When we’re talking red beans and rice, one topic that always seems to come up is, what type of bread, if any, do you serve with the beans? Some are just as divided by the bread type as they are the brand of beans. You can go the lighter route with a sliced loaf of French bread or biscuits, or you can go with a perfectly moist, buttery, sweet, soft slice of cornbread.
You may know what side I lean to, but a good bread of some sort is almost always a necessity on a Monday night when it comes time to sit down for a bowl of red beans.
Besides red beans and rice, cornbread is a Southern food staple that pairs with so much and fitting for so many get-togethers. From Easter to Thanksgiving to the Christmas spread or summer barbeque, cornbread is a perfect side dish to serve.
If you’ve never made cornbread from scratch, you may be wondering if cornbread is easy to make?
And if fact, it is very easy! Easier than making a loaf of French bread!
One thing you’ll notice is that there are several different ways to make cornbread. There’s southern style, skillet, Mexican, cornbread muffins, and cornbread dressing, to name just a few. Plus, there’s the traditional approach, vegan, Keto, and glutton-free versions.
I know that’s a lot of options, but don’t worry. I came up with an awesome collection of cornbread recipes from all over the internet so when you need that perfect recipe, whatever style it is, you can find one here.
Now that we have our red beans and rice recipe (Monday Red Beans and Rice), let’s make some cornbread!
40 of the Best Cornbread Recipes
Iron Skillet Jalapeno Cornbread from 24 Bite
This delicious Iron Skillet Jalapeno Cornbread is a great addition to any meal and works especially well with soups, stews, and beans.
Get the recipe at 24bite.com!
Southern Keto Cornbread Dressing from Low Carb Yum
Southern Keto Cornbread is big in flavor but not in carbs. It’s simple to make and perfect for holiday feasting.
Get the recipe at lowcarbyum.com!
Plant-Based Cornbread from Inspired Epicurean
A savory plant-based cornbread that is packed with flavor, this will be your new favorite side for summer. Sundried tomatoes and fresh chives lend subtle flavor, and whipped aquafaba creates the ideal cornbread texture – right in your cast iron skillet. Enjoy!
Get the recipe at inspiredepicurean.com!
Sweet Gluten-Free Cornbread from My Gluten-Free Kitchen
Sweet gluten-free cornbread that’s so good, your gluten-eating friends will be asking for it!
Get the recipe at mygluten-freekitchen.com!
The Best Cornbread Ever from Christina’s Cucina
It’s ever so slightly sweet, and buttery, and the crumb is fantastic.
Get the recipe at christinascucina.com!
Easy Vegan Cornbread from The Carrot Underground
A lightly sweet and fluffy classic quick bread made with all plant-based ingredients. Moist and delicious with whole corn kernels & maple syrup. Yum!
Get the recipe at thecarrotunderground.com!
Instant Pot Cornbread (plus the skillet version) from Recipes from a Pantry
This savory spiced golden crispy Instant Pot cornbread will be the best homemade cornbread you have ever had.
Get the recipe at recipesfromapantry.com!
Vegan Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins from World of Vegan
Cute and super tasty, these vegan jalapeño cornbread muffins are so good you may find yourself eating them for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner! Spread on some non-dairy butter and you’ll really be going to town.
Get the recipe at worldofvegan.com!
Quick & Easy Cornbread Muffins from Vintage Kitchen
Traditional cornbread muffins with a hint of sweetness from the honey. They are easy to mix and ready in 30 minutes.
Get the recipe at vintagekitchennotes.com!
Keto Cornbread from Kim and Kalee
Best Keto Cornbread recipe in a cast-iron skillet or as muffins! It’s low carb and grain-free! This homemade no-corn cornbread is fluffy, moist, and slightly sweet. It goes great with soup and chili!
Get the recipe at kimandkalee.com!
Easy Gluten-Free Cornbread Muffins from Wow, It’s Veggie?!
