Our Most Popular Recipes on Pinterest from 2021

Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole
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Even though there's no greater treasure to a Southern cook than handwritten, passed-down recipes, Pinterest is the ultimate online source for them. For example, if all you find in your kitchen at the end of the week is some leftover ham, a rogue tomato, and some greens, we're willing to bet you can type those keywords into your Pinterest search bar, and you'll be overwhelmed with the amount of delicious recipes you can whip up on a "clean out the fridge night." When you don't have time to thumb through Mama's recipe tin, Pinterest is always there for you. These are the recipes Southern Living followers couldn't get enough of on Pinterest this year. These popular Pinterest recipes run the gamut from decadent desserts to comforting casseroles. Contribute something sweet to weekend brunch with our Glazed Buttermilk Donut Cake, or welcome new neighbors with a batch of Cowboy Cookies or a warm Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole from the oven. Add a new side dish to your future cookouts with our Pinners' favorite Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob, Best-Ever Succotash, or Old-School Squash Casserole. Whatever you're craving, these popular Pinterest recipes are sure to satisfy. Don't forget to Pin these recipes to your favorite board, y'all!

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Glazed Buttermilk Donut Cake

Glazed Buttermilk Donut Cake
Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling: Margaret Dickey, Prop Styling: Kay E Clarke

Recipe: Glazed Buttermilk Donut Cake

Our readers can't get enough of this oversized "donut" that pairs beautifully with coffee or tea at brunch. "The recipe captured the texture of a buttermilk donut. Exactly what I was hoping for," wrote one reviewer.

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Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob

Baked Corn on the Cob
Caitlin Bensel

Recipe: Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob

This simple method is an easy, mess-free way for getting fresh summer corn on the dinner table. "I made this dish for a summer barbecue. Everyone loved it," wrote one reviewer. "I'm not normally a corn on the cob eater, but I tried it and was so pleased. The kernels are so juicy and just burst in your mouth."

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Fresh Peach Cobbler

Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe
Southern Living

Recipe: Fresh Peach Cobbler

This old-fashioned cobbler recipe is the perfect example of the saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." With just a few ingredients and steps, you can serve a classic summer dessert just like Grandma's. "I have been making this recipe for 12 years now and my family loves it!" wrote one reviewer.

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Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit

Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit, biscuits recipe
Photo: Brian Woodcock

Recipe: Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit

This three-ingredient biscuit recipe has been our standby for decades. Novice bakers and seasoned pros can master this technique for making biscuits. "THIS is the perfect biscuit recipe," wrote a reviewer. "Beyond easy, and simply the best biscuit you can make."

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Million Dollar Pound Cake

Million Dollar Pound Cake

Recipe: Million Dollar Pound Cake

If you've been a Southern Living reader for a long time, we're willing to bet you've made this pound cake recipe before. An all-time favorite of readers and staff alike, this recipe is truly worth a million bucks. "I have been making this cake for years—it's the best and always gets rave reviews!" wrote a reviewer. "I would give it a million stars if I could!"

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Best-Ever Succotash

Best-Ever Succotash
Photo: Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

Recipe: Best-Ever Succotash

Summertime is succotash time. There's no better way to showcase the season's fresh produce than with this colorful, flavorful side dish. If you're not looking for a replacement to your favorite recipe just yet, let one reviewer convince you: "Best-Ever is accurate, and I don't use that expression often! The recipe stays true to the essence of succotash but adds complexity that makes this classic even better."

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Cinnamon Coffee Cake

There's nothing like a sweet slice of coffee cake to bring neighbors, friends, or family together any time of day, and this will be your new go-to recipe. "I love this cake so much," wrote one reviewer. "It's so soft and fluffy and delicious."

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Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese

Best-Ever Mac and Cheese

Recipe: Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese

Southerners know it's an honor to bring the macaroni and cheese to Christmas dinner. If you've had that job bestowed upon you this year, you can't go wrong with our Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese. We don't throw around the words "best-ever" lightly, y'all.

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Granny Smith Apple Pie

Granny Smith Apple Pie
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns

Recipe: Granny Smith Apple Pie

The secret to the best apple pie you've ever made? Roast the apples first. Trust us on this one. The filling is tender and deeply caramelized for so much more flavor than your average apple pie. If that doesn't convince you to make this recipe, the best news is that each component can be prepared in advance to save you time.

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Old-School Squash Casserole

Old School Squash Casserole
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Old-School Squash Casserole

Every Southern host needs a recipe for squash casserole, and this cheesy, buttery version has been our staple for years. "This is the perfect summer casserole to bring to a backyard BBQ. Delicious," wrote a reviewer. We agree!

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Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies
Southern Living

Recipe: Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies

Former First Lady Laura Bush is credited with putting these sweet-and-salty cookies on the map. Stuffed with oats, coconut, pecans, and chocolate chips, these big cookies are sure to be a hit with kids and adults.

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Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole

Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole
Southern Living

Recipe: Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole

If you've had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, there's nothing like a warm plate of comfort food. With ingredients like ground beef, cheese, and noodles, this cozy casserole is a surefire way to make everyone around your table full and happy. "I have not even tried this, but made it for two families (totally against my rules of trying first)," wrote a reviewer. "Both want the recipe and the kids wanted to take it for their lunch to school the next day!"

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Mamie Eisenhower's Chocolate Fudge

Mamie Eisenhower’s Chocolate Fudge
Southern Living

Recipe: Mamie Eisenhower's Chocolate Fudge

If you've never tried making homemade fudge from scratch, this is the first and only recipe you need. Since it became popularized by former First Lady Mamie Eisenhower in the '50s, it's become the benchmark for classic fudge recipes. "I made this recipe with low expectations. Big mistake," wrote one reviewer. "The fudge was divine—rich, silky, and easy to assemble."

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Quick Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Quick Shrimp and Corn Chowder
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Quick Shrimp and Corn Chowder

If "chowder" conjures images of a heavy soup that will leave you way too full, it's time to reframe. This simple, easy recipe is light enough for a spring luncheon or quick supper. It comes together in just 35 minutes, and a five-star reviewer called it "delicious."

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Coconut Cheesecake Squares

Coconut Cheesecake Squares
Southern Living

Recipe: Coconut Cheesecake Squares

These dreamy, creamy cheesecake bars are like a tropical vacation on a plate. A crispy gingersnap crust complements coconut cheesecake perfectly. Add in a dash of lime, and you've got a beachy dessert that will delight.

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