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Best Thanksgiving Recipes With Videos

This Mac and Cheese is a MUST have for Thanksgiving! I actually made this for my family last year and it was a crowd favorite! You can peep the video above on how to make it and peep the recipe below on how to make it.

Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

50 mins

Total Time

1 hr 5 mins


This mac and cheese is different than usual macaroni and cheese because of its textured crust on baked on top. Try the different blends of cheese which are highlighted by the different textures of the pasta.

Author: I Heart Recipes


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni pasta
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups American and mild cheddar shreds
  • 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 14 oz can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups half & half
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Pour 6 cups of water in a pot along with 2 tsps of salt. Bring the water to a boil, then add the pasta and cook until it's al dente ( cooked, but firm).

  2. Drain the pasta, and rinse under cool water. Set it to the side

  3. In a large mixing bowl beat all three eggs until frothy. Next add in the evaporated milk, then the half & half. Mix until well incorporated.

  4. Add all of the cheeses, except 1 cup of sharp cheddar, and 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese.

  5. Next add in the pasta, then the salt, and black pepper. Fold in.

  6. Spray your bake dish with non sticking spray, then pour the macaroni into the dish.

  7. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the macaroni.

  8. Bake uncovered on 350 F, for 40 minutes.

  9. Let the macaroni and cheese sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.

  10. Enjoy!

Another recipe that looks delicious and I plan on making this year for the holidays as well is these bakes candied yams! Yum! Honestly, 'I Heart Recipes' seems like she has AMAZING dishes so I plan on cooking a lot of her recipes. For the holidays tho, I wanted to share the ones I think seem to be the most "popular" for the holidays. 

Baked Candied Yams - Soul Food Style

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

45 mins

Total Time

1 hr


Candied yams are a huge part of southern cuisine. Check out how easy it is to make these soul food yams today!

Course: Side Dish

Author: I Heart Recipes


  • 5 medium sized yams
  • 8 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract not imitation


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Wash the yams.

  3. Peel, then chop the yams ( make sure that they are about 1/2 inch thick.)

  4. Place the yams into a 9x13 bake dish.

  5. Place the butter into a medium sized pot, then melt it over medium heat.

  6. Once the butter is melted, sprinkle in the white & brown sugar, ground cinnamon,ground nutmeg, ground ginger, and ground clove.

  7. Turn the stove off, mix the ingredients, then add in the vanilla extract.

  8. Pour the candied mixture over the yams, and try to coat all the yams with the candied mixture.

  9. Next, cover the bake dish with foil, then bake the yams in the oven for 30 minutes.

  10. Remove the yams from the oven, and baste them with the candied mixture.

  11. Cover the yams, and bake them for another 15-20 minutes.

  12. Remove the

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