Many country artists are heading home for the Thanksgiving holiday to enjoy a much needed break and a delicious meal with their families. While they’re all surely looking forward to some downtime, several artists, including Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, and Dierks Bentley, recently took the time to share what Thanksgiving dish they’re looking forward to most. For some, it’s the turkey, and others, it’s those amazing sides that accompany the bird on Turkey Day.
See what they had to say about their favorite dishes below…
“My favorite Thanksgiving dish would be the homemade, cornbread-based kind of dressing that we always have with turkey. That recipe is a combination of my mama, and Denise has taken it and perfected it over the years, so that me and my children really enjoy it.” – Alan Jackson
“We always have turkey and dressing. The dressing, I think is, to us, more important than the turkey. We’ve got a family recipe that’s really, really good.” – Justin Moore
“Thanksgiving is not possible without a turkey. We cook it traditionally but a couple of Thanksgivings ago, we were here in Nashville, we did the whole fry the turkey up, and it was great. It just tasted so good; all those juices get locked in there, and I love that too.” – Dierks Bentley
“My grandma, my mom and aunt and them — they always make chicken and dumplin’s, with the gravy on the mashed potatoes, all out. You know, that’s, hands down, my favorite side, the potatoes and the gravy. Add some weight onto my back thighs, so it looks like somebody hit me in the back of the legs with a bag of nickels, after I leave, so that’s my one thing.” – Tyler Farr
“[My sister’s green bean casserole is] delicious. She puts Velveeta cheese in it and it’s absolutely incredible. [And] I have recently began to cook because I’ve been living on my own and I like to contribute as much as I can, so I whip up some deviled eggs. That’s my specialty.” – Cassadee Pope
“My favorite Thanksgiving food would have to be my grandmother’s sweet potato casserole. There’s just something she puts in it — probably all the love – that makes it better than anything I’ve ever tasted.” – Hillary Scott
“For Thanksgiving, we always have to have my grandmother’s homemade noodles. She’s passed on now, so my aunt or my mom ends up making them for Thanksgiving, and they actually I guess you would maybe consider them more of a dumpling ’cause they’re so thick (laughs), but they’re literally the greatest noodles you’ll ever eat in your entire life.” – The Henningsens’ Clara Henningsen
“My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is definitely the dressing. My grandmothers — both my grandparents in Valdosta and in Knoxville — both make the best dressing in the entire planet. I look forward to eating that and falling asleep every year.” – Thomas Rhett
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving Day dish?