Cast Iron Skillet Cheddar Cornbread Recipe

Crispy, buttery cornbread that is cheesy and delicious. Simple corn bread made in a cast iron skillet with whole kernels of corn.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk , regular or buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn , frozen or canned
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 425
  • Place 1/4 cup butter in cast iron skillet and heat on medium until the butter is melted and starting to bubble.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Mix in the egg, milk and oil until well combined. I use a whisk while mixing the wet ingredients into the dry.
  • Fold in the corn kernels and grated cheese.
  • Pour the batter into the hot iron skillet with the melted butter. Spread the batter evenly on the pan.
  • Place in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes. Stick a toothpick in the centre to ensure it comes out clean.


Per serving:

Calories: 370kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 9gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 339mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8g