Food and Recipes

Southern food doesn't stick to one style of cooking-grilling outside, cooking big-batch recipes for a family picnic, using fresh seasonal produce from the garden, or creating a hearty Sunday breakfast complete with Southern casseroles and sweet desserts. It's no wonder that great Southern recipes are passed down from generation to generation. Whether you're looking for a new favorite Southern food or want to perfect cooking recipes that are close to the heart, Southern Living has the best Southern recipes to get cooking

Staff Picks

Old-School Squash Casserole Recipe

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
Squash casserole is a staple dish found at meat-and-three diners and at church covered-dish suppers.

Hummingbird Cake Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 28
This Southern gem boasts three incredibly moist layers flavored with canned pineapple and bananas.

Fresh Peach Cobbler

Rating: 4 stars 23
With nine ingredients and four steps, this peach cobbler is our easiest ever.

Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
You've just found your new favorite ground beef recipe.

Easy Taco Casserole Recipe

Rating: 4 stars 6
This hearty casserole will please everyone around the dinner table.

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole Recipe

Rating: 3.5 stars 9
In the South, we make casseroles for just about every occasion.

Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad

Rating: 5 stars 5
Give your pasta salad a fresh, colorful spin.

Strawberry Shortcake Sheet Cake

Rating: 5 stars 3
Not much effort is needed for this pretty (and delicious) dessert.

Chicken Casserole D'Iberville

Rating: 3.5 stars 2
Make it ahead or serve it fresh.

Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 4
Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole is a tried-and-true chicken casserole that wins over family and guests time and time again.

Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Your family won't accept a frozen pot pie ever again after trying this delicious homemade version.

Chicken-Bacon Ranch Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 4
Comfort food at its finest.

Inspiration and Ideas

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole Recipe
Rating: 5 stars 1

In less than an hour you can have a hot, cheesy, pasta and chicken dish ready.