16 Southern Cooking Recipes


16 Southern Cooking Recipes

These down-home dishes are just like mama used to make ‘em! From homestyle favorites like a low-carb chicken dinner to an easy veggie casserole, these recipes put Southern cooking recipes right on your dinner table. We’ve lightened up the old-fashioned dishes that you thought you couldn’t eat while following a diabetic-friendly diet and made them yummier than ever. Your favorite Southern foods have never tasted this good! 


Southern Deviled Eggs

The next time you're invited to a get-together bring along a plate of Southern Deviled Eggs. This recipe calls for some of our favorite, classic ingredients, like mayo and sweet pickle relish. It's a recipe any Southern granny would approve of!

1-2-3 Quick Rolls

Our 1-2-3 Quick Rolls bake up in less than 15 minutes, which means you can enjoy this take on classic Southern cooking recipe in no time! And since they're made with lighter ingredients, you don't have to feel guilty either!

Down-Home Veggie Soup

Our homemade vegetable soup comes packing a Southern favorite - okra! That's what gives our light and healthy Down-Home Veggie Soup a tasty change-of-pace flavor. It's an easy recipe that tastes great no matter what season it is! 

Mini Crab Cakes

Mini Crab Cakes are the perfect two-bite appetizer for your next gathering, even if all of your guests aren't on a diabetes diet. Loaded with crab meat, plenty of vegetables and spices, you might have to make another batch if you want leftovers!

Main Dishes

Chicken Fried Steak

Serve up a dinnertime classic with our Chicken Fried Steak. This recipe has all that old-fashioned taste you grew up with, but with just a few tweaks to make it diabetic-friendly. Serve it alongside some of your favorite classic veggies and you've got a down-home dish to rave about!

Hot Chicken Salad Casserole

Our Hot Chicken Salad Casserole is a down-home casserole recipe that'll make your insides feel warm and cozy. With lighter ingredients and fresh veggies, this is an easy low carb recipe that's perfect for dinner or for bringing along to the next potluck. Southern cooking recipes this good ought to be shared!

Southern Fried Turkey

If you're a fan of Southern cooking recipes, then you better be a fan of fried turkey. There's no harm in enjoying a small portion. One advantage of fried turkey is its quick cooking time, which is just a fraction of that of a roasted turkey.

Down-Home Shredded Pork

This diabetes-friendly recipe for Down-Home Shredded Pork gets its special flavor from the Test Kitchen's secret recipe: diet root beer! Pair it with some coleslaw and you've got a meal that can't be beat. Dig in!

Side Dishes

Southern Three-Bean Salad

What's a perfect addition to any antipasto platter? Our Southern Three-Bean Salad of course! The high-fiber content of the beans in this dish will help you stay on track with your diet too!

Homestyle Smashed Potatoes

Our diabetes-friendly version of Homestyle Smashed Potatoes doesn't sacrifice any flavor or hearty texture. The creaminess comes from our secret ingredient - greek yogurt - which makes a delicious, and healthy, substitute for sour cream.

Dreamy Sweet Potato Bake

Remember when mama used to whip up her famous sweet potato casserole for the holidays? This delicious side dish is wonderful all year long. Made from lots of lighter, healthier ingredients you can count on it to deliver great taste just like hers did! 

Southern-Style Vegetable Casserole

There's no better way to get your fill of veggies than to bake up this Southern-Style Vegetable Casserole. This delicious, vegetarian casserole is full of all the flavors you love in a Southern cooking recipe without all the extra fat. This Southern classic will bring the whole gang to the table! 


Hummingbird Cake

One bite of this Southern cooking recipe favorite and you'll be thinking of Grandma. That's 'cause our Hummingbird Cake is so moist and flavorful, it reminds us of Grandma's best cakes. Our version may be a little lighter, but it's still got all the great spices and fruits baked in!

Lighter Pineapple Casserole

Pineapple casseroles are a popular side dish served in the South, but they're not always a good choice for a diabetic diet, which is why we created this lightened-up version. Our Lighter Pineapple Casserole is a dish that'll delight your whole gang!

Polka Dot Peach Pie

There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh peaches, and with our diabetic-friendly recipe, you'll be able to indulge every once and a while. So enjoy the sweet taste of summer guilt-free 'cause nothing says Southern cooking recipe like a peach dessert!

Plantation Apricot Tarts

Apricot spread and pecans come together in this easy, no-bake dessert. Our Plantation Apricot Tarts will keep your sweet tooth satisfied without adding too many calories to your diet.

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