The Best Soul Food Thanksgiving Recipes (Southern Style) has the best collection of fried turkey, ham, candied sweet potatoes, homemade cornbread, peach cobbler and more. This is the perfect resource for main dishes, appetizers, sides, breakfast, brunch, cocktails, and more!
The Best Soul Food Thanksgiving Main Dishes
The main dishes include fried turkey, ham, roasted chicken and more!
Easy Air Fryer Turkey Breast is a quick recipe that uses a 3 to 4 pound (lb), bone-in or boneless breast. This air fried dish includes a tutorial for how to cook, how long to cook, and the perfect temperature. The turkey is so juicy it will fall off the bone like a tenderloin! Feel free to slice the breast up to make cutlets.
Instant Pot Quick and Easy Turkey Breast is a pressure cooker recipe perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, holidays, or weeknight dinners. This recipe produces tender and juicy turkey breasts in 30 minutes cooking time for thawed and 60 minutes if frozen. This recipe also includes instructions for homemade gravy. Serve the turkey leftovers as sandwiches the next day!
Air Fryer Honey Glazed Baked Ham is a quick and easy recipe that will show you how to make boneless or bone-in ham in the air fryer. You can even whip up country ham steaks. Serve these juicy slices for weeknight dinners or during the holidays and for Thanksgiving.
Juicy Instant Pot Brisket is an easy pressure cooker recipe marinated with rubs and spices and drizzled in BBQ sauce if you wish. Serve this brisket for any of your favorite holidays or for a quick weeknight meal.
Easy Air Fryer Rotisserie Roasted Whole Chicken is the best, keto low-carb recipe to teach you how to cook and air fry chicken in your Power Air Fryer XL, Nuwave, or any brand. You will only need a handful of ingredients to make this juicy chicken with extra crispy skin!
Air Fryer Tender Juicy Smoked BBQ Ribs is a quick and easy recipe that will show you how to make baby back or spare country pork ribs in the air fryer. You can use Power Air Fryer, Cooks Essential or any branded air fryer. Take your pick of boneless or bone-in ribs. Make sure to drizzle them in BBQ sauce.
This Easy Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes recipe is homemade from scratch and baked in the oven. From there, you drizzle the dish in a thick caramelized syrup. Your Sunday dinners and soul food holiday events just got much better!
Instant Pot Southern Collard Greens is a quick and easy electric pressure cooker recipe seasoned with smoked turkey. You can also use mustard or turnip greens. These collards can be cooked with bacon, ham hocks, country ham, or vegetarian without any meat. Add in a little vinegar if preferred.
Easy Instant Pot Homemade Cranberry Sauce is a quick pressure cooker low-calorie recipe perfect for the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. This sauce is made with fresh cranberries, orange juice, and no sugar.
Easy, Keto Low-Carb Brown Gravy is the best quick recipe that can be smothered on chicken, beef, pork, and especially meatloaf! You can even substitute beef broth for cream and make country sausage gravy to drizzle on biscuits! This recipe provides all of the tips on how to thicken up the gravy.
Easy Instant Pot Southern-Style Soul Food Green Beans is a quick pressure cooker recipe that is perfect for the holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas. This dish is keto and low-carb loaded with immense flavor using chicken broth, bacon, and seasoning. This post provides the cooking time for prepping green beans in the Instant Pot. This dish is ready in 30 minutes or less.
Instant Pot Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe with gooey cheddar and parmesan cheese. This recipe makes the perfect side dish and is great for weeknight dinners.
Quick and Easy Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes with cream cheese and sour cream is a recipe that will show you how long to pressure cook mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot. Serve this side dish for a holiday crowd using five pounds of russet or red potatoes or dinner for two using two pounds of potatoes. Drain the pot for fluffy potatoes, no-drain for creamy potatoes.
Air Fryer Garlic Roasted Green Beans is a quick and easy recipe that is the perfect side dish for your weeknight dinner. You can also serve this keto dish, crispy or fried, and toss in crumbled bacon if you wish.
This Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin is creamy, cheesy, and delicious! This side dish is flavored with garlic butter and similar to classic Scalloped Sweet Potatoes. Pair this with any of your favorite main dishes.
Easy Southern Fried Cabbage is the best, quick recipe for shredded and pan fried green cabbage. This post outlines how to fry cabbage using bacon and onions for flavor. This simple side dish is similar to a stir fry, making it perfect for weeknight dinners!
Quick and Easy Instant Pot Cabbage is the best pressure cooker recipe that is loaded with flavor. You only need a few ingredients to make cabbage in the Instant Pot in 10 minutes! Serve this sausage and cabbage for Sunday Dinners, holidays like Thanksgiving and St. Patrick’s Day, or for a quick weeknight meal!
These Easy Avocado Deviled Eggs are stuffed with bacon, cilantro, and onion and are the best, healthy appetizer or side dish for guacamole lovers. Grab your hard-boiled eggs, and get to filling these gems that are made without mayo!
This Creamy Million Dollar Dip recipe comes together in about 5 minutes. It’s that easy. This appetizer is loaded with crunchy bacon, slivered almonds, and lots of cheddar cheese. Serve it with chips, crackers, or fresh vegetables.
Easy, Keto Low-Carb Bacon Deviled Eggs is the best quick recipe that makes the perfect side dish for summer parties, holidays and events. These deviled eggs are keto friendly and can be made with no mayo if you substitute sour cream or plain Greek yogurt. You can even toss in pickles for more flavor!
This Easy Keto Low-Carb Chicken Salad is a quick and old-fashioned recipe that is far from boring. It’s made with juicy chicken breasts, mayo, celery, and chopped onions. Your lunch meal prep just got easier!
Air Fryer Blooming Onion Recipe or a Sweet Vidalia Onion Blossom is a quick and easy recipe using a whole onion to create the best crunchy, crispy breaded appetizer. Dip the onion petals in a zesty dipping sauce. Fry the onion using the Power Air Fryer, Phillips, Nuwave, or any air fryer brand.
Air Fryer Pull Apart Cheese Garlic Bread is a quick and easy recipe that will show you how to make bread in your Nuwave, Power Air Fryer, or oven. You can make fried frozen garlic French bread or sourdough using store bought or even Texas toast. Pair this bread with pizza or your favorite Italian dish!
Easy Fifteen-Minute Air Fryer Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers is a quick and spicy recipe. These poppers are low-carb and keto diet friendly. This dish has savory and creamy melted cheddar cheese and is also crunchy. Makes the perfect appetizer or snack for parties, gatherings, or events.
Fifteen Minute Air Fryer Three Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms is a low-carb, keto-diet friendly recipe that is quick and easy to make. This recipe is loaded with parmesan, sharp cheddar, and white cheddar cheese, creamy cream cheese, and savory garlic. This dish is the perfect appetizer for parties, events, and gatherings.
Easy Keto Low-Carb Guacamole Avocado Dip is a quick recipe for the best guacamole, keto chips, and other dippers you can find. Serve this dish as an appetizer at events and parties or nibble on it as a snack. This dip is low carb and has the perfect macros for the keto diet and lifestyle. Ditch the store-bought and make your own!
Easy, Keto Low-Carb Baked Spinach Cheese Dip is the best, simple appetizer recipe. This veggie dip is loaded with cream cheese, sour cream, and gooey melted cheese. You can throw in artichokes if you wish! Serve this with pork rinds, cheese crisps, or vegetables for all of your gatherings and events, or for the Super Bowl!
The ingredients include cream cheese and Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo sauce perfect for holidays, the Superbowl, game day, tailgates, parties, and events. This recipe also includes instructions on how to make the dip using an Instant Pot pressure cooker.
Easy, Hot Baked Crab Dip is the best cheesy appetizer loaded with cream cheese, Old Bay Seasoning, and jumbo lump crab meat. You can substitute imitation crab if you wish. Serve this dish for holidays and the Superbowl.
The Best Soul Food Cornbread and Biscuit Recipes
These dishes include classic, homemade, and Southern cornbread along with honey butter cornbread, and sweet potato biscuits.
