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
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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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proesner User ID: 102431 213869
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."

gunslinger User ID: 544392 6234
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

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

marcirae User ID: 407025 14382
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

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

jesskat User ID: 6255661 19219
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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