#10. Red Beans and Rice

A bowl of Louisiana red beans and rice with seared andouille sausage.
Louisiana Red Beans and Rice
4.93 from 14 votes
This Louisiana Red Beans and Rice Recipe makes thick, creamy, delicious New Orleans Red Beans. This easy recipe will have everyone clearing their plates.
Red Beans Recipe

#9. Crockpot Southern Green Beans

A bowl of southern style green beans cooked in a crock pot with ham, bacon, and red bell peppers.
Crock Pot Southern Green Beans
5 from 16 votes
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.
southern green bean recipe

#8. Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

A white bowl of chicken and sausage gumbo.
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
5 from 18 votes
Louisiana Chicken and Sausage Gumbo is a true representation of classic home cooking – taking simple, inexpensive ingredients and elevating them into an extraordinary meal. This Creole gumbo is loaded with okra, tomatoes, sausage, and chicken – it is so delicious.
gumbo recipe

#7. New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

Cooked BBQ shrimp in a bowl with a loaf of crunchy bread.
New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
4.83 from 17 votes
BBQ Shrimp is a classic New Orleans recipe where shrimp is sautéed in a savory sauce made from butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Creole seasoning, black pepper, & lemon juice. You don't need a grill, but you'll want some crunchy French bread.
BBQ Shrimp Recipe

#6. Fried Okra

Cornmeal crusted fried okra draining on a paper towel.
Crispy Fried Okra
4.97 from 26 votes
This Fried Okra is dredged in buttermilk and breaded in a flour & cornmeal coating that's loaded with flavor. Fried until crispy in peanut oil, it’s an addictive Southern appetizer, snack, or side dish.
Fried Okra Recipe

#5. Fried Catfish

two fried catfish filets on a red and white towel
Southern Fried Catfish
4.90 from 28 votes
Southern Fried Catfish is a staple in every Southern kitchen. You can’t beat freshly caught catfish filets, dredged in perfectly seasoned cornmeal breading and fried until the inside is perfectly tender and the outside is a crisp, golden brown.
Fried Catfish Recipe

#4. Southern Cornbread

A cast iron pie pan with baked golden brown southern cornbread in it with a slice on top.
Southern Cornbread
4.88 from 31 votes
Made with cornmeal and buttermilk, this Classic Southern Cornbread Recipe brings out the naturally sweet flavor of corn without adding sugar. Cooked in a cast iron skillet with bacon drippings – it will please even the toughest critics.
cornbread recipe

#3. Southern Collard Greens

A bowl of southern collard greens on a metal rack with a yellow towel.
Southern Collard Greens
4.91 from 33 votes
This Southern Collard Greens Recipe is the best side dish recipe. A perfect soul food recipe cooked low and slow with bacon, onions, a ham hock, and garlic.
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#2. Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders

A white dish with crispy fried chicken tenders on it.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders
4.94 from 43 votes
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders are marinated in seasoned buttermilk, breaded in seasoned flour and panko breadcrumbs, and fried in peanut oil until golden brown and crispy. They are absolute perfection.
Chicken Tender Recipe

#1. Raising Cane’s Sauce

My most popular recipe, and for good reason – it tastes exactly like the real deal! Readers love it, and we do too.

A jar of homemade raising canes sauce dripping off of a spoon.
Copycat Raising Cane’s Sauce Recipe
4.90 from 321 votes
This Copycat Raising Cane’s Sauce Recipe tastes JUST LIKE the original and is perfect for chicken tenders. It is tangy, creamy, peppery, and addicting.
Cane’s Sauce Recipe

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