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The Essential Food You Need for a Perfect Memphis Christmas Dinner

From BBQ to turkey and ham, it all goes in Memphis for Christmas dinner. Some families don’t like the idea of essentially repeating the Thanksgiving meal, so they might switch it up and cook different global foods for Christmas dinner, such as Mexican or Chinese food. On the other hand, you can’t go wrong with a potluck Christmas dinner served buffet style in the south! Whichever way your family decides to celebrate Christmas, Cash Saver has a bounty of food at the lowest prices.  

If you don’t have time to cook, Cash Saver also has one of the most popular delis in Memphis. On Thursdays, there are lines that reach near the back of the store for the fried chicken special. Sorry, we can’t share the recipe, but we can try to make extra if you want to take the chicken to your family’s Christmas dinner. You should probably call ahead, though!  

If you would like to keep things traditional but you still aren’t sure what to cook for Christmas dinner, we have prepared a list of the most popular southern comfort foods and beverages your family is sure to devour. Feel free to use this checklist when shopping at Cash Saver. We have even included an asterisk next to the items that made the top ten list in Southern Living magazine as the “Best Southern Christmas Foods”. 

Meat and Sides: 

  • Deviled Eggs 
  • Green Bean Casserole 
  • Ambrosia* 
  • Sweet Potato Casserole 
  • Collard Greens 
  • Ham, Turkey, Beef Tenderloin, or BBQ* 
  • Baked Beans 
  • Rolls (If you can’t make rolls homemade, everyone loves the Sister Shubert rolls) 
  • Cornbread* 
  • Dressing* 
  • Macaroni and Cheese* 
  • Mashed Potatoes* 


  • Pecan Pie 
  • Bread Pudding 
  • Chocolate Pie 
  • Banana Pudding 
  • Cheesecake 
  • A variety of cookies with sugar cookies at the top of the list* 
  • Layer Cakes* 


  • Sweet Tea 
  • Lemonade 
  • Various Wines and Cocktails 
  • Soda or Fruit Punch for the Kids 
  • Spiked or Non-Alcoholic Eggnog* 

If you aren’t originally from the south and this will be your first traditional southern Christmas dinner, well, bless your heart. Are you in for a treat!  

At Cash Saver, we understand that inflation has made things more expensive, especially grocery shopping. However, rest assured that you are in good hands with Cash Saver. At times like this, it’s essential to save money where you can, and you can save on your groceries significantly at Cash Saver since we are a cost-plus food outlet. Our gift to you this Christmas and all year long is saving you money on groceries. We promise to always do our best to provide the best prices and the best options available. 

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