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Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread

Homey and comforting, this custard-like side dish is a much-requested recipe at potlucks and holiday dinners. The jalapeno pepper adds just the right bite. Second helpings of this tasty casserole are common—leftovers aren't. —Katherine Franklin, Carbondale, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    15 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) cornbread/muffin mix
  • 2 medium jalapeno peppers, divided
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; saute until tender. Set aside.
  • Beat eggs; add sour cream, both cans of corn, salt and pepper. Stir in cornbread mix just until blended. Mince 1 jalapeno pepper; fold into corn mixture with sauteed onion and 1-1/2 cups of cheese.
  • Transfer to a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes; cool slightly. Slice remaining jalapeno; sprinkle over dish.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 266 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 470mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • Colly
    Sep 23, 2020

    I can't wait to try this. My Mom used to make something like this at the holidays. I think it would make a great side for Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for the idea.

  • BarbaraAB
    Aug 29, 2020

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  • Dujuana
    Aug 23, 2020

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  • colleen
    Jun 13, 2020

    I made as directed but added about two cups of diced baked ham. Totally amazing! Will definitely be making again!

  • Maria
    Apr 10, 2020

    Been making this about 5 times in the last year and my family raves about it. Even got a special place on our Thanksgiving table. Will be making again for Easter

  • Pat
    Nov 28, 2019

    This recipe is so delicious! The crowd couldn’t get enough! My variations were; I didn’t add jalapeños and used Colby jack cheese instead and added the cheese on top the last 10 minutes. I will definitely keep this as one of my go-to recipes!

  • KristineChayes
    Jul 20, 2019

    Delicious! I used two Jalapeños in the batter and one sliced on top since my husband likes hot peppers. The Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread was excellent, cheesy and delicious. Will definitely make again!

  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Feb 13, 2019

    Made this without the jalapeños. Flavor was good but the cheese on top got too brown and middle was barely cooked through. If I make it again I will add the cheese on top during last 10 minutes.

  • OwlTree
    Jan 26, 2019

    Delicious! I made this for a Thanksgiving potluck. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. As someone else wrote, I prefer to use a 4 oz. can of mild chilies instead of the jalapenos.

  • bejoki45
    Nov 8, 2018

    I love my favorites list is now in alphabetcial order. THANKS to whoever is responsible