Easy Basic Spoonbread

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  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 Small Servings (4 servings)

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

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup cornmeal (white)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk (cold)
  • 2 large eggs (well beaten)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

How 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 2-quart baking dish or 8-inch square baking dish.
  9. Pour the well-blended batter into the hot baking dish.
  1. Bake for about 40 minutes or until firm in the middle and nicely browned.
  2. Serve hot, straight from the baking dish. 
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
239 Calories
9g Fat
28g Carbs
12g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)