The aroma of buttery biscuits wafting through the air, the sound of sizzling bacon in a hot skillet, and the rich, comforting taste of a classic Southern meal - these are the sensations that make Paula Deen Recipes an irresistible culinary journey. Paula Deen, the beloved queen of Southern cooking, has delighted taste buds and warmed hearts with her delicious creations for decades. With her signature Southern charm and a flair for transforming everyday ingredients into extraordinary dishes, Paula has become a household name in the world of cooking.
In this delectable roundup, we are going to look through some of Paula Deen's most iconic recipes. From mouthwatering casseroles that are cheesy and gooey to decadent desserts that are the epitome of Southern sweetness, Paula's creations have the power to transport you to the heart of the South with every bite. Let’s grab our utensils, and pounds of butter of course, and get to it!
We’re starting off strong with Paula Deen's Lemon Blossoms recipe. It is the perfect summertime indulgence that will brighten up any afternoon. The light and fluffy take to the bright citrus glaze will wow you with every bite. Lemon blossoms are perfect for a gathering because they’re easy to share.
Meatloaf is a well-loved, classic dinner dish for family gatherings. It’s hearty, meaty, and packed with flavor. Paula Deen’s recipe is the ultimate classic meatloaf featuring rich ground beef, plenty of ketchup and brown sugar, and the perfect blend of spices. Once you make meatloaf this way, you won’t need another recipe.
It’s an amazing chicken casserole because it’s so creamy. The blend of sour cream, milk, and cheese makes it ultra cheesy and so delicious. The recipe calls for three cups of cheese, so you can use a blend of your favorites, or stick to just one type. This is the weeknight dinner!
Of course, Paula Deen Recipes have to include a butter cake. It feels luxurious and rich but only calls for five ingredients, so it couldn’t be more simple. It fits Paula Deen’s style perfectly - packed with buttery flavor, but easy to whip up. The key is to get a good cake mix, like Dunkin Hines.
Jumping back to the savory side, we have to talk about this pot roast. It is the perfect meat for a Sunday dinner. Gather the family, and have them drooling over the smells that come from this authentic pot roast. It’s simple, but a Sunday staple you don’t want the family missing out on.
Paula Deen's crab cakes are a cozy, home-style recipe that will have you hook, line, and sinker. They have a medley of ingredients like mustard powder and Worcestershire sauce that adds a ton of flavor, but keep crab as the star ingredient. This is one of the easiest crab cake recipes around, and they're great as an appetizer or a quick dinner.
Squash Casserole is a true Southern dish, so who else to turn to for a tried and true recipe other than Paula Deen?! If you don't know, squash casserole is a combination of summer squash, onions, cheddar, parmesan, and sour cream. The result is a savory dish that is creamy, buttery, filling with a fantastic crunch on top.
As you’ll see, casseroles are a staple for Paula Deen Recipes. This breakfast casserole is one you’ll want to keep for weekend brunches or even busy mornings. It’s loaded with breakfast staples such as maple pork sausage, cheddar cheese, eggs, and white bread. You could easily substitute the white bread for hashbrowns if potatoes are more your vibe.
You need an easy pound cake recipe in your repertoire. As a Southerner, hospitality is required. That means pulling out a delicious snack if someone pops by unannounced. This easy pound cake is one you can have stored in the freezer for just such an occasion. Top it with a bit of whipped cream and fresh berries, and you’ve got a delicious dessert to converse over.
Another southern staple is baked beans. Whether it’s a BBQ cookout or a lake day, you’re going to want a delicious batch of baked beans simmering away. Paula Deen’s recipe is simple with just a few ingredients. Ketchup, maple syrup, yellow mustard, onion, and bacon flavor these baked beans in an amazing way.
11. Banana Pudding
Banana pudding is absolutely on the Paula Deen Recipe list. This recipe still features the delicious instant pudding mix shortcut but has the added benefit of cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk. It gives it that made-from-scratch feel, and trust me, there will be no leftovers! You might want to double the batch.
You’re not going to believe how easy these French onion pork chops are. You need four ingredients - eggs and breadcrumbs to batter, and French onion soup mix for the seasoning. Once battered, the pork chops cook for about 20 minutes total. And voila, a delicious, flavorful dinner entree is done.
Like most Paula Deen recipes, you just need a few ingredients to whip up a dish packed with buttery flavor. She uses shortcuts like Jiffy Cornbread mix to keep things quick, but still homemade. Take these useful tips from her, and your home-cooked life will be much easier, but still delicious.
Goulash is a classic comfort food that features a mixture of savory ground beef, zesty tomatoes, and al dente macaroni noodles. One fantastic thing about goulash is it will feed a crowd at an affordable price. You can throw in any veggies that need to be used up, but following the recipe as is will result in a tasty dinner.
If you didn’t grow up with pineapple casserole, you may think, “What is this??” But once you taste it, there’s no going back. It’s delectably buttery, sweet, cheesy, and topped with a ritzy cracker crunch. This side dish pairs perfectly with ham, chicken, or turkey. And you get a serving of fruit in a fun way.
16. Potato Salad
Paula Deen’s potato salad is the only potato salad recipe you need in order to wow guests at a cookout. It is tossed with red potatoes, eggs, bacon, celery, onion, and fresh dill so it results in a creamy, tangy side dish. It’s beautiful as the dill really brightens it up and makes it look fresh.
A good pimento cheese is a southern classic. You can use it for a dip board, on sandwiches, or even just keep it stocked in the fridge for a quick snack. This recipe features Paula Deen’s own seasoning blend, and it gives pimento cheese the kick of flavor you’re looking for in a good cheese spread.
Twice baked potatoes have a new filling and that is shrimp. It may not sound like it goes, but Paula Deen has proven that it does. The shrimp turn stuffed baked potatoes into a fully balanced meal. You get protein from the tender shrimp, healthy carbs from the baked potatoes, and plenty of flavor from the melted cheese and green onion.
This quiche is hearty and filling - just what we need from any breakfast food. Frozen shredded hash browns are a favorite store-bought hack of all time and make a great quiche crust. The hashbrowns hold in the egg filling and add a good base to the quiche. You can use this recipe to add in your favorite vegetables and cheese to make it your own or keep it as is.
We’re rounding up the list with the most classic Southern dish of all: mac and cheese. The homemade mac and cheese sauce uses eggs to give it an ultra-creamy texture. It elevates this mac and cheese from just a homemade version to a restaurant-quality dish. Three different cheeses also give this recipe a boost of flavor.
Let’s add some Southern flair to your repertoire and explore the culinary treasures Paula Deen has shared with the world. Prepare to be inspired by her passion for food, family, and all things Southern. It's time to roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and dive into the delicious world of Paula Deen Recipes. Y'all are in for a treat!