Easy, Homemade Classic Southern Style Cornbread is the best, traditional cast iron skillet cornbread recipe made from scratch. This old fashioned, soul food staple is made with cornmeal and buttermilk and is served sweet or savory (with no sugar) and with a moist interior. Feel free to add corn or use the batter for muffins!
This Quick and Easy Honey Cornbread is homemade from scratch and is the best sweet and moist treat or side dish to add to any spread. It’s made in a cast-iron skillet with buttermilk and drizzled in warm butter.
Easy Keto Low-Carb Cornbread is a quick recipe that uses almond flour and just a handful of ingredients. Drizzle these homemade slices in warm butter. You can make corn bread muffins using the mix if you wish!
Air Fryer Cornbread is a quick and easy recipe for homemade, fried bread from scratch. These baked muffins are soft and moist, you will rush to slather them in butter! You can use Jiffy box mix if you wish.
These Easy Sweet Potato Biscuits are homemade from scratch and are a healthy alternative to traditional rolls. These biscuits are made with Greek yogurt and with no shortening. Serve these with honey butter.
Keto Low-Carb Biscuits is a quick and easy gluten-free recipe made with almond flour. You can serve these fluffy biscuit rolls for breakfast with butter or ghee or with gravy! Or you can add cheddar cheese and turn these into a savory side dish sensation! Only 1 net carb per biscuit. These are definitely the best keto biscuits!
The Best Thanksgiving Soul Food Dessert Recipes
These Southern-style desserts include peach cobbler, sweet potato pie, banana pudding, apple pie and more!
This Healthy Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe is gluten-free and homemade from scratch. This old fashioned dish is made with a buttery flaky crust and gooey, juicy peaches. You can use frozen, canned, or fresh peaches for this recipe.
This Healthy Southern Sweet Potato Pie is the best homemade soul food recipe. This dish includes a homemade buttery, flaky crust from scratch, topped with creamy filling. This old fashioned dessert is a must for gatherings, Thanksgiving, and other holidays.
Easy, Layered Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding Trifle is a southern, creamy, and quick dessert filled with vanilla pudding, nilla wafers, and cool whip whipped cream. This dish is the perfect no-bake dessert. Serve it on your favorite holidays!
This Sugar-Free Apple Pie is homemade from scratch and the perfect dessert for any occasion. The filling is loaded with honey crisp apples and cinnamon and served on a buttery flaky crust. Top it with vanilla ice cream for a delicious treat!
Easy, Keto Low-Carb Pumpkin Pie is a sugar-free dessert recipe perfect for Thanksgiving and the holidays! This dish is gluten-free and prepared with an almond flour crust and pumpkin spice custard filling. You can even make it crustless for a more keto-friendly treat!
This Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie is the perfect cream pie dessert recipe. It’s old fashioned and made with natural peanut butter, cream cheese, and with an almond flour crust to lighten it up and make it healthy.
These Easy, Keto Low Carb Pumpkin Cookies are soft and chewy, made with pumpkin spice, almond flour, and topped with cream cheese icing or frosting. This sweet and sugar-free dessert treat is perfect for fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the holidays.
Low-Carb Sugar-Free Keto Cheesecake is a quick and easy ketogenic dessert recipe that is practically carb free and perfect for keto diets and a ketosis lifestyle. This is the best cheesecake recipe and has a delicious gluten-free almond flour crust. You can also prepare the recipe crustless with no crust.
Thanksgiving Cocktails and Drink Recipes
The best collection of punch, mimosas, and martinis!
Easy Peach Bellini Recipe is a quick cocktail that only uses a handful of ingredients including Prosecco sparkling wine and fresh or frozen peaches to make peach puree mix. I like to add vodka for an additional kick!
Easy Keto Low-Carb Red Sangria Wine Cocktails are the best healthy, skinny drink perfect for summer or any event. This sugar-free drink is made with Spanish wine, Brandy, and club soda. You can swap in vodka if you wish. This drink is low-calorie and diabetic friendly.
