Thanksgiving Recipes from the Greatest Country Cooks

Tis the season to eat lots and be thankful! Pigeon Forge is home to some great country cooking and Thanksgiving foods are no exception. If you haven’t eaten at the Old Mill Restaurant, then you will definitely want to give it a try. They serve country cooking at its finest for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Old Mill is located right along the Little Pigeon River and the water- powered grist mill is still used to grind meal and flour that is used in some of the Old Mill Restaurant’s dishes. You can purchase some of the products used in their dishes in the Old Mill General Store. There are also links to some great recipes on their website.

Check out this great dish that would be a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving meal:

Baked Corn Relish - Old MillBaked Corn Relish

  • 1 16oz. Old Mill Sweet Corn Relish, drained
  • 1 cup Monterey or Colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • Combine all ingredients, mix well. Place in ungreased baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees
  • Eat with tortilla chips as appetizer or use as side dish

Come Saturday your family might be tired of turkey. This dish can also be used as main dish by adding the following:

  • Fold in sautéed chicken breast strips which have been cut into chunks
  • May use canned or pouch cooked chicken (drained) instead of cooking your own
  • Spread mixture into soft flour tortilla shells. Sprinkle additional cheese and sliced black olives (optional)
  • Roll up and sprinkle with cheese and additional sliced olives on top
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes