Top 100 Easy Southern Recipes: Your Favorite Southern Comfort Food Recipes

By: Kaitlin Weiler, Editor,

Preacher's Cake2015 was a great year for Throughout the year, we added great, new Southern recipes to the site, while we also enjoyed our favorite Southern comfort food recipes from years gone by. In this collection of Top 100 Easy Southern Recipes of 2015: Your Favorite Southern Comfort Food Recipes, you will find 100 reader-favorite recipes from 2015. This collection of Southern cooking recipes has it all: classic Southern recipes, Southern casserole recipes, homemade cake recipes, easy pie recipes, and more. No matter what type of Southern comfort food you are craving, you will be able to find an easy recipe to make in this collection of Top 100 Easy Southern Recipes.

To 100 Easy Southern Recipes of 2015

Top 100 Easy Southern Recipes of 2015: Your Favorite Southern Comfort Food Recipes

Table of Contents

Chilis, Soups, and Stews

Nothing is better on a cool autumn or winter day that a warm bowl of chili, soup, or stew. These easy recipes are great for when you want to warm yourself up from the inside out.

Old-Fashioned Beef Vegetable SoupSmokey Creole Gumbo

  1. George Washington's Favorite Soup
  2. Old-Fashioned Beef Vegetable Soup
  3. Cowboy Beef Stew
  4. Smokey Creole Gumbo

Classic Southern Recipes

It doesn't get much better than classic Southern fare. Here you will find Southern biscuit recipes, recipes for shrimp and grits, and more Southern comfort food recipes.

Big Mama's BiscuitsSimple Shrimp and Grits

  1. 4-Ingredient Magic Biscuits
  2. Big Mama's Biscuits
  3. Crispy Southern Fried Chicken
  4. Mississippi Comeback Sauce
  5. Simple Shrimp and Grits
  6. Slow Cooker Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice

See our best recipes in 9 Easy Southern Recipes: The Ultimate Guide to Southern Cooking and Southern Comfort Food.

Southern Breakfast Recipes

Start your day off on the best food possible with these Southern breakfast recipes. Whether you crave savory or sweet meals in the morning, you will find a recipe to make below.

30-Minute Sausage Gravy and Biscuit SkilletButter Rolls

  1. 30-Minute Sausage Gravy and Biscuit Skillet
  2. Biscuits and Country Gravy Bake
  3. Butter Rolls
  4. Just-Like Cracker Barrel Ham and Egg Casserole
  5. Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cowboy Muffins
  6. Skillet Texas Hash

Easy Potato Recipes

Potatoes are a staple ingredient in most kitchens, and these recipes prove why. No one will be able to resist these cheesy and flavorful potato recipes.

Cheesiest Hash Brown CasseroleHash Brown Casserole with Corn Flake Topping

  1. Cheesiest Hash Brown Casserole
  2. Fully Loaded Extreme Cheesy Potato Casserole
  3. Hash Brown Casserole with Corn Flake Topping
  4. Homemade Southern Hash Brown Casserole
  5. Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks

Easy Beef Recipes

Make a hearty dinner for your family with any of these easy beef recipes. Life-Changing Chicken Fried Steak and Slow Cooker Tater Tot Casserole are two of our favorite recipes.

Beefed-Up Dinnertime EnchiladasSmothered Salisbury Steak Tips

  1. Beefed-Up Dinnertime Enchiladas
  2. Cowboy Cattle Drive Casserole
  3. Beef and Bean Cowboy Casserole
  4. Life-Changing Chicken Fried Steak
  5. Mississippi Chuck Roast
  6. Slow Cooker Tater Tot Casserole
  7. Smothered Salisbury Steak Tips
  8. Sunday Dinner Meatloaf
  9. Taco Cups
  10. Texas Lasagna
  11. Unstuffed Cabbage Skillet

Recipes for Chicken

Nothing beats a good chicken dinner. Make a fancy but easy meal with Butter Cream Chicken, or make use of crescent rolls by making our Chicken Cheddar Broccoli Braid. 

Butter Cream ChickenChicken Cheddar Broccoli Braid

  1. 4-Ingredient Crispy Cajun Chicken
  2. Butter Cream Chicken
  3. Chicken Cheddar Broccoli Braid
  4. Copycat KFC Fried Chicken
  5. Cracker Barrel Sunday Chicken
  6. Granny's Chicken and Dumplings
  7. Simple Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
  8. Spicy Peach Chicken

Southern Casserole Recipes

You can always count on Southern casserole recipes to be hearty, comforting, and filling. Many of these casserole recipes make great side dishes, but below you will also find plenty of main dish casseroles.

