Rating: 4.43 stars
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Good ol' Southern style spoon bread made with a cornmeal mush which adds extra moistness.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Measure the milk into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the cornmeal; cook and stir for several minutes, until cornmeal has absorbed all of the milk. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for about 1 hour. The mixture will be very stiff.

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.

  • Place the cornmeal mixture into a large bowl. Stir in the eggs, salt, baking powder and butter. Pour into the prepared casserole dish.

  • Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges become lightly toasted. Serve hot directly from the dish by the spoonful.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 14.5g; fat 4.6g; cholesterol 56.5mg; sodium 322mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (28)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2011
Being from Virginia I was raised eating spoonbread. Very good but I never allow batter to cool before mixing in eggs, just temper. I added a little sugar **Tip- heat casserole dish in the oven, once hot place 1 tbsp of butter in dish to melt. Pour batter and bake. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/28/2008
this was the first time i had spoon bread so i don't know what it is supposed to taste like but this was very bland. corn cake is more my style. Read More
(5)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2011
Being from Virginia I was raised eating spoonbread. Very good but I never allow batter to cool before mixing in eggs, just temper. I added a little sugar **Tip- heat casserole dish in the oven, once hot place 1 tbsp of butter in dish to melt. Pour batter and bake. Read More
(84)
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2008
Yum, yum, yum. The first time I had spoon bread was at Christiana Campbell's Tavern in Williamsburg, VA. I have been looking for a spoon bread recipe like that for ages. This one is definitely a keeper. Just remember to put a nice pat of butter on top and let it melt down! Very good. Read More
(39)
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2009
This is actually a great base for spoon bread. When I worked in kitchens we'd add whatever we had lying around that couldn't be used to something else. I took this recipe and added about a cup of sauteed peppers & onions a cup of frozen corn 2 cups of cheese green onions parsley and diced sausage of some sort. It turned out great and it useful for cleaning out the fridge. Read More
(34)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2010
I always add about a quarter of a cup chopped cooked bacon and shredded cheese. My mother-in-law used to make it this way and I absolutley love it! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
I think this is the same recipe my mom used in th '50's. I LOVE this. May be plain by itself, but wonderful with lots of butter. Comfort food at it's finest!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2014
Made this spoon bread with taco soup and doubled the recipe my family loved it!! Taste just like my mother use to make. I didn't wait for milk and cornmeal to cool but tempered eggs into mixture and preheated pan in oven with tbsp of butter as another reviewer suggested. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2012
Made this tonight. I didn't have time to let it cool so I whipped the cornmeal mixture in my stand mixer to cool it enough to add the eggs. (I saw another recipe that called for a stand mixer) It turned out light and fluffy with a custardy middle. Wonderful. We enjoyed it with butter and then with some honey for dessert. (Might add a tiny bit more salt next time.) Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
05/27/2008
this was the first time i had spoon bread so i don't know what it is supposed to taste like but this was very bland. corn cake is more my style. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2011
Didn't change a thing and it's perfect. Just like I remember it from my childhood...with a large pat of butter. Read More
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