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Cheddar and Green Chile Cornbread Recipe

Every soup or chili meal needs a delicious side like this Cheddar & Green Chile Cornbread. See why it’s one of our favorite family recipes.

Cheesy Green Chile Cornbread Recipe from Scratch

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Loving this cool fall weather and all the food that goes with it! Chili, soup or stew–what’s your pleasure?

When we find a favorite soup recipe we tend to eat it over and over, so I like to play around with what’s served on the side to add a little variety to the meal.

One of our faves is Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup, which deserves a fabulous side like this cheesy cornbread with green chiles for even more flavor. I use the basic cornbread recipe on the back of the canister, but I add sharp cheddar and chopped green chiles to zest it up.

Cheddar & Green Chile Cornbread

I know some would love jalapenos in their cornbread, but that won’t fly with my kids, so we stick with this mellow version. Still delicious!

If you haven’t made cornbread from scratch, I hope you’ll give it a try. It takes two minutes longer than opening a box of mix, and it tastes amazing. Plus, you’ll spend less on the ingredients than you do buying ready-made mixes. 

Pan of Cheddar Green Chile Cornbread

Printable Cornbread recipe:

Yield: 9 servings

Cheddar Chile Cornbread

Cheesy Green Chile Cornbread Recipe from Scratch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup corn meal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 4-oz can diced green chiles
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Prepare an 8- or 9-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, combine dry ingredients.
  • Stir in milk, oil, and egg, mixing just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Fold in chiles and 1/2 cup shredded cheese, and pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Sprinkle remaining 1/4 shredded cheese over top of cornbread for last few minutes of baking time.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 383mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 9g

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    Monday 7th of December 2015

    This looks fantastic!!! Thank you for linking up last week to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned all your posts to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again this week!

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    Thursday 3rd of December 2015

    Yummy! This is just perfect for cold weather! Thanks for sharing on the Tasty Tuesday link up :)


    Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

    Gina, This looks really good! Pinned to share! Thank you for sharing this week with us at Brag About It! ~Laurie

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