Wine Filled Gummy Bears make the perfect treats for summer, holidays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, parties, and events. This how-to recipe is quick and easy! These alcohol filled candy gummies are made using jell-o. Serve them as jello-shots for gatherings!
This Classic Vodka Gimlet Cocktail is a drink recipe from scratch that can be served shaken or on the rocks with fresh lime and simple syrup. With only 139 calories you will want to add this clean drink to your rotation!
Keto Low-Carb Sugar-Free Lemon Drop Vodka Martini Cocktails is the best quick and easy, skinny drink recipe that is keto-friendly and approved. Grab your alcohol, fresh lemon, and favorite sweetener! This post includes a guide on how to order keto cocktails at the bar.
Alcohol Vodka Filled Gummy Bear Shots are the perfect drunken candy treat that has been molded and infused with liquor and alcohol, a great alternative to vodka soaked gummy bears. Perfect for Jell-O shots, parties, and events.
Easy Rum Punch Recipe is the best quick Jamaican Caribbean cocktail to whip up for a party. This recipe uses a handful of ingredients including coconut rum, dark rum, white rum, and pineapple juice. Double the recipe for a crowd and make it by the gallon!
Easy Jungle Juice Recipe is the best punch drink for a party crowd. The ingredients include alcohol like rum and vodka and then a mix of fresh fruit and juice. You can easily make this cocktail on a budget. Serve it for the SuperBowl, holidays, college parties, and more!
Thanksgiving Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
This collection includes casseroles, bacon, French toast, and more!
Low-Carb Keto Bacon, Egg, and Spinach Breakfast Casserole is the perfect quick and easy make-ahead, meal-prep dish with cheese, mushrooms, and peppers. This dish is keto friendly and perfect for keto diets. Serve this dish for your holiday breakfasts and brunch!
Easy Air Fryer French Toast Sticks is a quick recipe for a sweet breakfast that everyone will love! These fried bites are also freezer friendly! Pop them in the air fryer and cook from frozen for a simple meal prep meal.
This Easy Pumpkin Crisp is a quick and healthy recipe made without cake mix and uses oatmeal, pureed canned pumpkin, and seasonal pumpkin spice. This dish is sugar-free and made without refined sugar. Serve this for dinner or dessert!
Instant Pot Slow-Cooker Skinny Copy-Cat Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider is a quick and easy crockpot and pressure cooker spice recipe that is low-calorie. This recipe gives you one of your favorite Starbucks holiday drink favorites. Serve this caramel apple spice for brunch and parties!
Keto Low-Carb Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is a healthy coffee drink recipe perfect for fall. This beverage will remind you of pumpkin pie dessert and is low in sugar! Toss out that creamer for this keto sensation!
Instant Pot Starbucks Copy Cat Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte is a quick and easy healthy pressure cooker, low-calorie and a reduced-sugar coffee recipe. This recipe has all of the ingredients to help satisfy your craving for Starbucks seasonal holiday drinks.
Air Fryer Loaded Hash Browns is a quick and easy vegetarian and vegan potatoes breakfast recipe. This dish is loaded with red and green peppers, and onion. This dish is low-calorie and low-fat but does not compromise on the restaurant, local diner quality taste.
Easy, Crispy, and Perfect Air Fryer Bacon is a quick recipe that will show you how long to cook bacon in a Nuwave, Power Air Fryer, Gourmia, or any air fryer brand. Cooking bacon for breakfast is simple and it’s finished in 10 minutes and with no smoke! Pair it with a nice side of eggs.
The Best Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers
Use your leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese, and more for these recipes!
This Leftover Creamy Turkey Wild Rice Soup is a great way to use up any remaining turkey carcass you have on hand. The entire dish is made in one pot with veggies and hearty ingredients. It’s freezer-friendly and perfect for meal prep, too!
This Easy Turkey Bone Broth Recipe is perfect for your leftover Thanksgiving carcass. Making your own broth only requires a handful of ingredients. The broth will come in handy for soup or you can use it to sip on!