7 Essential Southern Recipes Everyone Should Make In 2024

Fluffy buttermilk biscuits smothered in creamy sausage gravy make for a hearty breakfast or brunch.

Biscuits And Gravy

This iconic Southern dish combines sautéed shrimp with creamy, buttery grits, often flavored with bacon, cheese, and a touch of hot sauce.

Shrimp And Grits

A Louisiana favorite, jambalaya is a one-pot rice dish made with a combination of meats (usually sausage, chicken, and/or shrimp), vegetables, and spices.


These leafy greens are slow-cooked with bacon, ham hocks, or smoked turkey for a flavorful side dish.

Collard Greens

A thick, hearty soup or stew, gumbo features a combination of meat or seafood, vegetables, and a roux-based sauce, served over rice.


A classic Creole dish, red beans and rice combines red kidney beans, smoked sausage, and Cajun spices, served over white rice.

Red Beans And Rice

A delicious dessert made with layers of vanilla wafers, sliced bananas, vanilla pudding, and whipped cream, topped with meringue or whipped cream.

Banana Pudding

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