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Breads & Rolls | December 29, 2016

Green Chile and Cheese Cornbread

Take cornbread to a whole new level with this Green Chile and Cheese Cornbread recipe. This recipe will make you crave cornbread as a side dish every time you whip up a batch of chili or soup. The creamed corn, green chilies and cheese combine perfectly to make the most moist and flavorful cornbread ever!

Green Chile and Cheese Cornbread
Green Chile and Cheese Cornbread

I’ve been making variations of this cornbread recipe for years. Sometimes called Mexican Cornbread or Cheesy Cornbread, our family loves this dish with soups and chili and as a side to enchiladas, beans and green salad. It takes hardly any time to mix up and is ready to eat after baking in just over 30 minutes. I love the simplicity of this one dish recipe.

Green Chile and Cheese Cornbread
Green Chile and Cheese Cornbread

If you haven’t ever made cornbread from scratch, this is a great way to test the waters. Cornbread is really very easy to make and can be mixed up in one bowl, and baked in one pan. The buttermilk and creamed corn will insure your Green Chile and Cheese Cornbread is always moist. If you are opposed to green chiles, you can omit them, but I think you’ll love the flavor.  This cornbread, served with a big pot of chili is a less than 30 minute meal, start to finish!

Green Chile and Cheese Cornbread
5 from 1 vote

Green Chile and Cheese Cornbread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Si Foster, A Bountiful Kitchen


  • 3 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter unsalted
  • 1 cup buttermilk shaken
  • 1 cup creamed corn canned
  • 1- 4 oz can chopped green chiles mild
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheese Coby jack or Cheddar


  1. Place the rack in center of oven and pre heat to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add melted butter, buttermilk, creamed corn and green chiles. Mix until all ingredients are blended well.
  3. Add the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Fold the wet and dry ingredients together just until incorporated.
  5. Grease a 9×13 pan and pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Sprinkle the top of the batter with grated cheese.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes until cornbread springs back when touched or a toothpick inserted int he center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.

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  1. I am thinking of making this as an alternative to rolls for Christmas dinner, but was wondering your thoughts on if I made this earlier that morning and then rewarmed back up in the oven how would the bread do? Would it get to crumbly or dry? Can’t wait to try this mouthwatering recipes 🙂

    1. Hi Nicole,
      I haven’t every reheated this bread, but Im guessing it will be fine! It is a moist cornbread, and if you undercook it just a bit (maybe by 5 minutes) it should be perfect!

    1. Hi Ashley, self-rising cornmeal should work great with this recipe. Thanks for reading ABK!


  2. 5 stars
    This is so moist and naturally yummy. The green chilis and cheese on top make it irresistible. I made this to serve with your turkey chili recipe and it was the perfect combo.

    Thanks again Si for another no fail, fantastic recipe! I’m super excited for you to do a cookbook!!!