Tired of slaving over a hot stove on those sweltering summer nights? We’ve got you covered! This gallery is packed with quick, easy and delicious recipes that are perfect for busy weeknights. From refreshing salads to savory main dishes, we’ll show you how to get a taste of that Southern hospitality on your table in no time – without breaking a sweat. Get ready to discover your new summer supper staples!

Southern Peach Cobbler

A serving of peach cobbler topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on a white plate, with sliced peaches and a blue cloth in the background.
Southern Peach Cobbler. Photo credit: Southern Food and Fun.

Whether it’s summer peach season or the dead of winter, if you’re craving a good peach cobbler, look no further than this easy Southern peach cobbler. This recipe has been a family favorite for generations, and now it can be your family’s favorite too.

Get the recipe: Southern Peach Cobbler

Cucumber Salad

Large white bowl of cucumber onion salad.
Cucumber Salad. Photo credit: Southern Food and Fun.

Cucumber Onion Salad is a simple, classic recipe that uses sliced crisp cucumbers, sliced onions, and tangy vinegar to create a refreshing and full-flavored side dish.

It’s an easy yet delicious addition to your summer cookouts and a great snack to keep around all year long.

Get the recipe: Cucumber Salad

Lemon Icebox Pie

A vibrant cheesecake adorned with fresh berries, lemon slices, and edible flowers, presented on a white background with decorative elements.
Lemon Icebox Pie. Photo credit: Southern Food and Fun.

This Lemon Icebox Pie is going to be your new favorite dessert. It has the perfect combination of tart lemon flavor with sweetness in a creamy, smooth filling. We have a secret method that guarantees a creamy but not runny texture every time.

Get the recipe: Lemon Icebox Pie

Salmon Patties

cooked salmon patties stacked on a white platter with a slice of lemon
Salmon Patties. Photo credit: Southern Food and Fun.

Salmon Patties made with canned salmon make an easy weeknight dinner that you can have on the menu anytime. Ready in less than 30 minutes, this recipe is a keeper and a kid’s favorite!

Get the recipe: Salmon Patties

Meatloaf Muffins

Meatloaf muffins topped with brown sugar glaze.
Meatloaf Muffins. Photo credit: Southern Food and Fun.

Save your sanity and make these meatloaf muffins in half the time it takes to cook regular meatloaf. Perfect freezer meal and great for little hands.

Get the recipe: Meatloaf Muffins

Deviled Eggs

closeup of deviled eggs with paprika.
Deviled Eggs. Photo credit: Southern Food and Fun.

This easy deviled eggs recipe combines a creamy, tangy blend of mayonnaise, mustard, and pickle relish and is topped off with paprika. Get ready to whip up a batch of these Southern deviled eggs, a classic recipe that’s simple yet full of flavor.

Get the recipe: Deviled Eggs

Blackberry Mojito

Blackberry mojitos on a tray.
Blackberry Mojito. Photo credit: Southern Food and Fun.

Blackberry Mojito pairs ripe blackberries, fresh mint, tart lime, and smooth white rum, creating a refreshing cocktail that’s perfect for any occasion. This delicious blackberry mojito recipe puts a fruity twist on the traditional mojito but is perfectly balanced and so refreshing on a hot summer day.

Get the recipe: Blackberry Mojito

Southern Pimento Cheese

A bowl of pimento cheese surrounded by a ring of round crackers on a wooden board, with a blue patterned napkin and a spoon beside it.
Pimento Cheese. Photo credit: Southern Food and Fun.

Pimento Cheese recipe that’s a classic Southern favorite, made with extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, and cayenne pepper. This homemade pimento cheese is easy to make and great as either a delicious dip or for sandwiches!

Get the recipe: Pimento Cheese

Squash Casserole

Overhead closeup of baked yellow squash casserole in a white dish.
Squash Casserole. Photo credit: Southern Food and Fun.

Squash Casserole features grated Cheddar cheese, crumbled buttery crackers, and fresh yellow squash. A favorite at potluck gatherings, this casserole is a great way to use those summer vegetables!

Get the recipe: Squash Casserole

Fried Okra

A plate of fried okra pieces, coated in a crispy golden batter, placed on a white paper towel with greenery in the background.
Southern Fried Okra. Photo credit: Southern Food and Fun.

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!

Get the recipe: Fried Okra

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