20 Easy Cornbread Recipes: The Best Southern Cooking Recipes for Cornbread

Choose from these Southern recipes for cornbread for the perfect addition to any meal.

By: Kaitlin Weiler, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com
20 Easy Cornbread Recipes The Best Southern Cooking Recipes for Cornbread

A plate full of Southern fare isn't complete without a hearty slice of cornbread to go with it. If you have been looking for a tasty, easy cornbread recipe, our guide for 20 Easy Cornbread Recipes: The Best Southern Cooking Recipes for Cornbread will help you find a go-to Southern cornbread recipe.

Each of the following easy cornbread recipes is extremely versatile. Cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to practically any meal, and it's even appropriate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A slice of cornbread with a drizzle of honey makes a quick and easy breakfast, and savory cornbread spread with butter goes well with everything from fried chicken to fish.

An easy cornbread recipe also makes a great blank canvas for the creative cook. Feel free to stir in your favorite cheese, bacon, green onions, or anything you else you have on hand into any of the savory Southern cornbread recipes. Whole, frozen corn kernels would also be wonderful in both the savory and sweet cornbread recipes. Once you know how to make cornbread, a whole world of cornbread possibilities will be open to you.

Below you will find easy cornbread recipes that are very Southern, as well as easy cornbread recipes that are more sweet and cake-like. No matter which easy cornbread recipe you choose, you are sure to enjoy the results. And of these cornbread recipes is a must-make if you love Southern comfort food.

Southern Cornbread Recipes

Old Fashioned Cornbread

For fans of tradition! A true Southern cornbread recipe produces cornbread that is dense and savory. The following recipes require only the simplest ingredients to make classic and traditional cornbread that would make any Southerner proud. For the best results, each of these recipes should be made in a cast iron skillet. This is not a requirement, but a good cast iron skillet will help your cornbread get perfectly golden brown. Any of these recipes would be excellent with pot roast, chili, or even on their own with a pat of butter on top.

Sweet Cornbread Recipes

Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread

Oh so sweet! Sweet cornbread is not considered traditional in the South, but everyone has their own preferences. If you happen to enjoy a sweeter, cake-like cornbread, then one of these easy recipes is for you. The secret to each of these sweet cornbread recipes is the addition of a little bit of honey to balance out the savory cornmeal. While a truly Southern cornbread recipe is generally dense and even a little dry, these sweet cornbread recipes are perfectly moist. Even if you think you don't believe in sweetened cornbread, give one of these recipes a try and you might just be converted.

Savory Cornbread Recipes

Zesty Bacon Cheddar Cornbread

Make it savory! If you're looking for a new and exciting recipe for cornbread, look no further than these savory recipes. Bacon, Cheddar cheese, sour cream, and even jalapeno peppers star in these creative recipes. Enjoy these cornbread recipes alongside a bowl of chili or your favorite Southern dish.


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No I have not made it and I won't. I grew up on REAL sounthern cornbread made for generations with one simple recipe and converted to one even more simple when self rising four came out

I love cornbread! I've always wanted to make skillet cornbread like my friend's grandma made for us. There looks to be several recipes to choose from.

I had no idea there were so many different ways to make cornbread. The sweet recipes look like a lot of fun.

These look so good! Some of them look just like my grandma's.

I'm not a huge fan of cornbread, but these recipes look really versatile and delicious. I'll definitely look here before the next big family gathering!

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