Mexican Corn Bread with Seasoned Cream Cheese #recipe (A year of Southern Cooking)

by Pam on November 13, 2013



My mom’s daily staple was cornbread.  Every evening we had a small pan of cornbread.  When we had family reunions or dinners she “stepped it up a notch” and made Mexican Cornbread. It’s a recipe that has been in our family for years and has the advantage of being gluten free so my daughter, who has celiac, can enjoy it also.  She had been asking for a pan of this and asked if I could prepare it a little differently, adding a topping of Spicy Southwestern dip.  Having been challenged to find new ways to use dishes from the Sweet Creations product at Good Cook,  this recipe made everyone happy.  You can adjust the spiciness to your taste. I always use mild chili peppers, but feel free to change it to jalapenos or medium peppers if you like heat.

Meixcan cornbread

Mexican Cornbread

To make the cornbread you need:
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup chopped onion
1 can (14 ounce)  cream style corn
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 (3 ounce can) green chilies


The Good Cook brownie pan can be used for Corn bread too!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a 9″ by 13″ pan. Add all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. To this mixture add eggs and buttermilk. Stir until blended. Add corn, onion, cheese and chilies. Pour into greased 9″ by 13″ pan. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until your desired level of brownness.  I used the Brownie pan from Good Cook, which distributes heat evenly and contains a nonstick coating which made my cornbread slide out of the pan easily.

When my cornbread had cooled I cut it into squares with a pizza cutter and placed the squares in my Sweet Creations Cupcake liners for a festive look. . You could also use a small round cookie cutter to make circles.  Once I had placed the cornbread squares into the liners I added spicy Southwestern topping.  To make this add 1 (3 ounce container) cream cheese, 1/2 cup sour cream and 2 teaspoons taco seasoning together until well blended.  Pipe the topping onto the cornbread squares or use a small ice cream scoop to add a dollop to each square.

Sweet Creations

There are lots of goodies in the Sweet Creations line.

Thanks to Good Cook  for sending me items from their #sweetcreations line that I used while creating my cornbread. I hope you enjoy this Southern Classic as much as our family does.

Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) November 13, 2013 at 8:04 am

This sounds wonderful. I’ve never had anything like this. I need to go pin it so that I remember to try this :)


Terry November 13, 2013 at 8:22 am

My Hubs loves cornbread. You know, I have never put onions nor chilies into mine. I am going to give it a try the next time I make it. You got a lot of nice things from Good Cook.


Daisy November 13, 2013 at 8:26 am

What a fantastic recipe! My son could live solely on corn bread…. he loves it so much!


Maria November 13, 2013 at 8:36 am

I do a Mexican cornbread and a crawfish cornbread!! I love the season topping on this. Yum!!


Jeanie @ create&babble November 13, 2013 at 9:34 am

I love cornbread but would not have thought to use a seasoned topping like this, but it sure sounds like something I would like. I’m going to have to try that!


Dana Rodriguez November 13, 2013 at 10:11 am

I have loved cornbread all my life.It is kind of like a staple where I am from.This recipe looks great!!Thanks for sharing :)


Chrishelle November 13, 2013 at 11:23 am

Mexican Cornbread, say no more, sign me up, give me a plate and I will be a happy camper. I will be trying this yummy recipe to pair with some soup as the cold weather sneaks in this weekend. Thanks for the tip.


Debbie Lamb November 13, 2013 at 11:32 am

Pinned…this would taste delicious with the Mexican Stuffed Peppers I just pinned. Perfect meal! Thanks


Ellen Christian November 13, 2013 at 11:57 am

Oh my that sounds good! We always have cornbread with chili!


brett November 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm

ohhhhhhh these sound delish!! yummy. i’d like some now do you deliver?


Giveaways 4 Mom November 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm

I have not had cornbread in years. I will definitely be attempting to make these.


Pam November 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I love cornbread and I have had something very similar to this and it is delicious. My family loves cornbread too so I will give this a try next time I make soup or chili.


Virginia @thatbaldchick November 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm

My husband would enjoy this.


Amberlee Cave November 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I LOVE cornbread but I never thought about using cream cheese as a topping. I will have to try this out, I’m sure it’s amazing!


Malia November 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I’ve never made corn bread before, but I think I’ll try your recipe. Thanks!


Michele November 13, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Cornbread with a kick! I like it!! Cornbread has always tasted a bit bland to me so I generally do not eat it–I have a feeling I would be making lots of panfulls of this recipe!


Jennifer B November 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Yummm! I love cornbread and this looks so good! The topping sounds wonderful!


Theresa November 13, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Tis the season for chili, and what goes great with chili? Cornbread! This recipe sounds a little like the corn cakes I like to make. I will definitely have to try your bread recipe too!


