Looking to spice up your range of go-to side dishes? Then this cheddar jalapeno spoonbread is just the dish for you. Super moist cornbread loaded with corn, cheese, and zesty jalapenos, it goes great with so many meals and is instantly addictive.
My grandmother used to make this cheddar jalapeno spoonbread for Sunday dinners when I was a kid. Oh how I loved it and her house was the only place I got it, so I always went back for seconds. Grandma’s spoonbread is much more cornbread than corn pudding. Moist and delicious with lots of corn, cheese, and jalapenos, there’s just so much to love in this stuff!
While I’m a fan of corn pudding, my husband and kids are not, so I’d never actually made this recipe at home until just a few months ago because I was certain my family wouldn’t like it. However, they too instantly shared my obsession with this hearty spoonbread. Ridiculously enough, I owe this recent discovery to a grocery store grab bag.
Does your grocery store sell grab bags? My youngest son has recently become obsessed with them. He thinks that the surprise of what may be inside is the greatest thing about grocery shopping. Who can blame him really? He did pick one with a yard stick of bubble gum inside! That’s like winning the lottery for an 8 year old. LOL.
Anyway, he also managed to pick one with a few cans of dented creamed corn inside. Not nearly as exciting as 3ft of bubble gum, but a key ingredient in this recipe that keeps the spoonbread moist. Because of those dented cans I’ve fallen in love with this dish all over again and hope you will too.
Cheddar Jalapeno Spoonbread
Super moist cornbread loaded with corn, cheese, and zesty jalapenos. It makes a great side dish that goes with so many meals.
- 1 cup canned creamed corn
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 4 oz can chopped green chiles
- 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
- 2 Tablespoons chopped pickled jalapenos
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 2 quart casserole dish with non stick spray.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients. Pour into the casserole dish and bake for 45 minutes or until the spoonbread is set in the center.