21+ Easy Cornbread Recipes

Whether pairing with a bowl of one of your favorite soups or using as the perfect side dish for your favorite dinner, these homemade Cornbread Recipes are sure to be loved.

Easy Homemade Cornbread Recipes

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Sweet Potato Cornbread Recipe

Sweet Potato Cornbread is a sweet combination of two of my favorite fall foods: sweet potatoes and cornbread all baked in a cast iron skillet.
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Honey Jalapeno Cornbread

This Honey Jalapeno Cornbread is a showstopper with honey-infused butter and rings of spicy jalapenos on top and fresh corn throughout!
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Cheesy Chile Cornbread Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Chile Cornbread Casserole pairs the sweetness of cornbread with the subtle heat of hatch chiles and chile powder for an incredible side dish. 
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Southern Cornbread Dressing

Whether you call it dressing or stuffing, this EASY Southern Cornbread Dressing will be the star of your Thanksgiving table!
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Instant Pot Cornbread Recipe

Instant Pot Sweet Cornbread is an easy cornbread recipe made with honey making it both sweet and moist. Made in the Instant Pot, it cooks in half the time! 
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Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins are great with a salad, BBQ or a bowl of chili. Easy to make and super soft with sour cream and cheese.
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Cornbread Salad

This EASY, layered Cornbread Salad recipe is packed full of plenty of veggies, black-eyed peas, and hearty cornbread. Full of southern charm!
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Copycat Jiffy Corn Bread Muffin Mix

Makes the equivalent of an 8-ounce box of Jiffy Cornbread Muffin Mix. Use for 6 muffins or double for a batch of cornbread. See all the variations!
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Greek Cornbread Muffin

This Greek Cornbread Muffin appetizer if topped with feta, honey and thyme for the perfect appetizer bite!
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Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

These easy Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins are going to become your favorite new additions to comfy dinners! Moist, buttery, cheesy, and sweetened with honey.
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Gluten-Free Cornbread

Moist, fluffy, and perfectly balanced between sweet and savory, this Gluten-Free Cornbread is equally delicious when served with a bowl of chili or a generous swipe of cinnamon-honey butter!
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Cottage Cheese Cornbread 

There is a not-so-secret ingredient to this Cottage Cheese Cornbread recipe that sets it apart from others and makes it extra delicious! The cottage cheese actually melts into the cornbread and you would never know it is there, but it adds a wonderful dimension and, along with buttermilk, helps keep this cornbread extra moist and delicious!
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Pumpkin Cornbread

Why not take cornbread up a notch with pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice and make pumpkin cornbread? Tastes amazing with butter and honey!
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Loaded Cornbread

Classic Cornbread gets kicked up several notches in this Loaded Cornbread recipe by adding in cheese, bacon, corn, and more! The perfect side dish to go with any meal!
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Instant Pot Cornbread

This Instant Pot cornbread is amazing! Golden, tender and fluffy – this is the only cornbread recipe you’ll ever need!
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Cornbread Croutons

Cornbread croutons are so easy to make and are the perfect way to use up leftover cornbread. Elevate your salads in the most simple and delicious way!
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Rosemary Cornbread

This easy homemade rosemary cornbread is baked in a cast iron skillet and ready in less than an hour with one secret ingredient: A can of creamed corn.
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Blueberry Cornbread

If you are looking for something quick to make ahead and throw in the kids lunch box for a morning snack/breakfast or dessert, this Blueberry Cornbread recipe is the one for you!
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Cranberry Cornbread Muffins

These sweet and savory Cranberry Cornbread Muffins are the perfect holiday morning muffins using up your leftover cranberry sauce! They come together quickly, but can also be made ahead and frozen for an easy and festive breakfast or brunch. 
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Vanilla Cornbread Cake

This Vanilla Cornbread Cake is the perfect balance between cornbread and cake. A little sweet, a little crumbly, ideal for the dessert table or even brunch. Roasted strawberries and coconut whipped cream take it over the top!
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Mexican Cornbread

Mexican Cornbread recipe filled with ground beef, cheddar cheese, onion and jalapeños. This is my grandma’s signature dish and a tried and true family favorite. An easy dinner for any night of the week!
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It is best to store leftover cornbread in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Some you could probably store at room temperature too. Just check each specific recipe for instructions. 

It’s that time of year when soups and chili recipes are a staple in the dinner rotation. And what better to pair those with than a slice of moist cornbread!

One of my favorite things about cornbread is how versatile it is. You can make it savory or sweet, and you can even bake it in different pans!

Make your favorite cornbread recipe in a square pan, mini loaf pans, in a 10-inch cast iron skillet, or even make corn muffins for individual servings.

​In my opinion, the best cornbread recipe is also topped with some sort of deliciousness like honey butter, a drizzle of honey, melted butter or even a sprinkling of chili powder for a little bit of a kick.

No matter which what you like to enjoy your perfect cornbread, you’re sure to find a great recipe you love here.

While every recipe will differ slightly, these are some popular ingredients to have on hand when making homemade cornbread. These simple ingredients can easily be found at your local grocery store.

  • All purpose flour
  • Yellow cornmeal
  • Vegetable oil
  • Brown sugar
  • Regular milk
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh corn kernels
  • Baking soda
  • White cornmeal
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Almond milk
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. Wow, so many great recipes to choose from! I’m excited to try the jalapeno corn muffins and the cottage cheese cornbread! My family adores cornbread!