Best Tennessee Recipes & Cooking Ideas When on Vacation

Before you pack up and head to your cabin rental in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, start thinking about some of the southern meals and other country recipe ideas you can whip up when you’re there. has more than 30 Tennessee recipes, and here are some of our favorites to cook throughout the day:

Tennessee Food Ideas

Breakfast: Sausage Gravy

What’s more Southern than starting off your first day of vacation with biscuits and sausage gravy? One user shares her mother’s beloved recipe, which you can have ready to serve over biscuits or toast in 30 minutes.

Lunch: Spicy Fried Green Tomatoes

Want a southern recipe with a bit of a kick? A quick snack or lunch when paired with a salad, Spicy Fried Green Tomatoes are a summertime treat in the South. This user shares an old time family recipe that takes about 20 minutes to make.

Dinner: Prize Winning Chili

One user shares his prize-winning chili recipe, which won a Tennessee cook-off in 1996. Prep the ingredients and let it simmer on the stove for an hour while you kick back in your cabin and take in those mountain views. Then serve it up with cheese and crackers.

Dessert: Southern Moon Pies

Full of chocolate and marshmallow goodness, this Southern favorite is a great way to end the night. Spend a half an hour with the kids whipping up this recipe, then devour them over a movie or game night.

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