Small Batch Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Cornbread

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A simple small batch recipe for broccoli and cheese corn bread that is prefect for size for 2 people.  It is made quickly from self rising cornmeal, with grated cheddar cheese and broccoli florets.

I baked this in a 8 inch iron skillet so mine was a little thin.  A small skillet or casserole will work.  After you mix it up you will be able to judge what the batter will fit in that you have in your kitchen to bake with.  This recipe can be doubled and baked in a 9 inch or 10 inch skillet.

The ingredients are simple and easy to mix by hand.  It is made from self rising cornmeal mix that comes in a bag like flour.  Also there is fresh broccoli, grated cheddar cheese, milk and eggs that makes it quick to stir up.  The cornbread becomes a nice quick afterthought when dinner is almost done.  It bakes in 20 to 25 minutes.

Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Cornbread

  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups self rising cornmeal mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh small broccoli florets
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • pinch cayenne pepper (optional topping)

Directions:

Preheat oven 400 degrees.  Prepare 8 inch iron skillet with shortening and place in oven to heat.

Mix in a medium bowl, cornmeal mix, eggs, oil, and milk by hand.  Fold in broccoli and cheese.  Pour into hot skillet.  Sprinkle with a little cayenne pepper on top.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until brown around the edges.  Serve warm.

 

21 Comments Add yours

  1. Broccoli is such an interesting addition to cornbread. It looks very tasty! 🙂

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I chose this recipe from the back of the package of the cornmeal mix and just added the broccoli and cheese. Every recipe usually has cottage cheese in the recipe. I wanted to keep this simple with just a few ingredients.

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  2. Quiltmouse says:

    Going to have to try this. Sounds great. I know my husband may get mad as he always wants my cornbread in his sweet milk.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      This goes really good with bean and ham soup that is how I served it. He can sop up the soup with it. Thanks for your comment.

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  3. slfinnell says:

    Great way to add color! And sneak in veggies 😉

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It makes a common dish special. Just a simple add on to a quick meal. Thanks for your comment.

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  4. Kimberly says:

    I love the cheddar broccoli combination. This sounds delightful!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It is simple and not overdone. Thanks for stopping in.

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  5. KR says:

    Great idea and look very delicious And I love you recipe for 4. I have same problem I need recipes for 2 and most of cakes are too ..big 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I have some recipes for small cakes that I am going to make and post. I hear this often that most recipes are too large. A little cake is something that you can add to the oven when baking a main dish. Thanks for your comment.

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  6. LOoks & sounds good I am going to try this!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I hope you enjoy it. If the batter turns out to be a little thick add milk. If it is to thin add some more cornmeal mix. It depends on the mix.

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  7. I never thought of putting broccoli in my cornbread….brilliant!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      There are many recipes for broccoli and cheese cornbread. Most of them call for a box of Jiffy Cornbread mix and cottage cheese and make enough for a large family. It is southern comfort food. Just throw some in to your favorite cornbread recipe and some shredded cheese and that is all that is needed.

      Thanks for stopping in.

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      1. Great advice especially since I make my cornbread from scratch. Thank you!

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  8. What a great idea!! Love cornbread and love broccoli– sounds great together!! Would be perfect with a big bowl of soup! xo

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks. It does round out a soup meal.

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  9. InspiresN says:

    wonderful combination of ingredients and small batch is perfect!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Our families are smaller then they used to be. I plan to post more small batch recipes. Thanks for your comment.

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      1. InspiresN says:

        I also sometimes love small batches for portion control and to avoid wastage , so I will look out for them. Thank you!

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  10. Kally says:

    Really looks delicious!

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