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20+ Easy Southern Recipes: Country Cooking for All Occasions

Cookstr's favorite Southern and country recipes, right at your fingertips!

Updated June 07, 2017

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Prime Publishing LLC

Published by Prime Publishing LLC

Old-Fashioned Southern Pecan Pie

Sometimes you need a little down-home flavor in your life. These 20+ Easy Southern Recipes: Country Cooking for All Occasions will be just what you need to take any meal to the next level. You don't need to have a cow-print apron or start driving a truck to get that country feeling — just these easy Southern recipes! Capture all the feel of country living: the slower pace, the close-knit family, and the smell of something delicious cooking on the stove or baking in the oven.

These Southern food recipes evoke an image of a simpler time, when cooking was an art form and brought the whole family together. You can bring that feeling to your own home by getting the kids to help prepare dinner and sitting at the table together to eat it. Your family will be thrilled to sample these Southern and country favorites, and if you cook them for anyone who's from the South, they're sure to get a burst of nostalgia for these much-loved dishes.

Southern Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day

Country Skillet

You can practically hear the rooster crowing for these Southern breakfast recipes! These country classics and new twists on old favorites are just the thing to start the day off right and keep you full until lunchtime. Whether you work in an office or out in the fields, you'll love these comforting breakfast dishes that are hearty, too. In addition, these easy breakfast recipes can be served on a busy weekday morning or incorporated in the menu of your next weekend brunch. Serve up these Southern recipes as a change from the usual bowl of cold cereal or slices of toast!

Southern Sides for Every Meal

Crispy Fried Okra

The main course is one thing, but these Southern side dish recipes are what really bring the meal to life! From corn bread to collard greens, these easy side dish recipes will tie everything together in an authentic way that everyone will love. They're also no-fail hits to bring to a potluck or serve at a casual party with family and friends! These Southern recipes are the perfect accompaniments to just about any favorite main dish, including fried chicken, meatloaf, or fish. Keep these delicious recipes right at your fingertips the next time you want to make a side dish that's delicious and inspired.

Southern Dinner Recipes the Family Will Love

Granny's Fried Chicken

These Southern dinner recipes are staples at any down-home restaurant. Re-create them in your home with these recipes — they're popular with adults and kids alike, so you'll find something for every member of the family to enjoy! If you're looking for classic Southern recipes to serve at your next family meal, then you'll need this selection of dinner recipes in your repertoire. If your to-do list includes a litany of chores, then you'll be pleased to learn there are a few easy slow cooker dinner recipes included below for additional convenience. You can serve these delicious dinner recipes with a fresh salad and your favorite potato side dish for a meal that's hearty and satisfying. 

Southern Dessert Recipes You Should Make

Smoked Bacon-Bourbon Apple Crisp

Don't fill up on dinner — finish things off right with these Southern desserts! These old-fashioned favorites are tradition for a reason. Sweet and scrumptious, these Southern dessert recipes will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you wanting more. If you'd like to make these already-decadent recipes even richer, then top each serving with a generous scoop of ice cream. You and your guests will love these delightful Southern recipes that are the perfect end to any meal. Whether you're looking for a recipe that's just like a dessert your Grandma used to make or you want to try something new, these easy dessert recipes will be just what you need.

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