15 Magnificent Modern Soul Food Recipes

Modern soul food recipes (aka Neo Soul) presented over the internet, have replaced the oral tradition of families passing down their recipes by word of mouth from one generation to the next.

Now that the secrecy and silence has been broken, modern recipes take the mystery out of cooking Grandma's favorite traditional recipes.

You can now download and try soul food and southern recipes that were previously closely held family secrets.

How you ask?  By creating culinary masterpieces with the diabetic, healthy, modern and traditional recipes that are all available on this web site.

The internet is a perfect means to capture or transfer recipes that were once closely guarded family heirlooms.

It's my opinion that traditional soul food recipes have evolved over time for various reasons, into what I call modern recipes.

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Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs
These tasty deviled treats are probably the second most popular appetizer
by far, beating out many of the other party favorites such a
jalapeno poppers, meatballs, and vegetable trays.  

2 / 4

Spinach Dip
Don't think just because this has spinach in it, that
this dip is healthy. It's a crowd pleasing party dip that packed with
tremendous flavor your guest will love. B

3 / 4

Chicken Wings
I think we can all agree that chicken wings are the #1 appetizer and
party favorite. Most people like them fried but I prefer them baked.
Either way you prepare them they're still delicious.

4 / 4

cheese and beef nachos

Cheese and Beef Nachos

This time tested cheese and beef nacho recipe gives you
great results every time. Pile on red beans, cheese, salsa, sour cream,
and green onion for a delicious and filling nacho dish.

Main Courses

1 / 6

Fried Catfish

Freshly cleaned and fried catfish has always been a southern
and soul food favorite
. We like is seasoned, breaded, deep fried, then
served up next to side dishes like coleslaw and hush puppies.

2 / 6

Cajun Style Dirty Rice

Cajun Style Dirty Rice
There's nothing more tasty than some authentic cajun style
dirty rice. This classic dish calls for all the normal ingredients
you would expect in dirty rice.

3 / 6

momma's meat loaf

Mom's Meatloaf

Did you know traditional soul food meatloaf is typically served with brown
gravy? However, I'm like some people who prefer their meatloaf cooked and topped
with ketchup sauce like what you see pictured above.

meat loaf

4 / 6

Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie
This is the one inexpensive dish I turn to when I want some
savory comfort food. It's super easy to prep the ingredients and
finish off this wonder dish in the oven. Plate the dish and then it's time to eat.

5 / 6

Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops
For a satisfying home cooked supper I sometime turn to smothered
pork shops. Lightly breaded, pan-fried to perfection, and then finished
off in a rich and creamy gravy. This is some good eating.

6 / 6

Liver and Onions

Liver and Onions
This classic dish of thinly sliced liver, pan-fried, braised, then
smothered in onions and gravy was a staple for many of my older relatives.
Although I never really likes the dish I didn't look down at others who do.

Decadent Desserts

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Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake
Carrot cake has always been a family favorite. This incredibly
moist cake is topped with ultra-creamy cream cheese frosting, that taste
so sweet and delicious I can never have just one piece.

2 / 5

Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding
Banana pudding is one of the best desserts you will ever
taste. Freshly sliced bananas, vanilla wafers, and a few other
ingredients are combined to me a creamy and rich dessert.

3 / 5

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler
Once cooked in a large cast-iron pot over an open fire. This soul food
dessert favorite for many is now baked in the oven until golden brown.
For a special treat topped and serve with vanilla ice cram.

4 / 5

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake
We love this old fashioned, made from scratch strawberry
shortcake. This cake is filled with the classic flavor you grew
up eating so many years ago.

5 / 5

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie
Have you ever had classic pecan pie with a twist? Add in chocolate and
coconut for a delightfully tasting dessert. But don't just eat one
slice of pie, you'll want to eat two.

Below you will find some modern/neo soul food recipes that can be found on the dinner tables of southern families on any given night.

This list of modern recipes for soul food is not all inclusive. Please, visit my recipe collection for the complete listing of soul food recipes.

This web site also features several categories of soul food and southern recipes including:

  •   Diabetic Soul Food Recipes - were developed in response to the growing number of African American with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Surprising you can still enjoy the same flavorful dishes just prepared in a healthier way.
  •   Healthy Soul Food Recipes - also called Low Fat Soul Food or Neo Soul Food. This remake of traditional African American soul food dishes is for the health conscious food connoisseurs.
  •   Traditional Soul Food Recipes - time honored flavorful foods that have been passed down from generation to generation.