These gluten-free cornbread muffins whip up in just 6 simple steps and make the perfect side to any meal! They are kid-friendly and a great size for dunking in your favorite soup. The gluten-free cornbread recipe can also be made normally and not in a muffin tin should you desire!
Get the recipe at wowitsveggie.com!
Bacon and Peper Jack Cornbread from Fake Ginger
It’s spicy from the pepper jack and just a little sweet from the honey. And bacon makes everything better!
Get the recipe at fakeginger.com!
Sweet Corn Spoon Bread from Blackberry Babe
This Sweet Corn Spoon Bread recipe is made with Jiffy muffin mix! This Jiffy Spoon Bread is a rich, luscious cornbread!
Get the recipe at blackberrybabe.com!
Easy Cornbread from The Forked Spoon
Enjoy fresh baked Cornbread – ready in just 30 minutes- with this delicious, moist, and buttery Cornbread Recipe. With crispy golden edges and a perfect fluffy center, this recipe is made with simple ingredients and no mixer required!
Get the recipe at theforkedspoon.com!
Buttermilk Cornbread from Rich and Delish
This buttermilk cornbread recipe is made from scratch with a cast iron skillet that gives this cornbread crispy edges and a moist crumb.
Get the recipe at richanddelish.com!
Honey Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins from This Farmgirl Cooks
Making these Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins is super easy. Only 25 minutes to fluffy, sweet addition to any dinner or chili! Hands down this are our favorite cornbread muffin recipe!
Get the recipe at thisfarmgirlcooks.com!
Jiffy Mexican Cornbread from The Typical Mom
Jiffy Mexican cornbread is easy to make but has a ton of flavor. Make it spicy or keep it mild, goes well with everything.
Get the recipe at temeculablogs.com!
Cornbread from Boulder Locavore
Soft, sweet, moist Cornbread is fast and easy to make. Make this cornbread recipe just once and you’ll never use a mix again! Six variations let you change the flavors up to go with any meal.
Get the recipe at boulderlocavore.com!
Corn Casserole from Amanda’s Cookin’
This corn casserole is sweet like cornbread, but savory thanks to the delicious buttery taste. It’s soft, fluffy, and baked to a beautiful golden brown with nice crisp edges.
Get the recipe at amandascookin.com!
Vegan Jalapeno Cornbread from Plantbased on a Budget
This Southwest-inspired vegan jalapeño cornbread (without eggs or dairy) is slightly dense but fluffy, moist, and slightly sweet, savory, and with a hint of spice. Perfect for serving during the holidays, with soups, chilis, stews, and more!
Get the recipe at plantbasedonabudget.com!
Buttermilk Cornbread from On My Kids
This buttermilk cornbread has a tender crumb that is soft, slightly sweet, and easy to make. This cornbread is delicious every time, and it always disappears fast! Make cornbread for dinner, breakfast or to add to your holiday table.
Get the recipe at onmykidsplate.com!
Cornbread Quiche from Urban Farmie
This easy, fluffy skillet cornbread uses instant polenta, topped with jalapenos, cheddar, and cotija cheese. It’s the perfect side to any main meal, and ready in one hour!
Get the recipe at urbanfarmie.com!
Lazy Slow Cooker Sweet Corn Spoonbread from The Lazy Slow Cooker
Use your crockpot to make this deliciously spoon-able mashup of sweet corn, corn muffin, and eggs. Corn spoonbread is the perfect side dish for any meal!
Get the recipe at thelazyslowcooker.com!
Paraguayan Cheese and Onion Cornbread from All That’s Jas
This unique cheese and onion cornbread from Paraguay consists of cornflour, eggs, milk, cheese, and onion and comes together easily and quickly. It’s a gluten-free sponge cake, traditionally called sopa paraguaya, which translates to Paraguayan soup.
Get the recipe at all-thats-jas.com!
Broccoli Cheese Cornbread from Our Wasabi Sabi Life
This recipe is a twist on a traditional recipe with the addition of broccoli and cheese. It’s perfect for any meal, especially brunch!
