Sour Cream Cornbread

This Sour Cream Cornbread Recipe is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite bowl of chili. It’s creamy, tender and oh so delicious.

Serve this tasty cornbread with a big bowl of White Chicken Chili, Turkey Chili, or even Sweet Potato Chili!

A slice of sour cream cornbread

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!

A pan of cornbread made with sour cream

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:

Cornbread with creamed corn and sour cream

For more cornbread recipes, try:

Sour Cream Cornbread Recipe

4.86 from 21 votes
This Sour Cream Cornbread Recipe is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite bowl of chili. It's creamy, tender and oh so delicious.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 227 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 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 sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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  1. 5 stars
    Cornbread turned out perfect! Very moist. I used a 9X9 glass dish and had to add extra time but it turned out great! Will make again!

  2. This is delicious – not sure if it my oven or the time to bake needs to be longer. I am so glad I started this an hour early as it would not have done before my dinner party if I hadn’t.
    Another question – is 1 Tablespoon of baking powder correct? I have never seen so much in a recipe. I will save and use this recipe again.

  3. Love this recipe! I didnt have enouGh sour cream on hand so i substituted the rest with cream cheese. Turned out Great.

  4. 4 stars
    Very good recipe. I added cheese for a bit Of a flavor boost. And, i used self-rising flour and corn meal, with excellent Results.

  5. 5 stars
    The sour cream in this cornbread, makes it the softest cornbread ever!! It just melts in your mouth & great with everything!

  6. 5 stars
    Sometimes corn bread can be dry and crumbly, but the spot cream in this recipe really gives is a great texture.

  7. 5 stars
    Sour Cream is the secret ingredient to making desserts super moist! This is the BEST cornbread recipe that I have tried thus far! The flavor and texture is perfect.

  8. You state 9″ square pan but the photo looks like a 9X13″ pan. Is that why everyone reports it needs a longer bake? Which is the proper size?

  9. Do you have a website? Because the only way that I have found to view your recipes is to Google them. It is kind of a hassle.

  10. 5 stars
    This is the best! I made muffins. They were super high and absolutely delicious. I couldn’t find creamed corn at any store so used whole kernel and didnt totally drain all the water out. Worked perfectly. Gave half to some friends who are very picky and they concurred with me. ❤❤❤
    Thank you for sharing this!

  11. 5 stars
    So moist and delicious! I strongly dislike cornbread, my mother in law made this recipe, so I tried it to be polite! I went back for seconds!

  12. Made this last night here in Melbourne Australia 🇦🇺 To go with some low and slow baby neck ribs

  13. 5 stars
    I made this recipe for cornbread. It was very very good. Will definitely make again and again. Thank you.

    1. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup granulated sugar. I haven’t tried using more sugar than that in this recipe so I’m not sure how it would turn out but if you try it with more sugar I’d love to know how it tastes!

  14. 5 stars
    Love this cornbread. It is the best.
    But never put sugar in to Southern
    Cornbread. I grew up in NC!
    Best recipe!

  15. 5 stars
    Wow!! These are delightful! So glad we tried these tonight!! Our dear 80 years young friend literally said these are the best she has ever had! (these because we made muffins lol)

    We ended up using a small can of shoepeg corn since we didn’t have creamed corn… so we added maybe a scant 1/4.C. of heavy whipping cream. Delicious!

  16. I love this recipe and I’ve made it three times already! Finally making it from scratch myself!

    1. I haven’t tried the recipe with self-rising corn meal before. If you do, you’ll have to let us know how it turns out!

  17. I saw a cornbread recipe on TV that included creamed corn and sour cream but used brown sugar instead of white. Could I use brown sugar in your recipe?