Mississippi Corn Bread Salad

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  • Makes: 18 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Bake: per package directions
  • Chill: overnight
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Mississippi Corn Bread Salad
8 1/2 ounce package corn muffin mix
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
8 ounce carton sour cream
1 ounce envelope ranch dry salad dressing mix
cups shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
15 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
15 1/4 ounce cans whole kernel corn, drained
slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled
cups coarsely chopped tomatoes
cup chopped green and/or red sweet pepper
cup sliced green onions (4)
    The day before:
  1. Prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions for corn bread. Cool and crumble (should have about 5 cups).* Set aside.
  2. For dressing, in a small bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and salad dressing mix.
  3. In a 3- to 4-quart glass salad bowl or 3-quart rectangular baking dish layer crumbled corn bread and 1 cup of the cheese. Spread with half of the dressing. Layer in the following order: beans, corn, the remaining 1 cup cheese, bacon, tomatoes, sweet pepper, and the remaining dressing. Cover tightly and chill overnight.
  4. Tailgate day:
  5. Tote salad and green onions in an insulated cooler with ice packs. Before serving, sprinkle salad with green onions.
From the Test Kitchen

If you like, toast the crumbled corn bread. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the corn bread in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake about 10 minutes or until crisp; cool.

Must-have equipment:

Insulated cooler with ice packs

Nutrition Facts (Mississippi Corn Bread Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 342 kcal cal.,
  • 21 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat,
  • 6 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 38 mg chol.,
  • 779 mg sodium,
  • 30 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 3 g sugar,
  • 11 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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