20 Southern-Style Recipes to Cook for Dinner Tonight

Grab the bottle of whiskey, but don't bother with a glass.

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December 05, 2017

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Chicken & Waffle Sliders

This southern brunch staple deserves a spot on your dinner table this week. Picture this: crispy, bite-sized chicken sandwiched between fresh, fluffy waffles and doused in a healthy dose of syrup. Need we say more?

Chicken and Waffle Sliders Recipe

Chili + Cornbread (With a Twist!)

Savory chili and buttery cornbread are somehow tastier when eaten from a Mason jar. We love this combo recipe for adults on the go, outdoor events and kiddos alike.

Cornbread-Topped Chili-in-a-Jar Recipe

Slow Cooker Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Grab your slow cooker and reach for your ranch dressing, y'all! This throw-and-go slow cooker recipe calls for chopped potatoes, shredded cheddar, six slices of bacon and creamy ranch dressing. Finish off with chopped chives and you're ready to serve up your household's new favorite side.

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Tomato Pie

Just as tasty as your Grandmama's used to be, this fresh tomato pie features all your favorites from the garden! The crumpled bacon, mayo and cheddar cheese are an added bonus, all wrapped together beneath a buttery, flaky crust.

Garden Fresh Tomato Pie

Whiskey Meatballs

Go ahead, grab the whiskey bottle from the cabinet. Yes, even on a Monday! You'll need it to create this mouthwatering meatball recipe. Serve 'em up on a warm hoagie as a main dish or skewer them for pass-around appetizers.

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Chicken + Dumplins

Grab a pencil and scribble our must-have, classic Southern chicken and dumplings recipe on the nearest scrap paper. It's traditional, tasty and a recipe you'll be itching to share with friends and family.

Southern Chicken and Dumplings

Grilled Skirt Steak

This no-fuss, no-muss skirt steak recipe will always be a good idea for dinner. It's quick, easy and oh-so-delicious. Don't forget to pair with your favorite greens and a glass of sweet iced tea.

Grilled Skirt Steaks

Brussel Sprout Hash

Who says you can't enjoy eggs past breakfast? Add a poached or fried egg atop this smoked bacon, garlic and Brussels sprout hash and your family will be glad you broke the rules.

Brussels Sprout Hash With Poached Egg

Pulled Pork Sammies

It doesn't get much more "southern" than a pulled pork sandwich, right? Serve this melt-in-your-mouth meat on a soft sesame bun and top with your favorite BBQ sauce and tangy dill pickles.

Pulled-Pork Sandwiches

Creamy Mac + Cheese

This combination of three tasty cheeses — white Cheddar, Gruyère and Swiss — make this mac 'n' cheese a creamy comfort food that's destined to become an easy indulgence. Prepare to make this your newest go-to for family feasts, both big and small.

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Hot Chicken

No need to book a flight to Nashville! Hop on the hot chicken train from the comfort of your own kitchen. Word to the wise: don't skip on the creamy cucumber salad! You'll savor its cool contrast against the fiery chicken with each and every bite.

Hot-Dipped Chicken

Honey-Glazed Carrots

Serve a side dish of honey-glazed carrots as the perfect accompaniment to your favorite ham, turkey or roast recipes. We love this dish because it's tasty enough for special occasions and easy enough to wow on the weekdays.

Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe

Slow-Cooked Sweet Potato Casserole

This sugary side dish tastes like you're eating dessert for dinner. Rich with flavors of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg, we love this southern dish for fall and the winter holiday season.

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Shrimp + Smoked Cheddar Grit Cakes

Bring the Carolina coast to your table with our smoky, savory shrimp and cheddar grit cakes. Did we mention this recipe calls for bacon, too? Simply mouthwatering.

Shrimp and Smoked-Cheddar Grit Cakes

Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler

Ooey-gooey apple desserts are automatic crowd-pleasers, no matter the occasion. Follow our slow cooker apple cobbler recipe the next time you feed friends and family. It's so sweet and oh-so-simple to make. Top with creamy vanilla bean ice cream and you're in for a real treat.

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Mama's Chicken Pie

This recipe takes about 30 minutes total and yields a chicken pie that's tasty enough to compete with your mama's. That's a bold statement, we know, but it's true.

Mama's Chicken Pie

Hearty Vegetable Soup

Snuggle up on a chilly southern night with a bowl of this hearty, 10-veggie soup. Pro tip? Bake a batch of fresh, buttered corn bread for dipping.

A Savory Vegetable Soup Recipe

Deviled Egg + Potato Salad

Deviled eggs met potato salad and the rest is history. This recipe combines the best of the best to create a total stand-out. Trust us, you'll want to have this side dish in tow for your next southern soiree.

Deviled Egg and Potato Salad

Peach Barbecue Sauce

One taste of this peach barbecue sauce and you'll never go back. Prepare to take any and all pork dishes to the next level and impress friends, family and any passersby who get a whiff of the sweet, sweet smell wafting from your kitchen window. Delish.

Peach Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Once September rolls around, we give you the green light to toss out the classic coffee cake sitting on your counter and replace it with this spicy, pumpkin alternative. You'll want to nibble on this tasty treat all fall and winter.

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