Classic Southern Recipes

Food shows up in almost every great memory we Southerners hold close. All of our gatherings—from holidays to weekends at the lake to church potlucks—feature a…
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Buttermilk biscuits are a staple of Southern cuisine for excellent reason; these flaky, airy, and buttery pastries are considered a heritage food of the region. We present to you layer upon buttery layer of buttermilk biscuit perfection. #classicrecipes #southernfood #biscuits #buttermilkbiscuits #bestbiscuits
These Are Our Best-Ever Buttermilk Biscuits
Buttermilk biscuits are a staple of Southern cuisine for excellent reason; these flaky, airy, and buttery pastries are considered a heritage food of the region. We present to you layer upon buttery layer of buttermilk biscuit perfection. #classicrecipes #southernfood #biscuits #buttermilkbiscuits #bestbiscuits
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Whether for a church homecoming, potluck, or post-service spread, these church lady cookbook recipes are our Sunday Best. #southernrecipes #homestyle #recipeideas #churchpotluck #casseroles
52 Classic Church Recipes Southerners Serve Every Sunday
Whether for a church homecoming, potluck, or post-service spread, these church lady cookbook recipes are our Sunday Best. #southernrecipes #homestyle #recipeideas #churchpotluck #casseroles
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Oven-Roasted Corn On The Cob Is The South's Most Searched Side Recipe
Grilled corn on the cob is always a treat, but you can achieve that same great rich taste without firing up the grill thanks to this top-rated Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob recipe. The most important ingredient for oven-roasted corn on the cob is fresh and flavorful produce—sweet, high-quality, in-season corn. Add an herby butter and serve up your family's new favorite summer side dish in just 30 minutes. #roastedcorn #recipeideas #ovenroastedcorn #sidedishes #sidedishrecipes #sidedishideas
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You Thought Mom's Egg Salad Was Good—Ours Is Even Better
Our classic Southern egg salad recipe makes for an easy lunch and calls for just seven ingredients. Serve it up with crackers or on sandwich bread. #southernclassic #lunchrecipes #sandwichideas #besteggsalad #eggsalad
What Is Potlikker?
Southern cooks might argue the leftover liquid is the best part of the beans and greens. Find out how potlikker is made and what you can do to make better potlikker with your next batch of beans and greens. No meat required! #potlikker #southernrecipes #southernclassics #classicrecipes #vegetarianpotlikker
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How To Reheat Crawfish, According To Chefs
Whether you make a classic crawfish boil or embrace variations like Viet-Cajun crawfish broil, one thing is certain: leftovers. Don't let your leftover crawfish go to waste—it can be just as delicious the next day. #crawfish #crayfish #crawdads #crawfishboil #crawfishboil
5 Secrets For Better Potlikker, According To Our Food Editor
When you make a pot of Southern greens, the brothy potlikker that's created is where all the flavor lives. These five secrets will make the best greens and potlikker you've ever tasted, using the holy trinity of greens. #collardgreens #mustardgreens #turnipgreens #potlikker #southernclassics
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Million Dollar Deviled Eggs Have The Creamiest Filling Of All Time Thanks To One Ingredient
Million dollar deviled eggs have a secret ingredient that makes the filling extra creamy and rich. Tangy, buttery, and smoky, these deviled eggs have a bit of crunch, too, so it's an all-around new experience—and we suspect this will be your new go-to. #deviledeggs #appetizers #classicsouthernrecipes #appetizerideas #partyrecipes
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We Tried 3 Spins On Old-School Pear Salad—And Here Are The Results
Southern Living editors made and tasted three variations on the popular Pear Salad recipe. While there are hundreds of Southern recipes with variations we could put to the test, we felt this was a good candidate based on all of the positive and not-so-positive reactions. We entered this taste test with full hearts and very open minds. #pearsalad #southernrecipes #nostalgia #cannedpears #classicrecipes
21 Retro Gelatin Salad Recipes Every Southerner Should Try
Jiggly and brightly colored, gelatin salads were once regulars at Southern gatherings. This season, we're bringing congealed salads back in all their wiggly goodness. #jellosalad #gelatinsalad #jellomold #southernsalad #jello
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My Grandma Always Snuck This Secret Ingredient Into Her Deviled Eggs
Every Southern family has their own "secret sauce," the recipes we grew up eating that no one else is allowed to know. Deviled eggs are no exception. This author's grandmother had one special trick to deviled eggs that made guests swoon. #deviledeggs #secretingredient #southernrecipes #southernclassics #appetizers
Easy Drop Biscuits Take Just 30 Minutes
Our easy Drop Biscuits come together in a flash and are perfect for a weekend breakfast. Drop biscuits are scooped instead of cut but still bake up tall and buttery. #biscuitrecipes #biscuits #classicrecipes #southernrecipes #breakfast
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Flaky, Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits That Everyone Will Enjoy
Gluten-free biscuits can taste like an old-fashioned buttermilk biscuit, and we have the proof right here. These flaky biscuits made with gluten-free all-purpose flour are salty, tender, and absolutely delicious. #biscuits #glutenfree #glutenfreerecipes #glutenfreebiscuits #gfbiscuits
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Every Southern Cook Should Try This Old-Fashioned Chicken Salad Recipe
