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Broccoli Cheddar Cornbread
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Broccoli Cheddar Cornbread

Broccoli Cheddar Cornbread contains seasoned broccoli and cheddar cheese enclosed in a deep brown crust. This delicious savory side dish is easy to make with simple ingredients. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: #broccolicheddarcornbread, sidedish
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 220kcal


  • 1 cup self-rising white cornmeal mix plus two additional tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons self-rising white cornmeal mix
  • 1/4 cup self-rising flour sifted, spooned and leveled
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup broccoli, cooked (see recipe notes) Fork-tender & seasoned with salt & coarse ground black pepper.
  • 1 cup whole cultured buttermilk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded medium
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In medium bowl, combine cornmeal mix, flour (sifted, spooned, leveled), cooked broccoli, shredded cheddar cheese, one large egg and 1 cup of buttermilk.
  • Stir until well combined. Set aside.
  • Drop two tablespoons of vegetable oil in a 9" or 10" cast iron skillet.  Warm over low-medium heat until sizzling hot (not smoking hot).  After 5 minutes, test to make sure it's hot enough by dropping a "dot" of batter into the center.  If it sizzles, add the cornbread batter.  If it doesn't sizzle, heat 3 more minutes and try again.  
  • Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees.
  • Bake 20 to 25minutes OR until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Serve hot!


Use in Broccoli Cheddar Cornbread
  1.  Rinse 12-14 fresh broccoli florets in warm water. Cut off thick portion of stems.
  2. Place rinsed/chopped broccoli in a medium saucepan. Cover broccoli with water.
    Boil over medium-high heat until fork tender (8-10 minutes).
  3. Remove broccoli from heat. Drain thoroughly. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of coarse ground black pepper (optional). Adjust seasonings as preferred.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 1mg