Chicken Cobbler CasseroleQuick-Fix Pineapple Casserole

  1. Chicken Cobbler Casserole
  2. Church Supper Broccoli Casserole
  3. Classic Chicken Pot Pie
  4. Comforting Chicken and Stuffing Casserole
  5. Cream Cheese Country Chicken Casserole
  6. Nana's Southern Chicken and Dressing
  7. Quick-Fix Pineapple Casserole
  8. Texas Chicken Ranch Casserole

For more Southern casseroles, be sure to check out our collection of 25 Southern Casserole Recipes.

Southern Pork Recipes

Make a succulent pork dinner for your family with any of these Southern pork recipes. Readers especially love all of the smothered pork recipes included below. 

3-Ingredient Pork ChopsPork Chops with Golden Ranch Gravy

  1. 3-Ingredient Pork Chops
  2. 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
  3. Hot Ham and Cheese Slider Casserole
  4. Oven-Roasted BBQ Country-Style Ribs
  5. Pork Chops with Golden Ranch Gravy
  6. Smothered Creole Slow Cooker Pork Chops
  7. Smothered Pork Chops and Gravy

Easy Southern Desserts

Satisfy your sweet tooth with any of these Southern desserts. You'll find everything from dessert salads to fudge. 

Old-Fashioned Jam BarsSouthern Strawberry Coconut Punch Bowl Cake

  1. Favorite Old-Fashioned Tea Cakes
  2. Mandarin Cheesecake Salad
  3. Old-Fashioned Jam Bars
  4. Peach Cobbler Crumb Bars
  5. Pecan Pie Cheesecake Fudge
  6. Perfect Peach Cobbler Dump Cake
  7. Southern Strawberry Coconut Punch Bowl Cake

Recipes for Cobblers and Crisps

Sometimes the only thing that will satiate a dessert craving a gooey helping of cobbler. These cobbler recipes and crisp recipes feature fresh fruit, frozen fruit, and even nuts! 

Pecan Cobbler Dump CakeSlow Cooker Southern Peach Cobbler

  1. Gooey Pecan Cobbler
  2. Nana's Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler
  3. Pecan Cobbler Dump Cake
  4. Slow Cooker Southern Peach Cobbler
  5. The Best Ever Southern Peach Cobbler

Homemade Cake Recipes

By far, our readers loved Southern cake recipes more than any other type of recipe in 2015. Check out all of your favorite cake recipes. 

Lemon Coconut CakeOld-Fashioned Caramel Layer Cake

  1. Caramel Pound Cake
  2. Classic Dump Cake
  3. Classic Southern Caramel Cake
  4. Grandma's Special Lemon Pound Cake
  5. Kentucky Butter Cake
  6. Lemon Coconut Cake
  7. Louisiana Crunch Cake
  8. Nana's Secret Ingredient Pound Cake
  9. Ode-to-Elvis Poke Cake
  10. Old-Fashioned Caramel Layer Cake
  11. Old-Fashioned Hummingbird Cake
  12. Old-Fashioned Southern Pound Cake
  13. Pecan Pie Cake
  14. Pineapple Cake with Coconut Pecan Icing
  15. Preacher's Cake
  16. Real Deal Southern Caramel Cake
  17. Shortcut Preacher Cake
  18. Sock It To Me Cake from Scratch
  19. Classic Cream Cheese Pound Cake
  20. Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake

Download a free copy of Heavenly Southern Desserts: 9 Easy Cake Recipes.

Southern Pie Recipes

Making a pie from scratch may seem daunting, but these reader-favorite pie recipes will help you make a show-stopping dessert in no time at all.

3-Layer Impossible PieRed Velvet Fudge Pie

  1. 3-Layer Impossible Pie
  2. Better Than Anything Peach Slab Pie
  3. Nana's Fried Apple Hand Pies
  4. Red Velvet Fudge Pie
  5. Self-Crust Coconut Pie

Find more easy pie recipes in our free, printable collection of The Best Easy Pie Recipes: 14 Southern Recipes for Pie

Other Southern Recipes

These easy Southern recipes didn't quite fit into any other category, but readers loved them all the same. 

3-Ingredient Crescent Sausage BitesSour Cream and Bacon Potato Salad

  1. 3-Ingredient Crescent Sausage Bites
  2. Amish Macaroni Salad
  3. Aunt Holly's 3-Ingredient Party Dip
  4. Creamy 3-Ingredient Cream Cheese Corn Bake
  5. Grandma's Old-Fashioned Corn Pudding
  6. Rudy's Southern Creamed Corn
  7. Skillet Fried Cabbage
  8. Sour Cream and Bacon Potato Salad

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