Fluffy Broccoli Cornbread Recipe

Fluffy Broccoli Cornbread Recipe made with a handful of simple ingredients and huge broccoli-cheese flavor! This soft tender cornbread variation is a true southern favorite.

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This spring (can I call it spring yet?) I thought it would be fun to share some of the classic southern recipes I’ve learned to make since moving to North Carolina.

After all, southern comfort food not only makes you feel good when you eat it, it’s an absolute win at parties, work events, and when feeding picky people. *wink*

When I’m cooking for a crowd with kids in the mix, I always go with southern dishes. Ham, potato salad, macaroni recipes, and broccoli cheese cornbread are guaranteed to disappear in no time.

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Classic Southern Cornbread

Here in the south, cornbread is made in many different ways.

The most traditional cast iron skillet cornbread is baked in bacon grease to create crispy edges. Yet there are fluffier versions decked out with all sorts of add-ins.

Recently I went to an event in which a new friend brought her variation of broccoli cornbread.

It was packed with broccoli cheese goodness and had a moist dense casserole-like texture, due to her addition of cottage cheese.

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Although I loved her broccoli cornbread recipe, I thought I might like to make something similar with a fluffier texture.

Therefore today’s Fluffy Broccoli Cornbread Recipe is slightly tweaked, skipping the cottage cheese, and subbing in sour cream!

Making broccoli cornbread with sour cream, instead of cottage cheese, offers the same moisture level, yet with a light pillowy feel.

The recipe includes onions, spices, and shredded cheddar cheese to give it a zesty broccoli cheese appeal.

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These broccoli cornbread squares are a fabulous side dish with nearly any meal. So I never worry if they will “fit in” at neighborhood potlucks or casual dinner parties.

Ready to get started?

To make our Fluffy Broccoli Cornbread Recipe you will need just ten ingredients

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Fluffy Broccoli Cornbread Recipe Ingredients

  • Cornbread mix – You can also make this from scratch, but it’s nice to keep cornbread mix in the pantry for quickie baking projects.
  • Eggs – For lift and moisture.
  • Sour cream – For moisture and tangy flavor.
  • Butter – Because everything is better with butter.
  • Garlic powder – Just a little goes a long way.
  • Paprika – I always use smoked paprika for that little hint of smoky essence. However regular paprika is tasty too!
  • Salt – All baked goods need a pinch or two.
  • Broccoli – This recipe calls for frozen-thawed broccoli, but you can substitute fresh broccoli if you have it. Just cut the broccoli florets very small.
  • Onion – Dice into itty bitty pieces.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese – The perfect complement to broccoli!
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How To Make Broccoli Cornbread

  1. Simply dump the ingredients in a bowl, and mix well.
  2. Then pour the batter into a baking dish and bake until golden and fluffy. It’s that easy!

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5 from 3 votes

Fluffy Broccoli Cornbread Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Pillowy southern cornbread stuffed with tantalizing broccoli cheese goodness!

Servings: 24 squares
Nutrition Facts
Fluffy Broccoli Cornbread Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 347mg 14%
Potassium 115mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 10.7%
Vitamin C 15.9%
Calcium 10.5%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 17 ounces cornbread mix (2 – 8.5 oz boxes)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces frozen broccoli, thawed
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degree F. Grease a 9 X 13 inch baking dish, or spray with nonstick cooking spray. 

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cornbread mix, eggs, sour cream, melted butter, garlic powder, paprika, and salt. Whisk until smooth.

  3. Cut the largest broccoli florets in half. Add the broccoli, diced onion, and 1 1/4 cups shredded cheese to the cornbread mixture. Stir until well combined.

  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining 3/4 cup shredded cheese over the top. 

  5. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, until the edges are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting to serve.

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6 comments on “Fluffy Broccoli Cornbread Recipe

  1. Joy Ogawaposted March 3, 2019 at 10:33 pm Reply

    I made this tonight with lowfat sour cream and it was so moist. So good i want to eat more! I also cut the fresh broccoli into tiny florets and used 2 cups. Wanted lots of broccoli. What can i use instead of butter to reduce the calories?

  2. Vickiposted March 2, 2019 at 6:34 pm Reply

    You could cut all the ingredients in half, couldn’t you, and make an 8×8″ or 9×9″ pan of cornbread? We are a family of three, so the full recipe would be too much. This sounds so good, I want to make it!

    • Sommer Collierposted March 7, 2019 at 3:51 pm Reply

      Hi Vicki,

      Absolutely! The baking time might be a little less as well.

  3. Sabrinaposted March 2, 2019 at 1:24 pm Reply

    what a wonderful tweak and nice way to eat your broccoli, which even at it’s best it kinda blah, but I’m a sucker for cornbread so thank you for this recipe

  4. Suzyposted March 2, 2019 at 12:37 pm Reply

    A great way to get kids to eat their veggies!

  5. Lizposted March 1, 2019 at 12:34 pm Reply

    Wow, this was fabulous! I make a lot of cornbread muffins, but this was a hit, too!