Just in time for Thanksgiving, we’ve compiled all of the digital recipe cards from the #CookingWithAva series we shared on social media earlier this year. The featured recipes below were either picked from Ava's own collection of cookbooks or shared from the Gardner family. We encourage you to save or share your favorites during this holiday season.

For more Ava-approved recipes, check out these lovely recipe cards available in our online gift shop. They will make a perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the cooks in your life. 

Side Dishes

A gold colored infographic with black writing of ingredients and instructions for a recipe for Baked Candied Yams and with three black and white images of Ava Gardner eating or cooking.

Southern Coleslaw Recipe

Southern Corn Pudding Recipe

Succotash Recipe

Okra, Rice & Tomatoes Recipe


Main Dishes

Fillets of Flounder Recipe

Gardner Fried Chicken Recipe



Cornbread Fritters Recipe

Spoon Bread Recipe



Myra's Blueberry Buckle

Pie Dough

Let us know if you try any of Ava's recipes by tagging us on social media and using the #CookingWithAva hashtag!