Amanda November 13, 2013 at 4:32 pm

We love corn bread! Thanks for sharing!. My mother in lay made a corn bread that had cheese and peppers and some other stuff in it the other day. It was so tasty!


Jennifer Williams November 13, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I have had Mexican Cornbread but never the seasoned cream cheese, I will have to try that next time.


Debbie Denny November 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I will have to try that topping. Great idea!


Karen November 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Love the idea of adding cream cheese in the recipe. Will have to try it


Eva November 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm

In my family we always make jalapeno cornbread to add some spice to the mix and that cornbread is good with simple soups, such as chicken noodle because the meal overall then is not as bland as with regular cornbread.


Rachee November 13, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I’ve only had plain cornbread. This sounds like a yummy new thing to explore.


Melanie a/k/a CrazyMom November 13, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I love Mexican Corn bread and yours has a twist, sooo will make it this weekend; looks yummy and the seasoned cream cheese.. is a MUST..thanks for sharing…. you always make it look so simple


Carmen's Life November 13, 2013 at 7:25 pm

I have never heard of Mexican Corn Bread and that’s that I am Mexican but this looks delicious


Shannah @ Just Us Four November 13, 2013 at 8:15 pm

I absolutely love corn bread. I’ll have to try it with cream cheese.


Amy Lynn Desrosiers November 13, 2013 at 8:56 pm

I love corn bread, and this looks like no exception!


Francine @ Teresa's Family Cleaning November 13, 2013 at 9:40 pm

How interesting! Sounds yummy!


Dawn Lopez November 13, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Yum, what a great idea. You know I’ve never made cornbread…. that seasoned cream cheese just sounds like a fabulous edition to it! I will have to give this a go!


Annie Mai November 13, 2013 at 9:55 pm

That sounds delish! I have never made cornbread before, but adding cream cheese sounds like genius idea :P


kathy balman November 13, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Sounds amazing! I love cornbread! I pinned it too!


Tough Cookie Mommy November 13, 2013 at 10:25 pm

These look delicious and I love the fact that they are gluten free because I have been hearing a lot of good things about the benefits of cutting gluten out of your diet. It’s great that you can continue a family tradition.


Robyn November 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Did I tell you how much I love corn bread? Thanks!


Sarah Bailey November 13, 2013 at 10:35 pm

I’ve never tried cornbread it sounds really nice though :) I will have to try and make myself some :) x


Carlee C November 13, 2013 at 11:11 pm

YUM, I beat that would be really good with Chili on a cool night. Looks really good.


Janeane Davis November 14, 2013 at 2:01 am

My kids really enjoy cornbread so I have been experimenting with different recipes.


Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas November 14, 2013 at 4:53 am

I love cornbread. Especially stuffed inside a jalapeno…with a cold beer!


Cynthia L. November 14, 2013 at 7:57 am

Oh my gosh, I haven’t had Mexican Cornbread in such a long time. I love it. I will have to remember to make some the next time I make chile! Love the topping you made too!


Kristyn November 14, 2013 at 8:01 am

mm i love cornbread and that looks delicious!


Ashley Gill November 14, 2013 at 9:56 am

This sounds like some really yummy corn bread!! I may have to make some next week on Taco Tuesday for an extra mexican flare!! Thank you for sharing!


Teresa Mccluskey November 14, 2013 at 10:12 am

I have never heard of Mexican corn bread! But this does sound really good and I want to try it asap!


jordyn @ Almost Supermom November 14, 2013 at 10:37 am

looks delish!! I love it when typical recipes get kicked up a notch :)


amanda November 14, 2013 at 12:10 pm

i really love corn bread! thank you for this recipe. i like iwth corn and sometimes some jalapenos!


Bobbi Burleson November 14, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Yum yum yum! I love spicy corn bread and the cream cheese just sends it over the top in my mind!


Growing Up Madison November 14, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Hubby’s family is originally from the south and they love cornbread. Me not so much! Hubby would love to make this. Thanks for the recipe.


patricia November 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm

We love corn bread and now I want some! I usually like to just add butter for tasting but the dip sounds great!


Emerald November 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I love mexican cornbread but I never thought of topping it with cream cheese.


Blessie Nelson November 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Wow this corn bread looks delish! I have to try it for the holidays!


Janet W. November 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm

This is different from anything I’ve ever made before! It looks delicious! Thanks for something new for me to try!


katherine November 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm

This looks divine pam!


heather November 15, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I have never heard of this but it sounds just super delish and something that my whole family would love thanks for sharing this one and have a great day.


Amy Orvin November 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm

We love corn bread and even cooking with it. I will give you a secret to better Thanksgiving dressing….CORN BREAD!! Make a pan and when it cools, add to your stuffing. Perfect every time!


Julie Wood November 16, 2013 at 8:36 am

I like all the ingredients to make this awesome Mexican Corn Bread. My sister and I love corn bread and this is such an awesome recipe that I will be making.


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