Cornbread is a staple in the South. Here are all-star recipes, including hot and spicy versions, muffins, fried cornbread, classic buttermilk cornbread, hush puppies, and more. These versions are a typical Southern cornbread made with little or no sugar and some optional add-ins.
Cream-style corn, chile peppers, and shredded cheese help to make this a moist and delicious Tex-Mex cornbread, perfect to serve with beans, a bowl of chili, or a hearty soup or stew. A cast-iron skillet makes the best crust, but a heavy baking pan can be used as well.
Classic Southern Buttermilk Cornbread
This cornbread is the classic buttermilk cornbread you’ll find throughout the South. There’s generally no sugar added to Southern cornbread, but if you prefer sweeter cornbread, add a few tablespoons of sugar or honey. It makes great stuffing, too!
Maple and Bacon Cornbread
This fabulous cornbread is sweetened with a little maple syrup, in the batter, and in the glaze. Bacon makes it perfect for breakfast, but this maple and bacon cornbread would also be nice to serve with beans. This would make an excellent cornbread to serve with breakfast or brunch, or bake it to go with beans, chili, or greens.
Cornbread With Cream-Style Corn
Cream-style corn makes this buttermilk cornbread extra moist and flavorful. The corn also acts as a natural sweetener, though you can add extra sugar if you like especially sweet cornbread. Serve this cornbread alongside a spicy chili, beans, or greens.
Cornbread pudding is both a corn pudding and spoon bread, so it’s sure to please. The recipe balances out the two favorite Southern side dishes, resulting in a dish that’s neither too heavy nor too light. Perfect for holiday dinners or an average weeknight, it’s almost effortless to make, too.
Broccoli and cottage cheese make this cornbread super moist, delicious, and nutritious. It’s easy to make with a Jiffy corn muffin mix. It’s an excellent bread to take along to a potluck or for a tailgating event. It goes well with beans, chili, and greens. Add some cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese to the broccoli cornbread if you like.
These are excellent choices for any meal, and especially appropriate for a special occasion dinner. The yellow color in the bread is said to symbolize gold nuggets in the “gold” cornbread. Take your chance to prepare it, no matter your cook ability but as long as you are confident, get through over it!