List of foods of the Southern United States

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This is a list of foods of the Southern United States. The cuisine of the Southern United States is defined as the historical regional culinary form of states in the Southern United States. Southern cuisine has many various dishes and foods.



Skillet cornbread

Desserts and sweets[edit]




An apple cobbler






  • Creme sticks

Meats, poultry and seafood[edit]

A pan of beef brisket, fresh out of the oven
Jambalaya cooking in a pan

Side dishes and condiments[edit]

Sausage gravy served atop biscuits

Soups, stews and boils[edit]

Vegetables and salads[edit]

  • Mashed potatoes - called "creamed" in some regions
    • Rutmus - potatoes boiled and mashed with turnip bottoms and butter
  • Okra - flour-battered and pan-fried or boiled, stewed, or steamed
  • Onion - Sliced Vidalia, whole green onion, and onion rings
  • Peas - often cooked with chunks of ham or onions
  • Potato Salad - usually made in the South with egg, mayonnaise, prepared mustard and pickle relish
  • Purloo - a traditional Low Country dish made with ham, bacon, peppers and okra
  • Ramps - wild leeks popular in the mountains


A shrimp po' boy sandwich

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Old New Orleans Rum | Celebration Distillation
  2. ^ Fabricant, Florence (February 14, 2007). "So Naughty, So Nice". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  3. ^ "52 Fresh & Juicy Strawberry Recipes". Southern Living. June 5, 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-01. 
  4. ^ Flexner, Marion (2010). Out Of Kentucky Kitchens. University Press of Kentucky. p. 287. ISBN 0813129494
  5. ^ "Taste of the South: Chess Pie". Southern Living Magazine. Retrieved 2013-04-24. 
  6. ^ Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook - Martha Hall Foose - Google Books
  7. ^ Hilburn, Prudence (April 23, 2013). "Prudence Hilburn: Any way you slice it, pecan pie a Southern favorite". The Gadsen Times. Retrieved 2013-04-24. 
  8. ^ Adams, Jocelyn Delk (April 15, 2013). "[RECIPE] Banana Pudding Tiramisu". Ebony Magazine. Retrieved 2013-04-24.