Savory Cornbread Recipes
Celebrate a Southern staple with these savory and delicious cornbread recipes. This Southern classic is a simple wonder that will be forever welcome at even the most lavish table.
If you're looking for delicious, savory (and sometimes sweet) cornbread recipes, you've come to the right place. From traditional, crispy skillet cornbread to new and creative twists like tartlets and croutons—you'll love finding new ways to serve up this Southern classic.
In Cheesy Cornbread, sharp Cheddar cheese melts into a homemade buttermilk batter to create this simple and delicious cornbread.
- Recipe: Cheesy Cornbread
Inspired by summery succotash, these petite tarts are buttery and fresh all in one bite.
Serve this Southern staple with soups, stews, or salads. Plan to make this just before guests arrive so they can enjoy it hot.
Recipe: Buttermilk Cornbread
This old Southern take on cornbread is a crisp, lacy brown wafer best enjoyed a few seconds after it leaves the skillet.
- Recipe: Lace Cornbread
Our Cornbread Croutons pack a bite with two jalapeño peppers and fresh cilantro baked into them. Use them to top your favorite soup or salad.
- Recipe: Cornbread Croutons
This delicate Southern twist on the traditional French sponge cake is one of our favorite food gifts. Light and airy, and not too sweet, they'd have Proust swooning "Lawdamercy."
- Recipe: Cornbread Madeleines
Add your own signature spin with a few teaspoons of your favorite herb, such as thyme or rosemary.
- Recipe: Cornbread Biscuits
Crispy cornbread biscotti is the perfect accompaniment to hearty soups and stews.
Small, thin rounds of cornbread baked in muffin pans replace baguette slices as a tasty base for Southern-style crostini.
- Recipe: Cornbread Crostini
We love this fun, pizza-like flatbread, submitted by reader Angie Nelson of Ledbetter, Kentucky.
- Recipe: Cornbread Focaccia
Prepare this cornbread at the last minute so you can serve it piping hot.
- Recipe: Hot-Water Cornbread
This classic cracklin' cornbread is a traditional Southern cornbread and calls for just six ingredients.
- Recipe: Grannie's Cracklin' Cornbread
Quickly incorporate the hot bacon drippings into the batter with a fork. When you pour it back into the hot skillet, listen for the sizzle. That sound means your crust will be dark golden and crisp.
Recipe: Skillet Cornbread
Our Test Kitchen granted the "perfect" moniker to Ben's recipe, thanks to the extra flavor and superior texture his browned butter affords. This recipe and Cornbread Pudding with Whiskey Caramel are two of the many treasures in Ben's fresh new cookbook, Sweet & Southern: Classic Desserts with a Twist.
Recipe: Ben Mims' Perfect Cornbread