best 108+ healthy dinner recipes for family ( southern recipes)

From mouth-watering barbecue ribs and southern fried chicken to authentic jambalaya and gumbo, there are plenty of classic southern dishes to choose from including main entrees, side dishes, desserts and drinks.

Main Entree Southern Recipes


  1. Southern Fried Chicken from Immaculate Bites
  2. Southern Style Chicken and Dumplings from The Grateful Girl Cooks
  3. Nashville Hot Chicken from Tasting Table
  4. Buttermilk Fried Chicken from Simply Recipes
  5. Chicken Fried Chicken with Country Gravy from Favorite Family Recipes
  6. Southern Style Chicken and Waffles from Garlic and Zest
  7. Buttermilk Roasted Chicken from Gonna Want Seconds
  8. Chicken and Rice from She Wears Many Hats
  9. Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen
  10. Old Fashioned Southern Chicken Salad from Syrup and Biscuits


  1. Shrimp and Grits from She Wears Many Hats
  2. Fried Catfish from Simply Recipes
  3. Chicken Andouille Sausage Gumbo from Jessica Gavin
  4. Country Shrimp Boil from Noble Pig
  5. Jambalaya from Daring Gourmet
  6. Shrimp Po’ Boys from Immaculate Bites
  7. Perfect Crawfish Boil from My Invisible Crown
  8. Creole Shrimp from Immaculate Bites
  9. Salmon Patties from Deep South Dish
  10. Southern Style Crab Cakes from How to Feed a Loon
  11. Shrimp Étouffée from Simply Recipes
  12. Southern Fried Shrimp from Miss in the Kitchen

Beef, Pork & Other Main Entree Southern Recipes

  1. Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy from Recipe Girl
  2. Authentic Lousiana Red Beans and Rice from Allrecipes
  3. Country Style Ribs from Baking Mischief
  4. World’s Best Caroline Pulled Pork from Oh Sweet Basil
  5. Southern Fried Pork Chops from Soulfully Made
  6. St Louis Style Ribs (Oven Baked) from Cooking LSL
  7. Brunswick Stew from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  8. Southern Fried Pork Chops with Country Gravy from Wildflour’s Kitchen
  9. Hamburger Steak with Onion Gravy from Divas Can Cook
  10. Copycat Cracker Barrel Meatloaf from The Midnight Baker
  11. Southern Ham Salad from Melissa’s Southern Kitchen
  12. Texas Beef Chili from Once Upon a Chef
  13. Hot Brown from The Brown Hotel
  14. Cajun Cracklins from Acadiana Table
  15. Southern White Beans and Ham from The McCallum Shamrock Patch

Side Dish Southern Recipes


  1. Southern Style Green Beans from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  2. Black Eyed Peas from Immaculate Bites
  3. Kickin’ Collard Greens from Allrecipes
  4. Southern Bacon Fried Cabbage from Love Bakes Good Cakes
  5. Fried Okra from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  6. Old Fashioned Pinto Beans from Loaves and Dishes
  7. Best Ever Creamed Corn from Grace and Good Eats
  8. Fried Green Tomatoes from Simply Recipes
  9. Squash Casserole from Add a Pinch
  10. Memphis Style Coleslaw from Barefeet in the Kitchen
  11. Southern Butter Beans from The Blonde Cook
  12. Corn Casserole from The Cozy Cook
  13. Southern Turnip Greens from Hangry Fork
  14. Creamy Southern Pasta Salad from Flavorite
  15. Hoppin’ John from Simply Recipes
  16. Southern Style Lima Beans from Florassippi Girl

Other Side Dishes

  1. Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese from Divas Can Cook
  2. Southern Potato Salad from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  3. Sweet Corn Spoonbread from  Southern Bite
  4. Southern Fried Potatoes from Deep South Dish
  5. Fried Apples from Syrup and Biscuits
  6. Southern Style Baked Beans from South Your Mouth
  7. New Orleans Dirty Rice from Just a Pinch
  8. Southern Cornbread Dressing from Divas Can Cook
  9. Corn Fritters from Just a Taste
  10. Creamiest Grits Ever from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  11. Ambrosia Fruit Salad from The Country Cook

Biscuits & Cornbread

  1. Southern Biscuits from The Anthony Kitchen
  2. Southern Cornbread from Feast and Farm
  3. Buttermilk Biscuits from Live Well Bake Oven
  4. Southern Hush Puppies from House of Nash Eats
  5. Buttermilk Cornbread from Sugar Spun Run

Sauces and Gravies

  1. Homemade Country Gravy from The Anthony Kitchen
  2. Sausage Gravy from The Salty Marshmallow
  3. How to Make Gravy Like a Southerner from Restless Chipotle
  4. Alabama White BBQ Sauce from House Of Nash Eats
  5. Carolina Barbecue Sauce from A Fork’s Tale

Dessert Southern Recipes

  1. Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  2. Chess Pie from She Wears Many Hats
  3. Southern Peach Cobbler from The Gracious Wife
  4. Beignets from Jo Cooks
  5. Southern Banana Pudding from Tornadough Alli
  6. Kentucky Butter Cake from Cookies and Cups
  7. Southern Pecan Pie from The Country Cook
  8. Hummingbird Cake from Boulder Locavore
  9. Old Fashioned Southern Bread Pudding from Deep South Dish
  10. Southern Johnny’s Hoecakes from Immaculate Bites
  11. Lousiana Pralines from I Heart Recipes
  12. Southern Brown Sugar Pie from Pizzazzerie
  13. Pecan Praline Cake with Butter Sauce from The Country Cook
  14. Arkansas Possum Pie from House of Nash Eats
  15. Southern Chocolate Cobbler from Add a Pinch
  16. Mississippi Mud Pie from Sugar and Soul
  17. Southern Style Carrot Cake from Amy in the Kitchen
  18. Butter Roll from Call Me PMC
  19. Southern Coca Cola Cake from The Southern Lady Cooks
  20. Prize Winning Key Lime Pie from Soufflé Bombay
  21. Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cake from The View from the Great Island
  22. Southern Peach Pie from House of Nash Eats
  23. Blueberry Cobbler from Tastes Better From Scratch
  24. Old Southern Sugar Cake from Holly’s Cheat Day
  25. Southern Fudge Pie from The Country Cook
  26. Fourteen Layer Cake from Bakerella

Drink & Appetizer Southern Recipes

  1. Perfect Sweet Tea from Gather for Bread
  2. Old Fashioned Lemonade from Divas Can Cook
  3. Southern Pink Lemonade from Frugal Coupon Living
  4. Kentucky Mint Julep from The Chunky Chef
  5. Mom’s Classic Southern Deviled Eggs from Family Food on the Table
  6. Spicy Shrimp Dip from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  7. Best Pimento Cheese from 11 Magnolia Lane
  8. Spicy Boiled Peanuts from Spicy Southern Kitchen


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