Sweet Onion Spoon Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.


9 servings

Updated: Oct. 17, 2023
This unique recipe has been a family favorite for years. The layers of tangy cheese, sour cream and sweet onions in the moist cornbread taste so amazing together. Add chopped green chiles for extra zip. —Heather Thomas, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Sweet Onion Spoon Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/3 cups chopped sweet onions
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 can (8-1/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) cornbread/muffin mix
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. In a small nonstick skillet, saute onions in butter until tender; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the corn, muffin mix, egg whites and milk. Pour into a 9-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine sour cream and onions; spread over batter. Sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 191 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 361mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.