26 Southern Recipes Everyone on Earth Should Make
What do mac and cheese, fried chicken and corn bread have in common? They’re all ridiculously delicious comfort foods our friends from the South have pretty much perfected. We’ve rounded up the crispiest, cheesiest recipes on the planet for your enjoyment. All that’s left for you to do? Whip up a big pitcher of sweet tea (or better yet, Arnold Palmer) and enjoy.
One-Pot Mac and Cheese
Everything is done right on your stovetop—and in 30 minutes, to boot.
Mini Chicken and Waffles
You have permission to have seconds (er—fourths).
Fried Green Tomato Sliders
The only thing that’s better than crispy battered heirlooms is sandwiching them with spicy slaw and Cajun sauce.
Buttermilk Skillet Corn Bread with Tomatoes and Green Onions
Best eaten outside on a checkered tablecloth.
Shrimp Boil Skewers with Corn, Sausage and Potatoes
All the yum of a classic backyard seafood boil, without the mess.
Crispy Fried Chicken Tenders with Garlic Chili Dip
Boneless means extra kid-friendly.
Skillet Peach Cobbler
Great news: Thanks to this skillet upgrade, you can satisfy your pie craving in under an hour (no rolling or cutting necessary).
Spicy Orange-Glazed Ham
Our go-to meal for parties. (And did we mention the amazing sandwiches you can make with the leftovers?)
The Ultimate Chicken Potpie
Ready thy skillet (and thy appetite).
Easy Homemade Pickles
Do it yourself for the crispest, freshest cukes you’ve ever tasted.
Roasted Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese
It’s half veggies, so you can have seconds (and thirds, and fourths).
Apple Pie Biscuits
We can eat these for breakfast, right?
Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches
What do you get when you combine fried chicken and cheese waffles? The best open-face on the planet.
Savory Tomato Tart
Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Light and Tangy Coleslaw
Hear that noise? It’s your slaw calling out for a big plate of fried chicken.
What do all parties have in common? They're the perfect opportunity to make this dip.
Homemade Cheese Crackers
Best served with a dollop of 7-Layer Dip (see above).
New Orleans Gumbo with Shrimp and Sausage
Make a batch on the weekend and enjoy it all week long—the flavor just gets better.
Waffle Breakfast Sandwich with Chorizo
Pro tip: If you don’t feel like frying chicken, chorizo is just as tasty.
Cheese and Bacon Baked Potatoes
Bacon + cheese + butter = just like home.
Mega Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
It’s a precise science, people.
They come together quickly (just 25 minutes) and disappear even faster.
Hot Ham AND PIMENTO CHEESE Sandwiches
Hawaiian rolls, ham, pimento cheese and sweet-and-savory poppy-seed butter. Who could ask for anything more?
Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwiches
You’ll want to dip everything in the citrusy rémoulade sauce.