Onion Cheese Cornbread Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Onion Cheese Cornbread Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Onion Cheese Cornbread

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"A moist and delicious white cornbread with a rich onion and cheese layer on top. A wonderful indulgence for a special meal."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish, and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, and saute until tender. Remove from heat, stir in the sour cream, and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the cornbread mixes, eggs, buttermilk, corn, salt and pepper until smooth. Spread evenly in the prepared pan. Stir half of the shredded cheese into the sour cream and onion mixture, then spread over the batter in the pan. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until nicely browned and firm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 21, 2005

Wow! this is not for the faint of heart or those on a diet. The flavor is truly rich and decadent and I loved! it every bite. To alleviate my guilty pangs I used light sour cream, lowfat buttermilk and lowfat cheese. I was worried it wouldn't bake properly however it came out fine. It was a big hit with my family

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 23, 2004

While the flavour was quite good, two cups of sour cream is too much....seemed to overpower the texture of the cornbread. Plan to tweak this one again, reducing sour cream.


16 Ratings

May 10, 2005

Very tasty. I didn't find white cornbread mix, so just used yellow. I scaled down by half and baked in an 8x8 baking pan.

Sep 12, 2005

Very easy and delicious. I've gotten many complements and requests from friends and family!

Feb 22, 2007

This was really good!! We had an old family recipe at Christmas called "Onion Shortbread" and this was so close to that recipe. Very rich. Didn't change anything.

Aug 03, 2012

I had tried a recipe like this one years ago and really liked it. I hadn't realized until following the directions that this had a "topping" which was different than my old recipe. I have a picky family and one family member who doesn't like sour cream or onions so I hid them inside. I only had a cup sour cream so I added about 1/2 cup cream cheese... I know huh! My picture will not accuratley portray what this recipe should look like because I used yellow cornbread mix and yellow regular corn, not creamed, I did sprinkle more cheese the last 5 minutes. ~ Loved it! :)

Jun 16, 2009

I thought this was very good...a nice change on cornbread. I loved the layer of fluffy/puffy cheese on top. I used 1/2 the sour cream as suggested in earlier reviews.....I don't think it would have matter either way. Added geen chilis...awesome! Make sure you cook it all the way or it could be mushy inside.

Oct 31, 2008

This was delicious and decadent. The topping remained kind of liquidy (though I only used one cup of sour cream), which was a bit deceptive when trying to determine if the bread was done. Everyone loved it! I also added a can of chopped green chilis.


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  • Calories
  • 436 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 28.1 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 12.3 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 992 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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