Cornbread Casserole takes just 20 minutes of prep before baking in the oven. When it comes out, it smells amazing and is beautifully golden. A simple tasty weeknight dinner.
Serve with Mexican Slaw!
Preheat oven to 375F
In a large skillet, saute onion in olive oil over medium heat until fragrant and golden, about 3-4 minutes. If using fresh chilies, saute with the onion. Add the bell pepper and cook 3-4 minutes. Add the fresh or frozen corn, saute 3-4 minutes. If using canned chilies, add along with spices and salt, saute 2 minutes, then turn heat off. Stir in fresh cilantro.
Make the batter. In a large bowl, add cornmeal, flour, salt, sugar and baking powder, and whisk. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and sour cream. Gradually whisk in the melted butter.
Add the sauteed corn/pepper mixture to the dry ingredients along with the egg mixture and stir to combine all. Add 3/4 cup grated cheese. Pour the batter into a 2-quart greased baking dish, ( 8×9, 11 x 7) or you can bake it in a 10-inch cast ioron skillet) and top with the remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Batter should ideally not be over 2 inches high.
Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until puffed (it will dome) and golden!
Sprinkle with cilantro and/ or scallions! Serve warm.
Can be baked ahead and reheated.
Feel free to add or sub other veggies (for the corn) to the saute- diced zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, etc.
Serve with. Mexican Slaw!
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