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Give Thanksgiving a Southern spin with mac and cheese, sweet potato pie and more

Add Southern flair to your Thanksgiving table with mac and cheese with collard greensand ham, spicy cornbread and gingerbread-crusted sweet potato pie.
by Lazarus Lynch / / Source: TODAY

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Chef Lazarus Lynch of Son of a Southern Chef stops by the TODAY kitchen to cook up Thanksgiving recipes like they make down South.

He shows us how to prepare no-boil mac and cheese with collard greens and ham, spiced sweet potato pie with a gingerbread crust and fluffy toasted marshmallows and savory cornbread with a sweet and spicy chipotle glaze.

No-Boil Mac and Cheese with Ham and Greens

I grew up eating lots of mac and cheese, and it's still one of my favorite things to make to remind me of home. This no-boil, stress-free mac and cheese is perfect for the day after Thanksgiving, and it tastes incredible.

I feel like the most grown-up kid when eating this dessert. Every element reminds me of s'mores (minus the chocolate), yet the flavor is so sophisticated.

Savory Cornbread

Savory Cornbread

Lazarus Lynch

This side will go like hot cakes so you might need to make a few batches. I love serving this cornbread with some collard greens and gravy.

If you like those Southern-style recipes, you should also try these:

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

Robbie Shoults

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