Classic Southern Condiment Recipes Everyone Should Love as Much as We Do
We Southerners know our condiments. We also know that few meals can be considered complete without the addition of a favorite dressing or two. That’s why we’ve not only mastered the art of selecting choice condiments, mixing them ourselves, and dressing our dishes, but we’ve also passed that art on to other generations. From the sweet to the savory, these classic spreads and sauces elevate even the blandest of mains and sides.
For this list we’ve rounded up our favorites—the time-tested condiment recipes we turn to again and again to help add flavor to the dinner table. They’re easy enough to re-create at home in your kitchen, and they’ll quickly become reliable staples in your pantry or refrigerator. Included here are apple butter, relish and chutney; barbecue sauce, mayo, and honey mustard; and comeback sauce, dressing, and pepper jelly. There’s a condiment here for every occasion, from afternoon teas to tailgate parties and every event in between.
Have you heard? It’s Time To Make Apple Butter (And Put It On Everything). This sweet spread is a classic; just add biscuits.
Get the recipe: Easy Apple Butter
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
When in doubt, put ranch on it. A pour of our Herbed Buttermilk Ranch Dressing is better than any bottle you’ll find at the grocery store.
Get the recipe: Herbed Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Caramel Apple Dip
No autumn season is complete without a taste of caramel apple. When the craving strikes, whip up a batch of this Southern-favorite recipe.
Get the recipe: Caramel Apple Dip
Double batches, always.
Get the recipe: Comeback Sauce
Drizzle it over a salad or dunk veggies—this dressing does it all.
Get the recipe: Cucumber-Basil Dressing
Fiery Sweet Dipping Sauce
This craveable sauce will have everyone dipping by dinnertime.
Get the recipe: Fiery Sweet Dipping Sauce
This jam is easy as can be, and as a bonus, it will impress all your guests.
Get the recipe: Fig and Lemon Refrigerator Jam
Green Goddess Dressing
We’ve never met a meat that can't be improved by a dunk into a ramekin full of honey mustard.
Get the recipe: Creamy Honey Mustard
This sauce will easily elevate your classic Monday night meatloaf.
Get the recipe: Meatloaf Sauce
This is the decadent dip that’ll meet all your sweet condiment needs.
Get the recipe: Pecan-Praline Dip
Roundhouse Kick Sauce
Ready for a kick of flavor? Try this sauce.
Get the recipe: Roundhouse Kick Sauce
Watch the video: How to Make Fried Pickle Chips with Roundhouse Kick Sauce
Sweet Pepper-Peanut Sauce
This delicious Asian-inspired sauce starts with pepper relish and chopped cocktail peanuts.
Get the recipe: Sweet Pepper-Peanut Sauce
If you know, you know: Tomato gravy is one of the South’s best kept secrets.
Get the recipe: Tomato Gravy
This old-fashioned recipe mixes up a savory jam for biscuits, toasts, and any other preparation you can dream up.
Get the recipe: Tomato Jam