Cheddar Cornbread Recipe

Cheddar Cornbread Recipe

When it comes to making bread for our Thanksgiving feast, I nearly always skip standard (boring) white rolls in favor of fresh cornbread. I adore how the slightly sweet bread tastes when dipped in gravy and topped with Thanksgiving turkey. There are many delicious variations, but this recipe for Cheddar Cornbread is a family favorite. It is perfectly savory and scrumtious—just the thing to make our Thanksgiving dinner complete.

prep time: 15 minutes

cook time: 25 minutes

total time: 35 minutes

servings: 6 to 8


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup coarsely shredded cheddar cheese

Cheddar Cornbread Recipe Ingredients


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9×9 baking dish and set aside.

Step 2: In small bowl whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking power, and salt. Set aside.

Step 3: In an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then beat in the egg, milk, and shredded cheese and until combined.

Cheddar Cornbread Recipe Step 2

Step 4: With the mixer on low slowly add in the flour mixture until just combined. Pour the batter into the sprayed baking dish and smooth the top with the spatula.

Cheddar Cornbread Recipe - Step 3

Step 5: Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a cake tester inserted comes out clean.



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