Healthier Cheesy Cornbread Casserole

Total Time
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*!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat over to 400.
  2. Mix first 8 ingredients in a large bowl, set aside.
  3. Whisk together eggs, milk, oil, and jalapenos in a small bowl, set aside.
  4. Saute celery, onion, and peppers in butter for 5 minutes in a large skillet or wok.
  5. Add chopped hotdogs to vegetable mixture, saute 5 more minutes.
  6. Add corn kernels to skillet, cook till warm.
  7. Make a well in the dry ingredients.
  8. Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients, stirring just till moist.
  9. Add all but 1 cup of hot dog mixture, plus about half the cheese, to batter and mix to combine.
  10. Spread batter into a shallow baking dish.
  11. Top with remaining hotdog mixture and remaining cheese.
  12. Bake for 20- 30 minutes until golden brown and a fork or skewer comes out clean when you poke it into the casserole.


Most Helpful

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!

papaya1703 April 26, 2010

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!

charree329 March 19, 2016

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.

anniesnomsblog August 03, 2015

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