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Spoon Bread Recipe

Spoon Bread Recipe

This recipe has been in my family for over 100 years. My great-grandmother first made it in her one-room log cabin over an open fire! This recipe is still a family favorite as a side dish with pork and fresh vegetables. Add 1/2 cup of sugar or honey to turn it into a wonderful, old-fashioned dessert.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, room temperature, separated


  • 1. Scald milk (do not boil); stir in the butter, cornmeal and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until cornmeal comes away from sides of pan and thickens. Set aside to cool until lukewarm.
  • 2. Add beaten egg yolks; mix thoroughly. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites; mix gently but thoroughly. Pour into greased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until top is golden brown. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 272 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 148mg cholesterol, 581mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

Reviews for Spoon Bread

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HeatherHH User ID: 1550099 40495
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2011

"I had never made spoon bread before, but after trying some at a church dinner was eager to give it a go. Unfortunately, I didn't find this recipe to be that enjoyable. To me, it had a strong salty flavor and not much else. I ended up adding melted cheese on top to get people to eat it, but it still wasn't too popular. I'll be trying other spoon bread recipes."

chrismmcmaine User ID: 1057642 17973
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2009

"No true southerner could not love this.

For better-than-good drizzle each serving with molasses."

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