Cornbread Salad

Angie Cox Recipe

By Angie Cox AngieCox

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30 Min
10 Min

I discovered this at an office potluck, it is wonderful! Great for potlucks, get together s, etc. Serves a lot of people.
It taste better if you fix it the night before and refrigerate it overnight.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I had never heard of Cornbread Salad before so I couldn’t wait to try this one! I absolutely love the different layers of taste and textures. This will be a wonderful recipe to take to summer gatherings.


2 pkg
mexican cornbread (any kind)
2 can(s)
pinto beans (drained)
2 can(s)
whole kernal corn (drained)
green bell pepper (chopped)
tomatoes (chopped)
green onions (chopped)
2 pkg
ranch dressing mix
2 c
sour cream
2 c
2 c
cheddar cheese (shredded)
1 pkg
bacon bits

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare cornbread as directed on package, cool.
Stir together ranch dressing mix, sour cream and mayonnaise until blended; set aside.
Combine chopped tomatoes, bell peppers and onions. Toss gently.
Open corn and pinto beans, drain, mix together.
Crumble the cornbread into a large rectangle dish (or large bowl).
Pour half the beans and corn mixture on the crumbled corn bread and spread evenly.
Pour half the greens and tomato mixture on top of the beans and corn mixture and spread evenly.
Sprinkle half the shredded cheese on top of this and then repeat these layers.
Top with the topping mixture and sprinkle bacon bits on very top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads, Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Collection: Bring on the Bacon!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Robin DuPree robdupree
Mar 26, 2010
This looks really yummy...I am going to try it!
JANE LOUISE lovinspoonful
Mar 28, 2010
I'm going to try this, too. My husband is allergic to green peppers but I will use grated carrot in place of it. Also thinking of using pimento or black olives, or both. This is a nice recipe.
Jan O-D deeohdee
Apr 10, 2010
I live in SoCalif & I can't find or have never seen Mexican cornbread.Do I just add some hot sauce?
Angie Cox AngieCox
Apr 10, 2010
You know Jan, I don't know. I just have always been able to go to the local supermarket in the isle where the muffin mixes and stuff are, and grab a package of Tex Mex cornbread, or 'Martha White' Mexican Cornbread mix. I would think that just regular cornbread mix (or cornbread from scratch) would work just as well.
Angie Cox AngieCox
Apr 10, 2010
Thank you so much Ms Janet! I received my blue ribbon and certificate in the mail yesterday! I was so proud and excited! My family thought that was just real cool. = )
Mary Boykin SouthernWays
Apr 11, 2010
I have done a variation of this before in a trifle bowl...start with lettuce and then layer everything else to the top finishing with the cheese....I saved the dressing(ranch) so everyone could do that to their taste.
Pat H cookingmama1
Apr 15, 2010
You can always make your own Mexican Cornbead. Add a can of drained green chili's,some drained corn (just "eyeball" it) & add a little chili powder & bake as directed.
Deonn McCain mommacain
May 8, 2010
I left out the green peppers and added cilantro and this was delicious. I am taking it to a mother's day picnic today and I think it will be a hit. It was so easy and the flavors are just wonderful. I used the trick of adding chili seasoning and green chili's to my cornbread recipe and I added a dash of cayenne pepper. Wow this is good
Sara Sosa saraloryn
May 18, 2010
I'm going to make this for a party we're having at our house in June!
dean frederick dino
Jun 14, 2010
made this for our wednesday nite bible study, it was a definite hit,not one spoonful left.thank you for sharing, i did also
Kitchen Crew JustaPinch
Jun 25, 2010
Janet awarded this recipe a Blue Ribbon!

I had never heard of Cornbread Salad before so I couldn’t wait to try this one! I absolutely love the different layers of taste and textures. This will be a wonderful recipe to take to summer gatherings.
Shannon Smith Shannon
Jun 28, 2010
I have made this with Hidden Valley spicy ranch and it is really good. A little spicy so you have to like that, but I like the kick it gives it.
Sissy Welch lovefriendsandgoodcooking
Jul 1, 2010
Hi Angie, I was wanting to try this recipe. After you do your layers. What temp do you bake it at and for how long? That was not in the directions unless I overlooked it. Sounds great! Thank you
Sissy Welch lovefriendsandgoodcooking
Jul 1, 2010
When you crumble your cornbread, do you put all the cornbread in the bottom of the dish before you start your layers? Also do you put all the mixture of the mayo, sour cream and hidden valley ranch mix that you have mixed together on the very top and finish it with the rest of the cheese and bacon bits? I'm just a little confused and very anxious to try this. Thanks
Angie Cox AngieCox
Jul 1, 2010
Hi everyone, haven't been on in awhile sorry about that! You bake the cornbread according to directions and crumble it all up in the bottom of the dish. You mix all the mayo, sour crm and ranch mix together and spread it all on top then finish it off with thh cheese and bacon bits.