We all love comfort food! Whether you are looking for a little pick-me-up after a long day or just a good meal, comfort food always seems to do the trick. When I think of comfort foods, my mind immediately goes to Southern cuisine. What better way to add some comfort to your meal than with some Southern side dishes?
The Forq app is filled with tons of Southern side dishes. Scroll through to find some, or add your own!
6 of the Most Comforting Southern Side Dishes
1. Slow Cooker Mac n Cheese
Mac n cheese is a Southern staple. It can be a whole meal, or use it as a delicious side. A combination of both cheese and pasta creates the ultimate comfort food, and might be my favorite out of all the Southern side dishes! This particular recipe uses a slow cooker, so it’s super easy to make.
2. Sweet Corn Pudding
This particular side dish goes well with whatever meal you’re making! It’s a little sweet but has amazing corn flavor. I’d describe Sweet Corn Pudding as similar to cornbread, but it might even be better! It’s the perfect treat to go along with your dinner.
3. Fresh Summer Squash Casserole
Many think of summer squash solely as a summer vegetable, but I love eating it whenever I get my hands on it! This Fresh Summer Squash Casserole is the perfect dish for any day of the week. Eat it with your summer BBQ, or use it as a side during Thanksgiving!
4. Hush Puppies
Hush Puppies are at the epitome of Southern side dishes. There’s something about deep frying a corn-based dough ball that delights everyone’s tastebuds. They’re like reimagined cornbread, and I can’t get enough! Every time I have one, it brings me back to charming Charleston, South Carolina, where they give free samples out on the street!
5. Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots
There are always greens in Southern side dishes, and I can’t get enough of these Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots! I enjoy green beans simply with butter, salt, and pepper, but the caramelized shallots in this recipe brings them to a whole other level. The sweetness of the caramelization plays off the green bean flavor perfectly!
6. Fresh Corn Cakes with Garden Relish
In case you didn’t realize, so many Southern side dishes involve corn! These Fresh Corn Cakes with Garden Relish are a treat. They’re just like corn-based pancakes. Each bite into these golden beauties will leave you feeling even more content than the bite before!
Download the Forq App for More Southern Side Dishes
Don’t forget to use the Forq app to find more Southern side dishes! Look for any of the recipes we’ve listed above or search for your own, whether it’s easy school lunches or healthy energy bites. Thousands of people have uploaded their favorite recipes to the app, so you know whichever you choose is going to come out great. If you have a favorite recipe, make sure to upload it for others to use, too! Check out Forq’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for even more foodie news and recipes.