Sometimes, you just need a little southern comfort — especially in the form of food. This is why the editors of AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes have decided to share their favorite slow cooker southern recipes that you should be making right now. You know the classics like southern fried chicken, black-eyed peas, and collard greens, but we’re giving you some more variety with our absolute favorite southern dishes specifically for the slow cooker. So, get in touch with your southern side, and try out these delicious slow cooker comfort food recipes.
Here are our top 6 comforting southern slow cooker recipes for your dining pleasure. Bon appetit ya’ll!
This delicious slow cooker recipe for macaroni and cheese is the ooeiest of the gooiest. Traditionally, southern macaroni and cheese recipes are breaded and baked in the oven, but you can do essentially the same thing in your slow cooker. Creamy Velveeta make this mac and cheese extra rich, and this southern slow cooker side dish makes the perfect addition to any table.
It doesn’t get much more southern than bourbon, and cooking these beans in the slow cooker allows them to develop much better flavor because of the difference in cooking time compared with a traditional stove top. Serve these tasty beans alongside any BBQ dish or eat them all by themselves — trust us, they’re heavenly.
This slow cooker version of the classic green bean casserole is one of our absolute faves! Crunchy, creamy, and delicious, this casserole is a must-have recipe for your southern kitchen. This casserole also works well for holiday gathering and potlucks — you really can’t go wrong with this one.
Using sweet ingredients — like grape jelly and cola — are common ways to prepare pork and meatballs in the South, which is why this dish made our list. You haven’t truly lived until you’ve tried slow cooked pork with this cola-flavored gravy sauce. You might think of this as an unlikely combination, but don’t knock it till you try it — it’s a taste sensation that’s bound to blow your mind.
This classic southern recipe is one of our all-time favorites, where comfort food is concerned, and this recipe really takes it up a notch. The dumplings in this recipe are big, fluffy, and full of flavor, and all the other ingredients are prepared super chunky, giving this dish a rustic appeal. We are not kidding when we say that this dish tastes even better than it looks!
Finish off your southern slow cooker meal with this amazing peach cobbler. With fresh peaches (or canned, if they’re out of season), brown sugar, cinnamon, and an old-fashioned oats crumble, this cobbler is the perfect way to complete your southern slow cooking experience. This recipe will remind you of the comforting desserts your grandma used to make, and is complemented perfectly by a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
And, there you have it. We hope you enjoy making (and munching on) these delightful southern slow cooker recipes. For even more inspiration, take a look at our website, and explore the wide world of slow cooking for yourself.
What are some of your favorite southern recipes?
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