5 Unique Southern Recipes for Thanksgiving

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If you’re looking to mix things up this Thanksgiving and try something new, why not try one of these unique southern recipes? From stuffed chicken to turducken to mirlitons, there’s sure to be something here that will tantalize your taste buds. So, whether you’re from the south or just looking to add a little southern flair to your holiday meal, read on for five unique southern recipes for Thanksgiving.

Stuffed Chicken

This dish is a twist on the traditional turkey dinner. A whole chicken is stuffed with a cornbread and sausage stuffing, then roasted to perfection.

Recipe: https://sweetsavant.com/boneless-stuffed-whole-chicken/


A turducken is a turkey that’s been stuffed with a duck that’s been stuffed with a chicken. It’s a delicious, three-in-one meal that’s sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving feast.

Recipe: https://www.realcajunrecipes.com/recipe/red-white-and-blue-turducken/


Mirlitons are a type of squash that’s popular in Louisiana. They’re often used in stuffings and casseroles, or simply roasted as a side dish.

Recipe: https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/shrimp-stuffed-mirliton

Oyster Dressing

Oysters are a staple of southern cuisine, and they make a delicious addition to stuffing or dressing. This recipe uses fresh oysters, celery, onions, and herbs to create a flavorful dish that’s perfect for Thanksgiving.

Recipe: https://www.sweetdaddy-d.com/oyster-dressing/

Corn Maque Choux

This dish is a creole classic made with corn, peppers, onions, and tomatoes. It’s the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving feast.

Recipe: https://southernbite.com/easy-corn-maque-choux/

These are just a few of the many unique southern recipes that you can make for Thanksgiving this year. So if you’re looking for something different than the usual turkey and stuffing, give one of these dishes a try. Allons manger!

Want to try more Cajun recipes? Check out these cookbooks!

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Complete Cajun Cookbook: 100 Home-Cooked Bayou Classics

Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou

Growing Up Cajun: Recipes and Stories from the Slap Ya Mama Family 

The Easy Creole and Cajun Cookbook: Modern and Classic Dishes Made Simple

RealCajunRecipes.com – The Cookbook: la cuisine de mawmaw

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