Favorite Southern Recipes
Leslie Davis

Favorite Southern Recipes

In the south, we enjoy traditional black-eyed peas, cornbread, and greens to ring in the New Year. Here at UGA SNAP-Ed, we love recipes with these foods year-round.

Read on to see some of our favorite recipes with these beloved ingredients and more!

Dirty Rice and Black Eyed Peas

peas and rice in a pan on a white and red checkered tablecloth next to cutting board with chopped veggies

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This easy, inexpensive dish is sure to please you and your family. It is full of flavor and a healthy version of a traditional southern favorite.


Vegan Mac and Cheese with Collards

Mac and cheese square scooped out of square pan and into a white bowl

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Combine two of the south’s favorites into one classic dish- creamy, dreamy mac and cheese with greens tucked in for added flavor and nutrition.


Collard Green Cornbread Muffins

collard corn bread muffins in a cloth lined bowl next to a butter jar

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You are going to love this moist cornbread loaded with collards. It is a perfect complement to any meal or great for a snack as well.


Greens with Beans

cast iron skillet filled with greens and beans on a white and red checkered cloth

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The stir-fry greens recipe is a great way to enjoy a southern favorite with a healthy spin.


Greens with Beans Dip

warm southern bean spread in a white bowl served with pieces of flatbread on a white plate with sliced tomatoes on the plate

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This recipe is great for using your leftover greens and beans. This delicious blend of flavors can be used on sandwiches, as a dip, or spread on whole-grain crackers.


Southern Salsa

salsa made with black eyed peas on a bed of iceberg lettuce

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This yummy dip provides lots of fiber along with a great spicy flavor.


Try something new with these traditional favorite southern foods and whip up one of these recipes. You will be glad you did!


Written by Leslie Davis, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES | edited by Darci Bell, RDN, LD, and the Nutrition Education Team

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