The Most-Indulgent Recipes from Trisha's Southern Kitchen

Savory, sweet and oh so decadent, Trisha's craveworthy recipes are ideal for special occasions and everyday meals alike.

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Galaxy Doughnuts

A colorful glaze delivers the look of a shiny galaxy to these wow-worthy treats.

Get the Recipe: Galaxy Doughnuts

Doughnut Grilled Cheese

Who said doughnuts have to be sweet? Trishs's Green-Onion Cheddar Doughnut acts as the bread in this hearty sandwich, featuring a filling of candied bacon, warm tomatoes and plenty of gooey cheddar.

Get the Recipe: Doughnut Grilled Cheese

Grilled Dessert Pizza

The secret to prepping this recipe in a hurry is starting with prepared pizza dough. After that, it's all about layering toppings as you would a traditional pizza: chocolate-hazelnut spread as the "sauce," plus bananas, coconut flakes and nuts for the toppings.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Dessert Pizza

Slow-Cooker Pork Loin

A bold spice rub of garlic powder, ground ginger and dried thyme lends over-the-top flavor to Trisha's fuss-free pork roast.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Pork Loin

Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream and Waffle Cones

Trisha's taking homemade dessert to an impressive level by making from scratch not only a super-creamy strawberry ice cream, but also sweet, tender waffle cones. 

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream and Waffle Cones

Rotini with Chicken Marsala Ragu

Bring the flavors of your favorite weeknight chicken dish to a hearty pasta and create the ultimate all-in-one dinner.

Get the Recipe: Rotini with Chicken Marsala Ragout

Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

Faced with a bit of wine left in the bottle after dinner? Put it to work in Trisha's wow-worthy dessert. This moist, buttery cake is laced with cocoa powder and slathered with a creamy vanilla frosting for next-level comfort.

Get the Recipe: Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

Well-Done Steak with Blue Cheese Compound Butter

Compound butter may sound fancy, but it's actually just a name for flavored butter. Here the flavor comes from tangy blue cheese, which pairs well with the richness of the beef.

Get the Recipe: Well-Done Steak with Blue Cheese Compound Butter

Mashed Potatoes

The bold flavor of garlic runs throughout these buttery mashed potatoes, as Trisha first boils the spuds with peeled garlic cloves, then rices the cloves as she does the potatoes. 

Get the Recipe: Mashed Potatoes

Creamed Spinach

Just like the side dish that's served at your favorite steakhouse, Trisha's cheesy creamed spinach is laced with a secret ingredient: nutmeg, which offers subtle warmth.

Get the Recipe: Creamed Spinach

Cherry Almond Skillet Shortbread

Thanks to Trisha's one-bowl method for mixing up the batter, this crowd-pleasing dessert, blanketed with crunchy sliced almonds and coarse sugar, comes together easily.

Get the Recipe: Cherry Almond Skillet Shortbread

Quick Roasted Chicken

By spatchcocking the bird — removing the backbone and roasting it flat — Trisha guarnantees that the chicken cooks evenly and quickly every time.

Get the Recipe: Quick Roasted Chicken

Deviled Egg Salad Club Sandwich

In a nod to traditional deviled egg preparations, Trisha mixes sweet relish and Dijon into her egg salad, which she piles between bread with crispy bacon and vibrant lettuce and tomato to create a super-packed sandwich.

Get the Recipe: Deviled Egg Salad Club Sandwich

Individual Chocolate Souffles

By beating the egg whites separately and gently folding them into the batter later, Trisha works air into the soufflé, guaranteeing a light, airy finished product. When it comes to serving, she keeps it simple with a ruby-red raspberry sauce.

Get the Recipe: Individual Chocolate Souffles

Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes

Nutty Parmesan cheese crisps up in the oven, delivering welcome texture to these buttery spuds.

Get the Recipe: Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes

Ginger Peach Crumble and Buttered Pecan Topping

Trisha uses frozen peaches in her can-do recipe, which means that you can make this dessert whenever you have a hankering for this bright, juicy fruit — even if it's not summertime.

