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Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread is as quick and easy to make as it is beautiful and yummy! Start with a corn muffin mix with a few stir-ins, top with jalapenos, scallions and cheese, pop in the oven and in minutes you’ll be ready to serve up a mighty fine cornbread!
Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Stand Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread is the perfect side dish for your Cinco de Mayo celebration and Taco Tuesday dinners. Our easy cornbread recipe starts with a mix and a few stir-ins give it extra flavor and texture.
Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: jalapeno cheddar cornbread, jalapeno cornbread, jiffy cornbread recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 48 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  • 1 pkg. (8.5 oz.) corn muffin mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 can (8 oz.) sweet cream style golden corn
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar , divided
  • 1 can (7.75 oz.) red or green jalapeno wheels , rinsed and drained
  • 2 scallions , chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Line 9″ x 13″ baking pan with foil leaving 2-inch overhang. Coat with non-stick cooking spray.

  3. In bowl combine corn muffin mix, egg and milk until combined. Stir in corn and 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese until blended.
  4. Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Top with jalapeno wheels, scallions and remaining 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese.

  5. Bake 20 minutes or until golden. Let stand 15 minutes.

  6. Using foil overhang lift cornbread out of pan. Cut into 12 pieces.
Recipe Notes

Makes 12 servings.

Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tip

  • Bake the cornbread batter in a cupcake pan and make jalapeno cornbread muffins!


  • Not a fan of spicy jalapenos? Not a problem! Just substitute 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise, for a milder cornbread!
  • Use shredded taco cheese in place of the cheddar cheese
Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 48 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.