The Best, Most Delicious Southern Holiday Dishes
The holidays are here, and we couldn't be more excited! With the holiday season comes precious times with our families, new memories, and of course- plenty of delicious food! Here in the South, Christmas cookin' is a big deal, and our blog post has several great recipes that your family is sure to love.
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Stuffing (also called dressing) is a Southern tradition and if you've never tried it, you're in for a comforting delight! Many people here in eastern North Carolina enjoy adding oysters into their stuffing, making this the perfect Southern dish with a coastal flair. Try this recipe for a simple, tasty dish.
SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE
This scrumptious dish is like a side and dessert all in one! Covered in marshmallows, your kids won't even realize they're eating super-healthy sweet potatoes! It may be a good idea to skip the pecans, however, just in case any of your guests have a nut allergy. You wouldn't want them to miss out on this treat!
SHRIMP N' GRITS
Whether you serve shrimp n' grits at your Christmas dinner or Christmas brunch, it's sure to be a hit! This beloved dish is comforting and absolutely delicious. If you're spending the holidays with us, be sure to grab fresh local shrimp for use in your recipe!
BAKED MAC AND CHEESE
Is it even a dinner gathering without this Southern staple? We say no. Your guests will devour this creamy, cheesy baked mac and cheese recipe! Did we mention Christmas calories don't count? Remember that while you're digging into this cheesy goodness and serve yourself another scoop... or two.
In the South, we love gravy and enjoy pouring it over pretty much anything! Don't be intimidated, we've got you covered with this easy gravy recipe that is sure to please. Serve it up with your meat and homemade mashed potatoes and you're good to go!
Greenbean casserole is one of those unexpected delights! Crunchy, creamy, and loaded with flavor, this Southern dish is sure to be on your Christmas dinner table for years to come!
Nothing says a good old fashioned Southern Christmas dinner like pecan pie! Everybody loves it and it's fairly simple to make. Give this recipe a try and bring a little Southern sweetness to your table.
By now we hope your mouth is watering and you're ready to whip up a few (or all!) of these delicious Southern Christmas dishes for your family this year! If you try any, leave us a comment below and let us know what you thought.
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