Cheesy Corn Bread Recipe
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Cheesy Corn Bread Recipe

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What could be more fun for a Southwestern or a cowboy theme party than corn bread shaped like cactus? Cheddar cheese mixed in makes it even more special. Guests will want seconds. -Sandra Thorn, Sonora, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 303 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 583mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, combine milk and eggs; stir into dry ingredients just until blended. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Corn Bread in Taste of Home June/July 1996, p33

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"We loved the taste. I baked in a 13x9 pan and found it took much longer to bake than 25 minutes. The outer edges were a little crispy."

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"Very good, love the cheese addition, delicious with chili!"

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"Have always loved this recipe! Fantastic flavor and so very easy."

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"this is the best cornbread i have ever made and i have made alot of different recipes looking for the right one."

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