This Sour Cream Cornbread Recipe is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite bowl of chili. It’s creamy, tender and oh so delicious.
Secret Ingredient = Sour Cream
I have always loved cornbread! It’s the perfect side to support a hearty bowl of my favorite chili. But to be honest, I never make it from scratch! Maybe I thought it would be too difficult, or it was always just easier to buy the box of mix, but it’s just something I’ve never really done.
My kids and I religiously watch Trisha Yearwood’s cooking show on Food Network and last month she made her grandma’s Skillet Sour Cream Cornbread recipe. It looked and sounded so amazing that I had to try it out for myself. I took her recipe, and updated it to fit what I had in my kitchen, and this beautiful pan of awesomeness was the result.
The sour cream and the creamed corn give this cornbread a dense, creamy texture. It’s hearty enough to stand up to soups and chilis, and also makes a great side for holiday dinners. It will have your family begging for seconds and thirds, so you might want to make a second batch!
Making Cornbread with Sour Cream
Honestly, making cornbread from scratch is just as simple as making it from a box, and it tastes a million times better! All you have to do is mix and bake.
MIX. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar and baking powder. In a large bowl, stir together the oil, sour cream, creamed corn and eggs until well combined. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet, just until combined.
BAKE. Pour the mixture into a 10” cast iron skillet (or 9” square pan that you’ve sprayed with cooking spray), and bake at 425° for about 25-30 minutes.
**Note**: *For muffins, grease a 12-count muffin pan with cooking spray. Divide batter into cups and bake at 425° for about 20 minutes.
Can I use homemade creamed corn? To be honest I haven’t tried using homemade creamed corn. I would be cautious because the flavors and amount of liquid may differ from what is found in the can. Because I haven’t personally tried it I can’t recommend doing so. However, if you feel adventurous and decide to try it let me know how it turns out in the comment section!
Tips for serving and storing:
Tips: Just a few things to take note of…
- If using a dark pan or glass baking dish you may need to add extra time when baking
- Use full fat sour cream for best results
- Make it gluten free by replacing the flour with a gluten free baking flour
Storage: Once the cornbread has cooled with plastic wrap, or place in a ziploc, and store on the counter for 2-3 days. It will last for up to a week if placed in the fridge. To freeze it, be sure to wrap the bread with plastic and aluminum foil. Freeze for about 3 months.
Try serving your sour cream cornbread with:
For more cornbread recipes, try:
- Buttery Cornbread
- Sweet Cornbread
- Cornbread Stuffing
- Mexican Cornbread
- Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread
Sour Cream Cornbread Recipe
- 1/4 cup canola oil or vegetable oil
- 1 cup sour cream
- 15 oz can of creamed corn
- 3 large eggs
- 2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar and baking powder.
- In a large bowl, stir together the oil, sour cream, creamed corn and eggs until well combined. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet, just until combined.
- Pour the mixture into a 10” cast iron skillet (or 9” square pan that you’ve sprayed with cooking spray). Bake at 425 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.
- *For muffins, grease a 12-count muffin pan with cooking spray. Divide batter into cups and bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes.