Kentucky Spoon Bread


This is a lovely side dish to accompany most any dinner, but especially prime rib.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 2 ¾ cups 1% milk

  • ¼ cup whipping cream

  • 1 ¼ cups finely ground white cornmeal

  • 3 large eggs, well beaten

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup corn


  1. Combine milk and cream in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, whisking occasionally. While whisking, pour in cornmeal in a steady stream. Whisk vigorously to incorporate the cornmeal, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.

  2. Transfer cornmeal mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add eggs, 2 tablespoons butter, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix on medium speed until uniform and aerated, about 15 minutes. Mix in the corn by hand.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Lightly butter a round 1 1/2-quart casserole dish with remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Pour batter into the casserole dish.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and puffy and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
10g Fat
28g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 478mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 183mg 14%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 273mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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