Cheesy Southern Spoonbread

easy cheesy Southern spoonbread

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This easy recipe for cheesy Southern spoonbread is a cross between a cornbread and a custard, and is the perfect comfort food side dish!


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten to blend
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 and spray an 8 inch baking pan or a springform pan with cooking spray (round or square both work fine!)
  2. Put the cornmeal in a pot with 1 ½ cups of water and the salt. Simmer over medium high heat for about 10 minutes, or until the cornmeal has soaked up the water.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter until it is melted. Now switch to a whisk and whisk in first the milk and then the eggs.
  4. Stir in the cheese and use a spatula to transfer all this spoon bread batter goodness to your pan. Bake for 45 minutes until it is a lovely golden color.  Remove and serve it up with (you guessed it) a spoon!