13 Hush Puppy Recipes That Pop With Flavor

There’s something about homemade hush puppies that scream summer! Pairing perfectly with everything from burgers to fish, these little puppies pop with flavor and will rock your taste buds.

Southern Style Hush Puppies

“Just imagine these golden. delicious fried balls of goodness served alongside your favorite fish!!! Heavenly.” – Janet

Crab Hush Puppies

“Hush puppies are a popular fried cornbread fritter here in the South. These Crab Hush Puppies are filled with jumbo lump crab meat, a special seasoning blend, and yellow cornmeal. The addition of jumbo lump crab meat makes them very special indeed. Serve them as an appetizer or as a side at your next fish fry with your favorite seafood dipping sauce.” – Melissa

Pimiento Cheese Hush Puppies

“These Pimiento Cheese Hush Puppies. Y’all, they are amazing. Seriously. The pimiento cheese spread gives them the perfect pop of flavor and cheesy deliciousness. And while I grew up having hush puppies at fish fries and with seafood, they’re seriously perfect for just about any meal you’d serve regular cornbread with.” – Stacey

Tex Mex Hush Puppy Recipe

“I figured it’s time to get in the kitchen and fry something! Which brings me to this hush puppy recipe. It is so very simple. The key is to use self-rising cornmeal AND self-rising flour, that will make the insides tender and fluffy.” – Tanya

Shrimp Hushpuppies

“I thought about having a fish fry ( I love to eat fish and chips) and I was thinking what else I could make with that meal. Hushpuppies will go perfectly!” – Nicole

Classic Hushpuppies

“Classic Hushpuppies are the perfect accompaniment to your fish fry! They come together quickly – and disappear just as fast! Everyone loves them so much that you might want to double the batch!” – Jamie

Jalapeno Cheddar Hush Puppies & Spicy Apricot Dipping Sauce

“Chomp, chomp, chomp. We should have doubled our recipe because our dozen did not last long. Keep that in mind!” – Joy


“Hushpuppies are really cornbread in fritter form. A fish fry just wouldn’t be complete without a basket full, and my family loves them with many other meals as well. I’ve even served them as an appetizer with an assortment of dipping sauces.” – Melissa

Hush Puppies with Bacon & Pepper Jack

“Hush puppies with a crispy, golden outside and soft, cornbread inside infused with bacon, pepper jack cheese dunked in the most tantalizing sweet and tangy sweet chili dijon sauce!” – Jen

Hatch Chile Hush Puppies

“No fish fry is complete without hush puppies, right? I made these the other weekend when my family met up at the lake for a back-to-school party for my little brother. I had just been to Central Market and bought roasted hatch chiles during the famous annual hatch chile festival, so I thought they would make delicious hush puppies. They turned out wonderfully fluffy with a crispy outside and tons of flavor!” – Kaleigh

Apple Butter Hush Puppies

“These little pop-in-your-mouth Puppies are sweet, slightly spicy and jam-packed with crisp Apple sticks that make them so moist on the inside and totally crunchy on the outside! Giving us that tender, crunchy Hush Puppy experience we all love!” – Oh Bit It

Zucchini Hush Puppies

“Zucchini Hush puppies are the perfect excuse to use all the zucchini that is overrunning our garden this summer. These little balls of cornmeal and zucchini are so amazingly delicious. You can’t eat just one – I dare you! And why would you want to? It’s the best of both worlds – healthy vegetables and fried foods – yes, please!” – Angela

Zucchini Hush Puppies

“Shrimp & grits hush puppies are a combination of two of the South’s most highly regarded dishes. It doesn’t get more Southern than this, especially when paired with the meatballs.” – Thrillist