Cheesy cornbread is a delightful twist on traditional cornbread, featuring the savory flavor of cheese. Here’s a simple recipe to make cheesy cornbread at home:


  • – 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • – 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • – 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • – 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • – 1/4 cup granulated sugar (optional, for a sweeter cornbread)
  • – 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • – 1 cup milk
  • – 2 large eggs
  • – 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • – Optional: chopped jalapeños, diced green chilies, or cooked bacon for added flavor


1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease a 9×9-inch baking dish or line it with parchment paper.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the yellow cornmeal, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and granulated sugar (if using). Stir until well combined.

3. Add the shredded cheddar cheese to the dry ingredients and mix until evenly distributed.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and melted butter until well combined.

5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.

6. If desired, fold in chopped jalapeños, diced green chilies, or cooked bacon for added flavor.

7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly.

8. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

9. Remove the cheesy cornbread from the oven and let it cool slightly before slicing and serving.

10. Serve the cheesy cornbread warm as a side dish or snack. Enjoy it on its own or with butter, honey, or your favorite chili or soup.

This cheesy cornbread is perfect for serving alongside your favorite comfort foods or as a delicious snack any time of day. The addition of shredded cheddar cheese adds a savory flavor and extra richness to the classic cornbread recipe. Feel free to customize the recipe with your favorite mix-ins or additional seasonings to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy!

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