Healthier Cheesy Cornbread Casserole

Total Time
45mins
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

Directions

  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

5 5

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!

4 5

I made this for breakfast, and it was great! I only had two hot dogs left, so I halved the recipe and made it a little lean on meat. The only other modification was that I added honey in place of sugar. I would add more jalapeno next time, but my tastes are on the spicier side.

4 5

We like this recipe. I did change the hot dogs to chorizo sausage and liked it that way. We didn't have wheat flour, but next time I will make sure to add that. This is very good and we will be keeping this. Update: I just figured I can make this vegetarian using soy chorizo... I'll let you know of the results.