Get the Recipe: Ginger Peach Crumble and Buttered Pecan Topping

Company Chicken

Trisha starts flavoring her lean chicken breasts from the very beginning by blanketing them in a bold Italian dressing mix. She cooks them in butter, then adds earthy mushrooms and makes a creamy, wine-spiked sauce.

Get the Recipe: Company Chicken

Mama's Scalloped Potatoes

It's important to slice the veggies — the potatoes, onion and zucchini — thinly for this casserole. Doing so ensures they'll cook evenly and become tender while baking in a seasoned evaporated milk mixture.

Get the Recipe: Mama's Scalloped Potatoes

Eboo's Wild Scuppernong Pie

New to scuppernongs? No need to fret. They're a kind of Southern grape, and they turn soft and juicy when baked in a pie. But if you can't find them by you, opt for seedless black grapes instead, and boost the flavor of the filling with Concord grape jelly.

Get the Recipe: Eboo's Wild Scuppernong Pie

Fried Pickles and Onion Rings

Trisha creates three mixtures, with eggs, flour and breadcrumbs, and lets them do double duty for blanketing both onion rings and pickle chips.

Get the Recipe: Fried Pickles and Onion Rings

Cheeseburger with Garlic Mayo

You know that mayo is a favorite topping on burgers, but instead of opting for a smear of the regular stuff, dress up that rich, creamy condiment with the bold taste of garlic. The key to developing balanced flavor is toasting the garlic in oil for a few minutes before whirling it in the food processor with the mayo.

Get the Recipe: Cheeseburger with Garlic Mayo

Vanilla-Orange Tart

Featuring a base of buttery vanilla wafers, Trisha's party-ready tart is filled with a sweet custard, which gets blanketed with candied orange slices. 

Get the Recipe: Vanilla Orange Tart

Boston Cream Pie

Moist and buttery, Trisha's easy-to-make cake layers are sandwiching a rich vanilla custard. She tops the dessert with a blanket of smooth chocolate ganache.

Get the Recipe: Boston Cream Pie

Cafe Mocha

Though there's indeed plenty of hot coffee here, this five-minute mocha isn't your average cup of joe. In addition to the chocolate syrup, Trisha adds white chocolate liqueur and cool whipped cream for sweet, indulgent results.

Get the Recipe: Cafe Mocha

Frozen Chocolate Mudslide

A grown-up take on a chocolate milkshake, Trisha's decadent mudslide doubles as a cocktail, thanks to the addition of vodka and coffee liqueur.

Get the Recipe: Frozen Chocolate Mudslide

Nashville Hot Chicken Meatball Sliders

True to the tradition of Nashville-style hot chicken, Trisha's game-day-worthy sliders boast layers of heat. Not only does she add hot sauce and cayenne pepper to the meatballs, but she also tosses them with a buttery hot sauce mixture. A surprise of cool, creamy blue cheese tucked inside each meatball helps to balance the heat.

Get the Recipe: Nashville Hot Chicken Meatball Sliders

Pimento Cheese Queso with Toppings Bar

Tangy sour cream and a splash of red wine vinegar help to loosen Trisha's Pimento Cheese Spread and turn it into the ultimate cheesy fixing for her crowd-pleasing nachos. Follow her lead and set up bowls of olives, onions and more flavorful picks, then let guests assemble their desired plates.

Get the Recipe: Pimento Cheese Queso with Toppings Bar

Spicy Artichoke Dip

Trisha's creamy, cheesy dip recipe calls for the welcome shortuct of jarred artichoke hearts, which means this dish can be ready in only 30 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Artichoke Dip

Lime Wedge Gelatin Shots

When the old-school gelatin shots you know and (perhaps don't) love just won't do anymore, look to these too-cute cocktail bites to transform your party. The vodka-spiked gelatin is chilled right in the hollowed-out lime.

