10 Best Soul Food Recipes for National Soul Food Month

National Soul Food Month held in June is a little known food holiday used to celebrate the heritage and many contributions of African American cooks and the many people who pioneered the soul food movement.

If you're reading this page, it's obvious that you're interested in the holiday and as such you probably want to celebrate. If this is the case, there are many ways to celebrate national soulfood month, including:

  • Support African American food related businesses
  • Share your favorite soul food recipe and/or ask your family members to do the same click here
  • Participating in Juneteenth activities -- specifically enjoy foods from the many vendors
  • Dine out at your local soul food restaurant

However, in keeping with the theme of this website I recommend that your cook up a delicious meal for yourself and the family, using one of the all-time favorite soul food recipes below.

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10 Favorite Soul Food Recipes For National Soulfood Month

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Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops
Nothing taste better than some fried pork chops smothered
with onions and gravy. If you want so good eating this this
is the recipe to try.


2 / 10

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers
Why not stuff your bell peppers for some oven roasted
goodness. Roast these up for a single entry meal that's both
healthy and delicious too.


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Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings
There is no other meal as comforting and wholesome as a bowl of
homemade chicken and dumplings. For my family this is
more than just a winter meal, we serve this dish year-round.


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Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese
Oven baked mac and cheese is the way to go. There is really
no better way to prepare macaroni and cheese than
baking it in the oven to perfection.


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Deep Fried Chicken

Deep Fried Chicken
Crispy and crunchy on the outside, moist and juicy on the inside
is the only way I like my chicken prepared. How about you?


6 / 10

Boiled Cabbage

Boiled Cabbage
There's only one way to prepare boiled cabbage that taste
and smell just like Grandma's cooking and here is the
recipe that shows you how.


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Pigs Feet

Pigs Feet
When was the last time you went old school and enjoyed the southern
delicacy of pigs feet? Try cooking them our way, slow cooked
to perfection with awesome flavor too.


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Southern Potato Salad

Southern Potato Salad
Here is a basic potato salad prepared the southern way, using the
most simplest of ingredients. It's impossible to mess this recipe
up so it's something you'll want to try out.


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Smothered Chicken

Smothered Chicken
My second most favorite recipe following closely behind
smothered pork chops. This is they way I prepare chicken from time to time,
when I really want to impress my dinner guest.


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Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler
This southern dessert is one of my family favorites. Although simple to
prepare, this recipe is so sweet and delicious that you want have
any leftovers. The family will eat this all up.


  1. Smothered Pork Chops
  2. Stuffed Bell Pepper
  3. Chicken and Dumplings
  4. Macaroni and Cheese
  5. Deep Fried Chicken
  6. Boiled Cabbage
  7. Pigs Feet
  8. Southern Potato Salad
  9. Smothered Chicken
  10. Peach Cobbler

Okay pick out your favorite recipe and let's celebrate this national event the recognizes the contribution of African American cooks and soul food.  What's you favorite?  To let you know of the recipes listed above my personal favorite is homemade chicken and dumplings.  This tasty dish is not only reserved for winter months, In my house we prepare and eat dumplings year round.

Please contact me to let me know how you celebrated National Soul Food Month.  Until next year.