Rosemary Cheddar Cornbread

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This Rosemary Cheddar Cornbread is moist and full of delicious flavors. It’s packed with aromatic rosemary baked in a cast iron skillet and has a beautiful crispy crust.

This Rosemary Cheddar Cornbread is moist and full of delicious flavors. It's packed with aromatic rosemary baked in a cast iron skillet and has a beautiful crispy crust.

Cornbread is so underappreciated.

We don’t eat a lot of cornbread and I don’t have a good reason for that. I think corn bread is so humble it gets lost among all the other breads, like easy Irish Soda bread and garlic knots. But with this recipe of rosemary cheddar cornbread, I think I’m going to make this delicious side more often.

So, Thanksgiving is less than five days away! I’ve done my shopping and I’ve planned everything. Now if I can actually manage to stick to the plan, this will be a pain and stress free Thanksgiving!

This Rosemary Cheddar Cornbread is moist and full of delicious flavors. It's packed with aromatic rosemary baked in a cast iron skillet and has a beautiful crispy crust.

But now let’s talk about this amazing rosemary cheddar cornbread. I know corn bread is usually more of a sweet than savory side for Thanksgiving as it’s usually served with honey. A few weeks ago when we were travelling, we went to Knoxville,TN and we had an amazing cornbread in a restaurant which inspired me to make this one.

The cornbread we had was moist and savory. It had a layer of melted cheddar cheese on top and wasn’t grainy. When we came back home, I tried to replicate it and add our own touches to it.

This Rosemary Cheddar Cornbread is moist and full of delicious flavors. It's packed with aromatic rosemary baked in a cast iron skillet and has a beautiful crispy crust.

I used both milk and yogurt to make this rosemary cheddar cornbread which gave a great texture to the bread. In addition to the cheddar cheese baked inside the cornbread, I also topped the batter with cheese – because who can ever have enough cheese, right?

I baked the rosemary cheddar cornbread in a 9-inch cast iron skillet to give it a nice crispy crust. I preheated the cast iron in the oven and then poured the batter in it. As the cast iron was already hot, the crust shaped instantly which helped the cornbread itself stay moist and soft.

If you have leftovers of this rosemary cheddar cornbread, which I doubt, you can keep it wrapped in a plastic wrap and in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Don’t forget to add rosemary!

This Rosemary Cheddar Cornbread is moist and full of delicious flavors. It's packed with aromatic rosemary baked in a cast iron skillet and has a beautiful crispy crust.

This Rosemary Cheddar Cornbread is moist and full of delicious flavors. It's packed with aromatic rosemary baked in a cast iron skillet and has a beautiful crispy crust.

This Rosemary Cheddar Corn Bread is moist and full of delicious flavors. It's packed with aromatic rosemary baked in a cast iron skillet and has a beautiful crispy crust.
5 from 8 votes

Rosemary Cheddar Cornbread

This Rosemary Cheddar Cornbread is moist and full of delicious flavors. It's packed with aromatic rosemary baked in a cast iron skillet and has a beautiful crispy crust.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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Ingredients 

  • 1 stick, 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar, divided
  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup corn flour, cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped rosemary, or 1 tbsp dried rosemary

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Place a 9-inch cast iron skillet in the oven.
  • Mix butter and sugar until combined. Add in eggs, yogurt, milk and 1 cup cheddar cheese. Mix and combine.
  • Add in flour, corn flour, baking powder, salt and rosemary. Stir until all is incorporated and there are a few lumps.
  • Take the cast iron out of the oven (be careful, it's hot!) and coat it with non-stick spray or vegetable oil.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and top it with 1/2 cup remaining cheddar cheese. Bake in the oven for 25-28 minutes until tester comes out clean.
  • Let it cool for 5-6 minutes before cutting into pieces.

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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About Shadi HasanzadeNemati

I'm here to show you how to make delicious Persian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food at home. My easy to follow recipes will bring exciting new flavors to your table!

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19 Comments

  1. Hi Shadi I love your blog. I have made the cornbread in cast iron recipe a few times and it is delicious but the edges and bottom are always too brown by the time it is cooked through. Any suggestions?? Also do use convection oven in your recipes? Thanks Lois

    1. Hi Lois, thank you so much for your kind words. I recommend using a large skillet so the cornbread is not as thick. You can also use a glass oven-safe dish if preferred. Keep in mind the larger the dish, the shorter the cooking time will be. Hope this helps!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this last night and I hope I never loose this recipe! This is so yummy, it will be something I will make over and over again. Thank you very much❤

  3. 5 stars
    This is my go to recipe for cornbread. Its the best I’ve ever had and family and friends rave about it and always ask for the recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Just made this for New Year’s lunch with black eyed pea soup and roasted cauliflower. The cornbread is amazing!! Thanks!

    1. Hi Jill, Thank you for your comment! So glad to hear you enjoyed the cornbread, it sure is one of our favorites!

  5. I’d love to try this but I don’t have a cast iron skillet. Is there any way I should change the recipe to make it in a regular loaf pan?

    1. Hi Louise! Yes! You can simply bake in in a baking pan 🙂 No change in the recipe needed 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    This looks amazing! I love that you did it in cast iron for those nice crispy edges! And the rosemary must add such a great flavor!! Can’t wait to have this alongside some chili!

  7. This is beautiful – I love what a thick slice of cornbread you get when you make it in cast iron. The cheddar and rosemary combination sounds delicious!