100 Free Recipes For Amazing Dinners

100 Free Recipes for everyday cooks....

Not sure what to cook for dinner? You're not alone, millions of people search the internet daily looking for dinner ideas and free online recipes.

Whenever I get asked the question of "What should I cook for dinner?", I always point to this very page you're reading now.


Because this page contains our list of the most 100 requested free recipes.Recipes which millions of visitors to this website have decided are the most important and relevant to cooking.

The black people culinary tradition has some of the most flavorful dishes you can imagine!

From the classic Southern dish of pigs feet and oxtails to the sweet and savory combination of chicken and dumplings, it's hard to go wrong. Then there's fish and grits, a delicious seafood dish with a comforting flavor. All four of these recipes are sure to add something special to your kitchen table.

With just a few simple ingredients and some time in the kitchen, you'll be able to create an amazing meal that even the pickiest eaters will love. Thank you in advance for trying out these recipes from our 100 free recipes collection - we hope they brought joy to your plate!

That being said, this is a good place to start when determining what you should cook tonight for dinner.  So not to bias your decision of what to cook, the recipes below are listed in random order.

Top 100 Free Recipes

  1. Baby Back Rib
  2. Baked Barbecue Rib
  3. Baked Beans
  4. Baked Catfish
  5. Baked Blackened Catfish
  6. Baked Chicken and Biscuit
  7. Baked Chicken
  8. Baked Potato
  9. Baked Sweet Potato
  10. Banana Pudding
  11. Barbecue Rib
  12. Barbecue Pigs Feet
  13. Basic Meat Loaf
  14. Basic Potato Salad
  15. Barvarian German Potato Salad
  16. Bean Dip
  17. Beef Kabobs
  18. Beef Short Rib
  19. Beef Stew
  20. Berry Muffin
  21. Berry Pancakes
  22. Biscuits
  23. Black Eyed Peas
  24. Black Eyed Peas Salad
  25. Blackened Catfish
  26. Blackened Chicken Breast
  27. Blackened Red Snapper
  28. Boiled Cabbage
  29. Boiled Pigs Feet
  30. Boneless Pork Chop
  31. Brunswick Stew
  32. Buttered Mashed potatoes
  33. Cabbage and Chicken Soup
  34. Candied Yams
  35. Carrot Cake
  36. Catfish Stew
  37. Cheesy-Macaroni
  38. Chicken and Dumplings
  39. Chicken Creole
  40. Chicken Kabobs
  41. Chicken Salad
  42. Chicken Noodle Soup
  43. Chitterlings and Hog Maws
  44. Chocolate Mousse Recipe
  45. Cinnamon Bread Rolls
  46. Cole Slaw
  47. Cole Slaw 2
  48. Collard Greens
  49. Corn Bread
  50. Corn Bread Dressing
  51. Country Fried Steak
  52. Crab Cakes
  53. Cranberry Sauce
  54. Crawdad Gumbo
  55. Deep Fried Chicken
  56. Deviled Eggs
  57. Dirty Rice
  58. French Onion Soup
  59. Fried Catfish
  60. Fried Chicken
  61. Fried Chicken Breast
  62. Fried Chitterlings
  63. Fried Hush Puppies
  64. Garlic Fried Chicken Breast
  65. Garlic Mashed potatoes
  66. Grilled Salmon Recipe
  67. Grilled Shrimp Recipe
  68. Homemade Apple Sauce
  69. Homemade Beef Chili
  70. Homemade Ice Cream
  71. Homemade Lemonade
  72. Homemade Lemon Pie
  73. Homemade Pink Lemonade
  74. Homemade White Chicken Chili
  75. Honey Baked Ham
  76. Honey Glazed Pork Chops
  77. Jambalaya
  78. Lima Beans
  79. Liver and Onions
  80. Meat Loaf
  81. Neck Bones
  82. Oven Baked Macaroni and Cheese
  83. Oven Barbeque Chicken
  84. Peach Cobbler
  85. Pecan Pie
  86. Pinto Beans
  87. Potato Salad
  88. Red Beans and Rice
  89. Red Velvet Cake
  90. Salmon Patties
  91. Seafood Boil
  92. Shrimp Jambalaya
  93. Shrimp Scampi
  94. Southern Fried Chicken
  95. Southern Pork Chops
  96. Stuffed Bell Pepper
  97. Sweet Potato Pie
  98. Sweet Tea
  99. Tomato Soup
  100. Vegetable Soup

