About the Show

In this series, Bobby Deen takes his mother, Paula Deen's, recipes and transforms her Southern comfort food into lighter, lean, yet still delicious dishes. Each week, we'll follow Bobby as he tries to recreate one of his mama's famous meals with healthy substitutes that cut down on calories and fat but still deliver on taste.

About the Host

Bobby Deen

After growing up in a traditional Southern kitchen, self-proclaimed "Georgia Boy" Bobby Deen went to work with his brother, Jamie, in their mother Paula's kitchen at age 18. Bobby, along with Jamie and their mom, founded a small Savannah catering business known for delivering "lunch and love in a bag," which grew into one of Savannah's most-loved restaurants, The Lady & Sons.

Most Popular Recipes

All Not My Mama's Meals Recipes

Coconut Tiramisu

Pot Roast Stew

The Son's Cheese Biscuits

Thai Fruit Salad

Lighter Southern Deviled Eggs

Bobby's Lighter Fresh Fruit Bread Pudding

Baked Coconut Shrimp

New School Sweet Potato Pie

Filet Mignon Goat Cheese and Pancetta

Baked Green Tomatoes and Zucchini

Bobby's Light Breakfast in a Cup

Meat and Mushroom Lasagna

Simply Smashed Potato Cakes

Fresh Margaritas

It's Really Better Than Sex Cupcakes

Gooey (With Less) Butter Cake

Holiday Eggnog

Bobby's Creamed Spinach

"No-Fry" Apple Pies

Jeff's No and Lo BBQ Sauce (No High-Fructose Sugar, Low Sodium)

The Son's Potato Salad