Soul Food To Cook This October

There is no doubt about it, Southern food is the most comforting cuisine. This is why, having a few recipes on deck, come this October, will be a great way to start the fall season.

The use of rich ingredients such as butter and cream brings a meal together in a moment. Jot these ideas down for delicious cozy weather home-cooked meals. From favorite casseroles to pasta, chicken pot pies, and more, soul food recipes leave your body and mind happy.

Broccoli-and-Rice Casserole With A Whole Lot Of Cheese

With cheese oozing from every corner of this casserole, even kids will eat broccoli.

This dish uses fresh ingredients to take things to the next level and adds crispy panko for that crunch!


  • Butter
  • Panko
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Reduced-sodium
  • chicken broth
  • Milk
  • Bay leaf
  • Fresh thyme
  • Chopped onion
  • Celery
  • Cremini mushrooms
  • Salt, freshly ground black pepper, ground red pepper, and nutmeg
  • Garlic cloves
  • All-purpose flour
  • Rice
  • Sour cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • Fresh broccoli

Cabbage And Bacon Pasta

This is a smooth, creamy pasta recipe that will have you going for seconds in no time.


  • Bacon slices
  • Bucatini pasta
  • Baby portobello mushrooms
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • Savoy cabbage
  • Cream cheese
  • Fresh thyme leaves
  • Parmesan cheese

Beans and Rice

This is the perfect dish to put on the table any late fall afternoon for a big family-style gathering. Nothing says Southern like a wholesome dish of beans.


  • Bacon
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Yellow onion
  • Green bell pepper
  • Celery stalks
  • Bay leaf
  • Sweet paprika
  • Hot sauce
  • Dried red kidney beans
  • Smoked ham
  • Chicken stock
  • Kosher salt and granulated sugar
  • Scallions
  • Canola oil
  • Butter
  • Rice
  • Chicken broth

These recipes are the ultimate comfort food to have for lunch, dinner, or a midnight fall snack.