Get the Recipe: Lime Wedge Gelatin Shots

Breakfast Burritos

Cheesy scrambled eggs, savory sausage and a cool avocado-studded salsa come together in a warm tortilla to create a fill-you-up morning meal.

Get the Recipe: Breakfast Burritos

Garlic Ramen Popcorn

Buttered popcorn is good, yes, but for a next-level twist on that classic, Trisha looks to ramen seasoning packets to offer bold, umami flavor to this quick-fix snack.

Get the Recipe: Garlic Ramen Popcorn

Chocolate-Covered Cereal Mix with Dried Cherries and Pistachios

Use neutral-flavored dried cereal as the base for this craveworthy snack and layer tastes from there. First, it's all about a melted-chocolate coating, then Trisha adds a combo of powdered sugar and cocoa before mixing in chewy dried cherries and crunchy pistachios for welcome texture.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Cereal Mix with Dried Cherries and Pistachios

Marbled Chocolate Brownies

The marbling effect in Trisha's easy brownies comes from a sweetened cream cheese mixture, which she dots over the brownie batter and gently swirls in.

Get the Recipe: Marbled Chocolate Brownies

Lizzie's Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

This classic recipe is as simple as making a duo of doughs, one chocolate and one vanilla, then rolling them together and slicing.

Get the Recipe: Lizzie's Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

White Night Cocktail

Featuring a base of milk, this cocktail brings together Irish cream, white chocolate and hazelnut liqueurs. Trisha recommends letting the mixture chill for a bit before serving.

Get the Recipe: White Night Cocktail

Caramel Candy

Studded with chopped pecans, these gooey-good bites are the ultimate in holiday candy snacking.

Get the Recipe: Caramel Candy

Gingerbread Cookies

A combination of ground ginger, cinnamon and cloves lends the requisite spicy flavor in Trisha's party-ready cookies. Once the cutouts are cooled, she decorates them with a simple icing, which you can color to bring the season to life.

Get the Recipe: Gingerbread Cookies

Chili Mac and Cheese

Packed with hearty ground beef and kidney beans and laced with a smoky tomato sauce, Trisha's next-level comfort food is especially decadent, thanks to the addition of two melty cheeses.

Get the Recipe: Chili Mac and Cheese

Orange-Peach Prosecco Cocktail

These cocktails are indeed impressive, but they're actually quick and simple to stir together. The addition of Prosecco guarantees a fizzy sip in each drink.

Get the Recipe: Orange-Peach Prosecco Cocktail

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Just like traditional chicken wings, Trisha's creamy and cheesy dip boasts tender, juicy chicken and a rich hot sauce. She even includes blue cheese in the dip (and on top of it), no longer relegating the cheese to a side dressing for dunking.

Get the Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip

Butterscotch Pie

The secret to making Trisha's easy yet impressive pie quickly is starting with a ready-to-go crust (store-bought is A-OK). When it comes to the filling beneath that blanket of fluffy meringue, she achieves the craveable flavor of butterscotch by combining a buttery brown sugar sauce with egg yolks for thick, rich results.

Get the Recipe: Butterscotch Pie

Buttermilk Cornbread

Buttermilk and self-rising cornmeal are two of the three ingredients needed to make this easy, speedy skillet cornbread. 

Get the Recipe: Buttermilk Cornbread

Slow-Cooker Pulled Turkey

Think the only thing you can pull is pork? Think again. Trisha is letting her slow cooker do the work of making a turkey breast juicy, moist and pull-apart tender. She cooks the meat with a mixture of fresh garlic and seasonings for over-the-top flavor.

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Pulled Turkey

Sweet Potato Pudding

Not only does Trisha mash cooked sweet potatoes, but she also uses a mixer to beat them as she dresses them up with sugar, milk and self-rising cornmeal, turning them into a rich, smooth pudding. Before baking, she blankets the top of the casserole with crunchy pecans and brown sugar for both texture and taste.

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Pudding

Cran-Apple Crisp

The beauty of a crisp is that, unlike pie, there's no need to roll out a finicky dough. Here Trisha makes a fruity base with cranberry sauce and fresh apples before sprinkling on top a simple combo including oats and brown sugar.

