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Cheesy Green Chile Cornbread in a cast iron skillet

Cheesy Green Chile Cornbread Recipe

Southwestern style cheesy cornbread with bacon, sauteed onions and peppers.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Southwestern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 330 kcal


  • 4 slices bacon
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ½ cup cooked corn drained
  • 1 4- ounce can diced green chiles drained
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese


  1. Fry bacon until crisp. Drain and cool on a plate lined with paper towels.
  2. Saute onions and bell pepper in bacon grease for a few minutes, until wilted. Set aside
  3. Grease a 10-inch skillet.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Combine flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder, baking soda and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  6. Add buttermilk and eggs and stir until blended.
  7. Add cooked onion and bell pepper (including the drippings), corn, chiles and crumbled bacon.
  8. Mix completely and transfer half the mixture to the skillet. Top with half the cheese and spoon on the remaining cornbread batter.
  9. Top with remaining cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Slice into wedges and serve with chili, soup or beans.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Green Chile Cornbread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 640mg28%
Potassium 395mg11%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 590IU12%
Vitamin C 19.2mg23%
Calcium 197mg20%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.