The south is full of classic comfort foods that are packed full of flavor. Recipes that will make you feel like you’re back in your grandmothers kitchen. If you’re craving a taste of the south, or you miss your moms home cooking, check out these 15 Southern style recipes. From Grits, to collards and hush puppies.
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1. Jalapeno Hush Puppies
Jalapeno Hushpuppies are a requirement with all of our fried fish or shrimp. It’s a must! They are spicy, crispy, golden brown little nuggets of fried cornbread heaven. No fish fry is complete without them.
From: Don’t Sweat The Recipe
2. Southern Slow Cooker Green beans
Here’s an easy way to make that Southern classic – in the slow cooker. You just dump it all in the slow cooker and turn it on. Ok, you do need to stir them a couple times, but the effort is minimal. And since I use the packaged real crumbled bacon pieces, you get all that great smoky bacon flavor without having to cook bacon – or even better – without having to clean the kitchen after cooking bacon.
From: Southern Bite
3. Classic Southern Buttermilk Pie
A smooth, custard filling with sweet, sugary notes of vanilla accompanied by a lemon-like tang, all baked atop a buttery, flaky pie crust — this is what the Southern classic, Buttermilk Pie, is all about. And, if you’re looking for a perfect, foolproof Buttermilk Pie recipe to please your crowd this holiday season, you are in luck. This one hits all the marks. It’s perfectly balanced, not too sweet, and always bakes up a beautiful golden brown.
From: The Anthony Kitchen
4. Southern Style Mashed Potatoes
These Southern Style Mashed Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. Made with just five, well ok six if you count salt and pepper separately, ingredients they couldn’t be easier to make. These are perfect for a holiday like Thanksgiving but easy enough to enjoy any night of the week.
From: New South Charm
5. Southern Squash Casserole
From: Yummiest Food
6. Southern Style Beans & Bacon
From: South Your Mouth
7. Fried Catfish Filets
Southerners know that fried catfish is the other white meat!
Southerners love a good “mess” of fish and catfish is a favorite in the South. Add some hush puppies and coleslaw and you got a mouth-watering meal. I usually fry my catfish in cornmeal but flour is good, too. We like it both ways!
From: The Southern Lady Cooks
8. Southern Style Hush Puppies
Living on the coast of North Carolina, we love Calabash style seafood and hush puppies. I serve these hush puppies hot with homemade honey butter and fresh local fish fried up crispy and golden, MMMM MMMMM! I hope y’all enjoy these wonderful hush puppies as much as we do!
From: Just A Pinch
9. Southern Style Mac & Cheese
Nanny’s Macaroni & Cheese was, hands-down, my absolute favorite of all the things she cooked. Though her 12-layer banana cake, chicken n’ dumplings and greasy rice all hold special places in my heart, there was nothing – and I mean NOTHING – that was more delicious or more requested than her macaroni and cheese.
From: South Your Mouth
10. Cornbread Casserole
It’s traditional to eat black eyed peas on New Year’s Day in the South. That said, there are no rules saying it couldn’t be in the form of a delectable Hoppin’ John Casserole with Cornbread Crust! This skillet casserole takes black eyed peas to another level with fire roasted tomatoes and chilis, onion, bell pepper, ham and bacon along with a kicked-up combination of seasonings. Smothered with a cornbread topping it’s then baked until the cornbread is golden. Without a doubt, it’s a tasty way to start the new year.
11. Spicy Southern Hot Corn
Every Thanksgiving my husband begs for this Spicy Southern Hot Corn! This sassy Southern-style recipe has been part of our holiday meal tradition for years and doubles as a side dish AND a dip. Get ready to rock those parties and potlucks and be sure to have the recipe handy – people will totally harass you for it!
From: Peas & Crayons
12. Shrimp & Grits
Shrimp and grits are a true Southern classic! Learn how to make the most flavorful, creamy, southern grits and the best way to season plump, tender shrimp.
From: Sweet Tea Thyme
13. Southern Banana Pudding
When it comes to desserts this Southern Banana Pudding is a classic and easy recipe that is completely homemade, feeds a crowd and is super addicting!
From: Tornadough Alli
14. Chicken Fried Steak
The Ultimate Chicken Fried Steak is fried to golden perfection and topped with the creamiest gravy you can imagine, sure to quickly become a family favorite. It’s hard to imagine a more quintessential Southern meal than Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy.
From: Mom On Timeout
15. Southern Style Collard Greens
If you love Southern Soul Food, then you will love this Southern Collard Greens recipe. I take you step-by-step on how to cook collard greens just like your grandma would have made them. They turn out soft, tender, and flavorful.
From: A Forks Tale
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