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Green Chili Corn Muffins Recipe
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Green Chili Corn Muffins Recipe

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While visiting a local Mexican restaurant, I sampled a spicy corn muffin with a surprising sweetness. This recipe is a result of numerous attempts to re-create that treat using convenient mixes. These moist muffins are tasty with Mexican dishes, chili and soup. -Melissa Cook, Chico, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1 package (9 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 183 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine corn bread and cake mixes. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk, water and oil. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Add chilies and 3/4 cup cheese.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Immediately sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Green Chili Corn Muffins in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p31

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Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"Loved the sweetness of these. The only thing I'd change next time is adding some fresh jalapenos for a little more kick. The chilies were too bland for my liking with the sweetness of the cake mix. Also I won't sprinkle with cheese next time."

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2009

"Thanks for this great recipe! The muffins are light and delicious. I put all the cheese in the mix and made a savory topping with cream cheese, honey, hot sauce, buttermilk and some of the chilis. Garnished with small red pepper slices."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2008

"Flavor is okay, but the cheese on top hardens in a few minutes and is gross. I'd rather just make a box of Jiffy cornbread mix than make these again."

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