Breads, Cajun/Creole, Dinner, Holiday, Southern

Seriously The Best Creole Cornbread EVER!

“Savor the Flavor: A Creole/Cajun Twist on Moist and Cheesy Cornbread”


Hey there, foodies! Welcome back to Smokin’ and Grillin’ with AB. Today, I’ve got something incredibly cool to share with you – a recipe that takes traditional cornbread to a whole new level with a Creole/Cajun twist. Get ready to experience the delicious fusion of flavors as we create a moist and cheesy masterpiece that pairs perfectly with any meal. Trust me; you won’t want to miss this!

Let’s Talk Ingredients

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty, let’s take a look at what you’ll need for this Creole/Cajun cornbread adventure:

  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced fresh jalapenos
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 can cream-style corn
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Getting Started

First things first, preheat your oven to a toasty 350 degrees. Now, let’s get our hands dirty and start creating this flavor-packed cornbread.

The Batter Mix

Ingredients

In a bowl, combine the cornmeal, salt, baking soda, diced jalapenos, and diced red onion. Give it a good stir to blend the dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, and cream-style corn. Slowly incorporate the wet mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring until well-blended. Now, fold in the cooked rice, allowing it to absorb the moisture and thicken the batter.

And here’s where the magic happens – fold in the shredded cheddar cheese. The more, the cheesier, but feel free to adjust based on your preferences. The batter should be a tantalizing mix of textures and flavors, promising a moist and cheesy outcome.

Into the Skillet

Grease a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with butter and a dusting of cornmeal. Pour the batter into the skillet, making sure it settles evenly. Pop it into the preheated oven and let the alchemy begin.

Baking Bliss

After about 45-50 minutes, your kitchen will be filled with the irresistible aroma of Creole/Cajun cornbread. To ensure it’s cooked to perfection, insert a toothpick into the center – it should come out clean. The golden-brown color is also a good indicator.

Time to Taste

Once out of the oven, resist the urge to dive in immediately. Allow the cornbread to cool slightly before cutting into it. Trust me, the wait is worth it.

Presentation and Pairing

Take a moment to appreciate the beautifully golden crust and cheesy interior. This cornbread is a showstopper on its own, but why not pair it with some jambalaya or shrimp for the ultimate Creole/Cajun feast? The possibilities are endless.

Storage Tips

If, by some miracle, you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. For longer freshness, refrigerate for up to a week.

Variations

Feel free to customize this recipe to suit your taste buds. Add more jalapenos for extra heat, experiment with different cheeses, or toss in some cooked shrimp for a seafood twist.

In Conclusion

There you have it – an easy-to-follow guide on creating the most delectable Creole/Cajun cornbread. This recipe is perfect for holiday gatherings, family dinners, or just when you crave a comforting slice of cheesy goodness. I hope you enjoy making and devouring this masterpiece as much as I do!

Now, go ahead, give it a shot, and let me know how it turns out in the comments below. Happy cooking!

Recipe Card

Seriously The Best Creole Cornbread EVER!

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 45 mins Rest Time 10 mins Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Getting Started

    First things first, preheat your oven to a toasty 350 degrees. Now, let’s get our hands dirty and start creating this flavor-packed cornbread.

  2. The Batter Mix

    In a bowl, combine the cornmeal, salt, baking soda, diced jalapenos, and diced red onion. Give it a good stir to blend the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, and cream-style corn. Slowly incorporate the wet mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring until well-blended. Now, fold in the cooked rice, allowing it to absorb the moisture and thicken the batter. And here’s where the magic happens – fold in the shredded cheddar cheese. The more, the cheesier, but feel free to adjust based on your preferences. The batter should be a tantalizing mix of textures and flavors, promising a moist and cheesy outcome.

  3. Into the Skillet

    Grease a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with butter and a dusting of cornmeal. Pour the batter into the skillet, making sure it settles evenly. Pop it into the preheated oven and let the alchemy begin.

  4. Baking Bliss

    After about 45-50 minutes, your kitchen will be filled with the irresistible aroma of Creole/Cajun cornbread. To ensure it’s cooked to perfection, insert a toothpick into the center – it should come out clean. The golden-brown color is also a good indicator.

  5. Time to Taste

    Once out of the oven, resist the urge to dive in immediately. Allow the cornbread to cool slightly before cutting into it. Trust me, the wait is worth it.

Equipment

Just a heads up: This page might contain affiliate links. I’m here to share the kitchen tools I personally rely on daily. If you decide to click on a link and make a purchase, please be assured that you won’t incur any additional costs. However, I may earn a small commission. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Note

To level this Creole Cornbread up even further add these ingredients:

1 tbsp Creole Seasoning (I strongly suggest Creole Kick)

1 tsp Cumin

Small Shrimp can be added as well

2 – 3 tbsp chopped Jalapenos with seed for that bite!

Hey family,

My name is Aaron Brown. You can call me “A.B.”

My mission is to help you level up the process of making your favorite mealswith my video tutorials and recipe guides,plus my tried-and-true spices, cookware, and more that make every meal special.

Sign Up For Our E-Newsletter
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR E-NEWSLETTER

Get a Free Recipe + 10% off when you sign up for our email list.

No spam… you’ll only receive notifications about new meals, videos, products, and updates!

Browse Recipes by Category

Most Popular Recipes

Featured Products

Cookbooks

E-Newsletter Signup

Get a free recipe + 10% off when you sign up for my email list.

No spam… you’ll only receive notifications about my latest meals, YouTube videos, products, and updates!

AB'S FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOL!
Never over/undercook your food again with SnG Food Thermometer! This handy tool accurately measures food temperatures and eliminates the guesswork. Get your food cooked to perfection every time! Available in colors black and red.