Skillet Southern Cornbread

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Skillet Southern Cornbread

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: comfort foods, kid friendly, precooked
Main Protein: Vegetarian
Cooking Method: Oven
Servings: 4
Calories: 532kcal


  • 1 cup self-rising cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ to ½ cup vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 large (gallon) freezer bag or reusable silicone bag



  • Preheat oven to 400°. Pour the oil into an 8-inch cast-iron skillet and place it in the oven to heat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, and baking soda.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, and eggs until well blended.
  • Stir together the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. The mixture will be somewhat thick.
  • Carefully remove the skillet from the oven and add the batter to the skillet.
  • Immediately return the skillet to the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven.
  • Cover the skillet with a plate and flip the cornbread onto the plate. Cut into wedges.
  • Serve warm or allow to cool and wrap in plastic wrap before placing in a freezer bag and freezing until needed.


Calories: 532kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 3mg