Monday, April 18, 2011

Country Cornbread Casserole

What better way to celebrate southern traditions than by taking this southern classic, cornbread, to the next level & creating a meal out of it.  My recipe was inspired by a very sweet lady in my bible study class, we clicked instantly thanks to our mutual love for food.  She is an amazing cook and always brings the best dishes to share.  It's packed full of fresh ham from a local farm, West Wind Farms (please check them out, they are fantastic folks and they will ship anywhere).  It's moist, holds together very nicely & you still get that greatly crumbly cornbread texture that us southerns just can't get enough of.  This dish truly has it all, easy to prepare, kid friendly (very versatile, can be easily adapted to your families tastes), quick to cook up & very inexpensive to make.  You really have to try it, we completely feel in love with this.  
Great for brunches too!!!   

4 eggs
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick), melted
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste (suggestion 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper)
1 (8.5 oz) box corn muffin mix
1/2 medium onion, grated (approximately 1/4 cup)
2 cups cheese (divided: 1 1/2 cups inside and 1/2 cup on top)
8 oz cubed ham, chopped
5 oz fresh/frozen broccoli florets
Garnish with paprika

Preheat oven to 375F
If broccoli is fresh, place in skillet or dutch oven with 1 inch water and cook got 5-6 mins, remove, rinse with cool water to stop the cooking process and set aside.
In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, butter, milk and salt & pepper. Stir in muffin mix, onion, 1 1/2 cups cheese, ham, broccoli.  Pour into a 10 in cast iron skillet and top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, sprinkle with paprika.  Place in oven for 30 -35 mins or until knife comes out clean. Let rest for 5 mins, then cut into slices, serve & ENJOY!!

Makes 8 slices


  1. Looks sooooo good! I'm about to re-arrange some stuff so I can make and enjoy this :)

  2. Yum! This looks sooo good! Our kind of eatin'!

    I hopped over from Gooseberry Patch! You have a new follower!

  3. Just stopping by to say thank you so much for linking up to our Family Favorite Recipe Round-Up today! We'd love to include your recipe (and any other you'd like to share) in an upcoming Gooseberry Patch cookbook. When you have a moment, would you mind stopping by our website and sharing it with us there? Here's a link: Add the code RRU-FF to the Special Code field and we'll keep an eye out for it. :) If it's selected for publication, we'll let you know, and you'll receive a free copy of the cookbook too! Thanks again for sharing on our blog today...we appreciate it!

  4. This is a food for sick days, I can tell. :) I'd love it if you'd come link up this, and a few more recipes, to my contest/linky!



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