Easy Basic Spoonbread

basic spoonbread in a baking dish
Diana Rattray
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 60 mins
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
239 Calories
9g Fat
28g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 239
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 232mg 77%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 12g
Calcium 118mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This spoonbread is easy to make with boiled cornmeal, milk, and eggs. The spoonbread is served from the baking dish with a spoon.


Steps to Make It

  1. In a large saucepan, combine cornmeal with 2 cups of water.

  2. Add 1 teaspoon of salt.

  3. Bring mixture to a boil.

  4. Then lower the heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes.

  5. The mixture will be very stiff. Remove from heat and slowly stir in 1 cup of cold milk.

  6. Stir in the beaten eggs and melted butter.

  7. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  8. Heat a greased 1 1/2 to a 2-quart baking dish or 8-inch square baking dish.

  9. Pour the well-blended batter into the hot baking dish.

  10. Bake for about 40 minutes or until firm in the middle and nicely browned.

  11. Serve hot, straight from the baking dish. 

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