern recipe that until now has been intimidating. We show you how easy and delicious it is. Savory notes of onion, sage and celery will satisfy any preference and help win folks over from the stuffing team.
Homemade Cranberry Sauce. Making that Holiday staple has never been more easy. Whether you choose to make it on top of the stove or in your electric pressure cooker, you have chosen the easy way. Bright flavors of fresh cranberries, orange, sweet honey and a smidge of bourbon are sure to please all of your Holiday guests.
Easy Sweet Potato Casserole is a southern classic. This traditional Thanksgiving recipe is so simple you will want to make it all of the time. A sweet candied pecan topping is the icing on the cake!
Butter Beans in the Instant Pot are an easy side dish that will have folks thinking you slaved over a hot stove all day! The freshness of the beans coupled with the smoky ham hock will have your folks happy and asking for more!
Bacon Cornbread Salad is a great southern classic. Combining fresh salad components with sweet southern cornbread is a win all the way around. Dressed with a mayo dressing and the king of protein, Bacon!
Collard greens with Ham hocks in the Instant Pot. A smoky green vegetable that is not only good for you, but we show you how to make it quick and so tasty.
Southern Yellow Squash casserole made the southern Alabama way! Stewed squash with onion and buttermilk topped with butter crackers. A true taste of the South!
Skillet Fried Cream Corn is a delicious way to have that famous side dish. Flavored with bacon and butter, this recipe takes cream corn from normal to wonderful!
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries and Pecans is a tasty way to get those green veggies in. Perfect little bites of sweet and savory come together to make a regular vegetable side an elegant dish.
Pineapple Cheese Casserole. A Southern classic side dish that also doubles as a dessert. Savory Cheddar Cheese enhances the sweetness of chunk Pineapple topped with a salty butter cracker top. Yessirree!
Deviled eggs are made super easy by making them in the Electric Pressure Cooker! These bites of goodness are boiled up easy and peel easy using this method. Then we take them to another level by adding smoky paprika and mustard with dill pickle relish.
Homemade Biscuits. Just when you thought they were too hard to make. We show you how simple and delicious they really are.
Southern Fried Lace cornbread is an easy Southern delicacy. This light, crispy cornbread is as easy to eat as it is to make. Made with simple ingredients, this cornbread will compliment any meal in a great way!
Homemade Pie Crust is so easy and delicious you may never buy another store bought pastry! Using simple ingredients you can master the art of the homemade pie.
Easy Homemade Apple Pie is everything you want in Apple Pie. A great basic recipe that shows you how to keep your apples from browning and pack that filling with flavor. Easy to make, delicious to eat!
Sweet Potato Pie from scratch is so easy and even more delicious. Made from simple ingredients, nothing artificial, this pie will make you dessert famous. Top it off with homemade whipped cream and you will be in pie heaven.
Buttermilk Pound Cake takes a traditional scratch made pound cake and give it new life. Adding butter extract as well as buttermilk only enhance this already tender, sweet cake.
Homemade Brownies are easier than you think! Made with ingredients that are common in your pantry and refrigerator, you will never have to buy box brownies ever again! Easy and Delicious, they are a real crowd pleaser.
Chocolate Southern Pecan Pie takes a traditional pecan pie recipe and makes it sweeter! Adding just a little bit of chocolate to anything only makes it better! Made with pantry staples, this pie is an easy favorite dessert.
Southern Buttermilk Pie is an old fashioned, simple yet delicious recipe. Made with pantry staple items, this pie is great to whip up when company comes or just when you need to satisfy a sweet tooth!
Make Tomorrows Memories, Today
So many recipes we love are built on memories. If you are tasked with cooking for family or friends, remember that you are making those memories today. Don't let this Holiday be a stressful one. Cook what you love for the ones you love. One day, they will look back and feel the same nostalgia that you feel.
If you make any of these recipes, be sure and post it to Facebook or Instagram and tag us. We love pictures of food. Also, if you pin this recipe, we would appreciate that when you make it, you use the Made It function in Pinterest too.
And as always, we would love it if you shared this recipe with your family and friends. Over to the side on this post and all of the others are handy dandy share buttons. We would sure be grateful if you shared the love!
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