Jalapeno Cornbread

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This easy Jalapeño Cornbread recipe is full of spicy, cheesy goodness and makes a perfect side to pair with barbecued meats, chilis, or comfort foods of any kind!

Foodies who love mac and cheese, chili, or barbecued meats know that nothing goes with a heaping plate of comfort food like a buttered piece of cornbread, and this Jalapeño Cornbread recipe will be your new favorite.

Moist, buttery, and slightly sweet, Jalapeño Cornbread also has a generous amount of Colby Jack cheese and a kick of jalapeño spice!

 Jalapeño Cornbread prepared in a cast iron skillet

Jalapeno Cornbread

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Cornbread is one of those nostalgic family favorites that goes with just about everything. It’s hearty, easy to make, and always a crowd-pleaser, plus this version has a deliciously spicy twist!

While you really can’t go wrong with any kind of cornbread, I love Jalapeño Cornbread because it’s deliciously flavorful. Flour and cornmeal are still at the heart of this recipe, but a little sugar adds a touch of sweetness that’s complemented by rich and melty Colby Jack cheese.

And don’t forget the jalapeños! Aside from adding a bit of heat to the bread, these peppers are packed with fresh, savory flavor.

Wedges of Jalapeño Cornbread cut out of a skillet

Personally, I like a little spice but not too much, and Jalapeño Cornbread has just the right amount of sizzle. When it’s served with creamy mac and cheese or chili topped with a dollop of sour cream, the dairy balances out that spiciness and it’s so good!

Try making this easy Jalapeño Cornbread recipe to bring to cookouts, potlucks, and parties! Whether you’re making chicken, ribs, steak, burgers, pasta, baked beans, or soup, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t want to a square of this stuff on their plate!

In fact, you’ll find yourself making this recipe for meals and get-togethers all year long. Jalapeño Cornbread is just as enjoyable at summer shindigs as it is at cozy fall gatherings and on cold winter evenings.

How To Make Cornbread:

Cornbread is really easy to make from scratch and of course, there are a million flavor combos from spicy jalapeno to sweet honey.

To make this cornbread, begin by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F and greasing a 10-inch cast iron skillet with butter, and set the prepared pan aside.

Next, you’ll combine the corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl and whisk it together.

Then, in a separate medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon just until combined. Fold in the jalapeno peppers and cheese and pour the batter into the prepared skillet.

Bake the cornbread for 25 minutes before removing from oven and spreading the butter over the top of the cornbread. Cut into wedges (or squares) and enjoy.

Jalapeño Cornbread wedges served in a blue serving dish

In fact, cornbread is a great side to add to serve with the Thanksgiving feast or at Christmas dinner! (This may seem far off now, but as you know, the holidays tend to come around quickly!)

Cornbread tends to be a comforting staple for warm, wholesome meals, especially those shared with the ones you love most. That’s why everyone should have a winning recipe on hand, and this foolproof Jalapeño Cornbread will be your family’s new favorite!

Simple and flavorful Jalapeño Cornbread goes with countless dishes and can be enjoyed all year long! Keep this recipe handy to share with friends and family or to complete a meal for a low-key dinner at home.  

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Servings: 10 slices
Jalapeno Cornbread
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cornbread

This easy Jalapeño Cornbread recipe is full of spicy, cheesy goodness and makes a perfect side to pair with barbecued meats, chilis, or comfort foods of any kind! 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup minced jalapeno peppers about 4 peppers
  • 1/2 cup Colby Jack cheese grated
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and grease a 10-inch cast iron skillet with butter and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, combine the milk, eggs, and oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
  4. Fold in the jalapeno peppers and cheese and pour the batter into the prepared skillet. Bake for 25 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and spread the butter over the top of the cornbread. Cut into wedges and enjoy.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 252, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 321mg, Potassium: 243mg, Carbohydrates: 28g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 5g, Vitamin A: 5.6%, Vitamin C: 6.5%, Calcium: 13%, Iron: 7.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Jalapeño Cornbread served in a blue serving bowl

 

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