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.
Sweet or savory: that’s the question for cornbread, and these recipes solve the problem with delicious ideas for both. If you prefer yours sweet, you will love our Cornbread Madeleines, a Southern twist on the French sponge-cake classic. If savory is more to your taste, try Grannie’s Cracklin’ Cornbread, or Skillet Cornbread. If you’d like to serve cornbread as finger food, our recipes for Cornbread Crostini and Cornbread Tartlets with Tomato-Lima Bean Relish will have guests piling their plates high. And of course one of our recipes is for good old-fashioned Buttermilk Cornbread. However you like to enjoy your cornbread, these recipes will have you devouring this mouthwatering Southern delight every day.
Ben Mims' Perfect Cornbread
Recipe: Ben Mims' Perfect Cornbread
Our Test Kitchen granted the "perfect" moniker to Ben's recipe, thanks to the extra flavor and superior texture his browned butter affords.
Cornbread Tartlets with Tomato-Lima Bean Relish
Inspired by summery succotash, these petite tarts are buttery and fresh all in one bite.
Recipe: Skillet 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: Buttermilk Cornbread
Serve this Southern staple with soups, stews, or salads. Plan to make this just before guests arrive so they can enjoy it hot.
Recipe: Cornbread Biscuits
Add your own signature spin with a few teaspoons of your favorite herb, such as thyme or rosemary.
Sweet Potato Cornbread
Recipe: Lace Cornbread
This old Southern take on cornbread is a crisp, lacy brown wafer best enjoyed a few seconds after it leaves the skillet.
Recipe: Cornbread Croutons
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.
Savory Cornbread Recipes
Recipe: Cheesy Cornbread
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: Cornbread Madeleines
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."
Sour Cream Cornbread
Parmesan-Pepper Cornbread Biscotti
Crispy cornbread biscotti is the perfect accompaniment to hearty soups and stews.
Recipe: Cornbread Crostini
Small, thin rounds of cornbread baked in muffin pans replace baguette slices as a tasty base for Southern-style crostini.
Recipe: Cornbread Focaccia
We love this fun, pizza-like flatbread, submitted by reader Angie Nelson of Ledbetter, Kentucky.
Recipe: Hot-Water Cornbread
Prepare this cornbread at the last minute so you can serve it piping hot.
Grannie's Cracklin' Cornbread
Recipe: Grannie's Cracklin' Cornbread
This classic cracklin' cornbread is a traditional Southern cornbread and calls for just six ingredients.