Popular Soul Food Recipes

Popular Soul Food Recipes

Southern food recipes will always satisfy your comfort food cravings, especially on colder days. These classic soul food recipes will entice your sense of taste.

Southern Shrimp and Grits

Southern Shrimp and Grits from Taste of Home

This delicious Southern Shrimp and Grits from Taste of Home is perfect for brunch or dinner.

Total prep time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ¾ cup uncooked old-fashioned grits
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • 8 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 lb. uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. Cajun or blackened seasoning
  • 4 green chopped onions

Here’s how to prepare it:

  1. In a large saucepan, add broth, milk, butter, salt, and pepper, and let it boil. Add grits, slowly stir. Reduce heat. Cover and cook for 12-14 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Add cheese, stir until melted. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. In a large skillet, add bacon and cook over medium heat until crisp. Set aside the bacon on paper towels; drain the skillet, reserving 4 teaspoons drippings. Sauté the shrimp, garlic, and seasoning in drippings until shrimp turn pink. Serve with grits and sprinkle with onions.

Jalapeno Buttermilk Cornbread

Jalapeno Buttermilk Cornbread from Taste of Home

This Jalapeno Buttermilk Cornbread from Taste of Home is healthy and delicious.

Total prep time: 35 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Here’s what you need:

  •  1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup egg substitute
  • 3 tbsp. canola oil, divided
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 3 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3 tbsp. finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • ½ to 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped

Here’s how to prepare it:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk cornmeal and flour. In another bowl, whisk buttermilk, egg substitute, 2 tablespoons oil, honey, and mayonnaise. Into an 8-in. cast-iron, pour remaining oil; place skillet in the oven for 4 minutes.
  3. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in corn, cheese, and peppers.
  4. Carefully tilt and rotate skillet to coat bottom with oil; add batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Serve warm.

Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie by Lena Abraham

This Buttermilk Pie by Lena Abraham is almost like crème Brulee, but easier to make.

Total prep time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Here's what you need:

  • 1 premade or homemade pie crust
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ c. sugar
  • ½ c. butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

Here's how to prepare it:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a 9" baking dish, place pie crust.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until fully combined. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until all are fully combined. Pour into pie crust.
  4. Place pie in the oven and bake 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350° and bake until slightly golden and barely jiggly and bake 40 minutes more.

Add some soul to your dinner table this colder season with these comforting soul food recipes. These classic recipes are satisfying Southern goodness.

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