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

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

The Son's Potato Salad

Pot Roast Stew

Game Time Chili

Beer Battered Fish and Roasted Fries

The Son's Cheese Biscuits

Crispy Mac and Cheese Cups

Shrimp Po' Boy with Oyster Shooter on the Side

Oyster Shooter

Lighter and Leaner Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

Bobby's Whole Grain Apple Cranberry Stuffing

Lighter Southern Deviled Eggs

Pico De Gallo

Baked Green Tomatoes and Zucchini

New School Sweet Potato Pie

Bobby's Lighter Fresh Fruit Bread Pudding

Baked Coconut Shrimp

It's Really Better Than Sex Cupcakes

Fresh Margaritas

Guiltless Cheesy Mac

Bobby's Lighter Frozen Chocolate Mousse Pie