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Southern recipes from classic potluck church suppers to the Southern style recipes your grandma made.

Cucumber salad in a serving bowl.

Cucumber Vinegar Salad

Cucumber Vinegar Salad is a simple, classic recipe of sliced cucumbers and onions in vinegar. The cucumbers are crisp and tangy with a touch of sweetness—perfect for a snack or simple side dish. If you want a cool, refreshing summer salad for your next picnic, you will love this recipe for old-fashioned cucumbers and onions …

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A white plate with a piece of fried cube steak, mashed potatoes, and green beans.

Cube Steak Recipe

Cube steak is best floured and fried in a skillet. Tender and delicious, cube steak cooks quickly so it’s perfect for a weeknight meal. This is Southern comfort food at its best! I had never heard of country fried steak or chicken fried steak until I moved to the city. If you live in the …

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Overhead view of half a sweet potato pie in a white plate.

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Southern Sweet Potato Pie is creamy, lightly spiced with just a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg, and so easy to make! Similar to pumpkin but with a more delicate flavor, this one is a Southern family favorite! Lots of people will claim to be either sweet potato pie lovers or pumpkin pie lovers. I love …

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Southern Sweet Potato Casserole features a traditional pecan and brown sugar streusel topping rather than melted marshmallows.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Our Southern sweet potato casserole features a traditional pecan and brown sugar streusel topping rather than melted marshmallows. The classic sweet potato filling is creamy and smooth, with a hint of orange and vanilla. We love Sweet Potato Pie, and when you want to take it up a notch, this Sweet Potato Casserole is the …

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Salmon patties in a skillet frying.

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties using canned salmon are easy and a healthy dinner staple that you can have on the menu anytime. Ready in less than 30 minutes, this recipe is a keeper and a kid favorite! If you grew up in the South, chances are you ate salmon patties pretty regularly. Or maybe fish sticks like my …

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A serving of pimento cheese in a glass jar.

Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese recipe that’s classic and simple with just grated Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, and cayenne pepper. It’s easy to make and great as either a dip or for sandwiches! Homemade pimento cheese is one of those classic Southern dishes that many of us remember from childhood as something we never gave much thought to. …

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Closeup of cheese grits in white bowl with a spoon.

Cheese Grits Casserole

Cheese Grits Casserole is a Southern favorite and this version is the best! We use Cheddar cheese and a little half-and-half with eggs to make it rich and creamy. This recipe is a family and friends favorite! Cheese grits…once a Southern tradition and now starting to appear on menus everywhere. The beauty of grits is that they are neutrally …

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Southern Fried Chicken made the simple, old-fashioned way it used to be made. Just sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper, dredge in flour, and fry! So easy!

Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken made the simple, old-fashioned way it used to be made. Just sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper, dredge in flour, and fry! So easy! It should be common knowledge that my Granny made the best fried chicken ever. Certainly it was legendary in our family! And this recipe is exactly the …

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Fried okra with a light and crispy cornmeal batter is a tasty side dish for any of your favorite Southern meals. And it's easy to make!

Fried Okra

Fried okra with a light and crispy cornmeal batter is a tasty side dish for any of your favorite Southern meals. And it’s easy to make! Fried okra has become one of those trendy items that almost every restaurant features on their appetizer menu. And most of them are all the same: chunks of heavily …

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A serving of blackberry cobbler with whipped cream on a white plate.

Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler is a perfect sweet and tart dessert, with an easy buttery crust over juicy blackberries. This is a classic, Southern favorite! This blackberry cobbler is made almost the same as our strawberry cobbler and only slightly different from our peach cobbler. They are all from the same basic recipe with a few minor …

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A plate with a slice of chess Pie which is an old-fashioned Southern favorite custard-type pie made from a few simple ingredients. It's easy and everyone loves it!

Chess Pie

Chess Pie is an old-fashioned Southern favorite custard-type pie made from a few simple ingredients. It’s easy and everyone loves it! This chess pie recipe is a conglomeration from a couple of different old church cookbooks, with some changes of my own thrown in. It’s similar to my Snickerdoodle Cookie Pie, which I bake in a skillet. I …

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A white bowl filled with cooked butter beans and bacon.

