Corn Spoon Bread from Scratch

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

No Jiffy mix and no shortening!


  1. Spoon cornmeal into heavy-bottomed pan and gradually add 1 cup milk, mixing to blend completely.
  2. Add remaining 1 cup milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in butter, salt, red pepper flakes, and corn.
  4. Season to taste with pepper and stir in eggs.
  5. Cook over low heat until thick, about 5 minutes.
  6. Spoon into buttered 1-quart glass baking dish and bake at 350°F until firm, raised and lightly browned, about 1 hour.
  7. Remove from oven and serve immediately, as spoon bread will deflate. Makes 2 entree servings.


Most Helpful

This was very good. I added a couple of tablespoons of sugar to the recipe since we like ours a little sweeter. We took it to a party and it went over very well. I think next time I'll add additional pepper flakes, or some green chili peppers for more seasoning. thanks

Haversac October 26, 2008

This was lovely and got rave reviews from DH. I live in a "Jiffy Mix free zone", so it was nice to see a spoonbread recipe that did not require the mix. I tinkered with this a little. I substituted 1 cup of buttermilk for 1 cup of the milk. I also added 2 tbsp. of chopped green onion, 1 tbsp. of finely minced red pepper and 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese. I used some ancho chili instead of the pepper flakes and some smoked sea salt instead of regular salt. I served this as a side dish with grilled chili crusted steak and slow roasted cherry tomatoes. This recipe would nicely serve 4 as a side dish. It would also make a good brunch dish. Thanks for the inspiration Cheesehead!

Chef Regina V. Smith May 25, 2008

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