Classic Side Dishes
Summer squash casserole is the most versatile Southern side dish. It pairs well with everything from fried chicken at a summertime Sunday lunch to roast turkey at Thanksgiving.
- Recipe: Summer Squash Casserole
Crispy bacon, sautéed onion, ham, and garlic perfect these collard greens, making them an essential part of your traditional Southern feast.
Recipe: Southern-Style Collard Greens
Bacon, onion, and brown sugar pack these beans with amazing flavor.
- Recipe: Home-Style Butterbeans
This classic recipe has a rich, soufflé-like texture without the hassle. The result is an impressive side dish the entire family will love.
- Recipe: Tee's Corn Pudding
Okra thrives in the scorching heat of humid summers, soaring skyward in its semitropical glory. Originally from Africa, it is as overtly Southern as sweet tea and kudzu. Luckily for us, we have the inside secret when it comes to the delectable pods—no other people embrace okra as Southerners do.
Crushed pecans and baking mix form the crisp breading for this classic Southern-style side.
Recipe: Fried Pecan Okra
The addition of mint and orange really brightens this often underrated veggie, while the bacon lends a smoky flavor.
- Recipe: Green Peas with Crispy Bacon
Fresh corn, mozzarella cheese, and chives make up the base of this classic side dish.
- Recipe: Fresh Corn Cakes
A feta cheese, breadcrumb, and fresh herb mixture fills these large tomatoes for a tasty side.
- Recipe: Feta-Stuffed Tomatoes
Use fresh corn and okra in this Maque Choux dish for best results. If you don't like spicy food you can easily sub the hot sausage for a milder version to fit your tastes.
Recipe: Okra-and-Corn Maque Choux
Cream, bacon, and sweet peppers take this dish from down-home to top shelf.
Recipe: Fried Confetti Corn
The great thing about cooking with fresh green beans is that they are incredibly versatile vegetables. Whether you sauté, boil, or bake, these green bean recipes are amped with flavor.
In our first recipe, salty-sweet ingredients, some caramelization, and a bit of spice give these green beans a little pep in their step.
Recipe: Caramelized Spicy Green Beans