52 Southern Recipes by State

Sample the flavors of the South with our comprehensive collection.

By: Kaitlin Weiler, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com
52 Southern Recipes by State

Everyone has pride in where they were born and raised, and it seems that this is particularly true of the Southern United States. We have compiled this collection of 52 Southern Recipes by State so that you can find the delicacies that are specific to your state while also discovering dishes from other states.

In this collection of easy and eclectic Southern recipes, you will find everything from Kentucky Hot Browns to Mississippi Mud Cake. No matter where you are from, you are sure to enjoy all of the dishes included in this collection of 52 Southern Recipes by State.

While there are some regional-specific recipes, you'll find that Southern staples like grits and sweet tea are popular throughout the South. Even if you're not able to travel to these Southern states, you can get a taste of what they have to offer from our collection of recipes.


Classic Fried Green Tomatoes

The great state of Alabama is known for their fried green tomato recipes, so we have included a few of our favorites below.


Fried Cornmeal Catfish

Enjoy these delicious fried catfish recipes from Arkansas. You are sure to love these crunchy fried fish recipes.


Heavenly Pioneer Woman-Style Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie was actually invented in Florida, and sampling this pie is a delicious way to learn more about the state. Because Florida is such a cultural melting pot, you'll also see that Caribbean-inspired dishes like jerk pork and oxtail stew are easy to find throughout the state.


Brandied Peach Cobbler

There's nothing sweeter than a Georgia peach! These are some of our favorite peach recipes to make with fresh peaches in the summer and with frozen peaches in the winter.


Kentucky Hot Browns

You can enjoy any of these fantastic recipes from Kentucky on Derby Day! Chow down on some of Kentucky's greatest offerings while watching the races.


Louisiana Crunch Cake

Louisiana is known for its Cajun and Creole dishes like red beans and rice, shrimp Creole, and beignets. You can sample food from the Big Easy without ever leaving home!


Easy Mississippi Mud Cake

Mississippi Mud Cake is a dessert staple in the South and is known for its dense brownie-like texture. This Southern dessert is topped with pecans, marshmallows, and sometimes coconut. We've also included a recipe for comeback sauce, which is a creamy and versatile sauce you'll want to put on everything!

North Carolina

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Corn

North Carolina is known for their pork and pulled pork recipes, and all of these recipes are easy and delicious.


Firecracker Fried Okra

Fried okra is the Oklahoma specialty, and all of these recipes are hot, crispy, and delicious.

South Carolina

Simple Shrimp and Grits

Any trip to South Carolina wouldn't be complete without a big bowl of shrimp and grits! These four recipes are all easy, savory, and absolutely delectable.


Tennessee Tea Cake Donuts

When you think of Tennessee, you probably think of Nashville and country music. However, this state is also known for its great cuisine!


George Washington's Favorite Soup

Virginia is known for its peanuts and seafood, so we've included a unique peanut soup and an easy crab cake recipe. Sample what this state has to offer with one of these Southern recipes.

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