Southern Side Dish Recipes

Allrecipes has more than 190 Southern side dish recipes--think grits, fried green tomatoes, okra, collard greens, and chow-chow, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Okra and Tomatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 109
This is a very simple recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.

Southern Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4 stars 47
Rib sticking macaroni and cheese.

Braised Collard Greens

Rating: 5 stars 88
My Grandma Ollie-Belle made the best 'greens.' This recipe is as close to hers as I could come. The 'pot-liquor' is the key to great greens!! Serve with fresh green onions and black-eyed peas with rice.

Southern Comfort Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 4 stars 30
This is a vegetable dish that tastes more like a dessert. When done, it will have the consistency of pumpkin pie. I personally am not fond of yams and sweet potatoes, but I love this dish.
By Emtmom

Cottoneyed Peas

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
Years ago a friend gave me her black-eyed pea recipe that was not your usual black-eyed peas. She called them Cottoneyed Peas. It was a spicy and warm welcome into the New Year. I now get requests for it all the time. You can make it as spicy as you like or, if you don't like spicy, use the peas without jalapeno.

Texas Ranch Potato Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 433
This is not your usual mustard mayo potato salad. These potatoes are slathered in a rich ranch dressing and bacon pieces. My family and friends love this potato salad! It is requested at every cook-out.

Al's Sufferin' Succotash

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
A great side dish for any occasion, using store bought items and a minimum of effort and time! Fordhook lima beans, corn, and green chile peppers combine to make a tasty addition to any meal.

Southern Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 447
I just love these beans! What could be better than green beans, potatoes, and bacon, all in one dish?!

Baked Cream Corn

Rating: 4.5 stars 125
Learned from my godmother who was a chef, this recipe brings back a special Southern nostalgia. Simple yet flavorful, a wonderful side dish for any meal. Play with the spice and sugar measurements to suit your own taste.

Roasted Vidalia Onions

Rating: 4.5 stars 77
Roasted in the oven or on the grill, these onions are simple and tasty. They taste like French onion soup, and smell great. In college I used to put it on the top of my gas stove! Still delicious just the same. Very very easy and loads of flavor.

Southern Fried Cabbage

Rating: 4.5 stars 700
Quick and easy stir-fried cabbage recipe made with onion and crispy bacon.

Southern Butternut Squash

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
My mother made this dish every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now I make it for my family every year. Whenever we get together for a big meal, they always request I bring it! Delicious!
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Southern Side Dishes for Summer Picnics
Round out your next picnic with our favorite Southern side dishes, from creamy slaw to crunchy cucumber salad.
25 Favorite Southern Christmas Side Dishes
Here you'll find all the classics your Southern grandma would approve of.
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
Rating: 4.5 stars 764

Good and easy!