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Cheesy Corn Bread

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


  • 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


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

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  • proesner
    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
    Sep 2, 2014

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

  • marcirae
    Oct 16, 2013

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

  • jesskat
    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.