This easy recipe for cheesy Southern spoonbread is a cross between a cornbread and a custard, and is the perfect comfort food side dish!
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I kind of can’t believe it took me THIS LONG to get a recipe for spoonbread to you, because it is something that the Southern husband orders whenever he sees it on a menu.
It’s as if cornbread and pudding had a cheesy, custardy baby.
Warm, gentle and absolutely perfect as a side dish for pretty much anything, although the Southern husband will vote for barbecue every single time.
Ingredients needed for this southern side dish classic!
Here’s how you make cheesy Southern spoonbread!
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You start out with the best fine cornmeal you can get your mitts on. In my house this means Anson Mills cornmeal, now and forever.
You are going to simmer up your fantabulous cornmeal in water until it has soaked it all up, and then you are going to whisk in some butter, some milk and some eggs.
Last but definitely not least, stir in some cheddar cheese and then transfer all of this deliciousness to a baking pan (I love my springform pan for this recipe, but you can also use an 8×8 inch baking pan) and bake it up until it is lovely golden brown.
Now grab the nearest spoon (see what I did there?) and spoon yourself out a dish of spoonbread.
It’s going to be soft and cheesy and just a little bit creamy and a whole lot of wonderful.
More tips for making this easy cheesy spoonbread!
Technically no, but the coarser the cornmeal, the more texture this spoonbread is going to have. We love the traditional creamy texture, but if you want to give a coarser ground cornmeal a try, go for it!
You can! Any easily melted cheese (Monterey Jack, mozzarella and so on) will work just fine – just make sure it is shredded or finely chopped.
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And while this is technically a side dish, the Southern husband and I have been known to have this and only this for supper. Suppertime happiness!Print