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Sausage Cornbread Casserole (Mexican style)

This sausage cornbread casserole is going to become a new family favorite. Everyone will want seconds! It’s an incredibly delicious dish that’s also very adaptable. After trying this recipe just once, you’ll wonder why you never made it before!

easy mexican cornbread on white plate

This delicious sausage cornbread bake is a recipe that my grandmother gave me from a friend of hers named Jackie. As soon as I tried it I knew it was going to become a regular in my rotation.

Cornbread is a staple southern side dish. It is one of those comforting dishes that reminds you of home and washes your worries away just by smelling it.

However this sausage cornbread casserole really kicks it up a notch! While it can be served as a side dish I usually serve it as the main dish.

What are the ingredients?

This recipe includes Jiffy corn muffin mix, eggs, milk, cream style corn, hot sausage, hot sauce, canned jalapeños, onion and shredded cheese for a truly divine dish.

What can I add to Jiffy corn muffin mix to make it moist?

There’s nothing worse than smelling cornbread baking in the oven and expecting the most luscious and delicious slice only to end up with a dry and crumbly mess.

For this recipe I am using two boxes of the almost instant cornbread mix. It allows for a more authentic corn bread with a thicker density.

The eggs, milk and cream style corn is what’s going to keep the cornbread moist. I use regular 2% milk however full fat milk will work too. The corn adds moisture as well as texture and flavor.

How to make it

The first thing you have to do is fry the sausage. This the most time consuming part.

I used hot sausage but you can definitely use a mild one to tone down the spiciness of this dish.

I like to fry it to the point that it starts to caramelize a bit. Once done transfer the sausage to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

hot sausage

Mix together the corn muffin mix, eggs, milk and cream style corn in a large mixing bowl.

cornbread mix

Preheat your oven to 350 and spray a 9×13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

Pour half of the cornbread mixture into the dish and spread it out evenly.

Now add the sausage in an even layer on top of the cornbread mixture.

Add the diced onion, hot sauce and diced jalapenos.

Make sure to spread out the ingredients in an even layer.

assembling mexican cornbread

Now top with 3 cups of shredded cheese.

shredded cheese on cornbread

Top with the remaining half of the cornbread mixture. You can use a spoon to help spread it out evenly. Bake it for about 40 minutes,

mexican cornbread before baking

It should come out a golden color as shown below.

baked sausage cornbread casserole

If you wait for it cool down it will be so much easier to cut into but it smelled so good that I couldn’t help myself. And it was very much worth it!

This was my first introduction to cornbread with sausage and I can’t believe I waited so long to try it. I had heard of it many times before but I didn’t know it was this good!

Cooked mexican cornbread casserole.

What do you eat with Mexican cornbread?

I served this as the main dish. But to stretch it out, serve it with some sides. I recommend my mexican pinto beans or some delicious refried black beans.

Recipe variations

Like I said earlier, this recipe can be easily adapted. Here are some suggestions:

  • Replace the hot sausage with mild sausage if you’re sensitive to spicy foods
  • Substitute the hot sauce with a mild sauce to tone down the spice level.
  • Replace the diced jalapenos with diced green chiles to tone down the spice level even more.
  • Cheddar jack, Mexican blend or pepper jack cheese can be used instead of cheddar cheese.

Does this need to be refrigerated?

Yes, this dish will last up to 3 days in the fridge. It can be reheated in the microwave. Always check your leftovers for an off smell or mold before consuming.

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Sausage cornbread casserole recipe

This crazy delicious Mexican style cornbread is the perfect dish to bring to any get together. It works great as a side dish or as a main dish and it makes for awesome leftovers! Make it soon and I promise you won’t regret it!

I hope you give this recipe a try and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. I’d love to hear what you think of it in the comments below and don’t forget to leave it a rating.

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easy mexican cornbread on white plate
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Sausage Cornbread Casserole

This easy sausage cornbread casserole is great as the main dish or even as the side dish.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cornbread with sausage, sausage cornbread bake, sausage cornbread casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 843 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 14 oz can cream style corn
  • 2 lbs hot sausage
  • 16 oz hot sauce
  • 2 small cans diced jalapenos drained
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Fry the 2 lbs of sausage in a skillet then transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

  2. In a a large mixing bowl mix the corn muffin mix, eggs, milk and cream style corn together well. 

  3. preheat oven to 350 and spray a 9 by 13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

  4. Fill the bottom of the casserole dish with half of the corn muffin mixture. Make sure it is spread out evenly.

  5. Top with the sausage, onion, hot sauce and diced jalapenos.

  6. Top with the shredded cheese.

  7. Top with the remaining half of the corn bread mixture. Use a spoon to help spread it out if needed.

  8. Bake for about 40 minutes. It should be a golden color when done.

  9. Let cool for about 10 minutes before cutting. Then serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe Variations

  • Replace the hot sausage with mild sausage if you’re sensitive to spicy foods
  • Substitute the hot sauce with a mild sauce to tone down the spice level.
  • Replace the diced jalapenos with diced green chiles to tone down the spice level even more.
  • Cheddar jack, Mexican blend or pepper jack cheese can be used instead of cheddar cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Sausage Cornbread Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 843 Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value*
Fat 53g82%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 170mg57%
Sodium 3145mg137%
Potassium 601mg17%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 800IU16%
Vitamin C 46.5mg56%
Calcium 388mg39%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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