This is a list of notable foods of the Southern United States. The cuisine of the Southern United States has many various dishes and foods.


A mint julep
Sweet tea


Skillet cornbread

Desserts and sweets


Lane cake
Red velvet cake


Bourbon balls


An apple cobbler



Bananas Foster


Buttermilk pie
Millionaire pie


Bread pudding


Meats, poultry and seafood

A pan of beef brisket, fresh out of the oven
Fried chicken
Jambalaya cooking in a pan
A pound of sliced, pan-fried livermush garnished with parsley

Side dishes and condiments

Chow-chow is a condiment
Sausage gravy served atop biscuits
Macaroni and cheese

Soups, stews and boils

Brunswick stew

Vegetables and salads

Ambrosia salad
Collard greens (left), macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, yams and cornbread
Mashed potatoes
Red beans and rice


Cross-section view of a muffuletta sandwich in New Orleans, Louisiana
A shrimp po' boy sandwich

See also


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