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Chili Cornbread Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

15 servings

A co-worker brought this wonderful dish to a potluck several years ago. She had copies of the recipe next to the pan. Now I make it for get-togethers and also supply copies of the recipe. I never have any leftover salad or recipes. —Kelly Newsom, Jenks, Oklahoma

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) cornbread/muffin mix
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, undrained
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch rubbed sage
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Prepare cornbread batter according to package directions. Stir in chiles, cumin, oregano and sage. Spread in a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 400° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool.
  2. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream and dressing mix; set aside. Crumble half of the cornbread into a 13x9-in. dish. Layer with half of the beans, mayonnaise mixture, corn, tomatoes, green pepper, onions, bacon and cheese. Repeat layers (dish will be very full). Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Save time by using prepared corn bread. Just stir the chilies, cumin, oregano and sage into the mayonnaise mixture.
  • Feeling hot, hot, hot? Add a diced jalapeno pepper or two to the mix.
  • Check out our complete guide to making chili like the pros with recipe and insider tips from Taste of Home's Culinary Director, Sarah Farmer.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 383 calories, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 839mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 12g protein.