Simple Strawberry Cobbler

Simple and made with just 4 ingredients, this old fashioned strawberry cobbler recipe is mouthwateringly delicious.

I found this fruit cobbler recipe in my White Trash Cookbook several years ago. I have always made it with peaches, until 2 weeks ago I made a blueberry cobbler with it.

This blueberry cobbler turned out so delicious that I decided to roll the dice and try this 4 ingredient cobbler with strawberries. Friends, I again hit the jackpot. Yes, another winning cobbler.

The Best Strawberry Cobbler

Ingredients in the best strawberry cobbler

  • Sugar
  • Self Rising Flour – please use self rising, as there are no other leavening ingredients in the recipe.
  • Butter – room temperature
  • Strawberries – chopped/diced – fresh or frozen

Tools Used To Bake Simple Strawberry Cobbler

Southern Cobbler (Perfect for church potluck)

After indulging (well maybe over indulging) in this southern strawberry cobbler and serving it to friends, I realized it took me back to potlucks in the 70’s and 80’s at the Southern Baptist Church in which I grew up.

Oh my, these potlucks were huge events at the Baptist church. Yes, the Southern Baptist could party with a potluck. Minus the alcohol, these Baptist Bar Mitzvahs had it all.’

Southern Strawberry Cobbler

There was always a long line of tables strung together in the Fellowship Hall with meats (always some KFC), salads, casseroles, deviled eggs (devil was acceptable as long as it was filling a boiled egg white), sweet tea and always the sacred desserts, we all yearned for, at the end.

Yes, at the end of the long line of tables, amongst the other sinful yum that could all lead us astray, I could just see this strawberry cobbler. It fit perfectly there in its 13×9 pan.

Not only did it look like it fit in, it tasted like it fit in. Oh, the sweetness and juiciness of the strawberries topped with that buttery, slightly sweet crust was pure church potluck heaven (unfortunately, there were always a couple of dishes that were pure potluck purgatory).

Just curious, do any of you have the delightful experience of church potlucks? If so, please leave a comment about this below. I would really love to hear it.

Easy Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

Lazy Man Strawberry Cobbler

Not only is this yummy strawberry cobbler worthy of a church potluck, it is incredibly easy to make. So easy a super lazy man (or woman) could do it.

It has just 4 simple ingredients: sugar, all purpose flour, butter and strawberries.

Make a crust out of the first 3 ingredients, top the strawberries with it, bake and indulge. EASY, PEASY!

Old Fashioned Strawberry Cobbler

Strawberry Cobbler With Frozen Strawberries


I used fresh (well, store bought fresh) strawberries for this strawberry cobbler, but fruit cobblers are just as good with frozen fruit. I used frozen blueberries in my blueberry cobbler and it was amazing.

Using frozen strawberries will produce a more liquidy layer, but it will still be an incredibly delicious cobbler.

Southern Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

Can You Freeze Strawberry Cobbler?

Yes, and it’s every bit as delicious when you get it out of the freezer.

To Freeze Strawberry Cobbler:

  • Make sure your strawberry cobbler is cooled. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and foil. It can freeze up to 1 month.
  • You can also place the strawberry cobbler in a freezer safe food storage container up to 1 month.
  • Defrost in the refrigerator overnight before reheating in the oven.

Why Make This Simple Southern Strawberry Cobbler?

Because, it’s got a high ROI (Return On Investment). You invest such little time and effort in this lazy man’s strawberry cobbler and then get such a yummy, succulent cobbler in return. It is so worth baking this again and again and again…….

In case you have any queries regarding the recipe feel free to reach out via the comment section or the contact page. Also, if you have tried this recipe, I would love to hear about your experiences.

I have linked to our related recipes below and I’m sure you will love them.

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Easy Strawberry Cobbler
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Easy, 4 ingredient cobbler loaded with yummy strawberries and topped with a delicious, slightly sweet crust.
Course Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry, strawberry cobbler, easy cobbler,
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 220kcal
Cost $7


  • cups Sugar
  • 1½ cups plus 2 TBS Self Rising Flour
  • cups Butter room temperature
  • 4¾ – 6 cups Strawberries – diced/chopped fresh or frozen
  • ¼ – ½ cup sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In a large mixing bowl mix strawberries and ¼ cup to ½ cup of sugar. Amount of sugar depends on how sweet you like your strawberries.
  • Place strawberries in a 13×9 pan
  • In large mixing bowl combine butter, sugar and flour until crumbly
  • Sprinkle over strawberries
  • Bake at 350° for 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  • No need to cool. Immediately devour if you like.


I really love crust, so I used 5 cups of strawberries.  If you are more of a strawberry than crust person, you’ll probably want to use closer to 6 cups of strawberries.
I mixed my strawberries with 1/3 cup of sugar and that was just right for me.


Calories: 220kcal


  1. Connie Staton says:

    5 stars
    I have attended and belong to Vesuvius Baptist Church in Vesuvius, Virginia and have for 70 years. We are Southern Baptist and I have attended 100’s of potluck meals there.

    1. A Southern Baptist sister. Gotta love those potlucks. The SB know how to do it right. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I have a question: When measuring the strawberries, are they whole or cut up? Do you place the whole strawberries mixed with the sugar into the bottom of the pan?

    1. Thanks for this great question. The strawberries should be cut up. After cutting the strawberries mix them with sugar and place into the bottom of the pan. I am going to clarify cut up strawberries in my recipe right now. Thanks for pointing this out.

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