Sweet Corn Spoon Bread

“Sweet Corn Spoon Bread” is a comforting and delicious dish that combines the flavors and textures of cornbread and pudding. This Southern-inspired creation is known for its light, airy texture and the sweet flavor of corn. It’s called “spoon bread” because it’s so soft and moist that it can often be eaten with a spoon.

The dish is typically made with a base of cornmeal, which provides the classic cornbread taste and texture. Sweet corn kernels are often added to the batter, either fresh, frozen, or canned, to enhance the corn flavor and add a bit of sweetness and texture. Some recipes include creamed corn as well, which contributes to the pudding-like consistency of the dish.

To achieve its characteristic light, fluffy texture, eggs and a leavening agent like baking powder are incorporated into the batter. Milk, cream, or buttermilk is also added to create a rich, creamy consistency. Some versions include a touch of sugar to heighten the natural sweetness of the corn.

Sweet Corn Spoon Bread is baked until it is golden and slightly puffed. It’s often served warm as a side dish, and it’s especially popular at holiday meals and family gatherings. Its comforting texture and sweet corn flavor make it a favorite for those who enjoy traditional Southern cuisine.


  • 1 (8.5 oz.) box corn muffin mix
  • 1 (14.75 oz.) can cream style corn
  • 1 (15 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375º F and lightly grease an 8×8-inch baking dish or skillet with butter or non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine corn muffin mix with sugar, salt and pepper, then add in cream corn and drained corn, sour cream, melted butter and eggs, stirring until everything is just incorporated.
  3. Transfer mixture to greased baking dish or skillet, then place in oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes before serving. Use a large serving spoon to scoop onto plates and enjoy!

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