Manchego Jalapeño Cornbread

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by alligirl

"Spicy, cheesy, and moist! I love this cornbread for dinner on a warm summer night, whether with barbecued meats or just a big old salad. If you don’t have Manchego, you can substitute cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Gouda." Modified from Epicurious June '09, credited to Karen Busen.

Top Review by Susie D

Tasty & tender cornbread! Other than baking in a muffin pan & using cheddar no changes were made. I liked that this recipe used pickled jalapenos. They added a zing. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F Grease an 8-inch-square baking pan. Combine the cornmeal, flour, 4 ounces of the grated Manchego, the sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Mince 1 tablespoon of the jalapeños and combine it with the milk, oil, and eggs in a small bowl; mix well.
  3. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until blended. Pour into the prepared pan.
  4. Lay the remaining jalapeño slices on top of the batter approximately 3 inches apart (the idea is for each piece of cornbread to get a slice of jalapeño on top) and sprinkle with the remaining 2 ounces of Manchego. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean.
  5. Serve warm.

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