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Easy Skillet Cornbread

Easy Skillet Cornbread

This versatile Southern-style skillet cornbread recipe is so easy to prepare. It is the right dish for that homemade comfort food craving we all get from time to time. Cook this cornbread right on your grill and in your oven. Serve as a snack or side dish at your next BBQ. You will need a 10” seasoned cast iron skillet for this recipe.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American BBQ, American Food
Keyword: bbq side dish, buttermilk cornbread, cornbread recipe, easy skillet cornbread, southern cornbread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 565kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups cornmeal either yellow or white
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk 2% recommended
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons oil neutral-flavored
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat your grill for medium-high heat. If using your oven, preheat to 400 degrees F.
  • Add the oil to the cast iron pan and place it into your grill or oven to preheat.
  • Gather your ingredients. Combine your dry ingredients in one bowl, and combine your wet ingredients (melted butter, eggs, milk, and buttermilk) in the other. Slowly mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and gently combine until smooth. Set aside.
  • Using heat-resistant gloves, remove the skillet from your grill (or oven), and place it onto a heat safe space. Reduce your cooker temperature to medium heat (or 350 degrees F. for your oven).
  • Move the skillet around to make sure the oil has coated the pan. Use a kitchen brush if needed.
  • Pour cornbread batter into the skillet and place back into the cooker or oven for 22-25 minutes--or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the surface color is a light golden brown.
  • Remove skillet from heat and cool for at least 15-20 minutes before digging in.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 565kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 588mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 442IU | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 4mg