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cheesy cornbread in a cast iron skillet

Cheesy Skillet Cornbread

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


With only 5 ingredients, Cheesy Skillet Cornbread can be on your table in 30 minutes!  Now, that’s something to get excited about! 




  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  
  2. Add 1 Tbsp. butter to 12″ cast iron skillet (ad) and place in oven for 2 minutes.
  3. Take skillet out of oven and swirl melted butter around to coat the pan.
  4. In a mixer, beat eggs, then add cornmeal mix, sour cream, milk, and butter.  Mix well.
  5. Pour 1/2 of batter into skillet.  Sprinkle shredded cheddar on top of batter.  Pour rest of batter on top of cheese.
  6. Bake 30 minutes at 425 degrees until golden brown.  


The batter will be stiff. A spatula works well when spreading it in the skillet.

For spicier cornbread, add extra ingredients to the batter before laying in skillet such as chopped onions, green chiles, or jalapeños.

  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Southern

Keywords: cheesy skillet cornbread, southern cornbread, cheesy cornbread, sour cream cornbread, cornbread