12 Recipes That Will Have You Eating Like the Queen of Country

We love Reba McEntire for her musical chops (she is the Queen of Country, after all!) and her taste in food. Check out some of her favorite dishes—from healthy tuna steaks to too-good-to-pass-up pound cake.

1 / 13
Mandatory Credit: Photo by MJ Photos/REX/Shutterstock (9336009ab) Reba McEntire 60th Annual Grammy Awards, Press Room, New York, USA - 28 Jan 2018
MJ Photos/Shutterstock

Reba McEntire

When it comes to eating right, you can rely on the Queen of Country, Reba McEntire, for some good tips. The feisty country star grew up on a farm in Oklahoma meaning she loves country cooking, but she also enjoys eating healthy. Check out some of her favorite healthful picks and a few of her cheat day favorites, too!

2 / 13

All-American Burger

The Queen of Country, Reba McEntire, has told many interviewers over the year that staying in tip-top shape is a full time, gig, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t take a break on occasion. She told Taste of Country that her favorite cheat meal would have to be a good, old-fashioned burger and fries—plus a strawberry malt.
3 / 13

Spicy Cornbread

Reba tells PARADE that her ideal Sunday night dinner would include “a Mexican cornbread which is kind of spicy—I love that.” We think she’d like this version full of jalapenos and diced red pepper.
4 / 13

Best-Ever Fried Chicken

You might have noticed a new colonel in town. This year, Reba starred in a series of KFC ads as Colonel Sanders. She told CBS News that the partnership was only natural since she’s enjoyed KFC her whole life. Make your own (even better than KFC!) at home.
5 / 13

Sweet Potato Casserole

On Thanksgiving, Reba definitely has a favorite side dish. She told Country Living that sweet potato casserole is a must-have for Turkey Day—though she also admits she doesn’t bring it herself. “I bring the paper plates! I’m usually flying from one state to the next, so by the time I get there, everyone’s ready to eat,” she says.
6 / 13

Grilled Tuna Steaks

Growing up in Oklahoma, Reba says that red meat was served practically every day. But now she says she prefers to keep steak as a treat and instead grills up tuna steaks instead. “We’ve perfected grilled tuna,” she told Everyday Health. You can try and perfect it too, with this simple recipe Reba would surely love.
7 / 13

Spicy Chunky Salsa

When it comes to snacks, Reba told Web MD that she can’t do without chips and salsa. We think that this homemade variety with a little kick would defintely be up her alley!
8 / 13

Bacon and Eggs Casserole

In an interview with Southern Living, Reba talks about how after putting the horses out to pasture at her family’s ranch, she’d come inside for breakfast: “Eggs and bacon and cowboy bread and gravy, which is my absolutely my favorite breakfast.”

You can make up bacon and eggs for a crowd with this country recipe.

9 / 13

Old-Fashioned Corn Dog

We all know that Reba McEntire leads an amazing life, but we didn’t know how great it was until she posted this picture of herself enjoying a corndog on a private jet. We definitely want to live that life, but we’ll settle for this classic corndog recipe.
10 / 13

Grilled Marinated Ribeyes

While Reba keeps a healthy diet most of the time, some Southern habits die hard. She said to Everyday Health, “I love to throw a thick steak on the grill.” So do we, Reba! We’d give this recipe a try.
11 / 13

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

We already know that Reba loves a good salsa, but it turns out she has a soft spot for Mexican food. She told People that if she gets to enjoy chicken enchiladas, it’s a good day.
12 / 13

Super Simple Garlic Broccoli

To stay fit and get her daily dose of calcium, Ms. McEntire preps broccoli regularly. She tells Gluten Free and More that she typically enjoys it steamed. You can try this recipe with a steamer at home!
13 / 13

Lemon Pound Cake

When Reba visited her BFF Trisha Yearwood on her show, the two whipped up a tasty lemon pound cake. Recreate a similar cake with this recipe—grab your BFF to make it more fun!

Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is a former Taste of Home editor and passionate baker. During her tenure, she poured her love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa also dedicated her career here to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products for our Test Kitchen-Preferred program. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.