Butter Bean Recipe

This Butter Bean recipe is an old family favorite made just the way Granny made them. Butter beans are easy to cook with bacon, butter, and the secret—a touch of sugar! Try this butter bean recipe today and you’ll have an easy side dish that goes with almost anything.  You won’t find a meat-and-three in …

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A white dish filled with squash casserole with crumbled Ritz crackers.

Southern Squash Casserole

Squash Casserole is a favorite at every potluck gathering. With grated Cheddar cheese, crumbled Ritz crackers, and fresh yellow squash, this casserole is a great way to use those summer vegetables! Squash Casserole with Ritz crackers is ubiquitous on the Southern table in the summertime, probably because nearly everyone who has a garden grows squash …

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A closeup of a serving of Southern Broccoli Casserole on a plate over a marble board.

Southern Broccoli Casserole

Southern Broccoli Casserole with crispy bacon, cheese, onion, and topped with toasted cheese crackers is the best broccoli casserole we’ve ever had! Your family will love this one! My friend, Janis, gave me this broccoli casserole recipe back in 1990 and I’ve been making it the exact same way ever since. It is so good …

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Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole is a Southern favorite and this version has a few secret ingredients that make it the best! It's perfect for a potluck gathering or new parents and it's freezer friendly!

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole is a Southern favorite and this version has a few secret ingredients that make it the best! It’s perfect for a potluck gathering or new parents and it’s freezer friendly! Have you ever eaten Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole? It’s just an old-fashioned, simple chicken casserole that shows up at most church …

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Southern Chicken and Dumplings are made with flour and butter, chicken, and broth, and that's it! This is a classic, simple dish and it's the ultimate comfort food!

Southern Chicken and Dumplings

Southern Chicken and Dumplings are made with flour and butter, chicken, and broth, and that’s it! This is a classic, simple dish and it’s the ultimate comfort food! My Mama has always made the best chicken and dumplings, so when it came time to post this recipe, I had to make sure I could duplicate …

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A basket of baked Southern style biscuits.

Southern Foods at Home

When it comes to making Southern foods at home, there are a few that are tried and true classics. This list of Southern comfort foods is a great place for you to start learning how to make traditional Southern food at home. 1. Fried Chicken – You can’t have a list of Southern food recipes …

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This Southern Meatloaf Recipe is a simple classic, with onions and green peppers and not much else. This is the way Mom made meatloaf!

Southern Meatloaf Recipe

This Southern Meatloaf Recipe is a simple classic, with onions and green peppers and not much else. This is the way Mom made meatloaf! If you grew up in the rural South, this Southern Meatloaf Recipe was probably a staple in your house. As a kid, I remember thinking, “Ugh, meatloaf again,” but as an adult, …

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Closeup of buttermilk biscuits in a basket with a white towel.

Easy Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits rise up flaky, soft, and so buttery every time. This recipe gives you easy step-by-step instructions to make the best biscuits with no rolling and no cutting required! With just three ingredients–flour, butter, and buttermilk–this simple recipe will help you get biscuits on the table in about 30 minutes! My family’s method …

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Cherry Cream Cheese Pie is a delightfully easy no-bake pie that is perfect year round for any occasion.

Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

Cherry Cream Cheese Pie is a delightfully easy no-bake pie that is perfect year round for any occasion. Kids and adults love it! This is a great make-ahead recipe that will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days before you need it.  You probably remember this cherry cheese pie from church potlucks because …

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A clear glass bowl of banana pudding topped with whipped cream.

Southern Banana Pudding

This is the best Southern Banana Pudding made with a rich, creamy homemade custard and topped with whipped cream. The homemade custard makes all the difference! Southern Banana Pudding is a simple dessert: inexpensive, easy, no baking required in the heat of a Southern summer, and almost everyone likes it. And to be fair, I’m not …

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