The Greatest Cornbread Recipe of All Time

I’m not one to tout anything I make as the greatest anything of all time. Okay, maybe I’ll say “the greatest¬†something or other I’ve ever made ever.” That I’ll do. However, this is going to be that one time exception. You’re going to want this recipe forever and ever and it will be the greatest cornbread you ever have until you go to Founding Farmers. And then it’ll be the greatest cornbread recipe you’ve ever made of all time.

I wish you could scratch and sniff your screen. I wish you could just reach in and grab this little slice of heaven.

I have memories of my mom making cornbread muffins as a kid, and they were always one of my favorite things she would make. And then we went to Founding Farmers and had their cornbread skillet, and sorry mom, but it was a revelation.

I always find myself going back to this recipe, which I know, is never as good as the restaurant experience (I think the secret is in the honey bread they serve with it…plus magic. They’re just magic over there.). But I’ve served this in the summer with BBQ, and now I’m serving it with our Christmas menu. Because it’s perfect and if someone makes this for you, know that they love you.

So, guys, know that I love you.

The Best Cornbread Recipe of All Time

You'll never make another cornbread recipe again. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • 2 tbsp butter set aside
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3/4 c sour cream
  • 1.5 c frozen corn kernels
  • 14.75 oz canned cream style corn
  • 1 box cornbread mix see notes
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • Preheat the oven to 350. 
  • Place 2 tbsp butter in your 12" skillet and place in the oven until melted. Swirl the butter around the skillet. 
  • Combine olive oil, sour cream, frozen corn and canned cream corn in a bowl and stir to combine. 
  • Add boxed cornbread mix, granulated sugar and baking powder. Stir until just combined. 
  • Pour batter into prepared skillet and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the edges start to brown. 
  • Serve hot with butter and drizzled honey. Or room temperature. Also with butter and honey ūüėČ 


A few tips to making this a truly amazing cornbread:
  • Don't skimp on the butter prepared skillet - use real butter and really melt it in the skillet.¬†
  • Don't skimp on the sugar or the creamed corn in the batter.¬†
  • Use Krusteaz¬†honey cornbread mix. No other premade mix flavor or brand has worked as well as this one! You can find it in the baking aisle at your grocery store (always call first) and even Target carries it. Be sure to grab the honey one!¬†
Keyword appetizer, cornbread, side dish

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