20 Southern Staple Cornbread Recipes

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There’s just something we love about homemade cornbread in the fall. Paired with a bowl of chili, topped with pinto beans or just cooked to golden brown perfection in a cast iron skillet, cornbread is one of our favorite delicious comfort foods. From mom’s classic recipe to something a little spicier, we have a cornbread recipe you’ll want to make this fall!

Easy Cornbread

“A quick and easy Cornbread recipe which you can make in 30 minutes! This cornbread is perfect as a side dish or even served as a sweet snack.” – Thanh

Creamy Cheesy Cornbread

“Creamy Cheesy Cornbread is a delicious cross between cornbread and corn casserole that you can eat with your hands! It’s the perfect side dish for a Thanksgiving or a summer barbecue!” – Shelly

Sweet Cornbread Muffins

“Look no further for a favorite cornbread recipe, because these sweet cornbread muffins are it! They are moist, flavorful, and a great side dish recipe. Not to mention, they soak up butter and honey like none else!” – Sarah

Easy Amish Sour Cream Cornbread

“A quick, easy, super moist, dense, delicious cornbread that is made from scratch. The perfect side for so many meals. The best cornbread I have ever made!” – Mary

Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread

“Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread is a great way to sneak extra veggies into a meal. Broccoli and cheese taste so good together and with 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, this recipe really capitalizes on that flavor combination.” – Christin

Hot Water Cornbread

“Cornbread is just a staple in the South. There aren’t many meals that aren’t perfectly complemented by a golden brown skillet of it. That said, we do have our variations. And Hot Water Cornbread is one of them.” – Stacey

Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread

“This crazy good Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread gets its rock star status from two classic mix-ins: ooey gooey cheddar cheese and fiery jalapeño. The result is a kiss of heat blanketed by cheesy cornbread goodness.” – Jenn

Blueberry Cornbread

“I don’t know why it never occurred to me to add blueberries to my cornbread, but oh my heavens is this stuff ever good! I was tempted to call it Blueberry Cornbread Cake, because it was almost dessert-like.” – Danelle

Cozy Pumpkin Cornbread

“Are you ready for some serious fall coziness? Because there is a lot of autumn happening in this pumpkin cornbread. It will fill your house with wafts of cinnamon-y fall (no fake-smelly candle required), with joy and with happiness and this fuzzy feeling in your stomach only a very good moment can bring.” – Nora

Sweet and Moist Honey Cornbread

“This is my favorite homemade cornbread recipe! It is very moist thanks to a little oil added to the batter, and extra sweet thanks to some sugar and honey. No more dry cornbread! This skillet cornbread is baked in a hot cast iron skillet for that extra crispy edge, perfect for dunking in a bowlful of chili.” – Karen

Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Cornbread Muffins

“These Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Cornbread Muffins make the perfect snack or side dish for fall! Perfectly savoury and perfect with soup, stews, and for the holidays!” – Chrissie

Cheddar Garlic Cornbread Biscuits

“Try a new biscuit twist with this golden, cheesy, cornbread version. Perfect with a pat of butter and a drizzle of honey!” – Aberdeen

Easy Buttermilk Cornbread

“There are few things in this world that I love more than a warm, buttered hunk of cornbread, so I wanted to share my easy buttermilk cornbread recipe!” – Crissy

Fully Loaded Cornbread

“This skillet baked Fully Loaded Cornbread is filled with bacon, green onion, cheese and flavorful seasonings. It’s a spectacular companion for homestyle eats such as chili, soup or a simple bowl of pinto beans to round out the meal.” – Melissa

Texas Toast Cornbread

“Tastes just like the cornbread from your favorite BBQ Joint! Flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, eggs, heavy cream, oil, honey, and Mexicorn. Just a hint of sweetness. Grill slices to get maximum flavor! Great with soups and chili!” -Stephanie

Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Cornbread

“A cross between a warm corn muffin and a slice of sweet potato pie. Perfect for casual and holiday meals.” – Ty

Creamy Cornbread Casserole using Jiffy Cornbread Mix

“This Creamy Cornbread Casserole using Jiffy Cornbread Mix is moist and delicious. With both sour cream and cream style corn in the recipe, the texture is as moist as it gets. Jiffy provides this recipe with a shortcut to delicious melt in your mouth cornbread casserole that’s ready to pop in the oven within minutes.” – Melissa

Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread

“Calling all cornbread lovers! This easy buttermilk cornbread recipe combines the best of Northern and Southern-style traditions into an incredibly moreish round that you can serve at any meal from breakfast to dessert.” – Amanda

Cornbread Pull-Apart Bread

“So in the middle of all this crazy, I got an idea. The idea was for a pull-apart bread made out of yeasted cornbread. Something like a cross between brioche and cornbread.” – Alejandra

Chili Cornbread Casserole Recipe

“Chili Cornbread Casserole is the perfect comfort food dish if you want something sweet and savory!” – Nicole