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Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings
Slow cooked homemade chicken and dumplings is the ultimate comfort food, always guaranteed to stick to the stomach and fill you up. The smell and taste of this dish always bring back good memories. 

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Oxtails and Rice

Oxtails and Rice
Oxtails slow cooked until the meat is tender enough to fall off the bones is so darn delicious. Smother them with gravy and then serve them over rice for a classic meal.

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Fried Fish and Grits
For some folks, fish and grits are the ultimate breakfast foods on a Sunday morning before heading out the door for a few hours of church. This meal will get and keep you full so you're not thinking about eating.

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Pigs Feet

Pigs Feet
Classic pigs feet is slow cooked like chitterlings and sometimes pickled too. Try boiling pigs feet for some tender and good tasting pork meat. When it's time to eat have your vinegar and hot sauce nearby.

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Red Beans and Ham Hocks

Red Beans and Ham Hocks
Cooked red beans and ham hocks is a fairly common staple in the southern household.  You can find a pot of beans and ham hocks slow simmering in the kitchen. Serve as a standalone dish with cornbread or with other menu items.

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Although controversial, the cleaned and prepared intestines of a hog is a southern delicacy, if you can stand the smell. These cuts of pork are slow-cooked and often eaten with vinegar and hot sauce. The chitlins are sometimes parboiled, then battered and fried.

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Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed Peas
Cooked separately or with rice as hoppin' john, black eyed peas is a popular soul food dish. For many black folks this is must eat dish for New Year's day so that it brings you good luck.

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Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie
The smell of sweet potato pie baking in the oven brings back so many memories and good feelings. Served warm or cold I'm eating me a slice either way. Sometimes topped with whipped cream.

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Skillet Cornbread

This short bread is often baked in a cast iron skillet and sometimes seasoned with bacon fat. This bread is a go to staple that is served with many soul food like collard greens and beans.

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Neck Bones and Rice

Neck Bones and Rice
Pork neck bones and rice is classic comfort food for us southern folks. Pour on the thick gravy for a filling meal. Neck bones can be served over rice or with boiled potatoes.

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Fried Catfish

Fried Catfish
Fresh fish cleaned and deep fried has always been a favorite of black folks since the early days. Nowadays catfish gets the most press and can be seen served up next to side dishes like coleslaw and hush puppies.

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Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler
Once cooked in a large cast-iron pot over an open fire. This soul food dessert favorite to many is now baked in the over until golden brown. Sometimes topped and served with vanilla ice cram.

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Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese
The comfort food macaroni and cheese is a staple of soul food cooking. Tender noodles with rich and creamy cheese is browned in the oven for some homemade crispy goodness.

2 / 15

Collard Greens and Ham Hocks

Collard Greens and Ham Hocks
Most often cooked with ham hocks,  salt pork, or sometimes with smoked turkey who doesn't love collard greens?  When it's time to eat just pass the vinegar, hot sauce, and a piece of cornbread.

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Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken
Fry perfect chicken that melts in your mouth. Crunchy and crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside. Get your hot sauce ready for some good eating.

We hope you have enjoyed exploring the wide variety of recipes from the black people culinary tradition! From rich stews to flavorful dishes, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a classic southern dish or something with an exotic twist, we hope these 100 free recipes will help you create a delicious meal that will satisfy your taste buds and be enjoyed by all. So get cooking, and don't forget to share your creations with us!

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