Round out your meal with a straight-from-the-garden veggie side. Each recipe has its own Southern twist whether it's adding crispy bacon, creamy cheese, or deep-frying.
Southern-Style Collard Greens
Recipe: Southern-Style Collard Greens
Crispy bacon, sautéed onion, ham, and garlic perfect these collard greens, making them an essential part of your traditional Southern feast.
Tee's Corn Pudding
Recipe: Tee's Corn Pudding
This classic recipe has a rich, soufflé-like texture without the hassle. The result is an impressive side dish the entire family will love.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Recipe: Home-Style Butterbeans
Bacon, onion, and brown sugar pack these beans with amazing flavor.
Fried Pecan Okra
Recipe: Fried Pecan Okra
Okra thrives in the scorching heat of humid summers, soaring skyward in its semitropical glory. Originally from Africa, it is as overtly Southern as sweet tea and kudzu. Luckily for us, we have the inside secret when it comes to the delectable pods—no other people embrace okra as Southerners do. Crushed pecans and baking mix form the crisp breading for this classic Southern-style side.
Green Peas with Crispy Bacon
Recipe: Green Peas with Crispy Bacon
The addition of mint and orange really brightens this often underrated veggie, while the bacon lends a smoky flavor.
Summer Squash Casserole
Fresh Corn Cakes
Recipe: Fresh Corn Cakes
Fresh corn, mozzarella cheese, and chives make up the base of this classic side dish.
Recipe: Feta-Stuffed Tomatoes
A feta cheese, breadcrumb, and fresh herb mixture fills these large tomatoes for a tasty side.
Okra-and-Corn Maque Choux
Recipe: Okra-and-Corn Maque Choux
Use fresh corn and okra in this Maque Choux dish for best results. If you don't like spicy food you can easily sub the hot sausage for a milder version to fit your tastes.
Fried Confetti Corn
Recipe: Fried Confetti Corn
Cream, bacon, and sweet peppers take this dish from down-home to top shelf.
Caramelized Spicy Green Bean Recipe
Recipe: Caramelized Spicy Green Beans
The great thing about cooking with fresh green beans is that they are incredibly versatile vegetables. Whether you sauté, boil, or bake, these green bean recipes are amped with flavor.
In our first recipe, salty-sweet ingredients, some caramelization, and a bit of spice give these green beans a little pep in their step.