Comfort Food

Comfort food is food that stirs up fond foodie memories and makes you feel warm and cozy. These comfort food recipes deliver on that promise.

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60 Iconic Southern Comfort Foods

Our best belly-stuffin', soul warmin' southern recipes. Think chicken-fried steak, biscuits and gravy and plenty of pie.

45 Southern Comfort Foods for Winter

Fierce winter weather makes comfort food a necessity, and nobody does it better than Southern home cooks!


Smoked Brisket

This smoked brisket recipe is always a crowd favorite—it really melts in your mouth! —Jodi Abel, La Jolla, California


Corn Pone

My husband's grandmother gave me this corn pone recipe years ago. She always made it with bacon drippings, which is...


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Benne Seed Wafers

Crisp, chewy, nutty and caramelized benne wafers (aka sesame seed cookies) are perfect for your holiday or Kwanzaa celebrations. For...

Mama’s Buttermilk Coconut Pie

My mama showed me how to make this pie about 40 years ago, just as her mama showed her how...


Cast-Iron Loaded Breakfast Biscuits

These loaded breakfast biscuits are full of hearty breakfast ingredients like eggs, bacon, mushrooms and cheese! They are perfect to...

Slow-Cooker Berry Compote

This berry compote is an old recipe my grandma made when I was younger. She always added extra blueberries to...


Dr Pepper Sheet Cake

When we visited the Dr Pepper museum in Dublin, Texas, I bought a Dr Pepper cake mix. It was so...


Chocolate Chess Pie

This is one of my mother's go-to recipes. It's a yummy spin on classic chocolate chess pie. — Ann Dickens,...


Cheesy Spoon Bread Casserole

I love this spoon bread casserole because it’s creamy with a little southwestern kick. It’s comfort food at its finest...

Savory Mustard Chicken and Stuffing Waffles

Adding mustard to the chicken coating adds a tang that's amazing with the savory waffles and sweet maple syrup. —John...


Pressure-Cooker Country Captain Chicken

Whether it was brought by a British sailor or not, the recipe for Country Captain Chicken has been around Georgia...


Easy Peasy Biscuits

I love that I can make these biscuits and have enough left over to freeze for another meal. They're a...


Bourbon Meatballs

Kick-start your meatballs with a splash of bourbon and vinegar for punchy sweet-and-sour flavor. These Kentucky Derby bourbon meatballs are...


Creamed Chicken ‘n’ Biscuits

We have a dairy farm and three young children, so I'm always on the lookout for easy, hearty meals like...

Squash Stuffing Casserole

The recipe for this zippy side dish was given to me by my husband's grandmother. Convenient corn bread stuffing mix...


Fresh Peach Cobbler

I use the late summer's delicious peaches to make this classic dessert. I especially enjoy the nutmeg flavor.—Pat Kinghorn, Morrill,...


Carolina-Style Pork Barbecue

I am originally from North Carolina (where swine is divine) and this recipe for the slow cooker is a family...


Cornbread Pudding

I love serving this satisfying corn bread pudding recipe with shrimp or other seafood. I actually adapted the dish from...


Southern Sweet Potato Pie

This Mississippi sweet potato pie is very popular in the South. It's a particular favorite at our house because we...


Southern Honey-Pecan Pie

—Allie Smith, New Orleans, Louisiana


Buttermilk Pound Cake

Now that I've retired from teaching, I have more time to bake. This buttermilk pound cake is the one I...


South Carolina Chicken & Rice

Chicken Bog is the traditional name for this South Carolina low country dish. We always make a big batch the...

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Never-Fail Pecan Pie

This incredible pecan pie recipe came from my mother-in-law. Her pies were a were a hit everywhere she took them...


Down South Sweet Tea Cake

I think this recipe combines two of the best and most famous ingredients from the South: sweet tea and pecans!...


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Favorite Barbecued Chicken

What better place to find a fantastic barbecue chicken than Texas, and that’s where this one is from—it’s my father-in-law’s...


Southern Pineapple Casserole

When I make pineapple casserole, I double the amount —because guests frequently request a second helping for dessert! Sweet-tangy fruit...


Sour Cream Peach Pecan Pie

Fresh peaches, good southern pecans and real vanilla make this pie a special summertime treat. —Sherrell Dikes, Holiday Island, Arkansas


Lisa’s All-Day Sugar & Salt Pork Roast

My family loves this tender and juicy roast, so we eat it a lot. The salty crust is so delicious...