Cornbread Salad, 9-10-2020

Wile we have such good homegrown tomatoes, we are eating a lot of cornbread salad.

This is our version:

1 pkg. Jiffy cornbread mix

1- 4 ounce can chopped green chilies, undrained

Add the green chilies to the cornbread mix and bake according to directions. Cool.

1 – 15 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

1 – 15 ounce can while kernel corn (I use our frozen corn)

1 cup chopped green pepper

1 cup chopped green onions

10 strips bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled (I use the whole pound of bacon and I fix it in the oven on a big foil lined cookie sheet – nothing to wash!)

2 cups shredded Colby jack cheese (use your choice of cheese)

Assemble all together with broken up cornbread.


1 cup sour cream

1 cup mayo

1 envelope ranch dressing mix

Original recipe calls for 1/8 t. ground cumin, 1/8 t. dried oregano, pinch rubbed sage – I don’t use any of these spices!

Stir into previous ingredients.

Serve ample cut up tomatoes on top of each serving. I do this to keep the salad from getting too mushy. The original recipe calls for 3 medium tomatoes chopped. That would be fine if the salad was going to be eaten at one sitting. Ours never is.

We would never make this salad without homegrown tomatoes! They MAKE the salad!

16 thoughts on “Cornbread Salad, 9-10-2020

  1. Angie from Baltimore

    Sounds absolutely fabulous. I eat all the fresh tomatoes Ian’s sweet corn I can in the summer and coast in the fall and winter. We often only had corn and tomatoes for a light dinner but this would have been wonderful.

  2. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    Thanks for the recipe, Mary. We have
    never heard of Cornbread Salad, but it sounds wonderful!

  3. Ginny

    Yum! We still have tomatoes, peppers and.corn. I always have Jiffy on hand. Al will love this, thank you for sharing.

  4. Linda

    I’ve seen different recipes for cornbread salads, but never tried them because I imagined the cornbread getting soggy which didn’t appeal to me. I like your solution! Please post a picture sometime if you are able. (If you already did post a picture, please ignore my request. My memory isn’t what it used to be!)🤔

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Linda – I will post a picture – we ate last night before I thought of it.

  5. Kathy in western NY

    This sounds darn good and I too have never heard of it, so going to make it with our tomatoes and peppers soon. Thanks for the recipe. I have been reading the past couple days the book “The day the world came to town “ because of
    9-11 and what it means to me.

    1. Jo in Wyoming

      I loved that book, my wish is every community was that way every day.
      What obstacles they overcame and still treated everyone with compassion.
      Great read.

      1. Kathy

        Exactly true Jo, wish every community cared as much as this one did. Sure is a memorable book to read. I wanted to see the play when it came to upstate NY to Rochester last year but the only tickets for seats were at night and Those days are over for me to go out later at night, especially downtown.

  6. Marj in Western Wisconsin

    I was going to ask for the recipe for this salad, you read my mind. Thank you, thank you. Will have tomorrow for dinner. We almost had a frost, went down to 36 last night, predicted for 35 tonight and then a slight warm up. Hoping to get back to sewing tomorrow, been off since Friday when I had surgery to remove a tumor in my bladder. Was afraid it was cancer like 15 months ago, but, Thank God, it was a benign papillary tumor. But still on restricted activity through next Friday. The doctor’s call with the results of the testing last night was the best call I have had since covid began.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Marj in WI – so glad for you that the tumor was benign! Take it easy and sew something! Be still.

  7. Martha Engstler Gettysburg

    I’ve never heard of it either but it has so many good things in it that I’d love it, will see if my husband will try it. Thanks of giving us the recipe.

  8. Beverly Lockmiller

    tHANKS FOR THE RECIEPE I’ve eaten it before but didn’t get the directions so thanks for it.

  9. Nikki M in Tx

    Have made this & love it… not made in long time as just me.
    Also made using taco meat in place of bacon ( 1 lb ground beef + 1 package taco seasoning.. follow directions). Nothing beats vine ripe tomatoes.
    Also love the Jiffy cornbread corn casserole.

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