Creole Cornbread

Creole Cornbread Recipe – homemade cornbread loaded with jalapeños, smoked sausage, cajun seasoning, dirty rice, and cheese. Super simple to make and everyone loves it! Dirty rice, cornmeal, onion, jalapeños, salt, baking soda, eggs, milk, canola oil, creamed corn, cajun seasoning, smoked sausage, and cheese. This hearty cornbread casserole will knock your socks off! Serve with a green salad or green beans.

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Cajun Cornbread with Rice

This Creole Cornbread is a must for any upcoming Mardi Gras celebrations! Cornbread loaded with jalapeños, smoked sausage, cajun seasoning, dirty rice, and cheese. SO good! A little spicy, a little sweet, and a whole lot of deliciousness. We’ve made this several times and the whole family gobbles it up! You must give this a try ASAP!

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How to Make Creole Cornbread

This recipe is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Pour vegetable oil into a cast iron skillet. Place skillet in a cold oven and preheat to 350ºF. In a large skillet, cook smoked sausage over medium heat until it starts to brown. Remove sausage from the skillet and drain excess grease. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and canola oil. Stir in yellow cornmeal, salt, and baking soda. Add shredded cheddar cheese, cajun/creole seasoning, creamed corn, onion, jalapeno peppers, cooked rice, and cooked sausage to the bowl. Stir to combine. Pour batter into the hot cast iron skillet. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can omit the smoked sausage if you want a vegetarian dish.
    • Can substitute smoked turkey sausage or andouille sausage.
  • You can use any cooked rice you would like in this dish.
    • I use 2 cups of cooked Zatarain’s dirty rice.
    • Yellow rice, white rice, and brown rice all work great.
  • Feel free to add more vegetables to the batter. Fresh sauteed onions, green bell pepper, celery, and garlic are all delicious.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cajun/Creole Seasoning made with paprika, salt, garlic, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, and thyme: https://www.plainchicken.com/creolecajun-seasoning-secret-recipe/
  • Can Cajun Cornbread be frozen? Yes. Bake the cornbread and cool it completely. Wrap the bread in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to three months.
    • Reheat in the microwave or wrapped in aluminum foil in the oven.
  • Store leftover bread in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Creole Cornbread 

This recipe makes a lot of food. It is perfect for any upcoming Mardi Gras parties, potlucks, or anytime that you need to feed a crowd. Leftovers are equally delicious reheated. This is a hearty dish. You don’t need a lot of side dishes to go with it. Our favorite sides are a green salad or Creole Green Beans. Don’t forget to have King Cake for dessert!

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Creole Cornbread

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 minutes
Creole Cornbread Recipe – homemade cornbread loaded with jalapeños, smoked sausage, cajun seasoning, dirty rice, and cheese. Super simple to make and everyone loves it! Dirty rice, cornmeal, onion, jalapeños, salt, baking soda, eggs, milk, canola oil, creamed corn, cajun seasoning, smoked sausage, and cheese. This hearty cornbread casserole will knock your socks off! Serve with a green salad or green beans.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Pour 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil into a cast iron skillet. Place skillet in a cold oven and preheat to 350ºF.
  • In a large skillet, cook smoked sausage over medium heat until it starts to brown. Remove sausage from the skillet and drain excess grease.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and the remaining ¼ cup of canola oil. Stir in yellow cornmeal, salt, and baking soda.
  • Add shredded cheddar cheese, cajun/creole seasoning, creamed corn, onion, jalapeno peppers, cooked rice, and cooked sausage to the bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Pour batter into the hot cast iron skillet.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, until golden brown.

Notes:

  • You can omit the smoked sausage if you want a vegetarian dish.
    • Can substitute smoked turkey sausage or andouille sausage.
  • You can use any cooked rice you would like in this dish.
    • I use 2 cups of cooked Zatarain’s dirty rice.
    • Yellow rice, white rice, and brown rice all work great.
  • Feel free to add more vegetables to the batter. Fresh sauteed onions, green bell pepper, celery, and garlic are all delicious.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cajun/Creole Seasoning made with paprika, salt, garlic, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, and thyme: https://www.plainchicken.com/creolecajun-seasoning-secret-recipe/
  • Can Cajun Cornbread be frozen? Yes. Bake the cornbread and cool it completely. Wrap the bread in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to three months.
    • Reheat in the microwave or wrapped in aluminum foil in the oven.
  • Store leftover bread in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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