Southern Christmas recipes – 10 classic southern Christmas recipes

10 classic southern Christmas recipes

Sausage Balls

This classic Southern appetizer is a staple at holiday gatherings across the region. With just four common pantry ingredients, it couldn’t be easier to make

Horseradish and Dill Dip

Horseradish is a zippy essential for any Southern holiday menu, and this simple no-bake dip is a quick and easy way to get food on the table ASAP for all your hungry guests.

Spicy Pimento Cheese

This dippable cheese spread has just the right amount of kick thanks to jalapeños and hot sauce, but don’t worry! Cream cheese and mayonnaise help to temper the bold flavors.

Coca-Cola Glazed Ham

Want a true holiday shortcut? Glaze your ham with Coca-Cola. Yes, this soda adds a perfect sweetness that helps to balance out the saltiness and meatiness of the ham.

Rosemary Citrus-Herb Turkey

A citrus rub with lemon zest, orange zest, and garlic helps to add a particular sunny brightness to this roasted turkey recipe. Meanwhile, rosemary and thyme give this bird a true holiday feel.

Slow ‘n’ Crispy Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Nothing beats a homemade macaroni and cheese, especially this rich and creamy version with a crunchy, nutty topping. Whether you serve it on the side or as a main dish for the children at the table, this mac ‘n’ cheese will be the star of your holiday party.


No Southern table is complete without biscuits, especially a holiday table. Take the time to make these 100 percent homemade biscuits; your guests will certainly appreciate the effort.

Potato Gratin With Onions and Sage

If you can’t have meat in your vegetables, you better have plenty of cream, cheese and herbs in them. This potato gratin recipe looks elegant and has a heartwarming flavor perfect for the holidays.

Braised Collard Greens

Collard greens are great any night of the year, but there’s something particularly special about them for the holidays. These easy braised collard greens are easy to customize however you see fit.

Classic Cornbread Dressing

Yes, you made it for Thanksgiving, but no Southern holiday is complete without cornbread, and no holiday is complete without dressing. So re-up on that side dish. It’s a real winner, after all.

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