Class-Act Comfort Foods from Guy's Big Bite

In times when comfort food is the best medicine, Guy's renditions of these classic dishes will console and certainly satisfy you.

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Make this pot of gumbo to warm your family on a chilly day. Guy builds the base of his recipe with bacon and andouille. Not shy with the aromatics, he adds a mix of peppers and a heaping handful of minced garlic.

Get the Recipe: Gumbo

Mac Daddy Mac 'n' Cheese

Guy skips elbow noodles and opts for penne pasta in his version of this Southern staple. The creamy sauce is made with a combination of cheddar cheese, pepper Jack cheese and cream. Of course, in true Guy fashion, he adds a few strips of crumbled bacon. 

Get the Recipe : Mac Daddy Mac n' Cheese

Southern Collard Greens

Good collards take time to simmer on the stove and absorb flavors. Guy browns salt pork bits to cook with the collards and also adds a kick with hot sauce and chile flakes. 

Get the Recipe : Southern Collard Greens

Dragon's Breath Chili

For this recipe, Guy slowly cooks a variety of peppers, onions, beef, beans and spices to build layer upon layer of flavor. To serve, he puts french fries in the bottom of a bowl and ladles the chili right over them.

Get the Recipe: Dragon's Breath Chili

Guy's Smoky Brunswick Stew

Guy pulls out liquid smoke as a surprise element in this traditional bean- and tomato-based stew. The chicken is slow-roasted in the oven and later added to the stew base. Serve the stew with cornbread and slaw. 

Get the Recipe: Smoky Chicken Brunswick Stew

Marble Mountain Chicken and Dumplins

This savory chicken broth is simmered down and filled with shredded chicken and plump dumplings. Guy adds cream to this traditional comfort dish to create another level of richness. 

Get the Recipe: Marble Mountain Chicken and Dumplins

Poblano Stuffed Cornbread

Guy toasts a fresh poblano pepper on the stove to bring a sweet and spicy char to the cornbread. He folds in pepper Jack cheese that melts and binds the savory cornbread together. 

Get the Recipe: Poblano Stuffed Cornbread

Fried Chicken with Dill Salt

Brighten up crunchy fried chicken with a finishing sprinkle of freshly chopped dill in a salt-and-pepper mixture. Guy follows the traditional step of soaking the chicken in a buttermilk brine for a few hours before frying. 

Get the Recipe: Fried Chicken with Dill Salt

Fully Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Turn starchy Idaho potatoes into a thick creamy soup. Just like a loaded baked potato, this soup is topped with sour cream, sharp cheddar cheese, smoked bacon and freshly chopped chives. 

Get the Recipe: Fully Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Big Bud's Beer-Can Chicken

Pop the top of your favorite beer and place a whole chicken over the can. While the chicken bakes, the bacon fat melts over the bird to help turn the skin crispy. Guy’s way of roasting chicken will soon become the only way you will want to roast chicken at home. 

Get the Recipe: Big Bud's Beer Can Chicken

The Mean Green

Instead of baking the greens as a casserole, Guy blanches them and tosses them in a roux mixture. These dynamite mean greens are amped up with fried shallots and onions for a finished topping. 

Get the Recipe: The Mean Green

Blazy's Pepperoni-Studded Lasagna

Layer peppery slices of pepperoni along with Italian sausage in this Guy-style lasagna. He provides an easy tomato sauce to give it a truly homemade flavor. 

Get the Recipe: Blazy's Pepperoni Studded Lasagna

Roasted Garlic Jalapeno Cheese Grits

There is a long-standing debate about whether to add sugar or salt to grits. Well, Guy adds two kinds of cheese, jalapenos and spices to his. He even bakes his grits to form cakes instead of serving it in a creamy form. 

Get the Recipe: Roasted Garlic Jalapeno Cheese Grits

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