Cheesy Mexican Cornbread

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You'll love this warm and tasty addition to any soup, stew, or Mexican dish.

cheesy mexican cornbread

Most families have their own version of this delicious cornbread featuring chiles of some sort, cheese, and corn. Our SkinnyMs. Cheesy Mexican Cornbread uses whole wheat flour and low-fat cheese to slim it up a bit. But, of course, we still have those delicious chiles and corn! We also used just a scant amount of coconut sugar for a hint of sweetness.

We recommend cooking cornbread in a cast iron skillet, as is tradition, but a cake pan would work just fine as well. Serve this warm and slathered with butter for the best flavor alongside a pot of Chili or Chicken Enchilada Soup.

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Cheesy Mexican Cornbread

This slim and super delicious cornbread is a fantastic choice to go with a variety of meals.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 12 people
Serving Size 1 slice
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern, Tex-Mex
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 4 1/2 ounces diced green chiles can
  • 1/2 cup corn fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon onion minced
  • 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend low-fat, shredded


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together the egg, milk, and butter in another bowl. When everything is well-combined, pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Fold in the chiles, corn, onion, and cheese. Mix just until combined.
  • Oil an 8-inch cast-iron skillet or an 8 x 8-inch baking pan and pour in cornbread mixture.
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes, until the edges are golden and the middle is fully cooked.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 192mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Vegetarian

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