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17 Best Paula Deen Recipes

The thought of cooking the perfect meal can feel overwhelming. But don’t panic! We’ve got you with these super easy and delicious Paula Deen recipes.

Paula Deen is known for her famously easy dinners and traditional comfort food. We love the traditional Southern favorites, but there are options for everyone.

With simple ingredients and quick prep times, Paula Deen can get anyone in the kitchen cooking up a storm, full of flavor with no fuss.

So whether you’re cooking for one, hosting a dinner party, or being told to bring a dish and you just don’t know where to start, Paula Deen has you covered. And we’ve thrown together 16 of our faves to cover all your bases.

Both sweet and savory, these recipes are bound to keep you and your loved ones coming back for more.

1. Paula Deen’s Corn Casserole

Have you been invited to dinner and told to bring something? We’ve got the perfect solution.

Paula Deen’s corn casserole is the perfect side dish and a real holiday favorite.

Think cheesy, corny goodness that will warm your soul in any season, and with only 5-minutes of prep time you’ve really got no excuses. Plus, if you’re feeling super organized, you can even prep the batter up to 3 days in advance.

2. Banana Bread

Who can say no to banana bread? This tasty treat was a firm lockdown favorite and for good reason.

Using up overripe bananas and getting a cake out of it?! It’s a total win-win.

Paula’s delicious recipe is super easy to bake and, if you’ve got guests coming over, you can bet you’ll be earning yourself some brownie (banana bread) points.

If you’re looking for a real game-changer, try using the banana loaf next time you make French toast…

3. Old-fashioned Meatloaf AKA Basic Meatlofhttps

If you’re looking for a traditional meatloaf recipe to impress, this is easy Paula Deen cooking at its best.

There’s nothing basic about this ‘basic meatloaf’ except for how easy it is to make, and it can’t go wrong alongside buttery potatoes and greens.

The chopped bell pepper adds a delicious depth, but it’s just as good without if they’re not your thing.

Our favorite part is the saucy topping and we highly recommend making extra for dipping…

4. Paula Deen’s Amazing Chicken Casserole 

Chicken, pasta and cream are three things practically made for each other.

So this creamy chicken casserole has to be, in our professional opinion of course, one of the best Paula Deen dinner recipes.

With milk, sour cream and heaps of cheese, the creaminess is off the charts and the red pepper flakes add a pleasant spiciness you might not expect from this dish!

This one’s a certain crowd pleaser and the perfect easy meal for nights in with or without company.

5. Paula Deen’s Crockpot Mac and Cheese 

What’s more comforting than homemade mac and cheese? Slow-cooked homemade mac and cheese.

There’s just something about food cooked slowly, and with pasta, butter, cheese, sour cream, milk, cheese, and more cheese on the recipe list – you know it’s going to be good.

The best part about this slow-cooked mac and cheese recipe?

You can add whatever you like and it’ll still taste amazing. Chicken, shrimp, jalapenos, lobster, you name it – it’ll work.

6. Paul Dean’s Famous Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe

Sweet, warm, gooey, sugary goodness is the only way to describe Paula’s famous peach cobbler.

This delicious Southern sweet is made with simple ingredients and if you like a sticky cobbler, be sure to be generous with your syrup! If you don’t have any fresh peaches, this recipe works just as well with frozen or canned.

Top it off with cinnamon to add that extra spice and serve with our favorite, vanilla ice cream.

7. Chicken Divan

You just can’t go wrong with a chicken casserole, and this Chicken Divan is a great one.

This delicious dish can be prepped in just ten minutes and offers up creamy chicken, mushroom and broccoli with delicious flavors from lemon juice, parmesan and curry powder.

The breadcrumbs on top add an extremely satisfying crunch and we recommend adding cheddar on top for that ‘lil something extra.

This is classic comfort food that will 100% have you coming back for seconds.

8. Paula Dean’s Corn Casserole

What do you get when you mix a box of jiffy mix with 5 simple ingredients?

This easy corn casserole goes with so many dinner recipes as the perfect side dish (roast or fried chicken is a firm fave!).

This recipe gives you the option to rustle this one up in the crock pot or by baking in the oven, plus tells you how to prepare it 2 days ahead of time if you’ve got people coming over.

9. Paula Deen’s Banana Pudding 

Bananas and cookies… if you’re a fan of both, this one’s a doozy.

