16 Southern Recipes from Grandma

Get back to basics with these old-fashioned recipes passed down from Grandma.

By: Natalie Taylor, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com

When you hear the phrase "recipes from Grandma" you probably think of nostalgic recipes from your childhood. Relive your best childhood memories with these time-tested recipes.

While everyone's family has their own food traditions, we've created this collection of 16 Southern Recipes from Grandma so you can explore the traditions of other families. Food is a powerful way of connecting with the past, and what better way to time travel than with a recipe for chicken and dumplings?

Below you will find Grandma's best main dish, side dish, and dessert recipes. Good food that's made from scratch will never go out of style, so try a few of these vintage recipes and you may be inspired to start a new family tradition!

Main Dish Recipes from Grandma

Mawmaw's Chicken and Dumplings

There's nothing like Grandma's cooking, is there? Below you will find classic dinner recipes that stand the test of time. These recipes will fill you with cozy comfort. For classic recipes that are perfect for Sunday dinner, try Nana's Southern Chicken and Dressing, Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken with Butter Cream Gravy, or Grandma's Old-Fashioned Sunday Beef Roast. If you prefer cozy Southern recipes, you will love Grandma's Favorite Heirloom Country Chicken Casserole, Grandma's Beef and Bean Hotdish, or Mawmaw's Chicken and Dumplings. These recipes will transport you back to your Grandmother's kitchen.

Vintage Recipes for Side Dishes

Grandma's Old-Fashioned Corn Pudding

After spending time on the main course, side dish recipes can feel like an afterthought. However, these side dish recipes will complete your special meal. These vintage recipes have held up to the test of time for a reason: they're amazing! Whether you're looking for a side dish recipe that's creamy, cheesy, savory, and even sweet, you'll find one here. Whip up one of these recipes and help continue Grandma's Southern tradition!

Grandma's Recipes for Dessert

Old-Fashioned Creamy Rice Pudding

Grandma knew that the best way to end a meal, was to end on a sweet note. These vintage recipes for dessert are sure to be a hit. In our dessert section, you'll find everything from sweet rolls and rice pudding to sponge pie and peach cobbler. Once you make these heirloom recipes from Grandma, they are sure to become traditions in your own family.


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