Get the Recipe: Cran-Apple Crisp

Baked Chicken Tenders

The beauty of Trisha's recipe is that she achieves all the taste and texture you'd get from deep-frying — like a well-seasoned crust and a crispy-crunchy exterior — by baking, not frying, the chicken, which means a more fuss-free prep.

Get the Recipe: Baked Chicken Tenders

Coffee Coffee Cake

While many coffee cakes don't feature one seemingly obvious ingredient — coffee — Trisha's recipe lets that flavor shine. She adds brewed coffee to the batter and includes a bit of instant coffee powder in the sweet, buttery topping.

Get the Recipe: Coffee Coffee Cake

Beignets

Light and fluffy on the inside, with a slight crisp on the outside, Trisha's sugar-dusted beignets are the ultimate in hand-held decadence.

Get the Recipe: Beignets

Beefy Po' Boy Bites

Trisha skips the usual seafood-filled sandwiches and opts for a meaty centerpiece instead. She flavors the chuck roast with fresh garlic and simmers it with beef stock until it's tender.

Get the Recipe: Beefy Po'Boy Bites

Mini Crab Cakes and Cajun Tartar

The addition of eggs and sour cream ensures that Trisha's pan-fried crab cakes turn out moist, while hot sauce, Worcestershire and capers deliver bold flavor throughout.

Get the Recipe: Mini Crab Cakes and Cajun Tartar

Beef Stir-Fry

Consider this your new weeknight wonder: In just 30 minutes, Trisha turns out a satisfying dinner of tender beef, vibrant asparagus and hearty mushrooms. The sauce gets its bold flavor from a savory-sweet mixture of soy sauce, brown sugar and a single serrano chile for welcome heat.

Get the Recipe: Beef Stir-Fry

Bread Pudding with Strawberry Sauce

It's all about the cinnamon-orange zest custard in this comforting dessert. The creamy mixture soaks into brioche bread, which turns out moist and flavorful after baking. Trisha serves the sweet casserole with a simple combination of strawberries and orange juice for an impressive finish.

Get the Recipe: Bread Pudding with Strawberry Sauce

Watermelon-Basil Spritzer

Upgrade your glass of white wine with refreshing watermelon cubes and fragrant basil. Just a splash of lemon-lime soda delivers a fizzy bite.

Get the Recipe: Watermelon Basil Spritzer

Blueberry Pie Bars

Thanks to Trisha's easy technique, there's no need to roll out the dough for this pie-inspired dessert. She simply dumps the buttery, cinnamon-laced mixture into the pan and uses her hands to press it into a crust. And as for the topping, it's sprinkled across the bright fruit filling.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Pie Bars

Hard Cider Cocktail

Dress up store-bought hard cider with splashes of bourbon and rye to create a flavorful sipper.

Get the Recipe: Hard Cider Cocktail

Tennessee Jambalaya

Served atop hearty wild rice, Trisha's comforting jambalaya features a flavor base of smoky bacon, plus plenty of kielbasa and black beans to guarantee filling results.

Get the Recipe: Tennessee Jambalaya

Pandora's Box

Here melted almond bark meets popcorn for a sweet-savory mash-up that will redefine your snack time.

Get the Recipe: Pandora's Box

Praline Cheesecake Bars

The secret to Trisha's craveworthy dessert is using dark brown sugar in the cream cheese filling, as the flavor of molasses will lend warmth and a rich taste. 

Get the Recipe: Praline Cheesecake Bars

Citrus Cocktail

True to its name, Trisha's vodka-spiked drink is all about the bright flavors of lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit.

Get the Recipe: Citrus Cocktail

Orzo Salad

A Mediterranean-focused take on pasta salad, Trisha's speedy recipe combines rice-shaped orzo noodles with briny Kalamata olives and grape tomatoes, plus chickpeas for heft and feta cheese for a welcome bite.

