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Sweet Onion Spoon Bread

This unique recipe has been a family-favorite secret for years. The layers of tangy cheese, sour cream and sweet onions in this moist cornbread taste so great together! Chopped green chilies could add some fun zip. —Heather Thomas, Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 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) corn bread/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


  • In a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute onions in butter until tender; set aside.
  • 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.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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.

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  • glburt
    Mar 5, 2013

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  • JulieParker57w
    Dec 28, 2011


  • asabot
    Apr 2, 2011

    A very good recipe...slightly different from your average corn bread pudding recipe. We ate this with chili. Make sure your onions have cooled off before adding to the sour cream...mine were hot and the sour cream sort of curdled. Next time I may stir everything together rather than layering as I wasn't crazy about biting into an entire layer of onions at once.

  • LegalSec
    Mar 30, 2011

    This was good and had good flavor. I used lowfat cheddar. I probably wouldn't make on a regular basis.

  • TheMothership
    Mar 24, 2011

    My husband made this. He used lowfat sour cream - it was wonderful. A keeper for sure!