Crusty Cornbread


Cornbread pairs well with many main dishes. Prepare this easy recipe using buttermilk, cheese, cornmeal, and sour cream.

Crusty Cornbread
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 4 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal

  • ½ cup stone-ground corn meal

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • 1 8 ounce carton dairy sour cream

  • ¾ cup sour milk or buttermilk

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In large bowl combine both cornmeals, baking powder, salt, and pepper. In medium bowl stir sour cream and milk into beaten eggs. Pour sour cream mixture into cornmeal mixture. Stir cornmeal batter until well combined and glossy. Pour excess melted butter from baking dish into batter; stir to blend. Stir in cheddar cheese.

  2. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until corn bread is golden and begins to pull away from dish. Serve warm. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

281 Calories
19g Fat
20g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 530mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 191.8mg 15%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 176mg 4%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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