10 Southern slow-cooker recipes

Did you know Bananas Foster—the delectable dessert made with bananas, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, coconut, and sweeeeet sweet rum hails from New Orleans

Bananas Foster

These brown sugar and cinnamon-covered beauties are absolutely delicious, and you can make this classic comfort-food side dish in your slow cooker. 

Candied yams

Hot and hearty, chicken and dumplings is basically creamy chicken soup with little doughy biscuits floating in it. Soups are always easier in the slow cooker

Chicken & dumplings

Collard greens are a frequent guest on dinner tables in the South, so we’re also welcoming them to this list. Despite the veggie-centric name, collard greens usually contain some meat

Collard greens

We can’t answer that, but we can tell you how to make this tasty bacon-topped dish in your slow cooker. Or, better

Corn chowder

Cornbread in the slow cooker? That’s either blasphemy or brilliance. We think it’s the latter, but be the judge yourself with this slow-cooker cornbread recipe


Cubed steak isn’t steak cut into cubes, it’s a flat, tenderized round of beef—the same kind used for chicken fried steak. Chicken fried steak would be pretty tricky in a slow cooker

Cubed steak & gravy

Give your slow cooker (and your taste buds!) a bit of New Orleans flavor with this classic Jambalaya recipe with a slow-cooker twist. Sausage, chicken


You can’t have a list of Southern dishes without mac & cheese, which is a meal, a side dish, a snack, and everything in between. We’ll let a Georgia-born country singer

Mac & cheese

Once upon a time, someone said, “Bread is great, but what if it was made out of meat?” Meatloaf was born, and the world was never the same. 


12 healthy slow cooker recipes