Dishes you’ll find on every South Carolinian’s Thanksgiving table

Here in the South, we love food and take pride in preparing it. The main ingredient is always love and we never skimp on all the fixins.  Around Thanksgiving, we prep our menus well in advance. There are a few dishes that every South Carolinian will have on their Thanksgiving table. Here's a list of those! What's your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?


We all know Thanksgiving isn’t complete without the turkey.  Here in South Carolina, we like to deep fry ours.  It always turns out moist and irresistibly delicious!

For how to safely prepare yours, click here

Honey Baked Ham

Most South Carolinian’s often serve turkey AND ham for Thanksgiving.  This sweet meat pairs perfectly with savory turkey and all the sides.

Cranberry Sauce

No Thanksgiving is complete without Cranberry Sauce.  It’s just not the same without it, and it’s usually the only time of year we eat it.  For that reason, skimp on the can and make your own with 3 ingredients, plus a few herbs and spices.

To make this easy homemade cranberry sauce, click here!

Grandmaw's Dressing

We wait for it all year long.  Grandmaw’s Homemade Dressing is usually everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving side and it gets gone fast.  This recipe gets passed down from generation to generation, and she never gives it out.

Green Bean Casserole

We love our casseroles and Green Bean Casserole always makes its way to the top of the list.  With crunchy onion topping and a savory, creamy flavor, its something we make often in the South, and we’d never leave it off of our Thanksgiving table.

Mac and Cheese

Everyone loves mac and cheese, but you’ll only find it on a Thanksgiving table in the South.  I mean, what’s NOT to love about this cheesy comfort food?

Sweet Potato Casserole

It doesn’t matter if you throw pecans or marshmallows on top.  Either way, this sweet, gooey side always has us coming back for more.

Sweet Tea

I mean, this is a given.  It’s just what we drink, ya’ll!

Pecan Pie, Hummingbird Cake, and Sweet Potato Pie

We never save room for dessert on Thanksgiving, but we eat it anyway.  No Thanksgiving would be complete without Pecan Pie and Sweet Potato Pie.  If you’re in the mood for cake, why not add the South’s best… Hummingbird Cake.

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