Are you craving some down-home southern comfort food? Creamy casseroles, syrupy sweet pies (just like Grandmas!) and crispy fried green tomatoes are only a few of the Southern classics on this list. Whether you are looking for some country kitchen inspo or just want a taste of nostalgia – here are seven southern comfort food recipes you can make at home.
Southern Comfort Food Recipes To Make At Home
1. Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Nothing says Sunday morning nostalgia like Grandma’s biscuits and sausage gravy. Use store-bought biscuits, or make your own – either way, it is mandatory that they are smothered with creamy peppered sausage gravy. Food Network keeps it simple by using pre-made biscuits with a killer gravy recipe.
Start by browning the sausage before gradually adding in the flour, milk, salt and pepper to whisk. The key is loads of black pepper and consistent stirring – find the recipe here.
2. Fried Green Tomatoes
This classic Southern fave is the ultimate side dish. Perfectly crunchy on the outside and soft inside, they go great with Tabasco sauce or a simple remoulade. You’ll need an egg, buttermilk, flour, cornmeal, pantry seasonings and of course, green tomatoes. Get to work on this country classic here.
3. Pecan Pie
Pecan pie is the quintessential Southern dessert. Old-fashioned, sugary sweet and relatively easy, you can’t go wrong with this delicious comfort food. The key is Karo – this corn syrup is the absolute best, and once combined with the vanilla, your mind will be blown. You’ll need Karo, eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, pecans and pie crust. Drooling yet? Head to Cookies and Cups for an easy to follow recipe.
4. Red Beans And Rice
This Louisiana fave is all you need for a deliciously Cajun dinner. Throw together some red beans, stock, spices, sausage and peppers in a pot and let time do the work. Serve over white rice and be ready for seconds. Find the recipe here.
5. Chicken Fried Steak
The ultimate family dinner, the champion of supper, the king of fried food – all are descriptors of classic chicken fried steak. Start by tenderising your cube steak. Then prepare the batter by combining the eggs, flour, spices and milk. After you batter and begin frying the cutlet, start the best part – the gravy. For step by step instructions, check out Food Network’s version.
6. Peach Cobbler
Ask any Southerner what the most ‘country’ dessert is, and they’ll tell you peach cobbler. Fresh yellow peaches sugared to the high heavens then topped with a salty-sweet crust that comes together to create the best comfort treat of all time.
Don’t forget to top with vanilla bean ice cream – preferably Blue Bell. Click here for Pinch of Yum’s classic recipe.
7. Mac and Cheese Casserole
Is there anything better than mac and cheese? Absolutely not. But mac and cheese casserole is a close second. Creamy, cheddar-y goodness comes to life in a casserole pan with this simple recipe.