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

Bobby's Light Breakfast in a Cup

Simply Smashed Potato Cakes

Game Time Chili

Bobby's Smokey Gumbo

Guiltless Cheesy Mac

Bobby's Buffalo Wings with Tangy Cheese Dip

Lighter Shrimp and Polenta

Spicy Nachos with Fresh Pico De Gallo

Thai Fruit Salad

Game Time Chili Dogs

Beer Battered Fish and Roasted Fries

Filet Mignon Goat Cheese and Pancetta

Bobby's Lighter Fresh Fruit Bread Pudding

Baked Coconut Shrimp

Baked Green Tomatoes and Zucchini

New School Sweet Potato Pie

Whole Wheat Pie Crust

Gooey (With Less) Butter Cake

Holiday Eggnog

Bobby's Ricotta Cheesecake

Unfried Chicken