The great part about this recipe is you can add as much banana as you like, depending on how big of a fan you are (we say pile them in!!). But be sure to use perfectly ripe bananas, if they’re underripe they’ll lack that all-important banana flavor.

Add cream cheese, condensed milk, cookies, milk, vanilla pudding, and voila! The naughtiest, most delicious banana pudding you’ll ever make.

10. Paula Deen’s Crockpot Potato Soup 

What’s better than a hearty soup on a Fall day?! This Crockpot Potato Soup is the pinnacle of easy Paula Deen recipes because you don’t even have to prepare the potatoes… what?

That’s right, simply use a bag of frozen hash browns, already peeled and prepared to perfection.

Slow cooked with chicken broth, condensed chicken soup, cream cheese, onion and bay leaves, you’re left with a creamy potatoey goodness to enjoy. Add red and green bell peppers for a splash of color and extra flavor.

11. Paula Deen’sBroccoliCasserole

This broccoli casserole is a firm favorite as it can be both a meal in itself or the ideal side dish for chicken and potatoes, and it’s likely you’ll already have the ingredients at home!

Fresh (or frozen) broccoli is transformed into creamy goodness with cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, and sharp cheddar cheese. The addition of crushed crackers adds the perfect crunch to this easy dinner option.

12. Bobby’s Goulash

Looking for a warm hearty meal to please guests? Bobby Deen has you covered. Bobby’s Goulash combines classic flavors into a beefy, tomato sauce flavored with Italian seasonings.

This is ultimate comfort food at its finest, perfect for an easy dinner when you’ve got friends over.

For maximum flavor, let the mixture sit for 30 minutes before serving alongside garlic bread and salad.

13. Southern Chicken and Rice Casserole

Paula Deen is a queen of southern cooking recipes, and this one doesn’t let her title down.

The combination of flavors in this casserole, from celery and water chestnuts to pimentos and green beans, makes for an indulgent dish that screams seconds.

The key is to make sure all the ingredients are thoroughly combined before baking, and an extra cup or two of cheddar cheese definitely doesn’t hurt…

14. Creamy Chicken Rollups

These creamy chicken rollups are Deen-licious (get it?) and they are the perfect go-to for any occasion.

The cream cheese makes this meal extra decadent, and the cumin adds a certain aromatic taste that ties it all together.

For a little more depth to the dish, you could add green and red peppers and a little chili powder, but this one is already a sure winner as it is.

15. Sweet Potato Bake

This sweet potato bake recipe couldn’t be easier and makes for the perfect holiday side dish.

You can’t go wrong with cream and potatoes, and the Fall vibes really come through in the vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and crunchy walnut topping.

We bet it’ll be such a crowd-pleaser that you’ll be asked to make it again next year! This one could easily become your new Thanksgiving tradition.

16. Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage 

If you’re looking for an easy dinner option, look no further than this easy corned beef and cabbage.

This recipe is all flavor, no fuss, with only 10 minutes prep time and 35 minutes to cook.

For ultimate crunch, make sure the bacon is crispy and keep an eye on the cabbage so you don’t overdo it, but of course, you can keep it cooking if you prefer a softer texture!

Bear in mind that cabbage naturally holds a lot of water, so start with a small amount and add more as needed.

17. Fried Dill Pickles

If you bring these fried dill pickles out when the game’s on, you’ll be the one hitting the home run.

These small bites of salty goodness are the ideal sharer, created with garlic powder, hot sauce, buttermilk, and fried in peanut oil. Can pickles get any better than this?!

Be sure to marinate the pickles for at least 30 minutes for the ultimate flavor explosion. These go perfectly with a cajun or spicy dill dip.

So, what are you waiting for? Stop watching the food network for Paula Deen recipes and start making them at home! These 16 recipes are not only super easy to make but they’re also bound to impress and keep everyone coming back for more.

17 Best Paula Deen Recipes

17 Best Paula Deen Recipes

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1- 15 ¼ oz can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1- 14 ¾ oz can cream-style corn
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¾ stick of butter, melted
  • 1- 8 oz package corn muffin mix
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • ¾ cup shredded mild cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, using a spatula, mix the whole kernel corn, the cream-style corn, sour cream, melted butter, corn muffin mix, sugar, and salt
  2. Spray the bottom and sides of a 7 x 11-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and pour in the batter. Cook for about 40-45 minutes. Take it out of the oven, sprinkle the cheddar cheese evenly on top, and bake for 5-10 more minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and melted

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