Cornbread Made in a Cast Iron Skillet

Cornbread Made in a Cast Iron Skillet Recipe

There’s nothing quite like a fresh piece of cornbread, straight out of the cast iron skillet. It’s warm, fluffy, and delicious – perfect for any occasion!

If you’re looking for an easy recipe that will wow your guests, look no further than this one.

You’ll love the fantastic flavor and crispy texture of this skillet bread. Best of all, it’s so easy to make and the end result is always delicious.

If you’ve never tried making cornbread in a cast iron skillet, you’re in for a treat.

Why make cornbread in a cast iron skillet

In the south, cornbread is a staple food. It’s served with nearly every meal, and can be enjoyed sweet or savory.

While there are many different recipes, one of the most popular methods is to make it in a cast iron skillet.

There are several reasons why this is the best way to make it.

First, the cast iron skillet retains heat well and helps ensure that it will cook evenly.

Second, the skillet gives it a nice crusty outer layer.

So if you’re looking for an authentic southern-style cornbread recipe, be sure to try it in a cast iron skillet!

Cornbread Made in a Cast Iron Skillet.

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A pile of Cornbread slices in front of a cast iron skillet.

Don’t have a Cast Iron Skillet? This is the one we use, and would recommend:

Cornbread Made in a Cast Iron Skillet.

Cornbread Made in a Cast Iron Skillet

Nesting Lane Indulge
Cornbread Made in a Cast Iron Skillet Recipe. This classic Southern side dish is easy to make, and only calls for a few common ingredients.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Waiting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8



  • Preheat the oven to 425° F
  • In the oven, place a 9 inch, cast iron skillet, to heat.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, add milk and cornmeal. Stir to mix, Let sit for approximately 10 minutes to allow the cornmeal to become wet.
  • In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add in the cornmeal mixture, eggs, and unsalted butter. Beat to mix until smooth.
  • Take the skillet out of the oven.
  • In the skillet, add vegetable oil and tilt skillet to coat well. Discard the extra oil.
  • In the skillet, add the batter.
  • In preheated oven, bake approximately 18 – 23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cornbread comes out clean.


Yield: 8 servings


Calories: 224.6kcalCarbohydrates: 28.1gProtein: 5.8gFat: 9.9gSaturated Fat: 4.8gCholesterol: 64.8mgSodium: 459.8mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 2.2gCalcium: 190.9mgIron: 2mg
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