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Cornbread Casserole Recipe – Comfort Food, Full of Flavor!

This delicious cornbread casserole is a hot, delicious meal the whole family will love!

cornbread casserole in a white dish

Cornbread has always been my favorite type of bread. I love eating a slice with a warm bowl of chili. This casserole is perfect for a cool fall night. It is a hot and cozy meal that is easy to put together and full of nutritious components, as well!

slice of cornbread casserole

If there is one dish that perfectly exhibits comfort and flavor, it is this cornbread casserole.  It is a delightful combination of fluffy cornbread, beans, meat, and spices. This mouthwatering recipe will surely become a staple in your kitchen and a family favorite. Serve up a salad with short cut caesar dressing as a side.

slice of cornbread casserole with a fork

One of the best features of this recipe is the flavorful layers. I love the colors in the layers, but more importantly than being visually appealing is the flavor, of course. Diced onion and garlic give it some intense flavors. These could certainly be omitted and the casserole would still be delicious, but if you are a lover of flavor, this recipe is perfect for you.

The cornbread layer on top adds a satisfying crunch, while the savory filling underneath provides a medley of flavors that make every bite a comforting delight. This is a versatile dish, often served as a hearty side dish at family gatherings, potlucks, or as a main course for a cozy dinner at home. Its combination of Southern charm and simple, wholesome ingredients makes it a beloved favorite that brings warmth to any table.

Whether it is a family dinner, potluck, or special meal, cornbread casserole has the versatility to be the star of the show or even a comforting side dish. So the next time you are looking for a dish that combines tradition, flavor, and warmth, consider making this delicious cornbread casserole to share with your loved ones!

Let me know in the comments if you make this cornbread casserole!

Cornbread Casserole

Cornbread Casserole

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This delicious cornbread casserole is a hot, delicious meal the whole family will love!


  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 TBSP tomato paste
  • 2/3 lb of ground beef (approximately)
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 can of pinto beans
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • For cornbread:
  • 1 package cornbread mix (8-10 oz)
  • 2 TBSP canned corn
  • 1 TBSP sour cream
  • 4 TBSP butter
  • 2 eggs


    1. Add oil, onion, and garlic to a pan and cook on medium high heat for about 5-7 minutes.

    2. Add hamburger meat, tomato paste, and cook together until meat is browned.

    3. Drain the fat.

    4. Add all spices, beans, and tomatoes and simmer for about 10 minutes.

    5. Spread meat mixture into a casserole dish.

    6. Mix together cornbread ingredients.

    7. Spread the cornbread mixture on top of the meat mixture.

    8. Cook for about 15-20 minutes in an oven preheated to 400°F. Check for doneness. When the cornbread topping is done, then you can remove from the oven and let cool.

    9. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 370mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 11g

The writer is not a doctor or nutritionist and this nutritional information is just a guideline. Please consult your doctor or nutritionist for more accurate information.

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