Healthier Cheesy Cornbread Casserole

"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*!"
 
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Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
19
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • 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.

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Reviews

  1. papaya1703
    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!
     
  2. charree329
    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!
     
  3. anniesnomsblog
    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.
     
  4. ruby_slippers
    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.
     
  5. Smilyn
    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.
     
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Tweaks

  1. charree329
    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!
     
  2. Andrea-Oz
    OMG YUM! So easy and so yummy! Very verdatile with the vegies, I onlyhad 1/2 cup of onion, 1 red capsicum and some canned corn. I also used a light sprinkling of chilli flakes instead of the jalapenos and substituted vegetarian hot dogs. So simple and easy, but not quite so fast - probably took me an hour from go to whoa. Would be great with a green salad. Took me 20 minutes at 200 C in a fan-forced oven.
     

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I was born and raised in the USA but now live in Melbourne, Australia. I have been here since 1999. My husband is Australian. We have two daughters (born May '05 and May '07) and a yellow Labrador. I cook mainly for my family. I do my best to feed them (and myself) plenty of whole grains and vegetables, with small amounts of lean meats and "good fats". Most of my recipes will lean in that direction, although sometimes I will post something that just tastes good!
 
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