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Cornbread – 5 Ways (And My Skillet Cornbread Recipe)

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On March 17, 2011 @ 9:00 am In 5 Ways,Recipes | 7 Comments

Comfort.

Comfort.

Comfort food.

I don’t know about you, but for me…cornbread is such a comfort food.  It’s warmth, it’s texture, it’s taste remind me of home and family.

Slathered in a rich butter, dipped into a bowl of your favorite chili, chopped up for a scrumptious holiday stuffing.

There now, I’ve got myself drooling again!

5 Ways to Make Cornbread

  1. Slathered in Honey Butter [5] or Maple Butter [6]
  2. With Corn and Creamed Corn (See recipe below)
  3. Italian Sausage with Veggies [7]
  4. Mozzarella and Sun-dried Tomatoes [8]
  5. Cheddar and Jalapeno [9]

Erin’s Skillet Cornbread

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour (or rice flour for GF alternative)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 12 oz. bag frozen corn
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat together the butter, yogurt, eggs and brown sugar.  Add the cornmeal, flour, soda and salt.  Mix until batter forms.
  • In a cast iron skillet (or other ovenproof 10″-ish skillet), add the olive oil and heat over high heat.  Add in the frozen corn and brown sugar and saute for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour the batter over top of the sauteed corn and stir the corn into the batter.  Immediately place the skillet into the preheated oven.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top begins to golden and a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool slightly before serving.
  • Serve warm with butter and your other favorite comfort foods.

What’s your favorite way to make cornbread and your favorite cornbread recipe!?


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[5] Honey Butter: http://www.5dollardinners.com/2009/09/drop-biscuits.html

[6] Maple Butter: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/maple-butter/Detail.aspx

[7] Italian Sausage with Veggies: http://www.thatsmyhome.com/farmers/zucchini-upside-down-corn-bread.htm

[8] Mozzarella and Sun-dried Tomatoes: http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/breakfast/recipe-double-corn-bread-with-smoked-mozzarella-and-sundried-tomatoes-052538

[9] Cheddar and Jalapeno: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/jalapeno-cheddar-cornbread-recipe/index.html

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