Satisfy your soul food cravings with these delicious cornbread recipes including a hearty salad and casseroles. Buttery, soft, and moist – all you want in a classic homemade cornbread. Perfect for every occasion or a simple family dinner.
What Pan Should You Use for Cornbread?
Thanksgiving won’t be complete without the indulgent cornbread smothered in butter. Paired with equally delicious dishes such as Mac and Cheese and Smoked Turkey. Aah! The ultimate comfort food pairings that will surely win everyone’s heart and belly not only this coming Thanksgiving but all throughout the year!
Have you ever thought about turning your cornbread into salad and casserole? If not, then let me convince you how good they are through this cornbread round-up. 😉
What Pan Should You Use for Cornbread?
- Cast Iron Skillet – The best choice when baking cornbread. It’s highly durable, thick, and oven-safe. The heat is evenly distributed in cast-iron resulting in crusty and crunchy cornbread.
- Stainless Steel Skillet – Not all stainless steel skillets are safe to use in the oven. It has to be a Tri-ply skillet because it is more durable and oven-safe.
- Springform Pans – This will give you a perfectly shaped cornbread but not a crusty one. But that’s okay coz’ it will still be as delicious.
- Cornbread Molds – Since they are especially made for cornbread, they are basically cast iron, too. With that said, it’ll result in crusty cornbread as well.
- Dutch Oven – It is made with the same materials as the cast-iron skillet making it safe to use in the oven as well.
- Baking Dish and Baking Pan– You can just bake your cornbread batter in a baking dish or pan and it will still yield the same result. The only difference would be the shape. 😉
You can’t go wrong with the classic Southern-style cast iron cornbread recipe. It’s made with Buttermilk to achieve its nice buttery and moist texture. Make it sweet or not – it’s completely up to you. All I know is that it pairs really well with my favorite comfort foods like Hoppin’ John and Chili. 😉
Spice up your good old cornmeal recipe with a bit of a fiery kick from jalapeno peppers. Yes! Feel free to add more fiery goodness if you think it’s not hot enough. Oooh! You’re gonna love the added flavor from chives, too! Top it with butter or jam for an awesome snacking experience!
Level up your classic favorite cornbread recipe with this cheesy Mexican version – loaded with corn kernels, cheese, jalapeno peppers, and green chilies. Extremely buttery and moist with the right amount of sweetness. Enjoy it on its own or serve it with Albondigas Soup and Refried beans for the ultimate comfort food combo.
4. Mealie Bread
This South African version is not your ordinary corn pudding. It’s made with fresh corn and extremely rich and moist with the addition of sour cream and milk. Packed with savory and great flavors from basil and paprika. Sometimes, I even add crispy bacon bits and ham for added texture and flavor. Aah! Sinfully addicting!
No oven? No problem! Try this simple cornmeal patty fried to perfection for that perfect crispy edges and soft center. Made with only 6 simple ingredients including hot water! Drizzle it with some maple syrup, jam, or luscious cranberry sauce for a fantastic holiday snack.
Cornbread on the go! Delicious handheld snacks made with cornmeal, corn, milk, and sour cream. With added flavors from honey and basil. They’re just simply amazing! And the best part is, they are ready in 25 minutes! Perfect as breakfast, side dish, and snack. 😉
Can’t get enough of sweet cornbread? Add them to your salad! Oh, how I love the layers of homemade cornbread, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, cheese, and beans that come all together in one scrumptious salad. Plus, the generous serving of ranch dressing topped with bacon bits. Aaah! Truly filling and satisfying to the core! 😉
Fancy a cornbread casserole? Try this classic Thanksgiving dish perfect for the whole family. Truly one of the best cornbread recipes for keeps! Featuring homemade cornbread, bread, sausage, and eggs. Creamy and satisfyingly delicious with the addition of various herbs. I’ll top it off with a lot of cheese If I were you! 😉