Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an old Southern side dish. It's very yummy. I like to add a little butter and sprinkle it with a bit of sugar.


  1. Mix salt with cornmeal, cut in shortening.
  2. Slowly pour boiling water into mixture, stirring as you pour.
  3. Beat the eggs with the milk, stir into cornmeal mixture.
  4. Add baking powder and blend all ingredients well.
  5. Grease a casserole dish generously and pour in the mixture.
  6. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, stirring 2-3 times before the mixture congeals Serve hot from the casserole with a spoon.
Most Helpful

Being from South Carolina, I can appreciate good spoon bread! Thanks for the recipe, it was fantastic!

gardenz June 28, 2002

I've been searching for a spoon bread recipe- my GM used to make it years ago, & my Bro requested it. This was right on the mark. However, I found that the stirring should be done early in the bake time, maybe only once. That keeps the texture smoother & prettier. Other than that, this was a trip down memory lane for us... Thanks!

Kizzikate June 17, 2010

This was perfect!!! Did not need any sugar, just a few pats of butter to melt on the surface. Yum!! Very moist and easy(had to cook 10 min longer in "my" oven). Thanks for a great recipe!!!

working mom #4 February 03, 2008