Cheesy Mexican Cornbread

Friends, I would rather eat my Cheesy Mexican Cornbread than cake?

Is that weird?

Skip dessert and just give me another delicious piece!!

Since it’s officially chili season around here and we’re eating a lot of this…

Crazy Good Chili, I thought we should have a yummy cornbread recipe to go along side it!  This recipe takes a box of cornbread mix and just jazzes it up a bit.  Tons of flavor, little work.  The perfect accompaniment to your next heart supper!  Enjoy! xo


Cheesy Mexican Cornbread

  • Author: Mix and Match Mama
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


The perfect side to a hearty bowl of chili!  Just take a box of cornbread mix, add tons of extras, pop it in the oven and enjoy!



  • 1 (15 oz) box of cornbread mix
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chiles, do not drain
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used a sharp white cheddar)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • a handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (14 oz) can creamed corn


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease (I use Pam) an 8×8 baking dish.  Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together your dry cornbread mix, egg, milk, vegetable oil and sour cream.  Next, stir in your green chiles, shredded cheddar, chili powder, cilantro, green onions and creamed corn.  Do not over mix.
  4. Spoon this batter into your prepared baking dish and pop in the oven.
  5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the center isn’t too wobbly.  Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes before slicing into squares and serving.


There is so much goodness in every piece, that you could almost have this as your entree!


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  • Reply Erika Slaughter October 30, 2019 at 4:44 am

    You had me at cheesy. 🙂

    • Reply Danielle October 30, 2019 at 7:34 am

      Taking cornbread to the neighbors for Halloween meal so will definitely try this one!

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 30, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Love how simple the recipe is. Like you said, great as a side dish! ✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Narci October 30, 2019 at 4:59 am

    Oh yum!! This looks fantastic!! Give me all the cheese-y goodness!

  • Reply Sara October 30, 2019 at 5:39 am

    That sounds so good. I have a tip that will take it even to the next level 😉 while the oven is preheating, put a half stick of butter in the pan to melt, and then pour your cornbread batter right on top without stirring. Everyone will fight over the buttery corner pieces – it’s so good! I doctor up a mix and double it in a 9×13 and in that case, I use a stick of butter. I did not say it was a healthy tip 😂

  • Reply Pauline October 30, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Hey shay have you ever heard of a company called what’s up moms? They make really helpful YouTube videos for recipes and activities to do with your kids. We love them at our house.
    Here is the website:
    Our favorite recipe of there’s is the ice box chocolate! They are so much fun to make and eat!

  • Reply Riley October 30, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Hey shay do think I could use this corn bread in your CORNBREAD MEXICAN CASSEROLE? Would I need to do anything differently?

  • Reply Tessa October 30, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Hey shay I wanted to make some sort of chili Mac and cheese but I see you have 2 recipes. Which one should I make tonight?

  • Reply Ashley October 30, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Hey shay quick question do you guys ever still make HOBO DINNERS? I was wondering because that what I am making for my family tonight😂. We have used for recipe for years and love it so thank you!

  • Reply Grace October 30, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Hey shay do you have a recipe for Christmas rice crispy treats and Christmas popcorn? I’m trying to plan our Christmas menu now since we will be traveling and renting a house.

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 31, 2019 at 5:03 am

      Several! Look under the Christmas label on the side bar or search it!

  • Reply Willow October 30, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Hey shay do you have any tips with traveling for Christmas? How do you bring the kids presents? Do you check them in a separate luggage. We are renting a home in snowy Trenton NJ. It will just be our family of four so we will just be making dinner for us.

    • Reply Willow October 30, 2019 at 4:57 pm

      So any tips on making a simple small thanksgiving dinner?

      • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 31, 2019 at 5:02 am

        Our first one was just for two!! We bought a turkey already prepared at our local market and then made sides that could be adjusted (except for the stuffing, I made a ton and we ate it for dayyyyyys). Mashed potatoes/sweet potatoes are easy to make for just two as are green beans and Brussels Sprouts! Enjoy your cozy Turkey Day!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 31, 2019 at 5:03 am

      We stopped doing that when K and S were little because it was too much work!! I felt like all we did was pack up stuff and drive it to Missouri only for them to see it and then drive it home. We did ship things occasionally there instead of bringing it, but I don’t envy you as it’s hard!

