These fifteen Southern side dishes are perfect for when you’re in the mood for some comfort food. From classic collard greens to tangy coleslaw and fluffy cornbread, they are perfect for any occasion.

These recipes will bring the comforting, rich flavors of the South straight to your table, so come find your new favorite side dish!

Southern Potato Salad

Potato Salad. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.
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This Southern Potato Salad is made with hard-boiled eggs and pickles and is a summertime favorite. It has a creamy, flavorful mayonnaise dressing and is topped with Creole Seasoning for a perfect finishing touch. It’s the star of every cookout.

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Crockpot Southern Green Beans

Southern Green Beans. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

These Crock Pot Southern Green Beans have so much flavor – they are a family favorite. They are the perfect easy side dish for any holiday menu, and they cook hands-free in a slow cooker.

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Southern Cornbread

Southern Cornbread. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

This Classic Southern Cornbread Recipe combines simple yellow cornmeal and buttermilk, bringing out the naturally sweet flavor of corn – without adding sugar. Cooked in a cast iron skillet with bacon drippings or butter – it will please even the toughest critics.

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Deviled Eggs with Diced Pickles

Deviled Eggs. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

With fluffy, tangy, and creamy filling in perfectly-cooked hard-boiled eggs, this Easy Deviled Egg Recipe will be your new favorite side or appetizer. Perfect for a party, these deviled eggs are quick and easy to make and are a crowd-pleaser. Get the Recipe: Deviled Eggs

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

This Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole is a classic side dish made with creamy sweet potatoes and a crunchy brown sugar pecan praline topping. It tastes just like desserts, and everyone will be coming back for seconds.

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Southern Cornbread Dressing

Cornbread Dressing. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Cornbread Dressing is a Southern staple – the combination of sweet cornbread and savory sausage is so delicious. The celery and onions add such a wonderful crunch and the creamy soup brings it all together.

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Southern Style Collard Greens

Collard Greens. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

If you’re looking for the best Collard Greens Recipe, look no further. This classic southern side dish features tender collard greens, cooked to perfection, southern style, with savory bacon, onions, a ham hock, and garlic. Trust me – once you try these greens, you’ll never need another recipe again.

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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes are my absolute favorite way to make mashed potatoes. The potatoes are smooth and creamy, and the tangy buttermilk adds so much flavor to the potatoes. Get the Recipe: Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Classic Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

This creamy, peppery, Homemade Pimento Cheese is a classic Southern recipe that’s perfect for any occasion. With its blend of shredded cheddar cheese, mayo, and diced pimentos, this versatile spread is not only a delicious sandwich filling but it’s also a crowd-pleasing dip for crackers and veggies or a flavorful topping for burgers.

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Southern Fried Squash & Zucchini

Fried Squash or Zucchini. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Southern Fried Squash is a summer delicacy. Fresh yellow squash and zucchini are dredged in buttermilk, breaded with flour and cornmeal, and fried until they are golden brown and crispy. It is such a delicious way to cook summer squash and is the perfect summer side dish.

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Creamy Coleslaw

Creamy Coleslaw. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

This Creamy Southern Coleslaw recipe is one of my favorite side dishes. The sweet, tangy dressing combined with the fresh, crunchy cabbage is so simple yet so flavorful. It reminds me of the coleslaw from Raising Cane’s or KFC!

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Crispy Fried Okra

Crispy Fried Okra. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

This Fried Okra is dredged in buttermilk and breaded in a flour & cornmeal coating that’s loaded with flavor. This Southern Popcorn is fried until crispy in peanut oil to make an addictive Southern appetizer, snack, or side dish.

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Cajun Corn Maque Choux

Corn Maque Choux. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Corn Maque Choux is a classic Cajun side dish that is creamy, flavorful, and has just a little bit of heat. The smoky bacon grease softens the corn as it mixes with the Cajun spices, and the end result is a delicious Southern side dish.

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Instant Pot Southern Green Beans

Instant Pot Southern-Style Green Beans. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

It’s hard to beat that cooked all day with smoky meat flavor of Southern-Style Green Beans. With this recipe, they are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and are ready in less than an hour in an Instant Pot!

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Southern Broccoli Casserole

Southern Broccoli Casserole. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Southern Broccoli Casserole is cheesy, creamy, and perfectly delicious. The buttery cracker topping is perfectly crunchy and balances out the soft broccoli and creamy sauce. It’s the perfect Southern side dish.

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Hi, I'm Kari!

I am a newlywed, food blogger, health coach, and mama to a hot mess of a border collie. I love to put a new spin on old family recipes and I try to make as many meals as possible with an Instant Pot.

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