Mardi Gras

A chipped white bowl filled with Cajun chicken and sausage gumbo and a scoop of rice with a spoon resting in it.

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

“Your family will think you are AMAZING.” “A straightforward, real deal Cajun gumbo that everyone loved.” “Easy and affordable.” “A keeper!” That’s what we’re hearing about this.

  • (4)
  • 2 H
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 10
Crackers topped with pimento cheese.

Pimento Cheese

You can practice proper Southern gentility, no matter where you’re from, simply by whipping up a batch of this classic crowd-pleasing party must, pimento cheese. Then prepare to be your most gracious self as you kindly accept accolades.

  • (6)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 193
Glass bowl filled with pecan pie bread pudding, caramel sauce, bourbon-vanilla ice cream on a marble table

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

When you’ve got leftover bread, sure, you could make bread crumbs. Or you could make this Southern melding of pie and pudding that’s obscenely indulgent. Tough decision, eh?

  • (1)
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 10
A white bowl filled with Creole shrimp and grits, with a spoon above the bowl with a shrimp in it.

Creole Shrimp and Grits

Southern comfort food with Big Easy flair. That’s what we think of these perfectly spiced shrimp swimming in a slightly spicy sauce with ample cheesy grits to soak it all up.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
Two large glass bottles filled with Southern sweet tea.

Southern Sweet Tea

Nothing slakes thirst, quells worries, and comes together with such ease quite like Southern sweet tea.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 40 M
  • 49
Pieces of bayou fried shrimp in a paper towel-lined bowl.

Bayou Fried Shrimp

Say the word “bayou,” and we conjure romantic notions of swampy marshlands and, natch, Cajun fried shrimp.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 18
A white bowl filled with Tennessee shrimp and grits, topped with a sprig of parsley.

Tennessee Shrimp and Grits

Classic shrimp and grits gets a Tennessee facelift with the addition of tomatoes, tomato paste, thyme, and a splash of Worcestershire.

  • (1)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 5
A two-handle bowl of seafood gumbo on a piece of wood.

Seafood Gumbo

Seafood gumbo loaded with shrimp, such as this classic Cajun recipe, screams for a cold beer and a lazy weekend afternoon dedicated to nothing but cooking.

  • (8)
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 62
A root beer-glazed ham on a wooden cutting board with a fork and knife resting beside it.

Root Beer-Glazed Ham

Ah, sassafras. It plays oh so nicely with ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and anise to enhance the smoky, salty goodness of glazed ham.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 1
A pile of Cajun fried chicken pieces.

Cajun Fried Chicken

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun fried hen is memorably moist, superlatively crisp, and gosh darn perfect through and through.

  • (5)
  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 25