Tex-Mex Spoon Bread

Spoon bread is a softer version of corn bread, more like a soufflé. Cooking the cornmeal before baking the bread ensures a smoother texture in this easy side-dish recipe.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 oz.) creamed corn
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • 1 cup yellow or white cornmeal
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup grated Colby cheese

Directions

  • In heavy saucepan, combine creamed corn, milk, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in butter until melted; cool completely.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Stir egg yolks into the cornmeal mixture. In medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Place egg whites on top of cornmeal mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Gently fold into cornmeal mixture just until blended. Pour into a greased 9" square pan and bake at 400°F for 40–50 minutes or until golden brown and puffed. Serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 oz.) creamed corn
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • 1 cup yellow or white cornmeal
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup grated Colby cheese

Directions

  • In heavy saucepan, combine creamed corn, milk, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in butter until melted; cool completely.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Stir egg yolks into the cornmeal mixture. In medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Place egg whites on top of cornmeal mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Gently fold into cornmeal mixture just until blended. Pour into a greased 9" square pan and bake at 400°F for 40–50 minutes or until golden brown and puffed. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories290
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat9g
Cholesterol110mg
Sodium430mg
Total Carbohydrate28g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars6g
Protein10g