Get the recipe at ourwabisabilife.com!
Trader Joe’s Copycat Cornbread Mix from A Pinch of Adventure
This is the best homemade cornbread ever. It is a copycat recipe to Trader Joe’s cornbread mix.
Get the recipe at apinchofadventure.com!
Cornbread Without Buttermilk from Fluxing Well
This sweet, moist cornbread calls for simple ingredients and requires no buttermilk.
Get the recipe at fluxingwell.com!
Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Cornbread from On Ty’s Plate
This Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Cornbread is a genius mashup of a warm corn muffin and a slice of sweet potato pie. Perfect for casual and holiday meals.
Get the recipe at ontysplate.com!
Yellow Cake Mix Corn Bread from Two Pink Peonies
This yellow cake mix cornbread is a tasty way to make cornbread. This is a great recipe for people who love sweet cornbread!
Get the recipe at twopinkpeonies.com!
Easy Cornbread with Corn Kernels from Add Salt and Serve
The flavor takes center stage in this easy recipe for cornbread with corn kernels. Golden yellow with delicious browned edges and rich with corn kernels throughout each piece, this easy cornbread is a perfect side dish served on its own with butter or as a base for pinto beans, chili, or soup.
Get the recipe at addsaltandserve.com!
Honey Butter Cornbread from The Flour Handprint
Moist and sweet honey butter cornbread is made from scratch and deliciously served alongside any dinner.
Get the recipe at theflourandprint.com!
Cornbread Casserole from Dinner at the Zoo
This cornbread casserole is a blend of corn muffin mix, canned corn, creamed corn, seasoning, eggs, and butter, all baked together to make a hearty dish that’s perfect for feeding a crowd.
Get the recipe at dinneratthezoo.com!
New Mexico Green Chile Cornbread from New Mexican Foodie
You will love this New Mexican twist on traditional cornbread.
Get the recipe at newmexicofoodie.com!
African Cornmeal Biscuits from Global Kitchen Travels
These African-style cornmeal biscuits are gluten-free and a delicious accompaniment to savory stews.
Get the recipe at globalkitchentravels.com!
Easy Mexican Cornbread from Fun Money Mum
This easy Mexican cornbread recipe is a family favorite! It’s a sweet cornbread that’s simple to make and goes with just about everything!
Get the recipe at funmoneymom.com!
Best Jiffy Cornbread Recipe from Seanna’s Kitchen
This honey butter cornbread is an easy quick bread made with simple ingredients. Ready in 25 minutes. So good!
Get the recipe at seannaskitchen.com!
Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread from An Edible Mosaic
This Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread recipe has a rich, sweet buttery corn flavor, and is crisp and golden along the outside with a soft, tender, and moist crumb inside. It’s cornbread perfection served up in a skillet!
Get the recipe at anediblemosaic.com!
Sourdough Cornbread from Gastrontherapy
This moist and slightly sweet sourdough cornbread has a complex, slightly tangy flavor that you will love. It’s not your everyday cornbread!
Get the recipe at gastronotherapy.com!
Sweet and Moist Cornbread from Kathryn’s Kitchen
This is the best Sweet and Moist Cornbread you could bake from scratch! The center is fluffy, moist, sweet, and has perfectly golden brown edges!
Get the recipe at kathrynskitchenblog.com!
Southern Cornbread from Intelligent Domestications
Learning to make a good pan of cornbread is one of the most simple and affordable recipes to add to your collection. It’s a good dish for stretching the grocery budget because the ingredients are kitchen staples.
Get the recipe at intelligentdomestications.com!
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Eric Olsson is the food blogger of RedBeansAndEric.com. He publishes new recipes and interviews weekly. He has developed recipes and written articles for the famous Camellia brand in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been mentioned in Louisiana Cookin‘ magazine and has had recipes featured in Taste of Home magazine – with his Creole Turkey recipe being runner up in their annual Thanksgiving recipe contest. He lives outside of Detroit, Michigan, with his wife and four children.