cornbread salad

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By Beth Pierce
from Old Monroe, MO

Southern Cornbread Salad Recipe is a delicious combination of flavors from moist cornbread, bell peppers, pinto beans, corn, tomatoes, ranch dressing, sharp cheddar cheese, bacon crumbles, and green onions. It all comes together quickly and easily making it one of our favorite go-to salads. Serve it layered in a trifle dish or tossed in a large bowl. This side dish is ideal for potlucks, picnics, family reunions, and pool parties.

serves 12
prep time 35 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cornbread salad

  • DRESSING
  • 1 c
    mayonnaise
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1
    1 packet (1 ounce) ranch seasoning and dressing mix
  • CORNBREAD
  • 1
    (8.5 ounce) box jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/3 c
    milk
  • 1/3 c
    sour cream
  • SALAD
  • 1
    red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1
    (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1
    (15.14 ounce) can sweet corn, drained
  • 1 md
    sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 3 lg
    tomatoes chopped
  • 2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 slice
    bacon, crispy cooked and crumbled
  • 2
    green onions sliced

How To Make cornbread salad

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish.
  • 2
    Stir together the mayonnaise, sour cream, and ranch seasoning packet in a medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  • 3
    In a medium bowl mix together the corn muffin mix, egg, milk, and sour cream. Stir just until combined then spoon into the prepared pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Place the pan on a wire rack to cool while you cut the vegetables.
  • 4
    Cut the cornbread into 1-inch squares and place it into the bottom of a trifle dish or clear bowl. Top with the red bell pepper, pinto beans, corn kernels, onion, and tomatoes. Using a spatula or the smooth bottom of a large spoon spread the ranch dressing over the top. Layer with cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onions. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve or up to 10 hours.
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