      • Reply Willow October 31, 2019 at 7:53 am

        What do you do instead? Do you just let your kids open presents when you get back. We will be gone a week I would feel a little bad about that.

        • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 31, 2019 at 8:43 am

          My in-laws now come and see us. This way, Santa gets to come to our house instead of Santa taking the kids to and from Missouri. My in-laws like this idea more because they say it feels more like a vacation and is less work 😉 .

  • Reply Freely October 30, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Hey shay what is your kids favorite tea?

  • Reply Maddison October 30, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Hi I wanted to thank you for your baby name help. We decided to name her Piper Katherine. We are just calling her piper. I thought having 3 girls with double names would be too much😂. Thank you! Your really helped us choose the perfect name for our daughter. She was born yesterday. 3 weeks early but healthy! 🥰 my family loves reading your recipes and trying them. So thank you for writing them! I also love reading your advise since I could use all the advise I can get from seasoned mamas. Again thank you! Mom and baby are both doing well. my mom called me an hour ago asked me what I want for dinner when I get home from the hospital tomorrow and I said “ the new corn bread recipe on shays blog” and she knew exacting what I was talking about😂

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

      Piper is going to be SO LOVED!!! Please email me her picture when she arrives!!!! xo

  • Reply Sarah November 1, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply Karen November 3, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Hey shay! I decided to make your APPLE CHICKEN MEATBALLS for dinner one day this week! I have two questions though.
    1. What would you serve them with? Would any of your side dishes be good with this or do you have another idea?
    2. What kind of apple did you use?

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama November 4, 2019 at 6:45 am

      I like to use Gala apples and Granny Smith. For a side, I would probably make a salad or roasted veggie.

  • Reply Lynn November 3, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Hey shay Quick question I know you said that smith prefers chicken to ground beef but since you always make ground beef dishes does Smith still eat them? My son is the opposite. He loves ground beef suppers but won’t eat the chicken in a chicken supper. I was just curious! I am trying to work out something with my son.

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama November 4, 2019 at 6:44 am

      I try to make 50/50 beef and poultry during the week, but he likes ground beef recipes (sloppy joes, tacos and chili are his fave), but he really loves chicken and turkey even more, so it’s not too hard. They all like pork too, so that’s always a good protein option.

  • Reply Tayler November 3, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Hey shay do you think I could make your BEEF & RICE SKILLET SUPPER In the slow cooker? Do you think there is a way to modify it so I could? How would you modify it? I want to make it tomorrow but I leave the house at 9 for work and don’t get back until 5. We try to eat at 5:15 so I don’t think I have time to make it when I get home.

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama November 4, 2019 at 6:43 am

      Ohhh…I haven’t tried that, and I’m not sure that would translate to a great slow cooker meal.

    • Reply Tayler November 4, 2019 at 3:19 pm

      Do you have anything that is similar that can be made in the slow cooker?;)

  • Reply Claire November 3, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Hi I saw you had a recipe for EASY SHRIMP FRIED RICE. It looks amazing but I have a pound of chicken in the fridge I need to use up. do you think I could make the fried rice and use chicken instead of shrimp? Have you ever done that? Would I just leave the chicken in and not remove it? Would you just use your perfect chicken method and add it in at the end?

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama November 4, 2019 at 6:42 am

      Of course! I would probably bake, grill or poach the chicken in advance and then toss it it at the end already cooked like the shrimp.

  • Reply Queening November 3, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Hi there! I am new to your blog! I have loved it so far! I was going to make your cheeseburger meatballs and I have everything on hand to make them tomorrow night except the Worcestershire sauce. Is there something I could sub for it? Thanks

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama November 4, 2019 at 6:41 am

      I love Worcestershire Sauce, but if you don’t have it, you can omit it without substitution. You could also add a touch of BBQ sauce in there instead though too (maybe a tablespoon).

  • Reply Olympia November 3, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Hey shay we tried this tonight and it was so good! We had it with your jalapeno peach chicken and it was a great combo! I love your recipes they are so so easy! Even my husband can make them! ( he can’t cook haha) I was wondering what Andrew does for dinner when it’s just you traveling for a Trip and him and the kids are at home. Does he order takeout? Does he cook?

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama November 4, 2019 at 6:41 am

      He cooks! This week, I believe he had tacos on the menu, burgers and those Trader Joe’s meatballs in the slow cooker 🙂 .

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