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Broccoli Cheddar Cornbread

Happy Thanksgiving to you! A quick post today with a recipe of broccoli cheddar corn bread. This recipe comes from the tailgating days of my PhD and some hardcore SEC football. A sweet friend named Laura once brought it to a tailgate that we were attending and shared her recipe with me. After that, this corn bread recipe became a go to tailgating and any other get together that we had. I even made it for Easter picnic one time. I have changed Laura’s recipe a bit to reduce the number of eggs it called for, and add in onions, jalapeno/serrano peppers and cilantro.


Chopped broccoli – 1 (10-oz) pkg. frozen

Corn muffin mix – 1 (7.5 or 8.5 oz) package

Butter – ½ cup or 1 stick, melted (I use salted butter) + more for greasing

Onion – 1 medium size, finely chopped (preferably red but white will work just as well)

Jalapeno/serrano or Thai chili – 1, depending on the heat you like, finely chopped

Cilantro – 5 sprigs

Large eggs – 3, beaten

Cheese – 1 ½ cup, shredded (preferably cheddar but Colby or Monterrey jack will work too)

Salt and pepper – to taste


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C. Grease a 9 X 13 baking dish (for eg. Pyrex) with butter. I save the wrapper of the stick of butter that I used, and then use it to spread some butter on the baking dish.

Cook broccoli in microwave according to package directions; drain. In a large bowl, stir together broccoli, corn muffin mix, salt, pepper, and mix. Add melted butter, chopped onions, cilantro and green chili. Stir in beaten eggs and cheese until well blended. Put batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake at 350 F for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the dish comes out clean.

Serve with butter, chutney or by itself!


Use half cheddar and half pepper jack cheese to make the corn bread spicy.

You can make it in mini muffin tin to serve as bite size appetizer. Reduce the baking time to approximately 20 minutes.

To warm up, cut up a slice and toast in the toaster oven.

This bread tastes great with all kind of fall soups.


  1. FlySoulmates

    June 19, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Looks very delicious! I need to try it !

  2. Ishita

    June 19, 2018 at 10:37 am

    The Dish looks really yummy. I think people who don’t even like broccoli would love this recipe! 🙂

  3. Juli

    June 19, 2018 at 10:53 am

    I think I so need to try this Asap!

  4. Ziaul Hasan

    June 19, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    The dishes are simply mouthwatering….cant wait to taste them..

    1. Vaishali

      June 24, 2018 at 11:36 pm

      Wow..that’s a big compliment,, thanks Ziaul!

  5. evelyn hernandez

    June 19, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Never had broccoli bread, this looks delicious.

    1. Vaishali

      June 24, 2018 at 11:37 pm

      It is. Thanks Evelyn..:)

  6. Maysz

    June 19, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    The food looks delicious! and thanks for giving me a recipe! I will try doing this! <3 thanks for sharing!

  7. Backpacking Series

    June 20, 2018 at 4:24 am

    Yummy! Broccoli has been one of my favourite vegetables and have tried Broccoli stuffed parathas. Your post has given me a new recipe to try !

    1. Vaishali

      June 24, 2018 at 11:37 pm

      Wow…and you have given me a new idea about broccoli parantha. Thanks..:P


    June 20, 2018 at 5:54 am

    I love corn bread. Your recipe is easy to follow. Good thing you thought of reducing the number of eggs used. I don’t eat jalapeño. If I remove it, will it have the same output?

    1. Vaishali

      June 24, 2018 at 11:39 pm

      Carmen – yes, jalapeno is totally optional. The first time I had it, it did not have anything in it except broccoli. So I’m pretty sure you can leave any spice out. Thanks!

  9. Luna S

    June 20, 2018 at 8:22 am

    This looks and sounds like it would be delicious! My son and I love broccoli.

    1. Vaishali

      June 24, 2018 at 11:40 pm

      Thanks Luna! What a coincidence – my son does too..<3

  10. Mane

    June 20, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Wow! I love this recipe! I will surely try. It looks yummy brocolli is my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Vaishali

      June 24, 2018 at 11:40 pm

      Thanks Mane. Do let me know if you try it..:)

  11. Ishita

    June 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    The recipe is so delicious. I think even people who don’t like broccoli would love this dish.

  12. Meygan

    June 20, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Broccoli and cheese are two of my favorite things! I usually have them in a soup, but this is a must-try!

    1. Vaishali

      June 24, 2018 at 11:41 pm

      Yes – broccoli cheddar soup, yumm! This bread is pretty up there too..I hope you like it!

  13. Heather

    June 20, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    You’ve pretty much combined my favorite things into one dish. I need to try this.

  14. Mag

    June 20, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    I love cornbread and this variation looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Pujarini

    June 21, 2018 at 4:49 am

    Looks like a very healthy recipe, I hadn’t heard of this before. Will definitely try it out.

  16. Mr. MM2K @Make money 2000

    June 21, 2018 at 11:17 am

    That’s a good looking bread. Great job!

  17. AC

    June 22, 2018 at 7:21 am

    This looks so good!! It would be perfect accompanied with a bowl of good chili😋

  18. Simerbir Singh

    June 22, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    My wife loves Broccoli and I will refer this recipe to her.

  19. Sarbjit Singh

    June 23, 2018 at 12:01 am

    I never had a broccoli bread, it looks delicious and mouthwatering !!! I think I need to try this one , seems easy to make !!!

  20. Blair Villanueva

    June 23, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Oh my this looks delicious. I want some of this and paired with my coffee 😀

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