Listed below are Soul-Food-Meals that are traditionally served in homes all across America that prepare Soul-Food. This list only serve as a base and can be altered to suit your needs. You can add to any soul-food-meal, fresh fruit, a garden salad, or another vegetable. The menus below give you a base when planning your meals.

Southern Fried or Oven Baked Chicken
Fresh Collard Greens
Creamy Macaroni & Cheese
Corn BreadSpaghetti and Ground Beef
Seasoned Green Beans
Old-fashioned Cole Slaw, or
Fresh Garden Salad with Dressing
Garlic Rolls or Corn BreadRoast Beef with Brown Gravy
Crowder Peas with Okra
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Corn Bread MuffinsSeasoned Meat Loaf
Southern Fried Corn
Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Dinner RollsChicken and Broccoli Casserole
Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Fresh Garden Salad with Dressing
Dinner RollsLemon Butter Chicken
Cooked Cabbage with Okra
Mashed or Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Corn Bread MuffinsSoul-Food Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
Fresh Garden Salad with Dressing
Dinner RollsOven Fried Chicken
Fresh Green Beans
Steamed Rice
Dinner RollsOven Baked Salmon Loaf
Fresh Green Peas
Creamy Macaroni & Cheese
Dinner RollsPot Roast with Vegetables
Fresh Turnip Greens
Candid Yams
Corn BreadSoul-Food Jambalaya
Fresh Garden Salad with Dressing
Dinner RollsChitterlings
Collard Greens
Spaghetti w Tomato Sauce
Old-fashioned Cole Slaw
Corn BreadBarbecue Chicken
Black-eyed Peas
Creamy Macaroni & Cheese
Corn BreadSmoked Turkey Legs
Fresh Butter Beans
Baked Potato
Corn BreadBBQ Ribs (Picnic menu)
Grilled Corn
Baked Beans
Old-fashioned Cole Slaw
Dinner RollsSoul-Food BBQ Ribs (Dinner menu)
Collard Greens with turnips
Sweet Potato Casserole
Corn BreadBeef Stew with Vegetables
Fresh Tomato Salad with Dressing
Dinner Rolls or Corn BreadFried Catfish
Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce
Cole Slaw
Hush Puppies
White or Wheat BreadSmothered Pork Chops
Seasoned Green Beans
Steamed Rice or Dirty Rice
Dinner RollsCountry Ham with Red Eyed Gravy
Roasted Potatoes
Fried or Cob Corn
Homemade Biscuits

During slavery, the women worked in the fields 16 to 18 hours a day and were often too tired to make a full meal. So they served one-pot soul-food-meals to their family. Today, many African American families still serve one-pot soul-food meals.

One-Pot Meals

· Red Beans and Rice
· Cabbage and Corn Bread
· Collard Green and Corn Bread
· Gumbo and Corn Bread
· Vegetable Soup and Corn Bread
· Beef Stew and Corn Bread
· Brown Beans and Corn Bread
· Hoecakes and Molasses
· Fried Bologna and Biscuits
· Macaroni & Cheese
· Spaghetti and Corn Bread

In many households, when soul-food is prepared, dessert is only served with Sunday Dinner. Some families prefer light desserts such as fresh fruit, jello and fruit cocktail, or pudding. It’s basically a personal decision. Listed below are popular Soul-Food Desserts to complete your Soul-Food Meal:

Popular Desserts· Chess Pie
· Lemon Chess Pie
· Chocolate Pecan Pie
· Cinnamon Pineapple Upside Cake
· Egg Custard Pie
· Lemon Ice Box Pie
· Orange Sweet Potato Pie
· Old-fashioned Banana Pudding
· Caramel Cake
· Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
· Chocolate Fudge Cake
· Old-fashioned Pound Cake
· Old-fashioned Peach Cobbler
· Sour Cream Pound Cake
· Red Velvet Cake

These Soul-Food-Meals will help you plan your family menus. They can be changed or altered as you see fit.

Look for these Soul-Food-Recipes and many more in our Soul-Food-Recipe Center. We offer a large selection including desserts, salads, vegetables, potatoes, breads, entrees, family recipes, and low fat recipes.

List of Soul Foods used most often by category.

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Cassandra Harrell is a Soul Food Advisor and recently owned a soul food restaurant and catering service. She has coached one-on-one sessions on preparing great soul-food.