Mrs. Patti’s Mexican Cornbread

Cornbread with a touch of spice.

Original recipe makes 8 servings


1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 (14 ounce) can cream-style corn
1 onion, chopped
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped jalapeno peppers, or to taste
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    45 mins


    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a large cast-iron skillet.
  2. Whisk cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; beat sour cream and eggs into cornmeal mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir cream-style corn, onion, vegetable oil, and jalapeno peppers into batter.
  3. Pour half the batter into prepared cast-iron skillet; spread 1 cup Cheddar cheese over batter. Pour in remaining batter and spread remaining 2 cups Cheddar cheese on top.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until set and the cheese topping is melted and browned, about 45 minutes.


Calories: 555 kcal
Carbohydrates: 34.6 g
Cholesterol: 110 mg
Fat: 40.2 g
Fiber: 2.2 g
Protein: 16.1 g
Sodium: 914 mg