Easy Savory Cornbread

12 Servings
40 min

I like all kinds of cornbread—traditional cornbread is great, but it’s also fun trying out different add-ins. This Easy Savory Cornbread starts off with some corn muffin mix and gets its’ savory flavor from a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies, along with a cup of cheddar cheese mixed into the batter. Pretty easy, right?

You can serve this cornbread at any meal as a substitute for rolls or biscuits. It’s great for breakfast or brunch with scrambled eggs or a breakfast casserole, and lunch or dinner with soup or chili. Or just have it as a snack during the day.

You can serve this Easy Savory Cornbread warm or wait till it cools completely—I prefer it warm myself! 

Recipe details
  • 12  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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  • 2 (8.5-ounce) packages Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes & green chilies, drained (I used Rotel)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease an 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ pan; set aside.
In large bowl, mix the corn muffin mix, egg, and milk, then stir in the diced tomatoes & green chilies and cheddar cheese.
Bake at 350˚F for 28 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then serve warm or cool completely and serve.
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  • Mike Estlund Mike Estlund on Jan 21, 2021

    I would rather start from scratch, jiffy has too much sugar

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    • NancyC | nancy-c.com NancyC | nancy-c.com on Jan 23, 2021

      That would work fine, if you have a favorite cornbread recipe!

  • Paperdoll Paperdoll on Jan 22, 2021

    I have been making a similar recipe for years. But mine calls for 2 eggs. 4 oz. can diced green chilis (drained) & 1 16oz. can of creamed corn instead of the can of diced tomatoes & green chilis. It has a wonderful texture and is very moist. To me, regular corn bread is to dry and crumbly.

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    • Glenda Glenda on Jan 23, 2021

      Thanks for sharing your version. I wish I had seen this before I sent my husband to buy the ingredients for the original recipe. The addition of the creamed corn sounds delicious.