This classic Southern Chicken Salad harkens back to our great-grandmother's day, when chicken and celery were bound together with homemade mayonnaise. If you're looking for a staple recipe to add to your roster, this creamy chicken salad is perfect for spring parties and gatherings. #classicchickensalad #chickensalad #classicrecipes #southernrecipes #lunchrecipes
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Most Beloved Recipes In Southern Living History
Since our first issue, we've been the South's recipe box, and these are our dog-eared, grease-splattered, much-loved favorites. #southernrecipes #southernfood #southernliving
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Try A Traditional Louisiana Crawfish Boil This Spring
There's nothing like a crawfish boil with tender red potatoes, corn, succulent crawfish, and spicy sausage. And just as there's no wrong way to eat crawfish, there's no wrong time to enjoy them, either. Our favorite time to throw a crawfish boil is early spring, when we can boil up some crawfish, corn cobs, and potatoes, and enjoy them outdoors with our friends and family. #crawfishboil #crawfish #crawdadboil #louisiana #traditionalcrawfish
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You Won't Believe The Secret To This Broccoli Cornbread
As Southerners, we should warn you: Broccoli Cornbread isn't your typical cornbread, but it is very much worth a spot on your dinner table. This cornbread recipe has a balance of sweet and savory flavors, thanks to corn muffin mix, Cheddar cheese, and one secret ingredient. #cornbread #broccolirecipes #cornbreadrecipe #southernrecipes #cottagecheese
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Old-Fashioned Southern Chicken Salad
This classic Southern Chicken Salad recipe harkens back to our great-grandmother's day, when chicken and celery were bound together with homemade mayonnaise. If you're looking for a staple recipe to add to your roster, this creamy chicken salad is perfect for spring parties and gatherings. #classicchickensalad #chickensalad #classicrecipes #southernrecipes #lunchrecipes
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29 Biscuit Recipes That Belong On Every Southern Table
We understand that it's hard to beat Mama's warm, fluffy buttermilk biscuits, but with these all-star biscuit recipes, we're certainly up to the task. From savory to sweet, here are our favorite classic biscuit recipes for every Southern table. #biscuitrecipes #biscuits #southernrecipes #southernbiscuits #southernclassic
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Our Best Sweet and Savory Buttermilk Recipes (That Go Way Beyond Biscuits)
From fluffy waffles to biscuits to Classic Southern Buttermilk Pie, these buttermilk recipes highlight how many ways the Southern cooking staple can be used to add depth and flavor to a range of dishes. #buttermilk #buttermilkrecipes #southernrecipes #buttermilkwaffles #leftoverbuttermilk
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You Thought Mom's Egg Salad Was Good — Ours Is Even Better
Our egg salad recipe makes for an easy lunch and calls for just seven ingredients. Serve it up with crackers or on sandwich bread. #southernclassic #lunchrecipes #sandwichideas #besteggsalad
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Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
We present to you layer upon buttery layer of buttermilk biscuit perfection. #classicrecipes #southernfood #biscuits #buttermilkbiscuits
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Our Best Deviled Eggs Recipe
Your hunt for the perfect Southern deviled eggs will finally be over. Get the recipe at the link! #recipeideas #recipes #deviledeggs #appetizers #southernliving
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38 Classic Southern Recipes Every Home Cook Should Know By Heart
If you know, you know. If not, save this. These 32 Southern recipes should be memorized and mastered. #recipeideas #recipes #southernrecipes #classicrecipes #dinnerrecipes #southernliving
Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuits
After baking hundreds of buttermilk biscuit recipes, our Test Kitchen landed on this winning recipe for Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuits. This no-fail biscuit recipe will make you look like a pro, even if this is your first attempt at biscuit-making. Get the recipe at the link! #SouthernLiving #Biscuits
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Grandpa's Favorite Southern Sandwiches
From simple Pineapple Sandwich to a Classic Cuban Sandwich, enjoy twenty of Grandpa's favorite recipes at the link. #sandwichrecipes #southernrecipes #recipeideas #recipes #southernliving
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Drop Biscuits Are Every Bit As Tender And Tall As Classic Biscuits—But So Much Easier
Our easy drop biscuits come together in a flash and are perfect for a weekend breakfast. Get the classic Southern recipe at the link! #dropbiscuits #biscuitsrecipe #recipeideas #recipes #southernliving
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Sausage Gravy And Biscuits Recipe
One of the South's signature dishes, sausage gravy and biscuits can be enjoyed at any time of day. Much like shrimp and grits, however, this instinctively savory meal has become a Southern breakfast staple. Get the recipe at the link! #sausageandgravy #southernrecipes #biscuits #recipeideas #recipes #southernliving
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75 Essential Southern Recipes Everyone Should Make In 2024
This year, we're resolving to cook Southern—from breakfast to dessert. Cheese straws, cobbler recipes, and Southern barbecue are on the menu. Get the recipes at the link. #recipes #recipeideas #dinnerrecipes #tortillasoup #southernrecipes #southernliving
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52 Classic Church Recipes Southerners Serve Every Sunday
Whether for a church homecoming, potluck, or post-service spread, these church lady cookbook recipes are our Sunday Best. #recipeideas #recipes #southernliving