Top 10 Southern Shortcut Thanksgiving Recipes My Southern shortcut recipes will have you in and out of the kitchen sooner than later!

My Top 10 Southern Shortcut Thanksgiving Recipes

My Top 10 Southern shortcut Thanksgiving recipes will have you in and out of the kitchen sooner than later! Do you love the traditional Southern recipes you grew up with but don’t have the time to make them because it seems like your Mom or Grandma made everything from scratch starting with growing their own green beans and baking the turkey for hours? I’ve got you covered with this Thanksgiving shortcut recipe round up. The Double Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls are from-scratch and homemade but I give you step by step photos and tips along the way.

Four pictures of Southern food Mississippi Mud Brownies, Cornbread dressing made in muffin pans, Instant Pot Turkey Breast slices, Candied Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I’m as Southern as they come and love homemade, from-scratch recipes and avoid processed, packaged food, if I can at all. But! I also have a busy schedule just like you, so I’m constantly finding shortcuts to my homemade recipes and I share them with you here on

From turkey to sides to breakfast, you’ll find them here. Click on each picture below to get the recipes and blog stories.

1. Instant Pot Bone-In Turkey Breast

Slices of turkey breast with skin on overlapping each other on a white plate and garnished with fresh sage and gravy poured over the turkey slices

2. Candied Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Spoonful of candied sweet potatoes lifted from white casserole dish

3. Creamy Keto and Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole

Keto and Gluten Free Green Bean casserole being scooped out of the dish and focus is on the spoonful

4. No Knead Yeast Rolls


Yeast rolls in a muffin pan

5. Sausage Cornbread Dressing Cups

Individual size sausage cornbread dressings baked in a muffin pan and served on a green platter Pinterest Pin

6. Oven “Fried” Okra

Oven "fried" okra in a cast iron skillet with a metal spatula on a gray surface

7. Sausage Squash Casserole

Sausage Squash Casserole yellow and zucchini keto diet

8. Cranberry-Apple-Jalapeno Salsa (Sauce)

Cranberry Apple Jalapeno Salsa in a black salsa dish with sweet potato chips in it and around the dish

9. Shortcut Caramel Apple Pie

Apple galette with caramel drizzled on the melting ice cream. The shortcut apple pie is placed on a wire rack

10. Bacon-Wrapped Dove Jalapeno Poppers

Close up Bacon Wrapped Dove Jalapeno poppers on a white platter Thanksgiving
Bacon Wrapped Dove Jalapeno Poppers

I’d love to hear from you if you make this or any of my recipes for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year. Leave a comment below, tag me on social media, and Pin this recipe on Pinterest. If you are looking for other side dishes for the holidays search for Veggies and Sides under the Recipes page.

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Author: gritsandgouda

Hi! I’m Kathleen. I’m a food stylist, recipe developer, cookbook author, and event planner loving life in a charming town called Gardendale, Alabama, with my husband and two teenage children. I love to cook and laugh…not necessarily in that order.

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