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Southern cooking

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Southern cooking. Get inspired and try out new things.
60 Iconic Southern Comfort Foods

Our best belly-stuffin', soul warmin' southern recipes. Think chicken-fried steak, biscuits and gravy and plenty of pie.

25 Southern Sunday Suppers the Whole Family Will Love | "Here, we've collected 25 Southern dinners, from classic favorites like country fried steak to newer trends like barbeque-topped totchos, so your family will never be without a delicious meal to look forward to." #dinnerideas #dinnerrecipes #familydinnerideas #supper #supperideas

25 Southern Sunday Suppers the Whole Family Will Love | "Here, we've collected 25 Southern dinners, from classic favorites like country fried steak to newer trends like barbeque-topped totchos, so your family will never be without a delicious meal to look forward to." #dinnerideas #dinnerrecipes #familydinnerideas #supper #supperideas

How to Make Homemade Gravy {Step by Step}

178 · 20 minutes · Real Southern gravy is rich, creamy, and an important part of the Southern food pyramid. It should be smooth as silk and rich as a Houston oil tycoon. Serve it hot over biscuits, potatoes, meat, or bread. See notes for variations. Easy beginner recipe.

Ingredients

Meat
  • 1/4 cup Bacon fat is preferred -- no it's essential -- if you are making cream gravy, fat
Baking & Spices
  • 1/4 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 Salt and cracked black pepper
Dairy
  • 2 cups Whole milk
Southern Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler is a southern classic dessert made with warm, sweet peaches and fluffy cobbler crust; best served warm with vanilla ice cream.

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Southern Green Beans

45 · 50 minutes · Now, these easy Southern Green Beans combine fresh green beans, smoked bacon, and onion into the most perfect side dish imaginable.

Ingredients

Meat
  • 4 slices Bacon
Produce
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 lbs Green beans, fresh
  • 1 Onion, medium
Canned Goods
  • 2 1/2 cups Chicken broth
Baking & Spices
  • 1 Salt and black pepper
Dairy
  • 2 tbsp Butter
Other
  • Optional 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (please see notes)
Southern Banana Pudding

17 · 30 minutes · 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!

Ingredients

Produce
  • 4 Bananas, large
Refrigerated
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 2 Eggs
Baking & Spices
  • 6 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 container Topping, whipped
  • 4 tsp Vanilla extract
Snacks
  • 1 large box Vanilla wafers
Dairy
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 4 cups Milk
Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy

This chicken fried steak with country gravy is the ultimate comfort food. This homemade chicken fried steak is fried to perfection, crispy and crunchy, then is smothered in a white, creamy country gravy, served with mashed potatoes and delicious whole kernel buttery corn, for a perfect Southern style meal.

Simple Southern Collard Greens

25 · A favorite and easy recipe these Southern Collard Greens take minimal ingredients and cook low and slow making a delicious and tasty side dish.

Ingredients

Meat
  • 2 Ham hocks
Produce
  • 2 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp Onion powder
Canned Goods
  • 64 oz Chicken stock, unsalted
Baking & Spices
  • 1 tsp Black pepper, fresh
  • 1 tbsp Seasoned salt
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
Dairy
  • 2 tbsp Butter, unsalted

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Cheese grits are just about my favorite southern food group and definitely a comfort culinary staple in our house! Sharp cheddar cheese, Rotel tomatoes, butter, cream, garlic, and stone ground grits...should I say more? Make these for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, Christmas, Easter, or any day of the week. #thecontractorscastle #comfortfood #cheesegrits #holidaysidedish
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Southern Homemade Creamed Corn