Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a based on a casserole recipe I found on 'Zaar (#35583). I wanted to make it a bit healthier, so I added more veggies, wholemeal flour, and reduced the cheese. I also can't get cornbread mix where I am, so I had to combine it with a from-scratch cornbread recipe (#4496). I normally would just post my changes in the feedback, but these changes were pretty extensive and I am interested to see the difference in the nutritional values. You may need to fiddle with the baking time as I used a non-standard baking dish and I have a really dodgy oven. The original recipe called for a 3-qt dish and 30 minutes of baking time. NOTE: I have updated this recipe as somehow managed to leave out the cornmeal! Amazed that the review still came out so well *LOL*!
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup cornmeal or 1 cup polenta
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground sage
- 1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup canola oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped jalapenos (optional)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup finely chopped celery
- 1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
- 1 cup sliced green onion
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels
- 6 hot dogs, quartered lengthwise and sliced
- 1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
- Preheat over to 400.
- Mix first 8 ingredients in a large bowl, set aside.
- Whisk together eggs, milk, oil, and jalapenos in a small bowl, set aside.
- Saute celery, onion, and peppers in butter for 5 minutes in a large skillet or wok.
- Add chopped hotdogs to vegetable mixture, saute 5 more minutes.
- Add corn kernels to skillet, cook till warm.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients.
- Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients, stirring just till moist.
- Add all but 1 cup of hot dog mixture, plus about half the cheese, to batter and mix to combine.
- Spread batter into a shallow baking dish.
- Top with remaining hotdog mixture and remaining cheese.
- Bake for 20- 30 minutes until golden brown and a fork or skewer comes out clean when you poke it into the casserole.
Tasty recipe! I have made this before using Jiffy cornbread mix, but this is a great alternative. I use veggie dogs instead of hotdogs and it comes out perfect. Thanks for posting!
I made a few changes. I used the polenta, for a heartier flavor, I used smoked Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage instead of hot dogs (not a fan of hot dogs) and changed the oil to peanut oil. We really enjoyed the flavors and texture! It's great on a chilly day and you just want comfort food without standing in the kitchen all day. It's a keeper!
Embarrassingly, this is the first time I've ever made cornbread, but I definitely will be again because this was delicious! Love all the flavours with the veg and hot dogs. We both loved this and will definitely be making again.