35 Soul Food Recipes: The Essential Guide to Soul Food

These classic Southern recipes are the perfect fix to your comfort food craving.

By: Kaitlin Weiler, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com

No matter who you are or where you come from, there is no denying that soul food is both comforting and delicious.

35 Soul Food Recipes: The Essential Guide to Soul Food will help you find the best soul food dinner recipes for you to whip up in your own kitchen.

From fried chicken to macaroni and cheese to a good Southern biscuit, you will find a wide variety of recipes below that will comfort and satisfy you.

In our collection, you'll find some of the most quintessentially Southern recipes for your cooking pleasure. No matter your location, you can sample these Sunday dinner ideas and get a taste for Southern cooking without ever leaving your home.

Chicken Fried Steak Recipes

Chicken Fried Steak for Two

Chicken fried steak is a Southern classic, and these two recipes are as delicious as you can get. Cube steak is dredged in flour or a combination of flour and egg to make these tasty fried steak dishes. Serve either of these recipes with mashed potatoes and gravy.

Easy Fried Chicken Recipes

Aunt Ethel's Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is the most authentic soul food around. Even if you have never made fried chicken before, these easy recipes will show you that making fried chicken can be easy and simple. Most importantly, the results will be delicious.

Recipes for Greens

Cajun Greens and Cornbread

There's very little point in consuming a Southern meal unless you have a serving of greens heaped on your plate. The soul food recipes below range from classic to unexpected, and you are sure to enjoy all of them.

Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Real Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is meant to be creamy, rich, and cheesy. These recipes may not win any awards for their healthfulness or nutritional value, but they will definitely fill you up and comfort you. Choose from these recipes to satisfy your mac and cheese craving.

Recipes for Grits

Smothered Southern Grits

Whether you serve your grits with cheese, gravy, shrimp, or veggies, you can't go wrong with these classically corny dishes. Every Southerner should know how to make grits because they are the perfect addition to breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Cornbread and Biscuit Recipes

Old Fashioned Cornbread

If there isn't a biscuit or slice of cornbread on your plate along with your fried chicken and macaroni and cheese, you're doing it wrong. These biscuit and cornbread recipes come together easily so that you can always have them on your dinner table.

Soul Food Dessert Recipes

Georgia Peach Cobbler

Here you will find classic soul food recipes for dessert that will satisfy and comfort you. Sample recipes for peach cobbler, sweet potato pie, pound cake, and banana pudding. These desserts are the perfect end to a hearty Southern meal.


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