Easy Basic Spoonbread

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  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 Small Servings (4 servings)
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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; add 1 teaspoon of salt.

2. Bring mixture to a boil then lower the heat; cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes.

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

4. Stir in the beaten eggs and melted butter.

5. Preheat oven to 400° and heat a greased 1 1/2 to 2-quart baking dish or 8-inch square baking dish.

6. Pour the well-blended batter into the hot baking dish; bake for about 40 minutes, or until firm in the middle and nicely browned.

7. Serve hot, straight from the baking dish. This quantity provides 4 to 6 small servings; for more, double the recipe.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 239
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 232 mg
Sodium 126 mg
Carbohydrates 28 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 12 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)