Get the Recipe: Orzo Salad

Baked Apricot-Rosemary Chicken

Trisha balances the flavor of sweet apricot jam with bold additions like tangy Dijon, salty soy sauce and fresh garlic to create a flavorful marinade for her chicken breasts.

Get the Recipe: Baked Apricot Rosemary Chicken

Zucchini Bread

Studded with maraschino cherries and laced with fragrant cinnamon, Trisha's easy loaves get their moisture from oil and eggs.

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Fred's Barbequed Pork Ribs

Once you prepare what Trisha calls "Fred's Special Spray," featuring lemon juice, vinegar and salty Worcestershire sauce, it's all about gently flavoring the ribs with the mixture as they cook slowly and at a low temperature. 

Get the Recipe: Fred's Barbequed Pork Ribs

Potato Salad

Classic is the name of the potato salad game here. Hard-boiled eggs add welcome texture to Trisha's side dish, which gets its balance of tangy, sweet flavors from mayonnaise and pickle relish.

Get the Recipe: Potato Salad

Chicken Enchiladas

Trisha roasts chicken breasts with a simple seasoning, then shreds the meat and combines it with a bold chile-cream cheese mixture, which guarantees rich flavor in the filling.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

Cinnamon Cookies

A fragrant spice blend of cinnamon, ginger and cloves adds warmth to Trisha's sweet treats.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Cookies

Cheesy Bacon Straws

By wrapping bacon slices and shredded cheese around a skewer, Trisha forms snackable straws that crisp up in the oven. She brushes the bacon with a sweet-spicy maple-red pepper flake glaze, which lacquers the bacon for decadent results.

Get the Recipe: Cheesy Bacon Straws

Cinnamon-Orange Rolls

Believe it or not, it's easy to make your own cinnamon roll dough at home. Trisha dresses up the classic version with the addition of bright orange zest and fresh juice, which gently flavor the dough. She mirrors that flavor in the glaze, too, which comes together with just powdered sugar and orange juice.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon-Orange Rolls

Hummingbird Pancakes

You know the famous hummingbird cake, laced with bananas and crushed pineapple. Here Trisha turns that dessert into a breakfast treat by including both fruits and a pinch of cinnamon in a sweet pancake batter.

Get the Recipe: Hummingbird Pancakes

Tiramisu Affogato

You've had tiramisu before, right? And you're familiar with an affogato, the Italian dessert that features hot espresso poured atop cool ice cream? Here Trisha combines those beloved desserts into one, pouring rich espresso over a scoop of vanilla ice cream that's served on espresso-soaked tiramisu.

Get the Recipe: Tiramisu Affogato

Malted Milk Fudge

Chocolate lovers, you'll surely want to check out this over-the-top treat. Not only does Trisha create a buttery fudge base laced with two kinds of chocolate chips, but she tops it with crushed malted milk balls for extra indulgence and welcome crunch.  

Get the Recipe: Malted Milk Fudge

Coffee-Rubbed Fish Tacos

For an added layer of flavor, Trisha adds ground coffee beans and bold spices like ground cumin and chile powder to the cornmeal coating for her tender cod. She fries the fish until it's succulent and tender, and serves it in warm tortillas with cool cabbage and radish toppings.

Get the Recipe: Coffee-Rubbed Fish Tacos

Italian Seven-Layer Dip

You know the Mexican-inspired bean-guac-tomato dip you likely have on the buffet table at your tailgate? This is just like that but with Italian-focused layers, including rich ricotta cheese, sweet simmered tomatoes, hearty Italian sausage and pepperoni. In place of the usual tortilla chips, opt for toasted bread slices instead.

Get the Recipe: Italian Seven-Layer Dip

Basil Pesto Pizza

Instead of the usual tomato-sauce topping, Trisha opts for a layer of vibrant basil-spinach pesto to top her party-ready pizza. Follow Trisha's lead and start with ready-to-go unbaked pizza crusts to save time in the kitchen.

Get the Recipe: Basil Pesto Pizza

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